Schedule of Services:
8:00 a.m. Sunday, Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 a.m. Sunday, The Rite Place Liturgy (Contemporary Eucharist in the Chapel)
10:30 a.m. Sunday, Holy Eucharist, Rite II
5:00 p.m. Sundays in Lent, "Dinner Church" Eucharist in Parish Hall
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Holy Eucharist and Healing

Small Groups & Studies

Sundays, 9:15 a.m. Adult Forum
Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. Bible Study
Second Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. Theology on Tap
First Wednesdays 6:15 p.m. Calvary Dreams dinner discussion
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Ministries of Service and Outreach

Calvary has a strong tradition of service and outreach to our local community, and the wider world.  Here is a sampling of some of the ways we work to “build community in the spirit of Christ.”

Annual Advent Bazaar

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Calvary’s fabled hand-sewn Church Mice go on sale every year, on the first Saturday in the season of Advent.  Other items, from handcrafted jewelry and soaps to recycled books and toys are available too.  Our Bazaar wouldn’t be complete without the annual “country ham breakfast” and the thousand or so beeswax candles handrolled by Calvary’s Holy Rollers.  The Bazaar typically raises between $10,000 and $12,000, every penny of which is donated to local charities.

 

Room at the Inn

For three years running, members of Calvary have assisted in housing homeless men and women during the coldest months of the year.  This year the Inn was located at Wilkes Avenue United Methodist Church.  Members of Calvary worked the evening, overnight, and morning shifts during mid-January.  Members of Calvary are also involved in community discussions of longer term solutions to the problem of homelessness in Columbia.

Loaves and Fishes

Members of Calvary help regularly in providing meals through the local Loaves and Fishes Ministry.  Calvary’s Youth Group has assisted with this ministry from time to time, as has ECM–the Episcopal Campus Ministry, which is housed at Calvary.

 

Dismantling Racism Group

In response the tragic shooting of Michael Brown in St. Louis, and the student protests at Mizzou, Calvary clergy, staff, and parishioners have made an intentional commitment to address issues of race and racism as they present themselves in American culture, and in the daily life of our city.  Calvary staff and lay leaders have participated in formal training sessions offered by the Diocese of Missouri.  In addition, a group of staff and lay leaders has formed to keep issues of systemic racism before us as a Christian community, that we may work to overcome barriers, correct injustices, and build community, in the Spirit of Jesus.  This Dismantling Racism Group presents regular opportunities for our parish community to reflect on issues of race and racism.  The most recent was a series of courses, open both to parishioners and the public at large, taught by the Rev. Dr. C. W. Dawson.  Dr. Dawson’s course explored the history of the Black Church in America over the past two centuries.  Among other things, the course helped us understand how Christian theology has been co-opted to support White Privilege, and how Christian theology can and should be used to challenge structures of White Privilege as, with Christ, we seek to break down walls of hatred, division, and injustice.  To access recordings of Dr. Dawson’s presentations, click here.

Chiapas/Yo Chib

Through some of our members, anthropologists from Mizzou, we have close connections with parishes in Chiapas, Mexico.  We have been working on developing a relationship with parishes there in order to assist them in obtaining first responder medical equipment and training.

 

The Saturday Café

Begun at Calvary in the summer of 2009, the Saturday Café has become an outreach project of several downtown churches. People without homes and those who are lonely or have little to eat are invited in for a full, hot breakfast on Saturday, a day when no other services are available. Parishioners enjoy preparing and serving the meal and sitting down to enjoy it with our guests. The entire parish collects toiletries and other items that make life a little easier for guests of the Café. Calvary hosts the Saturday Café during the months of July through September.

Saturdays for Seniors

Elderly clients of Boone County Council on Aging want to remain in their homes as long as possible, but there are sometimes chores they find difficult to do. One Saturday each month, a dozen or more parishioners go to the homes of two or three clients to perform light maintenance. Teams of three or four have painted a bathroom, taken up carpeting, repaired a garden gate, raked leaves, and installed outdoor Christmas lights and more! Before heading out, we meet in the church kitchen to prepare a hearty breakfast together.