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Care & Support

Pursuing life in Christ happens in the context of relationship. We were created to live in relationship with God and others. Here, at Calvary, we believe we are both needy and needed. We all experience various challenges, hardships, and struggles with sin and suffering in this world. Yet, we all live together as one connected body, called to carry each other’s burdens and build one another up in love. It is in these relationships that we are able to pursue life in Christ together. Calvary has a variety of ministries and resources to help you in your need. We also offer a number of ways you can be equipped in your efforts to come alongside others who are struggling.

"Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love." – Ephesians 4:15-16

    Helping You Help Others

It is our heart to see Calvary Church become a place where members are equipped to carry each other’s burdens of sin and suffering. God desires you to extend comfort to others with the same comfort you have received from God (2 Cor. 1:4). If you need help coming alongside someone in need, our care team desires to equip you in that role. If you would like more information about upcoming trainings, resources, consultation with a pastoral counselor, and other opportunities to serve through Calvary Church, click the link below to let us know how we can help you come alongside others.

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    Calvary Care

Calvary Care is a ministry of the Deacons and Benevolence Committee of Calvary Church. It consists of a Food Pantry and Clothing Bank for use by those qualifying through the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and/or Calvary's Benevolence Committee qualifications and requires the completion of financial information. Along with our congregation, food is both purchased and donated through the Central PA Food Bank, Blessing of Hope, and other local businesses who support Calvary Care's mission.

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We desire to help you face the challenges of life with real and practical assistance, education, and support. The groups, here at Calvary Church, provide an environment of love and acceptance where you can find knowledge that will heal and restore. It is our hope that as you encounter God’s truth, you will develop a new perspective on your situation, yourself and God. To learn more about specific support groups, click on the link below.
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Pastoral Counseling

Pastoral counseling is given from a biblical perspective that is guided by principles from God’s Word. We seek to bring the encouragement, comfort, and truth of Jesus Christ to bear on the challenges you are facing; helping you heal and grow as you are strengthened in your walk with God. Learn more about our counseling team and the help we offer by clicking the link below.
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As a church family here at Calvary, our prayer is that our members would play an active role in creating a culture of care. Jesus himself associates our love for him with how we have served our brothers and sisters in need (Matthew 24:34-40; James 1:27). Visiting someone in their time of need is a simple, yet very tangible way to demonstrate love for them. To this end, if you know someone who is homebound, hospitalized, or struggling with other related circumstances, we encourage you to consider how you might show care and support through a personal visit. 

Calvary Church has teams of volunteers that visit on behalf of the Pastoral staff. Please let us know if you are aware of a hospitalization or homebound visitation need so we have the opportunity to visit.

 If you would like more information regarding the process of joining one of our visitation teams, please contact our care ministry.

Email   or call (717) 509-6242 x278 to get in contact with our Pastoral Care Team.

Memorial Services

When the Calvary Church family experiences bereavement, we desire to offer comfort and support, as well as guidance in planning for and/or officiating at memorial services. If you would like to hold a memorial service at Calvary Church or would like a pastor to officiate at a memorial service, please contact the church office to let us know of your need. Use of the church is generally reserved for the Calvary Church extended family.

Widows Ministry

The Widows Ministry is dedicated to serving our Lord and Savior by coming alongside widowed women of all ages. We look forward to getting to know you, walking beside you and encouraging you on your journey. If we can serve you please let us know.

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Tapestry Ministry

Tapestry exists to serve children and families through foster, adoption, respite care and mentoring at-risk children. This team helps to connect interested families with services and reputable agencies, as well as encourage, equip, and support families along the way.

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