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Rev. Marci Auld Glass

Matthew 25 Partners for Change: New Name, Same Important Work.

Last October I wrote about Calvary’s decision to become a Matthew 25 church, adopting a bold
vision to live out our faith through service.

I noted the national church’s recommendation that Matthew 25 churches focus on three areas:

  • Building Congregational Vitality
  • Dismantling Structural Racism, and
  • Eradicating Systemic Poverty.

At Calvary, we are already working in these areas through Faith in Action, including our significant support for our main nonprofits: Boys & Girls Clubs, New Door Venture, Raphael House, and San Francisco Achievers.

These four partners have been known up to this point as our “breaking cycles of poverty” partners. Session recently approved a name change: from “breaking cycles of poverty” partners to “Matthew 25 Partners for Change.” This name change more accurately reflects the work of these four nonprofits, which includes various efforts to level the playing field, not only anti-poverty work, and conforms to the broader social change vision of a Matthew 25 church.

When you see “Matthew 25 Partners for Change,” remember – it’s just a new name for our four major nonprofit partners!

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Covid-19 Proof of Vaccination

Following the guidance of public health officials in San Francisco, we will continue to wear masks in worship and keep the distancing in the sanctuary. The change is that we will be requiring proof of vaccination for everyone 12 years and older at every event that involves food and for admission to children’s ministry gatherings. Click on READ NOW to submit proof of vaccination.

Welcome Home

Whether online or in-person, now is a wonderful time to join the Calvary community in worship and friendship.

Open for Worship. Open for You.

After too many months of virtual worship and fellowship, we’re excited to be back in the sanctuary every week. It will be a JOY to worship together again.

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