1 Peter 3:8 reminds us that we are to be sympathetic, to love one another, to be compassionate and humble. As a church, when we take care of others, we are compassionate. This isn’t new to Calvary, or any other church. Each week there are many ways that we each find opportunities to show compassion. Jesus was compassionate, and our mission is to live and love as He did. We want to be even more strategic in our vision for showing compassion in our local area though – so, to that end, we will work in these areas:
THE SARPY CARE CENTER
We are meeting the tangible, everyday needs of those here in Sarpy County through new partnerships and support.
When we started the “Sarpy Care Center” in 2021, we created ways to become a conduit for local organizations to support each other. We are meeting dozens of families each week through the work of the Food Pantry and even more are linking arms through partnerships with Citycare Counseling, Papillion Public Schools, Bellevue Together, UNMC, and the Diaper Bank of America. Through the generosity of the Impact Fund, we will continue this work by providing for the operational needs of this work.
We will fully fund our Macedonian Programs at each campus.
From time to time, we all have needs that could be helped with or met by others. For those who call Calvary their church home, we have always had a fund set aside to help each other along the way. These funds are often used to help bring health and change to those who receive them. Through this initiative, we will fully fund our Macedonian Programs at each campus. This allows for our campus leaders to help those who attend Calvary in a small, financial way in their time of need.
We will support those in the community who have tangible, one-time needs.
Our church office receives many guests each year who simply need a small contribution of support in order to turn a corner. Often these needs are in the form of food, gas, or small bills that need to be paid. Our Macedonian Fund supports those who are involved in our church family long-term, however, for these guests, the needs are more immediate in nature. These funds will be used to meet these needs and to ensure we care for everyone who reaches out for help in some small way.