“For I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me…Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family you did it to me.” Matthew 25:35-36
As a Matthew 25 church, we are committed to making the above words form the framework for all we, as a congregation, do through our mission activities. This listing is routinely updated to provide you with the latest news and opportunities from the Mission Committee.
Family Promise Holds Volunteer Revitalization Event on Feb. 9
Did You Know That It’s Ok To Sleep In Church? Come to the Family Promise Volunteer Revitalization Event on February 9, 2020; 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm to find out how you too can sleep in church. This event is for new volunteers as well as volunteers that may need a refresher course about Family Promise and the important role that the churches play in the success that the families have. This event will be held at Blairsville First UMC, 50 South Walnut Street, Blairsville. Call the Day Center for more information (724) 464-5220.
February ICCAP Food Collections
We will begin collecting Pasta and noodles (any style and any size box) and sauces (any size and type, including tomato, cheese, Alfredo and other white sauces) next Sunday and all Sundays in February.
Souper Bowl Sunday is February 2
Super Bowl Sunday (football) may not have much interest for some of you, but Souper Bowl Sunday (ICCAP) should perk your interest. We will have youth volunteers collecting monetary donations at the sanctuary exits on February 2 following the service. All donations go directly to ICCAP for their food pantry network.
January Food Collections for Arcadia
This month’s food collections will benefit our friends who are served by the Arcadia Food Pantry. Suggestions for donations are canned goods and condiments, dry goods and baking supplies, packaged mixes and kits, powdered beverages. A detailed list is available on the Mission Table. Please be generous with your donations for our friends in Northern Indiana County.
Our Friends In Need – New Year’s Message
As we move into the new mission year, please remember in prayer the families and individuals Calvary is currently serving: our sister church in Rwanda, the seven families we adopted for Christmas through the Angels’ Wings, current families in the Family Promise network, those being served by Pathway Homeless Shelter and Indiana County Community Action Program, those rebuilding following natural disasters, and those community members being assisted through Calvary’s Care and Outreach mission.
2019 ICCAP Food Collections
Our December food collection of 209 pounds was delivered to ICCAP on Thursday. Our total donated for the year 2019 amounted to 2,008 pounds or just over one ton.