Mission of the Month

Calvary lifts up one or more specific missions each month in order to raise awareness of and monetary support for these important programs.  The schedule for 2013 follows. (click on a month to go directly to that Mission of the Month)

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

 

 

January

Heifer Project logoHeifer Project:  Keeping in mind the old proverb about teaching a man to fish, this group supplies livestock to families in poverty, along with the training to care for the livestock. It’s a team fundraising promise to “Pass on the Gift of self-reliance to a thriving world’. The families who receive the livestock pay forward with offspring of their original animals. And their animals run the gamut from cows to ducks to bees and back to sheep. 
 

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February

LBT logoLutheran Bible Translators: This group is a long-time partner of our congregation, working to bring God’s word in the appropriate vernacular to smaller, remote populations. The translators and their families live for extended periods amongst the people, learning the language and gathering the information needed for the translation and publication of the Bible.

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March

NALCMission Partnership:  Helping start-up congregations within the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). Calvary has specifically partnered with New Life Lutheran Church in Menomonie, WI. You can read more about this Mission of the Month and Ne Life Lutheran in the March issue of the Crossroads.

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April

Compassion International logoCompassion International: 

This group's mission focuses on the spiritual, physical, economic and social needs of children in poverty.  The group is Christ-centered, child focused and church based, with involvement in Central America, Africa, Asia, and South America. Their efforts are centered on child sponsorship as a way to pull families out of poverty.

 

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May

Women's Center logoWomen's Center of Waukesha:  Women’s Center of Waukesha is an independent, non-profit human service agency founded in 1977. Its mission is to provide safety, shelter, and support to women and their families and to facilitate their development. The Women's Center provides free and comprehensive services designed to address the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse. The Women's Center offers services that include emergency shelter for abused families, transitional living, counseling, child abuse prevention programming, legal advocacy and employment counseling. The Center also provides Hispanic outreach, community education programs, information and referral services, and a 24-hour crisis line.

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June

Mission Servant Week:  Each year Calvary sets aside one week for members to go out into the community together and do hands-on mission work.  This year’s annual Mission Servant Week is scheduled for June 17 through June 23.  Join other Calvary workers as we reach out into the community by helping with many meaningful projects and tasks.

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July

Support for YOUth Summer Mission Trips. 

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August

EECMYEthiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY):  The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) is a national Church in Ethiopia proclaiming the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ. The EECMY is the largest Lutheran Church in Africa with some five million members.  The EECMY has been called by God to take part in His mission. It is a mission to "go" out to His people to proclaim Christ as Lord and Savior of all human kind. The scope of God's mission, to which EECMY has been called to actively take part in, is local, national, regional, global and universal. She lives and acts to fulfill this most noble task in cooperation with her Units, Churches and Ecumenical Partners across the globe.

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September

Opportunity InternationalOpportunity International:  The mission of Opportunity International is to provide opportunities for people in chronic poverty to transform their lives. Their strategy is to create jobs, stimulate small businesses, and strengthen communities among the poor.  Their method is to work through indigenous partner organizations that provide small business loans, other financial services, training, and counsel. Their commitment is motivated by Jesus Christ's call to serve the poor. Their core values are respect, commitment to the poor, integrity, and stewardship.  Their commitment is motivated by Jesus Christ's call to serve the poor.


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October

Lutheran World ReliefLutheran World Relief:  Lutheran World Relief works to fight poverty and promote a more just and peaceful world by helping people help themselves.  

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November

MosaicMosaic/Bethphage:  Mosaic is a faith-based organization serving people with intellectual disabilities. They believe that every individual is a person of worth. Together Mosaic staff members, volunteers and the people they support work as partners.  

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December

Seminary Fund/Education Support for seminarians 

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