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.atlasministries.org/
#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 the annual fundraiser (planning Aug-Sep) & event 1st weekend in October- the Atlas Amazing Race.
#3 Volunteers (1-2) to assist with answering phones/handling receptionist duties on Thursdays (anytime between 9am -2pm)
Hungry for Christ:
Phone: 269-264-1307 www.hungryforchrist.org
#1 Financial Assistant- Accounts receivable; recording of weekly donations
#2 Volunteer Coordinator- schedule and train volunteers
#3 Drivers- CDL and/or chauffeur licensed
#4 Warehouse Pickers and Family Pantry Volunteers
Kids Food Basket
Phone: 616-796-8471 www.kidsfoodbasket.org
#1Volunteer for a one hour shift during the week packing lunches. 10-11am is food prep. 1-2pm is packing. This is currently the greatest need for the organization.
#2 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 the non business hours. For example: Calvary wants to come in and volunteer from 5:30-6:30pm. We would need our facilitator to get there early, answer basic questions during the project, clean up/close up. The time commitment would be 1 ½-2 hours a month.
#3 Bag decorating is always needed. Each day over 900 bags are used and the kids love the decorated ones.
My House Ministry
Phone: 616-953-0772 myhouseministry.org Or, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
#1 Budget Mentors and/or Discipleship Mentors: Ladies to meet with our ladies to set up a budget or meet to walk with women in friendship.
#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.
Calvary’s food pantry
Our Food Pantry at Calvary is ready to help anyone who is in need of food.
To set up an appointment call the church office at: 616.396.7550. A member of our Food Pantry team will return your call and get an appointment set up.