“Summer of Love”: 14 Ways to Love One Another this Summer

1. Host your next door neighbors over for a summer BBQ, ice cream sundaes or a game night to build a deeper friendship and find out ways you can serve them in the future.

2.  Prepare and deliver a meal to a family staying at the Ronald McDonald House in the city of Orange.  This house is a temporary home for families who have a child undergoing long term care at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).  To contact the Ronald McDonald House for more info on preparing a dinner, visit

3.  Become a Summer Volunteer with our Children’s Ministry at Calvary. Typically the summer months are the most difficult months to find nursery, preschool and elementary volunteers for our summer Children’s Programs.  For more info, go to

4.  Make a phone call to an older relative who you don’t talk to very often or who lives alone.

5.  Prepare and serve cold drinks and snacks to service workers at your home (yard maintenance, pool cleaners, postman etc).

6.  Write an email (or letter!) to someone who has loved and cared for you consistently well and thank them for their impact.

7. Get involved in our Calvary Church “Serve Weekend” on Saturday, August 9th (8am to 1pm) as we help paint and restore a Downtown Santa Ana Church

(More details and signups, Sundays in July).

8.  Meet a new person or family at Calvary next Sunday and invite them out to lunch (and pay for it!)

9. Sign up to serve the homeless at Mary’s Kitchen in Orange with our Calvary Church Mary’s Kitchen Team.  Contact Sheri at sgoodrich@calvarylife to discover upcoming serve days and details.

10.  Invite a family member, friend or co-worker to come to church with you this summer and be part of one of our Sunday summer worship services (Celebration at 8:45am; Elevation at 10:45am and Doxology at 5:45pm).

11.  Volunteer to water, grab the mail and feed the pets of a neighbor, friend or family member who is gone on vacation this summer

12.  Invite a non-believing friend or family member to Harvest Crusade at Anaheim Stadium this August 13th through 15th.  Check out for more details.

13.  Pray for College, High School and Junior High School Students on a daily basis while they attend a Calvary Chuch summer camp. To learn more about Student Ministries events taking place this summer by visiting

14.  Visit Seniors with memory loss with our monthly Retirement Home Ministry in Tustin.  Contact Bob at for more info and days/times.



    {Be Salt and Light}: 14 REACH Local Opportunities in 2014
 “You are the salt of the earth… and You are the light of the world…”

   -Jesus, Matthew Chapter 5

Garage Sale for Human Trafficking | Operation Love | Easter Egg Outreach | OCRM 5K | KidWorks to VBS | All Church Serve Day | Motel Ministry | REACH Retirement Home | Mary's Kitchen | Safe Families for Children | Giving Children Hope | Sheepfold | REACH Prison | Birth Choice

1. Clean Out Your Garage and Help Survivors of Human Trafficking – March 14th
We are partnering with the OC Human Trafficking Task Force and several OC Churches to host a giant parking lot garage sale at Anaheim Vineyard Church on Saturday, March 14th from 9am to 2pm. All proceeds will go towards the brand new Salvation Army Human Trafficking Shelter here in Orange County.  Sign up to host a table or bring items to donate. Contact Rachel at for more info.

2. Operation Love: Serving Widows through Yardwork
-  April 12th
Calvary’s Men’s Ministry calls all men to join us on Saturday, April 12th  for Breakfast at 8:00am in the Fireside Room at Calvary.  Volunteers will then join a small team of men from 9am to Noon, to travel to area homes of elderly widows to help with yard work, light maintenance, etc. Contact Sharon at 714.550.2381 or to sign up.

3. Easter Egg Outreach at Cabrillo Park –  April 19th  (*Family Friendly)
Join us the Saturday before Easter at Cabrillo Park in Santa Ana to reach out to our local neighbors around Calvary Church.  This year we will distribute 20,000 Easter Eggs filled with candy to children in 4 age categories (ages, 0-2, 3-5, 6-9, 10-12).  There will be live music from the Altar Billies, face painting, a free breakfast and a Gospel presentation sharing what Easter is truly all about!
The Egg hunt is open to all children ages 0-12, so invite your family, friends and neighbors to participate.
Volunteers need to be at the park at 8am, the program officially begins at 9am.
For more info or to volunteer, contact Janice at  or at 714.550.2310.

4. Run, Walk (or Paw) On a Mission -
(*Family Friendly)
This year’s 5K walk/run will be held at the OC Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope in Tustin ( on Saturday, May 10th.
The race will wind past the historic “Blimp” hangers on Tustin Marine Base.
Race registration is $25 for adults and $10 for kids and includes a race t-shirt and post-race breakfast with prizes in a variety of running/walking categories including a stroller division! Registration begins at 8am and the race starts at 8:30am. In addition to the race registration fee, participants are asked to seek out donations from friends and neighbors to support their run with all proceeds going directly to the feed Orange County Homeless!
For more info contact Matt Doan at or 714.550.2378

5. Transport Low-Income Elementary Students to VBS – June 23rd thru June 27th

transport low-income students to our Calvary Vacation Bible School.  Volunteers are needed for transportation. Contact Matt Doan at or 714.550.2378 for info and to sign up.


