Calvary offers and supports many opportunities for caring for our congregation and reaching out to the world at the local and global levels. Below is a list of some of these endeavors. Please contact the church office for more information.
Arts In Ministry – we strive to expand our faith experiences through the fine arts. The Arts in Ministry Committee sponsors programs that highlight artistic and musical expression. Upcoming events are advertised in the church newsletter.
Congregational Care – the members and staff of Calvary strive to care for our church family through Hands in Ministry (see below) and with pastoral care. Please don’t assume that we know when something happens – be sure to contact the church office if you are hospitalized, are bereaved or need other contact from the pastors.
Cupboard at Calvary – our food pantry ministry is affiliated with Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and serves those in need who reside in the 17109, 17111, and 17112 zip codes. Click here for more information.
Dominican Republic / Haiti Medical Students – Calvary provides financial assistance to students studying in that part of the world so that they may serve as doctors in their local communities where doctors are in very short supply. We gratefully accept financial contributions for this effort. Please make your check payable to Calvary UMC and note Haiti/DR student fund on the memo line.
Hands in Ministry – our lay ministry to provide care for our members who are in need. Please click here for more information
Missions Committee – our Missions Committee coordinates raising funds and doing many outreach projects. Our main fundraisers are volunteer hours at Hershey Park and making/selling Easter candy. In 2021 we could not sell candy due to the pandemic. The Committee authorizes how the funds raised are allocated and we give multiple mission grants each year. The Committee also coordinates a variety of service projects such as military care packages, serving meals at the Neighborhood Center and the Penn National Racetrack, and other projects. Please contact the church office to find out how you can get involved.
Mission Trips – Calvary members have available a variety of mission trip opportunities. Click here for more information.
Nationally Affiliated Ministries
Stephen Ministry – Calvary is a Stephen Ministry church. For more information please click here.