loving our neighbors as ourselves
Calvary has been a faithful presence in Holland, Mi for more than 100 years –and we continue on that journey. Our simple hope is to impact the community in which God has placed us by loving our neighbors as ourselves. We seek to do this by sharing our resources, helping in the neighborhood, by forming great relationships, and by investing energies into the development of communities located around Calvary.
We know that every person is created in the image of God, we honor them by never doing for someone what they are capable of doing for themselves. Instead we will support them by walking with them during their journey. Our ministry efforts are focused on development and the empowerment of communities and families.
If you would like to learn more about ways you can serve our local community through Calvary Local Missions, or if you have a serving idea, please contact Scott Sterenberg.
Calvary’s local partners
Phone 616-748-6017 www.coahm.org/atlas
#1 people willing to share their gifts and abilities to help clients (i.e. mowing lawns, doing small home repairs, providing transportation, repairing vehicles, providing daycare, mentoring young moms, etc.) Time commitment: varies…being willing to be on our “volunteer list” to be called as need arise.
#2 volunteers to help with fundraisers Time commitment: depending on which fundraiser, between 4 – 20 hours spread out over 4 – 6 weeks.
#3 volunteers (1-2) to assist with ongoing social media needs. Time commitment: 1 – 2 hours per week
Hungry for Christ:
Phone: 269-264-1307 www.hungryforchrist.org
#1 shipping office/podium: every Monday from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, and the 2nd & 3rd Wednesday each month from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
#2 warehouse pickers (picking orders) (does require the ability to lift cases up to 50 lbs): Our consistent needs are for the following days-2nd & 3rd Wednesday each month, 2nd & 4th Friday each month, and occasionally other days.
#3 CDL drivers: as needed to pick up donations with our semi tractor and trailer
#4 cargo van drivers to pick up donations as needed with our cargo van
Kids Food Basket
Phone: 616-796-8471 www.kidsfoodbasket.org
#1 On-site facilitators. This role is for a volunteer that is looking to take it one step further and take the lead during a volunteer project that falls under non business hours. For example, Calvary wants to come in and volunteer from 5:30-6:30pm. We would need our facilitator to show up at 5pm and set up the volunteer project, welcome all our Calvary guests, get the group started on their project, answer basic KFB questions, and clean up/close up. The time commitment would be 1 1/2-2 hours possibly 1x per month.
#2 Volunteer for a one hour shift during the week packing lunches. 10-11am is food prep. 1-2pm is packing.
#3 Bag decorating is always needed. Each day 565 bags are used and the kids love the decorated ones!
My House Ministry
Phone: 616-953-0772 myhouseministry.org Or, email: email@example.com
#1 Budget Mentors: Ladies to meet with our ladies to set up a budget and then follow up once a week or biweekly for an hour
Bible Study Leaders: Ladies to meet with our ladies and lead a Bible Study one night or one morning per week. This would be a set schedule such as Monday evening from 6:30p-8pm…. or a morning shift such as 10:30a-12 noon.
#2 Maintenance/house repairs: Snow removal in winter, yard work, mowing in the summer, leaves picked up… ongoing basis… time frames depend on the weather. Pretty much any stuff that needs to be done to upkeep houses!
#3 Event planners: Ladies who would like to help with event planning several times per year (as needed basis) Next big event: 5 year Anniversary