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 there is a title, address, date, time, description, and registration link or contact person. We hope you find something that you are interested in joining us for and are moved deeply as a result. Here you can find additional information and updates regarding our current pandemic situation.
White Lake Community Garden
9101 Highland Rd, White Lake, MI
Mondays & Wednesdays | 4pm
Saturdays | 9am
Calvary's White Lake Community Garden provides about 3 tons of produce each year to local food pantries serving our communities. The Community Garden is now ready for you to stop by and experience first hand God's provision. We know that this is going to be another great season of providing fresh produce for hungry people in our area. We will be harvesting on the days/times listed above. Please bring your own work gloves and small work tools. We will be wiping down produce carriers before and after each shift. Be sure to wear a mask when within 6 feet of another team member.
Contact: Bruce Britt
Time With The Father
573 S Jessie St, Pontiac, MI
Every Saturday | 8:30am-7:30pm
Help weed, mulch, and spruce up Calvary's Pontiac Community Orchard! Each flower, vegetable, and fruit bed has been named using Books of the New Testament. Find your favorite Book using the Garden Map and adopt it for the day or even for the summer! Please note the time/day you would like to volunteer in the "Memo" when registering, then choose the bed you would like to adopt and a Pontiac Ministry Team Member will be assigned to meet you. We are looking for groups of 10 or less at a time that will practice appropriate social distancing guidelines. We will meet on Saturday's but if you would prefer to go another day that is fine as well!
North Oakland Food Distribution
6805 Bluegrass Dr, Clarkston, MI
Every Wednesday | 9am-1pm
We are teaming up with Lighthouse to distribute fresh produce boxes to those in need! Every week through the end of August, 1,000 boxes filled with fresh fruits and vegetables will be distributed from our Clarkston campus to surrounding communities. Two shifts of 10-12 volunteers are needed each week. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and be able to lift 25 pounds, although there are some non-lifting jobs. Volunteers must also wear protective masks and gloves and practice social distancing.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
July 16, 23, 30 & August 6
6:30-7:30pm | Kids 4+
We are so excited to bring VBS to your family through a quarantine-friendly online platform called BOLT on Thursday nights this summer! During BOLT, your family will participate in fun games, videos, and music that illustrate what it means to listen to, focus on, and follow Jesus. BOLT is great for all kids 4 and up. Even middle and high school kids can enjoy it! This could also be an amazing outreach opportunity. If you feel comfortable gathering with more people, you can invite as many neighbors, friends, and family to your house for BOLT as you would like. It's such an easy and fun way to share the good news of Jesus with our community.
Midland Area Flooding Disaster Relief
6805 Bluegrass Dr, Clarkston, MI
Disaster Relief At Work (DRAW) is working to get cleaning buckets and building materials, specifically drywall, to the flood victims of the Midland area. In just a week they have been able to deliver 1,700 sheets of drywall to six churches who then distribute them to those in need. They are distributing a dozen 4'x8' sheets per household to those requesting it and the cost of a dozen sheets is around $80. To help with these efforts you can donate or fill a bucket yourself with the supplies listed on their website and drop it off at Calvary's Clarkston Campus.
Meeting Times Vary
The Living In Finite Experiences (LIFE) Ministry promotes mental health awareness throughout our community. There are LIFE Ministry monthly meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month at our Clarkston campus 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: Pastor Kate Zywicki
212 Baldwin Ave, Pontiac, MI
Help serve food to those in need at the Baldwin Center in Pontiac. The Center has helped provide critical services to the underserved community of Pontiac for over 35 years and proudly feeds over 30,000 healthy meals per year. It's mission is to feed, clothe, educate, and empower those less fortunate to ultimately help create a thriving community with engaged citizens.
Contact: Charles Lederman
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
November 7 & 8
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.