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As Jesus called us to do, Calvary serves and supports missions in the darkest places of our world and those with whom we often feel uncomfortable – the prisoners, the sick and dying, children with AIDS, those who are last or lost.

PRISON MINISTRIES:
 
Kairos: This international prison ministry is designed to bring Christ's love and forgiveness to all incarcerated men, women and children, to their families, and to those who work in the prison environment. Similar to the Walk to Emmaus, teams from the outside go inside the prisons to spend weekends with inmates, helping them to discover or rediscover Christ's love and forgiveness and assist in the transition of becoming productive citizens. Several members of Calvary's family have participated in Kairos weekends in the Hagerstown prisons; more plan to attend future "walks." Calvary's congregation supports their efforts with prayers, with activities such as making placements, by providing team meeting space, and financially with funds from our General Missions Fund and specific donations. To learn more about this transforming ministry, visit www.kairosprisonministry.org or, if interested in joining a Kairos team, contact Rev. Steve Larsen at steve@calvary-mtairy.org or 301-829-0358.  He will put you in touch with someone who has participated in a Kairos weekend.

Good News Jail & Prison Ministry equips and sends spiritually mature and motivated Christian chaplains to serve in correctional facilities nationally and internationally. There they work to meet the spiritual needs of both inmates and staff through ministry that includes evangelism, discipleship, and pastoral attention. Calvary specifically supports the ministry the Carroll County Detention Center (CCDC) in Westminster, Maryland. To learn more about what's happening on the "inside" to help change the lives of the prisoners nationally and internationally, visit www.goodnewsjail.org.

GOD'S CHILDREN:

Children of Zion Village: In partnership with the founding church of Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Bel Air, Maryland, Calvary supports this children's home in Katima Mulila, Namibia that provides a Christian home and education for 55 to 60 children who are at risk or have been orphaned, most of them as a result of the AIDS pandemic in that part of the world. Calvary not only supports them financially, but has sent four short-term mission teams and two individuals to serve for longer terms at the home. In November 2007, President George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush visited Calvary to hear first-hand about this childrens' home from then Director Rebecca Mink and several mission team representatives. The Minks have since retired and new Directors Lorna & Travis Curry took over in October 2010. To learn more about the children and this ministry, please visit www.childrenofzionvillage.org.

" . . . and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria,
and to the ends of the earth." – Acts 1:8