Mission Trips



Volunteers in Mission – Calvary is closely associated with the Susquehanna Conference's Volunteers in Mission, or VIM, which coordinates a variety of mission opportunities for volunteers to serve God.  VIM work has become a way of life for many who find deep spiritual growth through serving the Lord and meeting new friends in Christ.  These trips will usually be led by Calvary's Pastor Jeff Fisher. The length of each trip is based on the destination – some are one day, some are a weekend, some can be one or two weeks.  VIM has sponsored both domestic and global mission trips as well as more local work camp opportunities.

Nicaragua Mission Trips – usually once per year, a number of Calvary members participate in a medical mission trip to Nicaragua. If you are interested please contact the church office to be put in touch with the trip coordinator.

The Mission Service Opportunities listed below are being organized by Calvary UMC.  If you are interested in any of the trips or have questions, please contact Pastor Jeff or the church office.

Wesley Forest Church Camp ~ Tuesday, May 16 – Saturday, May 20, 2017.  On May 16th & 17th we need experienced volunteers in replacement of windows and doing some repair work prior to painting (8 to 12 volunteers).  Then on Thursday, May 18th through Saturday, May 20th, we need  40 to 50 volunteers to paint both White Pine and Hemlock Lodges as well as house clean the 11 Lake Side Cabins.  (Free Meals and Lodging)  Leaders:  Pastor Jeff & Bill Toner.

Mt. Asbury Church Retreat Center, Newville, PA ~ Thursday, May 11 – Saturday, May 13, 2017.  Have Tools Will Travel.  This experience gives you the opportunity to put your hands to work for God while you help to improve the physical site and support the mission work of camping at one of the conference owned camps and retreat centers. While much of the time will be spent working on various projects, there will be plenty of time to enjoy God’s creation, fellowship with others, spend time in devotion, and learn about other mission opportunities that the Susquehanna Conference offers. This is a good opportunity for beginners and masters-of-trade alike!  Adults Ages 18+  $100 Starts: Thursday 10:00 am, Ends: Saturday 12:00 noon.  Register Online at www.susumcamps.org or call 1-800-874-8474 ext. 3602.  Leaders:  Pastor Jeff & Bill Toner.  

Neighborhood Center (Executive Director: Kyla  Harvey) ~ Friday, May 19, 2017  1801 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA.  Spring Clean Yard and Mulch, plant flowers, beautification project.  Needed:  Folks with trucks, and 15-25 additional volunteers.  Leader Pastor Jeff.

Onondaga Native American Camp  ~ Sunday, June 25-30, 2017.  Repairing homes on the Onondaga Nation (Cost: $225) Members of Calvary:  $150.  Leader:  John Shepler.

Allport –Bigler – Woodland ~ Sunday, June 18 – Friday, June 23, 2017.  The Sixth Annual Mission Week to assist elderly and low income families with home repairs and painting.  (Cost: $50 week for those lodging or $10 per day.) Members of Calvary $33.  Leaders:  Pastor Jeff & Bill Toner.

Belize, Central America  Saturday, July 22 – Saturday, July 29, 2017.  Construction remodeling or new construction at a church.  Cost:  $1,600, Members of Calvary:  $1,066.  Leader:  Pastor Jeff.

Oklahoma Indian Conference Friday, August 18 – Saturday, August 26, 2017 (Cost:  $1,600) Home Repairs, Members of Calvary: $1,066.  Leader:  Pastor Jeff.

Note:  If you  interested in any of the projects, please contact Pastor Jeff Fisher by calling  (717)545-0021 or emailing missions@calvaryunitedmethodist.org.