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As followers of Jesus, we live on mission reflecting His love and light by seeking justice, showing compassion, and sharing the good news of His kingdom with our neighbors and the nations.  See below for ways you can help make a difference.

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12 Ways to Serve this Christmas Season

“…You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
-Acts 20:35

As followers of Jesus, we want to resist the urge to make this season all about us and about stuff.

Here are some practical ways you can be focused on Jesus and others this Christmas season and beyond…

1. Care for Refugees

Seeking Refuge is a ministry led by Calvary missionaries Tom and Gayle Shook. They gather groups together to learn, pray about the needs of refugees both locally and globally and then actively serve to meet these needs. Join them on Sunday afternoon, November 28th for an info meeting on a new volunteer team being formed to support two Afghan families who have recently moved to Orange County. Also on Monday, November 29th at 6:30pm, they will host a free dinner and thanksgiving celebration to celebrate one year as a ministry.  Email Gayle at for more info about Nov 28th & 29th details and about December activities (all ages welcome).  

2. Give Compassion to Displaced Afghans

Our special Thanksgiving offering is a way for us to show gratitude for the blessings and gifts the Lord has given us this year. This Thanksgiving, 100% of our special offering will go towards supporting two Afghan families who have recently been located to Orange County from the strife of their home country. We will help them with furniture, groceries, rent etc.  The Thanksgiving offering will also go towards a radio ministry with Operation Mobiization that reaches over 6,000 Afghans each day in their home country with the good news of Jesus and towards a Bible translation project being developed in Afghanistan among a language that does not have the Bible in their native dialect.To give or learn more, go to CalvaryLife.org/Thanksgiving  or contact Matt at  

3. Make a Video for an Isolated Senior Citizen

SoulRafa is a faith based non-profit here in Orange County serving seniors in aging facilities. Did you know over 60% of residents in aging facilities never receive a visitor? We want to bring joy to our isolated seniors this Christmas by recording a selfie video on our phones that we can then send to residents.  Go to “Send a Smile” at soulrapha.org/send-a-smile or contact Heather at for more info and ways to get involved.

4. Operation Christmas Child – Pack a Shoebox of Gifts for a Child in a Developing Country

The mission of Operation Christmas Child (a division of Samaritan’s Purse) is to send shoebox gifts to needy children around the world to show God’s love and share the Good News of Jesus Christ.  This gift is a key that unlocks doors worldwide!  Suggested items for the boxes:School supplies – pencils, sharpener, crayons, colored pencils, pens, felt marking pens, notebook, notepad, stickersPersonal hygiene items – comb, brush, toothbrush, washcloth, soap, nail clippers, hairbandsToys – soccer ball or kickball with pump, stuffed animal, doll, tennis ball, jump rope, harmonica, slinky, play cars or trucks, playdough, flashlight with batteries, necklace, plastic dinosaurs, etc.Personal note and $9.00 donation for shipping (cash, checks made to Samaritan’s Purse, or on-line donations at www.samaritanspurse.org)*Along with the shoebox gift, each child also receives a booklet called The Greatest Gift, in their own language, that explains the greatest gift:  salvation in Jesus Christ.  There is an additional opportunity to participate in a follow-up 12-week discipleship program called The Greatest Journey (TGJ).  Since 2009 (in just 11 years) when the TGJ program started, 11.2 million children have made decisions for Christ.  To find out more info or discover where to drop off your shoebox, contact Barbara at  

5. Angel Tree - Buy a Christmas Gift for a Child Who Has a Parent in Prison

Incarceration can strain family ties to the breaking point. Prison Fellowship Angel Tree provides an opportunity for us to extend the hope of the Gospel and enfold Angel Tree families into our church through delivering Christmas gifts on behalf of incarcerated parents. We also will host a Angel Tree Christmas Party here at Calvary on Saturday, December 11th to distribute gifts to families.  To get a child wish list or volunteer at our party, contact Kate at  

6. OC Global Medical Hospital Toy Drive 

At our Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 4th, we invite you to bring a unwrapped new toy to donate to the pediatric wing of the hospital across the street from our Church.  Each toy you donate that evening will enter you into a drawing to win a cool prize!  For more info contact Kate at  WISH LIST •Coloring books•Crayola markers and colored pencils – all sizes•Play-Doh (cans with no attachments)•Medical play kits (doctor’s kits)•Baby rattles•Baby mirrors•Infant toys (0-2 years old)•Musical toys•Pop-up toys•Bubbles (4 oz or smaller)•Superhero action figures•Baby dolls (please no plush/soft-body dolls)•Dinosaurs•Legos•Craft and bead kits•Educational/science kits•Tabletop games – especially UNO and playing cards•Small white boards with dry-erase Markers (size 8.5” x 11”)•Beauty kits such as make-up and lotion kits for older patients (no body sprays)•Southern California team sports swag 

