On Sunday, April 23, we packaged 196 sets of new socks and underwear, and 176 pairs of assorted sizes of men’s and women’s socks and underwear for our donation to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Del Mar’s homeless ministry. Calvary also collected $196.29 to contribute to this meaningful outreach mission so St. Peter's can continue their valuable work for our homeless brothers and sisters in our local community. Thank you Calvary for your generosity, and your hard work during education hour!
Vicar's Project: Purses with Purpose
For more information on this outreach opportunity started by the Vicar, click here.
Calvary Cares: Food Shower Opportunity at Solana Vista Elementary School
As part of Calvary’s ongoing commitment to Solana Vista Elementary School, we will be a providing a number of their families with a February food “shower”. Non-perishable food donations from the following list are welcome:
Rice, Beans-dry or canned, Peanut butter, Jelly, Pasta, Oatmeal, Tortillas, Canned meats ex. chicken & tuna, Canned pasta sauce, Canned fruit/vegetables, Granola bars/cereal bars.
No glass containers please.
Cash or checks (payable to “Calvary Lutheran Church – Calvary Cares”) are useful as well in ensuring we deliver precisely what our families need. Please provide these in the offering plate if you feel so moved. We also welcome your time for those of you interested in making an ongoing commitment to this ministry. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Kaldor or Anita Miller in person or by email.
Calvary Cares is making a difference!
“My family and I are very thankful for the support that we have received from Calvary Lutheran Church through food baskets, which has been a tremendous help. Thank you so much and God Bless.”
--Esther Pérez, Skyline School parent
“Over the past three years, Calvary Lutheran Church and its members have helped some of our neediest families and students in the Solana Beach School District through food baskets, holiday baskets, scholarships for extracurricular activities, and funding for tutoring. This support makes the lives of these families more enriching, and it provides opportunities that otherwise they would not have.”
--Miguel Herrera, Community Liaison, Solana Beach School District
Volunteer at TACO
We have a long-standing commitment to support TACO, the Third Avenue Charitable Organization, downtown San Diego. Please click here for more information!
Participate in Rejoicing Spirits
In December of 2014, we started participating in a new outreach program, Rejoicing Spirits. We will have a Rejoicing Spirits No Shush Service every second Saturday of the month. Please click here for more information.
ELCA Global Links
TACO's Homeless Treasures
The 5th Homeless Treasures Annual Rummage Sale raised $11,033 to benefit TACO (Third Avenue Charitable Organization) on Saturday, June 20. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way, and special thanks to St. Andrew's Lutheran Church for hosting it!
Click the button for a video of Service Weekend.
Service Weekend - Blankets for Local Students in Need
Photos by Ron Ham