"At Calvary our goal is that each member will commit to serve 4 - 8 hours a month in our community. "

Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge

MATC is usually a "last stop" of drug and alcohol treatment programs, yet they have among the highest recovery rates which they credit completely to the intervention of Jesus Christ in the lives of those they serve.  MATC provides four Christ-centered services to clients including school assemblies focusing on prevention, a 1-year intensive residential program, a short-term (28-60 day) curriculum, and their mentor aftercare programs that connect former clients with ministries like Next Chapter and local churches to aid the client's ongoing success. For more information go to www.mntc.org or email Pastor Larry. You can help with facility needs or volunteer as a mentor. www.mntc.org/rochester
 
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Children’s Heart Project

A ministry of Samaritan’s Purse that provides life-changing heart surgery for children who do not have access to medi-cal care. Host a child and his mother during their stay at Mayo clinic, or help out the host family with meals and ac-tivities. Contact Dianne Orth if you are interested in helping at orth.dianne@gmail.com. https://www.samaritanspurse.org/children/about-chp/
 
 

Refugee Care Ministry

This year, God brought three refugee families to Calvary from Ethiopia, Haiti, and Sudan. Calvary began a ministry last fall to help meet the needs of these brothers and sisters in Christ. Contact Sharon at refugeecare@calvaryefc.org or 507-282-9850 if you want to share in this ministry.
 
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Camp Victory

Camp Victory is a non-denominational Christian camp and retreat center in SE Minnesota. Located on 200 acres of forested, rolling hills and the beautiful Zumbro River.  Camp Victory offers a peaceful, natural setting for retreats, conferences, business meetings, summer camp for kids and summer day camp options. For more information, go to: www.campvictory.com
 
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In His Name Food Distribution

In His Name distributes large boxes of food to those in need. This ministry takes advantage of good quality surplus food, including produce, dairy products, meat, cereals, etc to meet the needs of those who run short of food at the end of the month. For more information go to http://www.teamrochester.org/
 
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New Life Family Services

New Life Family Services offers comprehensive services to assist with pregnancy needs, including free pregnancy tests, decision-making counseling, practical assistance, and licensed adoption services to help in making a decision about pregnancy.  For more information go to http://www.nlfs.org/ or email New Life Family Services.
 
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Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has been providing social and spiritual services to our community for nearly 120 years. Their mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. For more information, go to: www.usc.salvationarmy.org/rochester. Providing social and spiritual services to our community for nearly 120 years. Help “Ring the Bell” at Christmas time. http://salvationarmynorth.org/community/rochester/community-pages/salvation-army-stores/
 

Damascus Way

Damascus Way seeks to provide a structured, caring, Christian-oriented program that will enable adult males involved in the correctional system to remain crime- and chemical-free, while assisting them in addressing their personal issues and meeting their individual goals, in order to assure their successful integration as productive citizens serving God and their communities. For more information, go to: damascusway.com

 

Tree House

The vision of TreeHouse is to reach every at-risk teen so they are loved, feel hope and realize life transformation. A faith-based organization offering hope, guidance, and un-conditional love to at-risk teens dealing with tough issues. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring, teaching a life skills class, transporting teens. Contact Courtney Dugstad, courtneyney.dugstad@nextchapterrochester.org. https://www.treehouseyouth.org/get-involved/volunteer For more information, go to: www.treehouseyouth.org

 

Together For Good

Together For Good (Formerly Safe Families) A trained network of families provide a safe place for chil-dren so that parents are able to regroup and gain stability. Complete the survey at http://tfgood.org/

 

Sharing Tree

We are excited to let you know that Sharing Tree is coming off the shelf and starting back up in a simpler, easier form.  We will be collecting mainly children’s and teens clothing as well as back to school supplies.  Please consider being part of the team!  For more information, contact Dan or Sandy Schwering at 507-218-6221 or email us at sharingtree@yahoo.com

 

Operation Christmas Child

Prepare boxes as Christmas gifts for needy children around the world. https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/
 
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Rochester Christian Hospitality Network

Calvary E Free and Autumn Ridge churches are forming a group called Rochester Christian Hospitality Network (RCHN) to expand “internal listings” of homes able to host patients and others who come to “Destination Medical Center” with short-term hospitality needs. Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13: 1-2. For more information email Dianne Orth at orth.dianne@gmail.com.
 
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Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, col-lege, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. Check with our local rep, Brian Koch, for volunteer opportunities. bkoch@fca.org
 
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