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"Renovate Hope" 2018 Thanksgiving Offering

10.10.18 | by Matt Doan

Dear Calvary Family,

Thank you to all of you who contribute so generously to the ministries of Calvary Church. Your giving enables us to make a significant impact for the cause of Christ, both here in our local community and around the world!

Each Thanksgiving we set aside a special offering which goes to further the gospel through strategic reach partnerships. Our 2018 Thanksgiving Offering is called "Renovate Hope." If you have ever watched TV, you have certainly come across shows on home renovation like Fixer Upper, Flip or Flop, or Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. We love watching things like homes being restored and given hope! This year's Thanksgiving offering is aimed at restoring and renovating hope not in just a home, but in the lives of students—locally in Orange County and globally in Eastern Europe.

Reach Local Partner

Olive Crest, a local reach partner of Calvary Church, runs the Olive Crest Academy, a non-profit K-12th school. They help students from low-income backgrounds with special needs. Many of these students have failed out of the public school system and have been given up on. This January, the Academy is moving their entire school operations to an older church building in Santa Ana. Our dream at Calvary is to provide the finances for each of the eight new classrooms to be renovated, painted and decorated, to create a nurturing environment for students and faculty. We believe a renovated space will lead to renovated hope, as Olive Crest students are touched by the love of God and told they matter to Him.

Reach Global Partner

Kosovo is a small country that borders Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania. Many of the teens there feel hopeless and overlooked because of the extreme poverty and turmoil prevalent in their country. Kosovo Hope, a global partner of Calvary Church, is working to reach teens with the love of Jesus. They currently have a small office space where their staff meets and where students can drop by to hang out. Our dream at Calvary is to provide the finances to create a learning center where Kosovar students can come to study, print papers, meet with Kosovo Hope staff and have a safe place to connect through meaningful conversations. We believe a renovated space will lead to renovated hope, as Kosovo students are touched by the love of God and told they matter to Him.

Thanksgiving Weekend Services

You can give towards our “Renovate Hope” Thanksgiving Offering by turning it in with your regular offering on Sundays. You may also bring it with you to the Thanksgiving Service at 10:00am on November 22 in Samsvick Chapel. And, be sure to join us Thanksgiving weekend as we conclude our fall series, Jesus’ Unexpected Way, with a special All-Church Service at 9:30am on November 25 with everyone 1st Grade and up together in the Worship Center.

Donations can also be made online to “Reach Missions” at calvarylife.org/give (note "Thanksgiving Offering" in the special gift instructions). Thank you for helping to change the lives of young people through the hope and love of Jesus!

Matt Doan
Reach Pastor