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  • Blanket Sunday: Along with other congregations throughout the world, each fall Mount Calvary collects blankets which are then distributed by Lutheran World Relief.
  • Clothing Drive: About once a year, Mount Calvary collects lightly used clothing, invites the members and the wider community to update its wardrobe with what’s been collected, and then donates the proceeds to a local charity.
  • Coopersdale Kids: Mount Calvary serves the children of this public housing project with a weekly summer program and though the collection of foodstuffs and clothing throughout the year.
  • Flea Market: Letting nothing go to waste, Mount Calvary collects lightly used items and makes them available to members and the wider community once a year, with the proceeds funding special projects within the life of the congregation.
  • Funeral Dinners: Led by Joan Bunnell, a team of volunteers prepares and serves either a hot or cold lunch for those mourning the death of a friend or family member.
  • Giving Tree: As an expansion of a project that was formerly done only at Christmas, our “Giving Tree” is now a year-round opportunity to highlight ways to support lesser known ministries and charities in our community and beyond.
  • Harvest Home: During the fall of year canned goods are collected for donation to a local food pantry.
  • Prayer Shawls: Participants in this ministry make or donate shawls which are then given to those in need of prayer and comfort.
  • Saturday’s Kitchen: Several times a year members of Mount Calvary volunteer to prepare and serve the weekend meal provided by this local hunger ministry.
  • Souper Bowl Sunday: On the day of the Super Bowl foodstuffs are collected and sold, with the collected money and items supporting a local food pantry.
  • Soup Sales: With the supported charity varying, the Social Ministry Committee prepares and then sells quarts of soup and/or chili at various times throughout the year.
  • Visitation Team: Participants in this ministry visit the homebound and share the sacrament of holy communion with those they visit.
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