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Mission Opportunities in 2015

It’s hard to believe that we will soon enter a new year.  This new year  promises to bring some exciting new opportunities to share God’s love. Check your calendars and make plans now to see how you can participate.
February 28
Winter Mission Blitz Day

March 7
Disaster Relief Training in Frankfort

April 11-18
Mission Trip to Long Island, NY
(Cost: $300 plus travel meals)

May 14-17
Men’s Mission Trip to Nashville

June 7-13
Extreme Build in McCreary County, KY

July 10-18
Teacher Mission Trip to Haiti
(Cost: $1,150)

July 23-26
Family Mission Trip to Nashville
As you make your plans for the new year,  please keep these dates in mind and prayerfully consider how you might be involved.

Christmas Project Donations

Thank you for continuing to keep the Calvary Christmas Project in your prayers!

We are currently collecting the following items:

*Clean, new or gently used WINTER  
  CLOTHING ONLY.  We already have a 
  good selection of both men’s  and  
  women’s items. We do not need dress 
  clothes or dated selections.  Blue  
  jeans,winter coats, gloves, hats,
  scarves, tennis shoes, boots, new
  underwear, socks, disposable diapers
  (any kind, size, and open packages
   welcome).  Extra Large items are
  always welcome. All items need to be
  on hangers and shoes tied together.
*Small, working appliances
*Linens, comforter sets, and towels
*Toys-Please place toys, figurines in
  sealed Ziploc bags to prevent pieces
  from getting separated and
  discarded.  Don’t forget batteries.
Please bring your clearly marked (without garage sale stickers) donations to the Education Building 2 basement.  Volunteers are needed to help sort items on Wednesday, November 19 or December 3, 10, or 17 from 5:30-7:30. Volunteers are also needed on December 18 & 19 from 9:00-5:00 to help unpack boxes in Fellowship Hall. Contact Missy Sanders with questions.

Christmas Project Wish Lists

Make a Child’s Wish Come True!

With the holiday season soon approaching, many low-income families are wondering how they can afford Christmas gifts for their children this year.  Young children especially can’t understand why Santa didn’t come.  This Christmas you can make a child’s wish come true by picking up a child’s personal “Wish List” as part of the Calvary Christmas Project. 
“Wish Lists” will be available on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings.  Purchase a gift from the list and return it to Calvary (UNWRAPPED) by November 30.
This is also a wonderful opportunity to teach our children and grandchildren the true meaning of Christmas—it truly is more blessed to give than
receive.  For more information on how you can be involved in the Christmas Project you can call the church office or email:

Donations Needed for Chrysalis House

The Chrysalis House is a nonprofit organization that helps women with substance abuse problems get back on their feet and they are right at Calvary's back door. Many of the women in the program come to the ROC for exercise and recreation, as well as volunteering at the ROC. Calvary has a small closet where we are able to provide clothing and miscellaneous items for these women and their children. The new or gently used items needed are listed below:

Women's fall/winter clothing
Bath and body items
Purses and shoes
Winter clothing for children babies through 4T
Small toys or books for children through age 4

Items can be taken to the ROC office or dropped off at the Donation Station. Contact Brian Varble or Maurine Mitchell for more information. 

Volunteers Needed for God's Pantry

Volunteers Needed for God's Pantry

This is such a wonderful ministry in our community. Calvary serves at St. Luke United Methodist Church every Tuesday and Thursday. This gives us the opportunity to share God's love in a practical and hands-ons way. Sunday School Classes or individuals are needed to help with the first Thursday and third Tuesday of the month. Please contact Brian at 232-8955 or by email if you are interested in serving at God's Pantry.

Mission Lexington in need of Volunteers

The Mission Lexington free clinics are in need of more volunteers to work the front desk (answering phones, calling with reminders, checking patients in, calling to check eligibility criteria, scanning documents into the electronic records system, cleaning, etc.). Please e-mail Huston Hastie at if you can help at the Dental Clinic, or call Peg Nethery at 272-0219 if you can help at the Medical Clinic. We could use licensed providers as well (MDs, DMDs, RNs, CNAs, Phlebotomists, Hygienists, Dental Assistants, etc.).