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Calvary Baptist Church of Elgin

551 Arlington Ave.

Elgin, IL 60120 

847.695.5890 calvarybaptist551@sbcglobal.net​

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Outreach

& Service

The truth of the gospel motivates us toward evangelistic service and outreach. Through community outreach and local service events, we attempt to deliver the gospel message to our neighbors. 

Evangelism & outreach
Service
Community week
Garfield school
crossroads Kids Ministry
Christmas store
Trunk or treat
yard work

Every August, we do something called Community Week. Though it looks a little different every year, the focus is the same: Service and Evangelism. We often do outdoor movie nights, community trash pick up, a block party, a picnic at the park, prayer walking and much more. The goal is to saturate our neighborhood with the gospel message and the love of Christ.

Crossroads Kids Ministry is every Wednesday night during the school year from 6:45-8pm. It doubles as a children's ministry and one of our primary avenues of community outreach. Over 30 kids from our community attend Crossroads every week where they learn about Jesus, have a snack, and play some games. We are always in need of volunteers!

During the Christmas season, our church gathers donated NEW gifts and then resells them to our families in our community at about 20% the original cost. This gives people in our community the option to do their own Christmas shopping for their families at a discounted rate. We are always looking for partners, donors, and long term connections to help fund this ministry. 

Halloween may not be every Christian's favorite holiday, but it is one of ours because we have dozens of families and hundreds of children come to our church doorstep to receive candy, hot chocolate, and hot soup. Last year we served almost 200 people, learned new names, and invited many to church.

For many years now, Calvary has had an ongoing relationship with Garfield Elementary School, which is just across the street. We have done yard work for the school, partnered with them by reading to their students, provided snacks for the teachers, and gathered winter coats for the kids who need them. And almost every penny we receive for things like the Christmas store goes right back to the school. 

Our church excels in the area of service. Our youth group is always looking for service projects and yard work that can be done as a service to our church members in need or our community members in need. If you need some work done but can't afford to pay someone to do it, contact us, and we'll do our best to help!