Events & Serving

Here you will find a wide variety of meaningful events and unique opportunities both internal and external to Calvary. These are great ways to get more involved in both our church and our community. For each event or opportunity there will be a title, address, date, time, description, and Calvary contact person. We hope you find something that you are interested in joining us for and are moved deeply as a result.



Calvary's White Lake Community Garden


9101 Highland Rd, White Lake, MI

Mondays & Wednesdays | 5pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10am

Saturdays | 8:30am


The garden at our White Lake Campus is an ongoing community service project that provides over 6,000 pounds of produce each year to local food pantries in our surrounding areas. Garden work begins each spring as weather permits, continuing through the autumn months. Volunteer positions are always available. Get involved with garden maintenance on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays or with food deliveries on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Contact: Bruce Britt



Calvary's Pontiac Community Orchard


573 S Jessie St, Pontiac, MI

September 21 | 1pm | Hometown Heroes

October 19 | 1pm | Costume Party

1st Saturday of Each Month | 10am-12pm

3rd Saturday of Each Month | 10am-12pm


The community orchard and playground is an ongoing community partnership seeking to provide a place where a variety of fresh fruits are grown and where children can safely play in Pontiac. This "church without walls" urban Calvary campus is an orchard, a full sized playground, and a gathering place for fun neighborhood events. Volunteers meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month (April-November) to help maintain the orchard. We also host themed events for the Pontiac community on the 3rd Saturday of every month (May-October). Each event offers food, fellowship, games, crafts, and more. Our community orchard allows you to get your hands dirty to help those in need and build deep relationships with our Pontiac neighbors. We encourage you to come by and see what our community orchard is all about!


Contact: Chris Cortez



The Baldwin Center


212 Baldwin Ave, Pontiac, MI

November 2 | 10am


The Baldwin Center's mission is to feed, clothe, educate, and empower the men, women, and children of the Pontiac community. Calvary volunteers serve several times a year preparing food and visiting with our Pontiac neighbors offering smiles, hugs, and some conversation as well as a good meal.


REGISTER HERE


Contact: Reid Miller



LIFE Ministry


6805 Bluegrass Dr, Clarkston, MI

2nd Tuesday of Each Month | 7pm


The Living In Finite Experiences Ministry promotes mental health awareness throughout our community. There are LIFE Ministry monthly meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at our Clarkston campus. You will also see that some of our other opportunities are in fact LIFE Ministry centered events as well.


Contact: Pastor Kate Zywicki



The S Word Movie


6805 Bluegrass Dr, Clarkston, MI

September 22 | 4pm


A suicide attempt survivor is on a mission to find fellow survivors and document their stories of unguarded courage, insight, pain, and humor. The S Word chronicles the lives of attempt survivors in a powerful feature documentary that puts a human face to a topic that has long been stigmatized and buried with the lives it has claimed. Suicide affects people of all ages, races, faiths, ethnicities, gender presentations, sexual orientations, professions, and so much more. We will be viewing the movie and offering a time of important debriefing afterward at our Clarkston campus. Disclaimer: Ages 13+ welcome. Due to the nature of the content, we ask that all attendees under the age of 18 be accompanied by an adult. This film contains personal accounts related to suicide and loss, highlighting what it means to be an attempt survivor. Depending on your own personal history, there may be triggers for memories and feelings. The LIFE Ministry Team at Calvary Lutheran Church is devoted to suicide prevention and mental health awareness. We are a platform for community engagement on this critical and all too real topic that touches all ages. After the film there will be debriefing groups based upon either a survivor experience or a loss experience. Assistance will also be available onsite through resource referrals and local mental health professionals.


REGISTER HERE


Contact: Pastor Kate Zywicki



safeTalk


6805 Bluegrass Dr, Clarkston, MI

October 26 | 9am-12:30pm


This LIFE Ministry event is a suicide prevention training opportunity at our Clarkston campus. "safeTalk" is a half-day training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to become a suicide-alert helper. "safeTalk" trained helpers learn to recognize verbal and nonverbal signs from people with thoughts of suicide and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources.


REGISTER HERE


Contact: Pastor Kate Zywicki



Celebrate Recovery Clarkston


6300 Clarkston Rd, Clarkston, MI

Fridays | 7pm


We've all been hurt by people, we've hurt ourselves, and we've hurt others. As a result, every single one of us ends up with some hurt, habit, or hang up. The question we all face is, "where do we go from here?". Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our lives. Clarkston Community Church is housing all meetings at this time and the address can be found above.


Contact: Carl Schenten



Community Impact Weekend


Clarkston, MI

2019 | November 2 & 3

2020 | April 25 & 26


Community Impact Weekend occurs each year during the last weekend in April and the first weekend in November. It is a My Habitat Clarkston event that helps serve our community one weekend at a time. This is your chance to get involved, make a difference, and make our community a better place. We serve low-income families, senior citizens, those with special needs, non-profit organizations, food pantries, our local schools, and many others in the greater Clarkston area. Volunteers are always needed! Register yourself, your family, or your community group today.

 

REGISTER HERE


Contact: Kellee Rainoldi