How to Help & Find Help
REMINDER: WORSHIP IS LIVE-STREAM ONLY THIS SUNDAY AT 9:30AM
No on campus gatherings will be taking place until further notice, including Worship Services and LifeGroups, due to coronavirus precautions. Learn more and follow updates at calvarylife.org/health. Click button below if you would like to get involved and help others in need or ask to receive help, especially if you are in a more at-risk group.
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Dear Calvary Church Family,
With the coronavirus spreading and people needing to avoid crowds and places where they could come into contact with the virus, we want to continue our movement at Calvary of being the “good neighbor” that Christ has called us to be as a church family that loves others in His name across culture and generations.
First of all, we want to help you! If you are alone and need help, especially if you are part of a more at-risk group (people over 60 years old, people with compromised immune systems and individuals with serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease), we would love to be of service to you in any way. Please don’t put yourself at risk. Let us help!
- If you need someone to go buy groceries or supplies for you.
- If you need help getting to the doctor’s office.
- If you feel scared or anxious and need someone to talk to.
- If you need prayer for anything at all.
- If you need something else that we could help with to help you not be exposed.
Please reply to this email and we will connect you with someone on our team of good neighbors to help you. This is what the church does. We care for each other and our community.
Secondly, we want you to be a good neighbor to the people around you. Take a walk up and down your street with the printable "Serve Your Neighborhood" flyer and offer help to at-risk people in your neighborhood. Offer to be the one that buys groceries or gives a ride. Offer to pray for people that are anxious or fearful. Invite them to watch our live stream service in your home this Sunday at 9:30am at calvarylife.org/live. This is the time to be the light of Christ to a hurting world. If you can’t meet their needs personally, let them know about our people willing to help and email .
Thirdly, we want you to sign up to be a Good Neighbor for others. We want to mobilize a group of people willing to go out and help those in need. This will include some of our staff but we’d love to get a huge list of people who can be deployed to serve our community. Please reply here or email and give us your name, mobile phone number, email and address and we will add you to the list. As we collect community needs, you will hear from Local Reach Pastor, Jonathan Smalley, with your mission orders.
We would also love to invite families and kids to write notes of cheer and encouragement to seniors in assisted living facilities in close proximity to our church who are on lockdown and not allowed to have visitors. Let’s let them know that they are not forgotten! You can drop off notes to our front office at Calvary Church, Monday-Friday; 9:00am-4:00pm.
Fourthly, an important and practical way you can help is by giving to support the ministries of Calvary Church financially during this time. Our staff is still working and our global missionaries who rely on our support are still serving. You can donate online at calvarylife.org/give. You can also text 714-203-2312 with amount and keyword: General, Missions or ENF. The church office will remain open during normal hours during the week if you would like to drop off a donation or you can call Pastor Michael Welles at 714-550-2313 if you have questions or want to arrange your offering over the phone. Thank you!
Last of all, please take this seriously. We want you to be safe. We want our dearly loved older people in our church to be protected. We want all of us to be protected. So please allow us to serve you and help you in this unique moment in time. This is also a moment where people could be open to the message of the good news of Jesus. Jesus is our hope, our refuge, our strength. He is a very present help in times of trouble. He is the rock that stands as the waves of disease and fear crash down. He is why we are able to serve others in their time of need. Let’s live out the gospel for the people around us.
May the Lord bless you and keep you,
Pastor Eric Wakeling