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Operation Christmas Child

Calvin Church serves as an area collection center for Operation Christmas Child. A team of volunteers prays over every box as we collect them from area churches and individuals.. Collection hours for 2018 are:
Monday, 11/12: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 11/13: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 11/14: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thursday, 11/15: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday, 11/16: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturday, 11/17: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11/18: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Monday, 11/19: 9:30 a.m.-noon

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MOPS

Mothers of Preschoolers

1st and 3rd Monday, 6PM - 8PM,  September- May.

MOPS is a group designed to help moms grow and flourish as they connect with other moms.

We have coffee and brunch, we talk, we make fun crafts, and we learn from inspiring speakers!  Childcare is provided on-site.

Who is MOPS for?

MOPS is for mothers of children birth-kindergarten.

Grief Share

Grief Share is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life after the loss of a loved one.  Groups meet for 13 weeks and are open to the public,  We know it hurts, and we want to help.This program is offered twice a year, in the Fall and Spring, on Sunday afternoons.  This program is free and open to anyone in the community.  Contact the church office (724-758-4258) to sign-up.

Deacons

Our Deacons carry out the ministries of compassion and care to the congregation of Calvin and the community of Ellwood City.  Their ministries include delicious funeral dinners, community meals, meal deliveries, cards, devotional material for shut-ins, and distribution of financial aid.

 

Rise against hunger

Supported by the mission funds of Calvin Church, and with the help of volunteers in the church and the Elwood City community, we have purchased and packed nearly 36,000 meals since 2015.  Call the church office to find out how you can participate in our next Rise Against Hunger event.

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Ministry Partners

The Calvin Presbyterian Church is proud to partner financially, prayerfully, and as volunteers with the following ministries and organizations.

 
 
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Missionaries Shelvis & Nancy Smith-Mather

The Smith-Mathers are committed to building peace in the world's youngest nation of South Sudan.  Along with their 3 children, they bravely live out the gospel in this war-torn region.

Shelvis is the Principal of the RECONCILE Peace Institute (RPI). The RPI equips leaders to initiate sustainable peace in places of high conflict and trauma. Nancy is the Project Manager for the South Sudan education and peace building project, developing peace and advancing education in collaboration with the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan, Across, Yei Teacher Training College and RECONCILE International.

Click the  button below for their latest updates, more information, or to make a donation to their ministry.

 
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Holy Redeemer Ministerium Social Services

Together we provide food, utility assistance, and other social services to residents of Ellwood City, PA.  Food donations can be placed in the barrel in the back of the sanctuary

 
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Missionaries Rob & Meredith Ward

Rob and Meredith Ward, along with their 4 children, serve\ with SIM in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Rob is an art teacher at an international school called Bingham Academy. They serve 420 students and their families from over 40 countries. God is at work in mighty ways there and they praise him for the opportunity to be involved in such a pivotal time in Ethiopia’s history. Their family’s mission is to encourage and equip the body of Christ with joy, compassion and love unending. E-mail meredithward44@yahoo.com to receive their newsletter. Donations can be made through Calvin Church, or directly through this link.

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Pine Valley Bible camp   (nehemiah project)

Located just outside Ellwood City, PA, this ministry provides Christian nurture through summer camp for urban children and youth. 

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Meals on Wheels- Ellwood City

Ellwood City Meals on Wheels delivers meals at a generous discount to homebound people.  This ministry began in Calvin Presbyterian Church many years ago, and is now run out of the Ellwood City Hospital.

Turqouise Tables

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The Turquoise Table is a national movement that is helping to bring neighborhoods together to gain a greater sense of community. The unique idea of the tables was started by Kristen Schell and has spread across the United States to nearly all 50 States as a way to connect to neighbors by inviting others to join around the Turquoise Table.

Upcoming Table Gatherings

See you in the Spring!