OPPORTUNITITES FOR ALL TO SERVE THIS SPRING 2020
(All currently postponed)
Everyone* is invited to participate!
Let’s spread a little kindness in our community!
WALK IN DINNERS FOR PERSONS WHO ARE DIFFERENTLY ABLED
A free dinner & fellowship to 100 persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or mental illness in our church hall. Set-up at 4 PM. Dinner 5-6:00 PM followed by clean up. We see God at work in the lives of the volunteers and guests at the Walk in Dinners. It is a very special ministry at Calvary! Call Nancy Hutchinson for details via Calvary UMC office, info below.
GARDEN FOR THE HUNGRY – RIGHT HERE AT CALVARY
Help Tony Lee prepare the garden and plant vegetables grown for local food pantries. Tony will begin the work in early to mid March. Contact UMC office, see below.
FAMILY PROMISE SHELTER THE HOMELESS – Nov 15
Join a small team that makes a big difference to homeless families staying for a week at nearbyDemarest UMC. Help is needed to prepare & serve dinner and visit with the families from 6:15-8:15 PM. Two chaperones are needed to stay overnight. No cost to volunteers. ContactCalvary UMC office, info below.
MESSY CHURCH FOR FAMILIES
Messy Church is an alternative or additional way to grow in relationship with God. We have a ton of fun learning through crafts, science, games, acts of caring, and storytelling. We also enjoy a simple dinner together! Contact Calvary UMC office
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVES HERE AT CALVARY
We are seeking volunteers to help greet donors and staff the refreshment table. Persons who would like to play an instrument or sing are also invited to contact John Bruton of Calvary’s “On the Wing’s Band.” We host four drives each year. Calvary UMC Office 201-384-3630 or
Next Blood Drive
Saturday, September 26, 10 AM-3 PM
Please mark these dates on your 2020 calendar for the next Drives:
Sat 09/26/2020 10 AM – 3 PM
Tue 12/29/2020 3-8 PM
"If you are looking for reasons to donate blood consider these four:
1. Every 2.5 seconds someone will need blood.
2. Each donation can save up to three lives.
3. Members of the “On the Wings Band” entertain you while you donate in an air-conditioned room.
4. The Drive, which is co-sponsored by the Dumont Police Department, Dumont Volunteer Ambulance Corps, On the Move Signs and Graphics, and Calvary United Methodist Church will take place at the church from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The church is located at 185 West Madison between Cooper and Prospect streets in Dumont.
Although “walk-ins” are welcome, organizers encourage prescheduling your appointment so that equipment and staffing are reduce any wait time. Call toll free at 201-251-3703 to make an appointment.
Donors are reminded to eat a substantial meal or snack before donating and to drink plenty of fluids the day before, and of, the Drive. It only takes about an hour to donate whole blood (about 10 minutes are spent donating) while platelets require more time and an appointment is advised.
All blood types are needed especially O Negative and platelets. Persons in good health as well as those whose diabetes is under control are generally able to give blood.
Phlebotomist Melissa Barco, Donor Judy Bjorkman Parker of Closter, Rev. Elaine Wing, Captain Dave Oldewurtel of the Dumont Ambulance Corps and Dumont, and Police Officer Eric Abrahamsen pause to celebrate Parker’s gift of 62 units of life-saving blood. Another Donor, Eleanor King of Dumont (not pictured) also gave her 62nd unit of blood to Community Blood Services at the October Drive.
Photo courtesy of Neeta Thomas