7. Compassion International – Sponsor a child in San Martín, Guatemala 

In December 2020, Compassion International and Calvary Church partnered together to sponsor children from San Martín Jilotepeque, a small Guatemalan town with a population of 10,812, located 40 miles from Guatemala City.  The average family earns $125 a month and struggles to provide basic necessities for day to day life. Unemployment, addiction, and crime are realities facing this city each day. Families in the forested city of San Martin live in small houses made of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. Sponsoring a child in San Martin is a game-changer for the child and the family. A child sponsorship allows for the staff of "Ninos para Christo Student Center" to provide meals, Bible teaching, birthday celebrations, sports and educational resources to the kids of the community.To date, Calvary Church has sponsored 108 kids in San Martin! There are still more opportunities to get involved in sponsoring a child from San Martin Jilotepeque, Guatemala.  Email Compassion International directly at  if you want to get involved or contact Calvary Reach Global Pastor, Matt Doan at 

8. Build a House for a Family in Mexico over Martin Luther King Jr Weekend

Calvary Church is partnering with YWAM San Diego/Baja Homes of Hope to build homes on a GO Trip to Mexico, the weekend of January 14 to 16, 2022. We will be building home for families in need, which will change the lives of these families forever. Please pray for safety, team unity, weather and our relationship with the Mexican families as we build their homes with them; looking for opportunities to be the Gospel message. Learn More and Register Here

9. Help Restore a Christian Camp on Catalina Island 

Each year, a group of men, women and families from Calvary Church take the ferry over to Catalina Island to prep the non-profit Christian camp, “Campus by the Sea” for the Spring and Summer camping season. The team paints, does yard work around the campus and takes on a couple of building projects. For more info about their next trip February 18-20, 2022, contact Rich at  

10. Run a 5K on Thanksgiving Morning to Raise Funds for OC Rescue Mission

Get a morning run in before your big Turkey meal and help raise funds for 30,000 meals at the OC Rescue Mission in Tustin in the process.  Go to turkeytrotoc.org to get info and register 

11. Distribute “Good News” Newspapers in our Neighborhood

We are publishing a Calvary newspaper with stories, pictures and invites to our Church activities in December (Christmas Tree lighting, Christmas Eve Services) for you to distribute to your neighbors, friends and co-workers.  Free copies are available around the campus beginning November 28.  You can also share what's happening this Christmas online at SantaAnaChristmas.com

12. Serve at Our Next Pop-up Food Pantry on December 14

Each month, we distribute 200 free boxes of groceries to our neighbors thru our drive thru pop-up food pantry. Come volunteer with us on Tuesday, December 14th from 5pm to 7pm. Check in is behind the main worship center in the back parking lot. Contact Jon at for info

 

 

PRAY

"These were His instructions to them: 'The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask Him to send more workers into His fields." Luke 10:2


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Be part of reaching neighbors and nations with the good news of Jesus by contributing to Calvary's Reach Missions Fund. Over $1 Million is generously given each year by our church family—nearly 25% of our total Church Budget⁠—to support our 90+ Calvary Missionaries and strategic Partnership Projects that transform lives around the world. 

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THE GIFT OF COMPASSION

In December 2020, Compassion International and Calvary Church partnered together to sponsor children from San Martín Jilotepeque, a small Guatemalan town with a population of 10,812, located 40 miles from Guatemala City.  The average family earns $125 a month and struggles to provide basic necessities for day to day life. Unemployment, addiction, and crime are realities facing this city each day. Families in the forested city of San Martin live in small houses made of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. Sponsoring a child in San Martin is a game-changer for the child and the family. A child sponsorship allows for the staff of "Ninos para Christo Student Center" to provide meals, Bible teaching, birthday celebrations, sports and educational resources to the kids of the community.

To date, Calvary Church has sponsored 108 kids in San Martin!  We hope to take a short term team of sponsors down to Guatemala in 2022!

There are still more opportunities to get involved in sponsoring a child from San Martin Jilotepeque, Guatemala.  Email Compassion International directly at  if you want to get involved or contact Calvary Reach Global Pastor, Matt Doan at 
 

GO

"Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit"  Matthew 28:19