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CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH

Calvary Baptist Church is a congregation of real people from all kinds of backgrounds, colors, experiences, and dreams. We have been located in the Whittier community of South Minneapolis since 1879. Over the span of those 120+ years we have sought to be a place of healing, celebration, and honest inquiry. Calvary Church is located at 2608 Blaisdell Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55408.

Childcare  |  On Wednesday nights, Calvary has Bible study, choir practice, and youth group and we are always in need of extra volunteers for the nursery. If anyone is interested, contact Amy Runion at runionfam@msn.com.

Workday at the Church  |  The third Saturday of the month, we have a breakfast and workday around the church building at Calvary.

Calvary Meals  | 
Each Sunday, Calvary Church welcomes anyone in need to their table of hospitality to enjoy a warm meal. CPC coordinates and serves the meal on the fourth Sunday of each month from October through April. Volunteer shoppers are needed to spend 1-2 hours purchasing groceries on the Saturday prior to the meal. Volunteers are also needed to prepare and serve the meal on Sunday. It’s a great opportunity to serve with your small group or your whole family. A group of 8-10 people is needed from about 1:30-4:00PM.

Miscellaneous  |  Volunteers are appreciated any Thursday morning around the church building. For more information, please contact Lisa Hintermeister at 612.869.5070 or dlhint@marketplacehome.com.

In the News  |  Read the Star Tribune: “Sanctuary redefined by church after fire: A neighboring church opened its doors when fire forced apartment residents out.”  


FREEDOMWORKS

To provide reentry services on behalf of former prisoners and their families, leading to full integration into society as productive citizens and disciples of Jesus Christ, resulting in a reduced rate of recidivism.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • Adopt a Family for Christmas: a new and exciting ministry opportunity helping the whole family by giving gifts and food. Details to come.
  • I.T. Support: computer training provides a valuable skill to our participants. Some participants have never touched a computer.
  • Meals: a group meal precedes the Thursday evening Bible study. We are in need of meals feeding 40 people.
  • Mentorship: strong Christian men are needed to come alongside a participant as a mentor by establishing a one-on-one relationship with an inmate (future participant) and/or current participant. Complete training is necessary and provided. The time commitment for this is one-two hours a week.
  • Office/Administrative: we occasionally need help with our newsletter mailings and data-base entry.
  • Repairs – Automotive/Handyman: affiliated with our FreedomWheels program, a mechanic’s time and expertise is invaluable in maintenance of vehicles. We also would appreciate those that have expertise in electrical, plumbing, and carpentry work to help us with repairs on the Penn Avenue building as needed.
  • Special Events: volunteers are needed to help coordinate and participate in these events: Open House (January), Annual Fundraiser (May), Fishing Event (June), Ministry Celebration (July), Golf Event (September)
  • Tutors: we are in need of tutors for ESL, high school, and GED preparation.

If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information, please contact Ray Cole at:

FreedomWorks
P.O. Box 11175
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Email: info@freedomworksmn.org
Phone: 612.750.4023


URBAN HOMEWORKS

Join other UHW enthusiasts from our CPC community in rebuilding neighborhoods for low-income families through demolition & garbage removal, painting, and yard clean-up at an Urban HomeWorks worksite. We will break for lunch together at a nearby restaurant. Come be a part of what God is doing through this great CPC ministry partnership! Contact: Cooper and Annalise Butler at: saza0009@gmail.com or 612.599.1867 or visit urbanhomeworks.com.

HISTORY
We are a faith-based housing organization that has rehabilitated and constructed scattered, small, multi-unit and single-family housing in the Twin Cities since 1995. The combination of dignified housing, volunteer mobilization, construction training for community members and a passionate group of young professionals in the community has created a powerful model of neighborhood stabilization and richness.

CORE VALUES

  • Compassion that cultivates dignity
  • Relationships that reconcile people to God and to each other
  • Biblical justice that liberates individuals and communities


URBAN HOMEWORKS WORK DAYS
Bring your tools! Bring your friends! Bring your heart! CPC Deacons organize workdays on Saturdays throughout the year. You’ll work alongside fellow CPCers to help construct or repair homes for low-income families in the Twin Cities. Adult and teen (16 or older) volunteers are welcome between
8:30AM-3:00PM. Contact: Cooper and Annalise Butler at: saza0009@gmail.com or 612.599.1867.