In a number of ways, Calvary embraces the challenges of ministry in a rural community. One of those ways is through partnerships with organizations both in Flamborough and in the more urban parts of Hamilton.
Every March, Calvary partners with Calvin Christian Reformed Church to deliver flyers to a large area of Flamborough. Two weeks later, the churches come together and revisit those homes to collect food for the Flamborough Food bank. Often the community generously donates over 10,000 lbs of food.
Calvary partners with City Kidz to bus some of the kids from downtown Hamilton up to Calvary in July for our Kidz Connect program.
We support the work of the Hamilton Dream Centre in various ways, through offerings and volunteer hours. Our GEMS club has in the past couple of seasons brought the older groups to help out for an evening.
To discern where God is at work, to partner for the good of the community and to address the challenges of ministry in our rural community, Calvary is working on a Community Opportunity Scan (COS). Resourced by Diaconal Ministries Canada, the COS is a process of discovery about and with the community: to listen to our community, to affirm the unique gifts and assets in the community and church, and to address the needs in the community through new and existing partnerships.
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