Our Mission and Purpose: As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.
 
 
 
To learn more about these ministries or to volunteer and serve, please contact:
Dorothy Meyer, Rachel Aanenson, Sara Forsberg, Marleen Seach, Jo Ashmore, Mary Packer,
Jan Kehr, Audrey Carlson, Candy Bugge & Kathy Toomey
(WELCA Board Members)
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dorothy Meyer received the Mary Magdalene Award at the 31st Northwest MN Synod’s Gathering on Saturday, September 15, 2018 in Detroit Lakes. We are so proud of her – thank you Dot for all you do and are at Calvary!!!

 

A Message from Calvary Women in Ministry… December 2019

2nd Annual WELCA Make, Bake, Take Cookie Extravaganza! 2:00-4:00 PM Sunday, December 15th

All supplies will be provided-just bring containers! (There will be 4 kinds of cookies). Suggested donation $20. Sign up on the sign-up sheet across from the office by Thursday, December 12th!
 
 

Upcoming Events 

Bible Study Circle Groups

JOY 10:30 AM 2nd Wednesday – Mary Packer 732-5627 
PATIENCE 4:00 PM 3rd Thursday – Dot Meyer 255-4853
PEACE 1:00 PM 2nd Tuesday – Rachel Aanenson 252-8062
PRAYER SHAWL 10:00 AM 2nd Saturday – Marilyn Klettenberg 237-2888
 
 

Quilter’s Corner – December 2019 Merry Christmas!

 
Christmas Quilts For Sale! The past few months have been very busy at mission quilting as we have had record numbers of participants. Also, the response to needing more quilt tops sewn was immediate and needed. Thank you and please continue making tops as they are needed. Again as in the past several years, Christmas pattern quilts will be on sale in the office. If you are interested, please give the money to Amity who will credit it to the quilting account. We do ask for a minimum donation of $40. All money is used toward quilt supplies, primarily sheets for backs and batting for the filler. They cost about $8/quilt to produce.
 
We will be shipping quilts to LWR again the first week of December. The question of where the quilts go has been asked by new quilters. Our primary placement is with Lutheran World Relief which ships the quilts to partnering NGOs around the world where they are distributed to areas of need such as refugee camps, schools for children in remote areas where they live in dorms, hospitals, and poor regions where LWR is working to help families learn farming skills and self sustaining practices. We also give quilts to the senior graduates at Calvary and fundraisers for mission projects at church. Other churches in the area, as well as service organizations, and some quilting groups donate blankets and quilts to local causes and needs. Having the unique resource to send them to other countries without shipping costs (all donated by a local company to get ours to MPLS), we have maintained LWR as our primary recipient. Also, quilts are available for sale anytime if asked and again, the money raised goes back into supplies so we can continue the mission.
 
December quilting dates are Mondays, Dec. 9th and 23rd starting at 9:00 AM.
 
Mission quilting: “Tied in faith, sent in hope, wrapped in love.”
 
To learn more about Lutheran World Relief Quilts Project:
 
 
 

 

Prayer Shawl Knitters

We are a Bible Study group that likes to knit prayer shawls for those needing comfort.  We meet at various homes on the 2nd Saturday of each month.  
If you are interested in joining, contact Marilyn Klettenberg 218-732-9043.
 
 

Thank You!!

 
A special thanks to Dennis & Rachel Aanenson who, once again, delivered our 200 newborn kits to the cities!
We appreciate you!
 
 

Personal Care Kits

 
Lutheran World Relief Personal Care Kit Items:
  • 1- light-weight bath-size towel (between 20″x40″ and 52″x27″), dark color recommended
  • 2 or 3- bath-size bars of soap equaling 8-9 oz., any brand, in original wrapping (no mini or hotel size please)
  • 1- sturdy comb, remove packaging (no picks or fine-toothed combs)
  • 1- metal nail clippers (attached file optional), remove packaging
  • PLEASE DO NOT DONATE ANY TOOTHBRUSHES, TOOTHPASTE, OR FLOSS THIS YEAR.
 
Collection bucket across from the office.
Thank you for your generous donations!
 
To learn more about Lutheran World Relief Personal Care Kits Projects:

Newborn Kits  

 
Lutheran World Relief Newborn Kit Items:
(All items may be new or gently used. *Starred items are especially needed.) 
  • *Bath Towel – 48” to 52” length – smaller towels are preferred
  • *Washcloth
  • *Bath Size Ivory Soap in original packaging
  • Cotton T Shirt – Newborn to 6-month size
  • *Receiving Blanket – approximately 30” x 30” 
  • 2 Cloth Diapers
  • Newborn Stocking cap – newborn’s head has approximately a 14” circumference;
  • 2 diaper pins – not necessary if diapers have self closure system.
 
Collection bucket across from office.
Thank you for your generous donations!
 
To learn more about Lutheran World Relief Newborn Kits Project: