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. Registration is now being facilitated through Realm, our new church software. If you have any questions regarding sign up please contact us. We hope you find something that you are interested in joining us for and are moved deeply as a result.





MOM (Mind Over Matter) Walk


6805 Bluegrass Dr, Clarkston, MI

May 22 | 10am


You can help save lives and erase the stigma! Run or walk in the MOM (Mind Over Matter) Walk for mental health awareness and suicide prevention on May 22nd at 10am, rain or shine. Calvary's LIFE Ministry Team has marked out a couple of routes (1.5 miles and 3.7 miles) for our local version of the MOM Race, each beginning and ending at Calvary's Clarkston Campus. We are putting measures in place to maintain appropriate physical distancing observed throughout the race. If you'd like to join us, but aren't in a place right now to attend in person, please consider walking in your neighborhood or local trail/park instead. Also consider honoring a loved one lost to suicide or paying tribute to someone who names mental health as an area of emphasis or struggle. Registration is not required for this event. For more information and registration click the link below.


REGISTER HERE





Pontiac Orchard & Playground


573 S Jessie St, Pontiac, MI

Saturdays | 8am-12pm


This summer (May 1 - Nov 6) we will again ask that individuals/groups/families choose a bed at our Pontiac Community Orchard to weed, mulch, and spruce up while staying physically distanced and following guidelines AND spending Time With The Father. Each flower, vegetable, and fruit bed has been named using the Books of the New Testament. The beds have a specific verse designated from that Book as a reminder of God's goodness and love. You are invited to visit the orchard beds, adopt a specific one for a day or even the summer, and maybe even share the joy you experience with your friends/family and continue to grow in/with this important ministry. Be sure to bring gloves, shovels, trowels, lawn bags, bags of brown dyed mulch, and face coverings. Please plan to take the lawn bags home with you when you have finished for the day.


REGISTER HERE





Baldwin Center


6805 Bluegrass Dr, Clarkston, MI

Thursdays | 10am


As part of our ongoing partnership with the Baldwin Center in Pontiac, Calvary has a fresh, new way for us to continue this very important and impactful work in the Pontiac area. Thursdays at 10am, Calvary will be assembling 200 sandwiches each week at our Clarkston Campus. Serving opportunities include: shoppers, sandwich makers/packers, and drivers. Calvary PPE protocols to include facial coverings and social distancing are required. 


REGISTER HERE


Contact: Hunger Initiative





Foster Care Starter Kit Collection


6805 Bluegrass Dr, Clarkston, MI

Sundays in May | 9am-1pm


We are joining our partners Samaritas in an effort to support at-risk young adults (age 16-21) who are "aging out" of Foster Care. We are collecting NEW items needed to assemble "starter kits" that are given to the youth as they enter Independent Living Plus homes. However, as these young adults begin this next chapter of their lives, they don't have any household items when they arrive. Please bring items to Calvary's Clarkston Campus Sundays in May from 9am-1pm.


REGISTER HERE


Contact: Hunger Initiative





Lighthouse Food Distribution


6805 Bluegrass Dr, Clarkston, MI

Wednesdays | 8am-12pm


We continue our partnership with Lighthouse of Oakland County to distribute boxes with 35 pounds of non & perishable items to our neighbors and local agencies Wednesday mornings at our Clarkston Campus. At 8am, the food boxes are removed from a semi and stacked on pallets. The boxes will then be distributed between 9am-12pm to individual families and local organizations that drive through for curbside pick upIf you would like to be a part of this amazing serving opportunity, please email us with the link below.


REGISTER HERE


Contact: Hunger Initiative





Linked Together Podcast


Virtual

1st & 3rd Thursday Each Month


This past week, Pastor Bob Hegdal launched the 'Linked Together: Connecting Faith and Daily Life' podcast. Going forward, new episodes will be available on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Our podcast ministry will focus on making the connection between our faith and how we live it out in our daily lives. Each episode will be less than thirty minutes, perfect for listening to while exercising, commuting, or during breaks in your day. Click on the link below to listen and please remember to subscribe!


LISTEN HERE





LIFE Ministry


The Living In Finite Experiences (LIFE) Ministry promotes mental health awareness throughout our community. There are LIFE Ministry monthly virtual meetings where we schedule and plan opportunities for awareness, prevention, and support. You will also see that some of our other opportunities are in fact LIFE Ministry centered events as well. Please contact Pastor Kate Zywicki to see how you can engage with our virtual LIFE Ministry during this pandemic time.


Contact: LIFE Ministry





Community Impact Weekend


Clarkston, MI

November 6 & 7


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!