We are excited to bring back Calvert Carries Out, this time with a unique twist! The idea of Calvert Carries Out is simple: we, Calvert Grace, aim to carry out the love of Christ to our community through carry-out meals. Last time we blessed local restaurants by ordering food together. This time, some of our own chefs at Calvert Grace will make fine meals for us to share with our neighbors and our community.
In years past, our church has enjoyed the skills of these gifted chefs during our annual Valentine's Dinner. This event brought the church family together for an incredibly special evening of creative entertainment, decorations, and a top-notch meal all provided by and in support of our youth at Grace. Unfortunately, that event can't happen in our current environment. So instead of skipping it completely, we decided to take the spirit of that event and share it with the community around us.
You have three opportunities to be involved in Calvert Carries Out: Valentine’s Edition.
Bless a Neighbor
This is an opportunity for you to carry out the love of Christ across the street/lawn to your neighbor. You will first ask them if you can provide a delicious dinner for them on February 13. Print or send them the menu options and ask them to selection Option 1 (beef) or Option 2 (chicken). Once they have told you their preference, come back here to fill out the short form below. Each meal costs $18.00 and covers the cost of the meal and the high-quality carry-out packaging we’ve purchased for this event. You will be assigned a 15-minute pickup window on February 13 for you to pick up the meal and deliver to your neighbor that evening.
Sponsor A Meal
We understand some people are unable to drive right now and so we have identified groups of people in the community who we’d like to bless during this time. If you are unable to deliver a meal, click the button below to sponsor a meal. You will be given the option to send your meal to either a widow in our church, a firefighter at the North Beach and Dunkirk Fire Departments, or staff in the Emergency Department at Calvert Health. We have volunteers who will deliver these meals that evening.
This initiative will only be successful with your help! We have two dates and several serving opportunities. We need people to help prepare the meal packaging on Tuesday, February 9 from 6 PM - 7 PM. Then we need volunteers from 4 PM - 7 PM on February 13 to either help deliver meals or package the cooked meals. Click below to sign up to volunteer.
Church, this is another great opportunity for us to do something that shares some of the talents and love of this congregation with the community around us. It will certainly spark conversations with your neighbors! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.