calvary umc mission trips
Calvary UMC believes that an essential part of following Jesus is service. Calvary's Short-Term Mission Trip philosophy is to expose people to different kinds of service in different locations so that they can discern what kind of service God is calling them to in the long run. Calvary rotates their yearly Mission Trip which means that we serve out of the country one year, then in our country but out of state the next year, and in our own state the following year, and the 3-year rotational cycle continues. Calvary recognizes, however, the essential importance of serving where God has placed you, so our congregation makes sure to do at least 3 service projects in our own local community every month.
2015 - Fayetteville, PA
"Home Is Where The Heart Is" was the theme of this Mission Trip that Calvary UMC created in their very own hometown of Fayetteville, PA. A 10 person Mission Team made up of 6 students and 4 Adult Leaders joined 7 Skilled Worker Adult Leaders, and nearly 85 others within Calvary's own congregation to create a Mission Trip in our local community. Through the Mission Team's fundraising efforts, partnership with local organizations, and the support of the congregation, Calvary was able to complete roofing projects, decks, wheelchair ramps, landscaping, outdoor and indoor painting, food baskets for 10 local families, a meal serving 125 people in our community and MUCH MORE!
2014 - Lorain, Ohio
This 7 person mission team split into 2 work crews, one of which built a front and back porch, the other conducted a roofing project for low income families in the community.
2013 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
4 youth, 1 young adult, and 2 adults from Calvary traveled to Toronto, Ontario, Canada partnering with Youthworks Missions to live at the Salvation Army in Toronto and serve at local homeless shelters, food kitchens, and offer a Vacation Bible School daytime program for many local children.
2012 - Harrisburg, PA
10 youth, young adults, and adults from Calvary traveled to the Allison Hill area of Harrisburg, PA to complete light construction projects on homes within the community during the day. The mission team partnered with a United Methodist Church in Mechanicsburg, PA to create and implement this mission trip. The mission team also provided a week long Vacation Bible School program for many children within walking distance of a downtown local church in the Allison Hill area.
2011 - McColl, South Carolina
17 youth and adults from Calvary traveled to the land of the Pee Dee Indian Tribe in McColl, South Carolina to do light construction projects on homes within the community. Partnering with Salt 'n Light Youth Ministry Inc. Calvary got to be a part of Salt 'n Light's continued 10 year partnership and relationship with the Pee Dee community.