Parish Life

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. Our children attend Godly Play on Sunday mornings and Wednesday Worship on Wednesday nights. Our youth group meets on Wednesday nights as well. We also have Adult Sunday School at different times throughout the year.



The ECW meets informally each month for social hour with quarterly business meetings. The ECW group has formed TLC, Tender Loving Care, an organization of small teams 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 on a monthly basis throughout the year. ECW members also prepare baptismal banners for each candidate.  Another extension of the ECW is the Parlor Purlers, a knitting group which meets weekly in the Rayner House Parlor and knits for fun and for charity. PIC OF PURLERS/ECW



The Men’s Group meets for social activities and business meetings. Their one fundraiser each year is the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. This event is recognized and participated in by all of the Cleveland community. 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 at Dockery Plantation, a Rogation service and picnic in the spring to bless the fields for the upcoming growing season, annual parish Christmas party, and weekly social hour after Sunday worship.