MCBC Cares: Purses of Love and Tote Bags
The Social Action Ministry, Women of Mt. Calvary and Support Ministries teamed up to provide tote bags of love to women in metro Atlanta shelters. Beautiful red tote bags (provided by the church) were fitted with a heart tag carrying the caption “Mercy, Peace and Love be yours in abundance”.
A total of 34 tote bags were filled with travel and regular size toiletries, masks, personal care items, pieces of jewelry and a purse. The pandemic has increased the need for shelters, and we were happy to provide these tokens of love as follows;
Beloved Atlanta 12
Serenity House 12
Janie and Ida’s House of Hope 10
City of Refuge 35 (only MCBC tote bags and masks)
Thanks to all who provided purses, money, other items, and the help assembling our bags.
MCBC Celebrates 121st Church Anniversary
Mount Calvary celebrated its 121st Church Anniversary on Sunday, November 21st. The 10:30 AM worship service was broadcasted live via our church Facebook page. It was also the occasion when members were able to worship in person in the church sanctuary. Pastor Stowers opened up the sanctuary to a limited amount of seating after following all Covid 19 safety precautions established by the Reentry Committee. The Church History Ministry invited members to share their fondest memories of why they worship at Mt. Calvary via video. Different members got a chance to speak via video each Sunday in November during worship. We also learned about the history of Mt. Calvary and learned about the many ministries that have served or are now serving the Adamsville community. Pastor Stowers' sermon "Assurance For The Journey" Psalm 121:1-3, reminded us that God has been and will continue to be with us.
Members who have achieved 50 years of church membership were also recognized. We are happy that our very own Lady Wanda Stowers has achieved this honor along with Emma Bolton, Geraldine McKnight, Mae Echols, Mildred Taylor, and Deacon Willie Russell.
MCBC Delivers Men's Bags of Hope to Veterans' Shelter
In recognition of Father's and Men's Day the Social Action, Brotherhood and Missions Ministry purchased, assembled and delivered men's toiletries to;
The Veterans Empowerment Program of GA. Housing First gives veterans immediate housing and access to supportive services, which prevents further damage for homeless veterans who are seeking help. VEO currently serves 60 men in their 75 bed facility. Pastor Stowers allocated $300 from the Church budget for this project.
Sister Ilene Simmons made the labels for the bags. On Tuesday, June 22, Bro. Bob Simmons, Deacon S J Tuck, Sis. Janie Lowe and Sis. Ilene Simmons filled 70 bags with each of the following: Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Comb, Nail clipper, Razor, Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion, Soap, Body Wash, Socks, Alcohol Wipes, Mints.
All remaining items we boxed up and labeled for their ongoing distribution.
On Thursday, June 24, the items were delivered to the facility. The intake person was elated! When he saw the razors, he told us men were asking for razors that morning and they did not have any!!! We were able to tour the facility, meet staff, see a bedroom, talk with the head chef “who cooks with love and passion” We spoke with a young veteran who had only been there 2 days, just released from jail and needed a place to live.
Thanks to Pastor Stowers and Sis. Barbara Chapman who also made personal donations of items.