6. Calvary Church All Church Serve Day (August 9th - 8am to 1pm – Meet in Calvary Parking Lot) (*Family Friendly)
Join hundreds of volunteers from Calvary as we reach out to our community in practical ways with the love of Jesus Christ.  Meet in the South Calvary Parking Lot (Off Fruit St.) at 8am to register and receive your Serve Day assignment.  Most jobs will involve physical labor so wear clothes you can work in comfortably and don’t mind getting dirty in.  Sign-ups will be on Sunday mornings at Calvary during the month of July.  Family friendly service opportunities will be available too. For more info or contact Matt Doan at or 714.550.2378.

7. Motel Ministry – June 14, July 12, & August 9
Join Calvary’s Motel Ministry at the Sunland Motel in Santa Ana (2111 E. 1st St. Santa Ana 92705) at 10am on the 2nd Saturday of each month to distribute grocery boxes and resources from the Orange County Rescue Mission to low-income residents. Contact Ben Stripe at for more info.

8. REACH Retirement Home Ministry - (*Family Friendl

June 14 & 28 | July 12 & 26 | August 9 & 23
Join our convalescent home ministry, serving Seniors with memory loss on the 2nd and 4th Saturday’s of each month at 10am at the Cranbrook  Senior Living Home in Tustin.  Contact Bob Browning at or 714.345.7435 for more info.

9. Mary’s Kitchen – June 28, July 26, August 23
We are excited as a Church to continue our brand new REACH Local partnership with Mary’s Kitchen ( in the city of Orange. We will be hosting a breakfast and lunch for homeless men, women and children the 4th Saturday of each month. Volunteers are needed for the breakfast shift (8:00 am to 11:00 am) and the lunch shift (10:00 am to 1:00 pm).
For more info or to sign up contact Sheri Goodrich at or 714.550.2302.

10. Safe Families for Children
Safe Families is a grassroots, local Church based program supported by Olivecrest. This ministry exists to provide temporary housing to children (0-18) whose families are facing a sudden family crisis. You can sign up to offer your home as a temporary place for a child to stay. The average stay for a child is anywhere from 1 to 40 days. Contact Jen McAvaney, Calvary’s Safe Family Volunteer Coordinator for more info at

11. Prepare Food Backpacks for Homeless Children in OC (*Family Friendly)
Giving Children Hope ( is looking for volunteers to help with the “We’ve Got Your Back” program to feed the homeless children in Orange County. Volunteers are needed to sort through donated food, stock our shelves and pack the children’s backpacks full of food for the homeless children to take to their families over the weekend. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm.  Contact: Drew Bryson at  or 714.523.4454.

12. Organize Clothes at the Sheepfold Thrift Store (*Family Friendly)
All proceeds from the Sheepfold Thrift Store go to support the programs at the Sheepfold (, which provides shelters and programs for abused woman with children.  This is a wonderful opportunity for a group of friends, families or Lifegroups. The duties include moving merchandise from the back of the warehouse to the front of the store, cleaning and organizing the aisles and clothing racks. To volunteer contact DeAnne at 714.237.1444 or

13. REACH Prison Ministry
Join Calvary Church as we reach out to those who are incarcerated through monthly visits to prisons in California. Through this ministry, we are able to reach out to those who have lost hope by telling them about Jesus.  For more info, contact Liz Zavala at

14. BirthChoice Health Clinics
Every day, Birth Choice (  serves and cares for pregnant women in crisis at their 5 Orange County clinics, including the Santa Ana clinic in Calvary’s Heritage Building. Men volunteers are needed to care for and mentor Dad’s thru the Birth Choice “Dad’s Project.” Women volunteers are needed to care for and mentor Mom’s in crisis thru the “Beginnings” program. For volunteer opportunities contact, Jennifer Wallace at 714.541.5484 x225 or


Calvary REACH Local Partnerships:

Calvary has formed strategic partnerships with non-profit organizations in our community that meet the 3 C's: they are CLOSE to Calvary, they have CONSISTENT volunteer opportunities that allow for ongoing relationships to be developed, and CHRIST can be shared through their organization. The 18 partnerships listed below line up with these values as we do our part to REACH Orange County and the World for Jesus Christ.

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16

Birth Choice (Orange)

– Pro-life medical center offering medical services pertaining to education and support for family, marriage, sexual and reproductive health, consistent with the inherent value of every human life. To volunteer contact Jennifer at 714.541.5484 x225 or

Watch a video of Calvary Women’s Ministry Bringing Gift Baskets to Birth Choice

Cabrillo Park Renewal Project (Santa Ana)

– We partner with the City of Santa Ana and the Parks and Recreation Department ( to help keep our Church neighborhood park clean and safe. To volunteer for a park clean-up day, contact Pastor Matt Doan at or 714.550.2378.
*Photos from Cabrillo Park Renewal Days Gallery 1 | Gallery 2
*Photos from Easter Egg Outreach’s at Cabrillo Park Gallery 1 | Gallery 2

Capernaum/Young Life (Tustin)

- Capernaum is part of Young Life, a parachurch organization, which shares the gospel and reaches teenagers with disabilities. Capernaum gives these teenagers opportunities to have fun, try new things, build their self esteem, make new friends, and explore a personal relationship with God through club (regular monthly scheduled meetings), camps (week long in the summer), and other activities (such as karaoke nights and holiday parties). For more info or to volunteer contact Kara Kawanami at or 408.489.3635.

