Living our Faith at Calvary Moravian Church
Church Family Activities
Dining with Friends
is a monthly group gathering with two purposes - good conversation with a good meal! Each month we pick a different restaurant to explore in the Allentown area and all are welcome. (4th Tuesday of each month). Call the office for more information.
include coffee hours, church picnics, Christmas caroling, etc.
is a social activity while helping the church prepare for each lovefeast. Learn how to make these treasured Moravian sugarcakes!
Calvary Moravian Reading Room
Today a Reader - Tomorrow a Leader (Margaret Fuller) - come and get a free book(s) for your children as we promote a love of reading in our community. Our Reading Room will be open every Thursday starting October 7, 1 - 7 p.m. as a place for children of our community to come to receive free books for their own home. We also will be offering a short program each Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (right after Muhlenberg Elementary lets out for the day). All Welcome!
We are looking for children's books (toddlers - early middle school) in new or gently used condition (especially the "learn to read/I can read" books). Please talk with Pastor Janel (email@example.com, 610-435-6881) about donating to our new project or if you are interested in helping to volunteer.
Caring for Each Other
Our congregation embodies its motto to "Live God's Love" as it cares for each other through many stages of life.
With an active visitation committee, our members and friends who can't get to church receive visits every other month and seasonal care packages. We reach out to our members to many ways; from pulpit flower deliveries, birthday card ministries, assistance as needed with rides or meals, and other fellowship opportunities.
We also offer the following ways to care for our church family:
- Birthday and Anniversary card ministry
- Providing assistance to shut-ins or those out of the hospital with meals, rides, etc.
- Pulpit flower ministry
- Other fellowship opportunities
Serving our Community and Beyond
For as much as you do it for one of the least of these, you do it for me, Jesus said. Our worship should take us into lives of service, in our family, our community and our world. We serve the community of Allentown through donations to the Ecumenical food bank and seasonal outreach like Angel Tree (Salvation Army) and warm clothing drives.
We also are organizing groups for local service in Allentown and mission trips to New York, etc. Our church dinners, picnics and other gatherings provide a space for our local community to share in meals and fellowship with us.
Adopt an Apartment with Us - Sixth Street Shelter
The Sixth Street Shelter of Allentown serves as the area's largest homeless family transition shelter. We serve homeless families as they make their transition from homelessness to a permanent apartment when we started adopting a shelter apartment this spring.
The families spend about 2-3 months at Sixth Street where they receive employment and financial counseling, family services, and other consulting help to make sure that they can transition into permanent housing. As the families rotate out of "our adopted" apartment, we take care of the apartment in the transition: cleaning and restocking, and possibly minor repairs.
Here's what we need:
Are you able to help us clean, paint OR do minor repairs? No commitment needed; we will let you know when the apartment is open and if you are able to come and help that is welcome!
Are you able to donate some needed supplies as the family takes all the household goods with them to start a new life with supplies?
Donations needed (Please call Jean Calpas before making a donation):
- Twin Sheet Sets (new), Blankets/Comforters (new)
- Towels & Wash Cloths (new)
- Pot and Pans (new or gently used)
- Cutlery (child-safe also) (new or gently used)
- Plates, Bowls & Cups (child-safe also) (new or gently used)
- Other household goods (small appliances, etc.)
- Or Walmart/Target gift cards to make purchases of these items.
Please talk with Jim or Jean Calpas for more information or to help.