In this Issue:
Celebrating Calvary's Ministries:
Outreach in 2020

Civil Discourse Series:
Starting Sunday, January 24 during
Virtual Coffee Hour

Calvary Annual Meeting Online
Announcement of Slate
Sunday, January 31
COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Benevolence Fund

Current Worship Schedule:
ONLINE ONLY 10:30 AM

Virtual Coffee Hour Link

Prayer List
Click PLAY above to view Rev. Olivia report on outreach

Celebrating Calvary's Ministries:
Outreach
The Reverend Olivia Hamilton, reporting

As we prepare for the Annual Meeting on January 31, we will be looking back on the past year and ways we have continued to do God’s work as a church. In this pandemic reality, it's a miracle that we were able to increase our community outreach impact by threefold in 2020.

Dear Calvary Family,

This year has been a year like no other. While the way we do outreach has changed dramatically, we’ve proven that we can remain socially distant while still having a huge impact on our community. What’s more, we’ve been able to give generously from our budget surplus, and strengthen collaborations with outreach partners new and old.

When the Outreach Committee met this year, we had as our goal to discern where the immediate felt and expressed need was in our community, and to do our part to help meet that need. We spoke with a number of organizations doing important and imaginative work around housing in the Cincinnati area, and ultimately decided to forge a new partnership with Bethany House – a local organization working to prevent homelessness among women and children. On December 13th, we had the privilege of hearing from their CEO – Susan Schiller – in worship. She reminded us of the critical role that housing plays in a family’s stability, especially in the midst of unprecedented financial strain due to COVID-19. Additionally, we were overjoyed to be able to support Interfaith Hospitality Network with a significant gift in addition to our planned annual donation. Our relationships with outreach partners such as Caracole, St. Andrew’s Food Pantry, and Tender Mercies (to name a few) continue to thrive.

As I reflect on this year, I am so thankful for the moral vision and the generosity of heart that you’ve modeled. May God continue to bless us with opportunities to love and serve our neighbors in need.

Peace,
Reverend Olivia 


Thank you to all of you who have been part of Calvary’s Outreach Ministry in the past year. As a church, we more than tithe our pledged income annually ($29,000/year) to do the work of outreach, and this year we tripled our outreach offerings, offering a total of $90,000, most of which specifically helped to reduce homelessness among women, children and families in Cincinnati.

We had a direct hand in keeping vulnerable COVID-impacted families sheltered, warm, and safe in 2020.

Becoming Beloved Community at Calvary Church
Civil Discourse
Five-Session Series starts THIS Sunday, January 24
during Virtual Coffee Hour
Make Me an Instrument of Peace: A Guide to Civil Discourse
Brought to you by the Office of Government Relations and Department of Faith Formation, in partnership with ChurchNext, a ministry of Forward Movement, this interactive, five-part curriculum offers hope that by using the tool of civil discourse, we can find new ways to love our neighbor.

You are warmly invited to join this series at any point, and to invite a friend.
Calvary Annual Meeting Online
January 31, 2021
11:30 am
Mark your calendars!
Join us via Zoom, just like coffee hour.

We will approve last year's Annual Meeting Minutes, and vote on the slate for our Vestry leaders and Diocesan Convention Delegates.

Stay tuned next week for your copy of the Annual Report to review, which includes ministry reports, the annual church budget, and biographies of all of the leadership nominees.
Nominees for Vestry and Diocesan Convention Delegate Service

Senior Warden (one-year term):
Paul Davis

Junior Warden (one-year term):
Tom Bible

Vestry Member (three-year term):
Megan Rich

Diocesan Convention Delegates
Miriam Bible
Tom Bible
J J Engelbert
Miriam McKenney

Hamilton County COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Hoping to get the Covid-19 Vaccine? Go to this LINK to see When, How and Where Vaccines are available for you.

Do you need help getting a vaccine? Please call the church office - lay members of the parish are ready to walk with you to complete this process. 513-861-4437
The Benevolence Fund
The Rector and Vestry of Calvary Parish have established The Benevolence Fund.

Please notify the rector of any need for housing, medications, or utilities expenses you will struggle to meet Rev. Allison. The Benevolence Team will blindly review requests and one-time payments will be made.

If you find yourself in a challenging position during this time, please reach out to Rev. Allison. Your conversation and concerns will be held in the strictest confidence.

Funds are available to cover mortgage payments, utility bills, and medical expenses for members of the church.

To donate, please send checks to:
Calvary Episcopal Church
3766 Clifton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45220
(in memo: Benevolence Fund)

or CLICK HERE to donate.
Sunday: Online Service ONLY 10:30 AM

Due to the rising COVID numbers, the Rector, with the advisement and support of the Re-Open Team, have determined to move to ONLINE ONLY worship for the indeterminate future.

Current Weekly Worship Schedule:
10:30 AM
ONLINE service
Click one of these links: FACEBOOK or Calvary Website
Sunday Virtual
Coffee Hour

Virtual Coffee Hour will take place via Zoom this Sunday, following the 10:30 service. To join the coffee hour follow this link. For instructions on how to access the meeting, click here ,

You can also access a Facebook group to talk with other Calvary members and get updates from the parish. To join that group, click here
This week we pray:

For those on our Parish Prayer List 
Cynthia Bourgeois, Paula Winans, Reed Coen, Nancy, Mary Beth, Roger Percer, Erica Jones, Terrell Lackey, Carol & Lois, Leo & Lisa, Monica

For Homebound Parishioners
Mary Ann Bragg, Richard Sininger, Joan Sievers, Paul McCauley, Hazel Ison, Hedda von Goeben

For Expectant Parents
Hannah & Clairice Galey

Send your prayer requests to Rev. Allison
Prayer requests are spoken aloud in worship for two weeks / kept on prayer list for two months. Keep us updated for long-term requests.

If you have a pastoral need, please contact the
Rector, The Rev. Allison English at 513-401-5781
or Rector Associate, The Rev. Olivia Hamilton at 513-236-0526.
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