Children Giving Gifts (Orange County)

– Dedicated to providing low-income children ages 5-12, a means to ‘shop” and give a gift (free of charge) to a family member during important times of the year. To volunteer at the next event contact Janeen at or 949.233.8555.

Giving Children Hope (Orange County)

- Faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating poverty (domestically and abroad) through disaster relief, health and community development, vocational training and advocacy. To volunteer at the GCH where house in Buena Park, Ca or to find out about the latest relief project go to or contact Drew at or 714.523.4454.

KidWorks (Santa Ana)

– Developing the community of central Santa Ana through after-school tutoring and mentoring programs for youth and families. To volunteer, contact Donia Quon at or 714.834.9400 ext.111.

Military Ministry (Orange County)

– Calvary lead ministry supporting members of US Armed forces and their families through the Calvary Church military prayer wall, quarterly prayer meetings and care packages. For more info or to volunteer contact Sheryl at

Motel Ministry (Santa Ana)

– A Calvary run ministry serving motels on East 1st St. in Santa Ana. Calvary sends at team to distribute grocery boxes to motel residents the 2nd Saturday of every month. To volunteer, meet at 2111 E. 1ST St. in Santa Ana at 10am on the 2nd Saturday of the month or contact Pastor Matt Doan at or 714.550.2378.

OliveCrest (Santa Ana)

– Runs foster, mentor and group home programs that aim to transform the lives of abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families. To volunteer contact OliveCrest at or 714.543.5437.

Operation Love (Orange County)

– Calvary run ministry serving widows, single mom’s and the elderly through on-going home repairs and yard maintence. To volunteer contact Joe France at or contact Pastor Matt Doan at 714.550.2378.

Orange County Rescue Mission (Orange County)

– The mission of the OC Rescue Mission is to minister the love of Jesus Christ to the Least, the Last, and the Lost of our Community through the provision of assistance in the areas of guidance, counseling, education, job training, shelter, food, clothing, health care and independent living communities. To volunteer contact or 714.247.4326.

REACH Orphan (Orange County)

– A Calvary Church ministry focusing on Foster Care, Domestic Adoption, International Adoption and Orphan Care Relief Efforts. Go for more info or contact Pastor Matt Doan at 714.550.2378.
*Shoes for Ethiopa Video

REACH Prison

- A Calvary ministry serving men and women who are incarcerated and their families. The signature event of this ministry is our annual Angel Tree Christmas Outreach where our Church donates 200 gifts to children of prisoners.

For more info contact Marlene Eckert at

Release Time Christian Education (Anaheim)

– Serves public elementary school students in Anaheim through 30 minute in-school Bible Studies. For volunteer opportunities contact Candy Kenney at or at 714.836.4776.

Safe Families (Orange County)

– Providing Biblical Hospitality to Orange County families in crisis. Safe Families provide temporary homes to children (0-18) for 1 to 40 days during a family crisis. To become a Safe Family or for more info contact Contact Renee Franks at or at 1.800.550.CHILD (2445), ext. 1234.

The Sheepfold (Orange)

– Provides shelter, refuge and a new beginning for abused women and their children. To volunteer at the Sheepfold thrift store in Orange or to find out about current volunteer opportunities go to or contact DeAnne at or 714.237.1444.

Young Life (Tustin)

- Reaches out to un-churched adolescents by entering into their world through attending school events, games, school campuses etc. Young Life is committed to introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. You can get involved by opening up your home for weekly club, sponsoring students to winter and summer camp or by joining the volunteer leadership team. Contact Kristy Fox, Tustin Young Life area director at 714.412.9826 for more info.


There are also several key ongoing ministries and special outreach events throughout the year that serve as bridge-building opportunities for people at Calvary to invite their friends, family, coworkers and neighbors to church:

Vacation Bible School (1st - 6th grade)
This is a week of adventure and exitement during the summer where kids can bring their friends to hear about Jesus. Each day kids will be part of fun Bible learning, and it's absolutely free! Find out more...

Light the Night
This is a fun and safe alternative to "trick or treating" on October 31. Activities include: Carnival game booths and rides, cakewalk, large inflatable games, live entertainment, puppet show and a special carnival area just for preschoolers. There is lots of candy for the kids and the public is invited. This is event is free!
Find out more...

Christmas Production
The annual Christmas outreach production is a dramatic musical with many opportunities to use gifts in acting, dance and singing. To find out more about Calvary's Drama Ministry or how you can be a part of this fantastic outreach, contact Linda Paszkiewicz at 714.550.2301.

Athletics Ministry
Athletics is a ministry "beyond the sanctuary" to break down social barriers and build stronger Christ-centered relationships by providing opportunities for fellowship, outreach and service. Athletics is a common denominator that bridges across ethnic, language, cultural and economic barriers. This attribute makes athletics an ideal vehicle for reaching people for Christ who would not resist other means.  Find out more...