Parishioners at Calvary Episcopal Church are involved in numerous parish activities as well as outreach in our community. The parishioners care for each other as one big family. Parish life centers around worship service on Sunday which includes participation from acolytes, the altar guild, licensed lay readers, and lectors along with a talented music director and adult and youth choirs. Christian education is a priority with focus on Wednesday night Children’s service. The ECW meets informally each month for lunch and again for social hour with quarterly meetings. The ECW group has formed TLC, tender loving care, groups which serve on a weekly basis to care for parishioners in time of need. The ECW also sponsors a greenery sale which results in money being used for various projects and outreach. The Altar Guild is an extension of the ECW and committee members serve for one month out of the year. ECW members also prepare baptismal banners for each candidate. Another extension of the ECW is the Knitting Group which meets weekly and knits sweaters for the World Vision “Knit for Kids” program.
The Men’s Group meets for social activities and business meetings. They sponsor two fundraisers each year with the first being the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. This event is recognized and participated in by the Cleveland community. The other fundraiser is a hamburger and hot dog booth at the Crosstie Arts Festival. The community looks forward to their “Episco-burgers” each year at this festival. The Men’s group uses the money raised to support building projects and outreach.
The hospitality committee plans events which keeps our church community in touch. Some of the activities include potluck dinners, a fall picnic on at Dockery Plantation, a Rogation service and picnic, annual parish Christmas party, and weekly social hour after Sunday worship.