LOVE OUR NEIGHBORS
Love our Neighbors Community Impact
Calvary Nexus is a community of faith that dwells in the midst of a community. God has called us to love our neighbors, be merciful, and do the right thing by humbly sharing our resources to care for the needs of others to the extent that we are able [Matt. 22:37-39, Mic. 6:8].
Every first Sunday of the month we show God’s love to our neighbors by donating at least $5,000 to a financial need in our community. The first Sunday gifts are in addition to our existing missions, outreach and benevolence budgets. We commit these resources on the first Sunday to reflect the generosity of our God, and our confident trust that He will provide the resources to make it possible to share. Here is a list of recipients:
December 2018: Karen Helus and family in memory of Sgt. Ron Helus. This gift was intended to assist the Helus family after Sgt. Helus’ sudden and heroic passing in connection with the Borderline shooting.
January 2019: Pleasant Valley School of Engineering and Arts [PVSEA]. We gave each of the 28 teachers a $200 gift card for needed classroom supplies.
February 2019: Ventura County Pregnancy Center [VCPC]. Our donation provided support for this local ministry that provides pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, resources, training, education, and shares the gospel with every client.
March 2019: Gabriel’s House is a local shelter for woman and children. They provide housing, case management, and transitional services in a Christ-honoring environment.
April 2019: We donated $10,000 to Pacific Camps, a Christ-centered before and after school program at our Mobil Ave. Campus, to create a scholarship fund for Calvary Nexus families needing financial assistance.For more information about Pacific Camps and scholarship resources please contact Pastor Ed Harley firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 2019: We donated $5,000 to Promise Land Preschool, a Christ-centered preschool program at our Mobile Ave. Campus, to create a scholarship fund for Calvary Nexus families needing financial assistance. For more information about Promise Land Preschool and scholarship resources please contact Pastor Ed Harley email@example.com.
June 2019: We gave each of the Dos Caminos School teachers (21) $250 gift cards for classroom supplies [$5,250].
July 2019: We donated $7,500 to Cornerstone Christian School, to create a scholarship fund for Calvary Nexus families needing financial assistance. For more information about scholarship resources please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
August 2019: We provided gift cards to teachers at Pleasant Valley School of Engineering and Arts for back to school supplies [$6,600]. In addition, we provided over 100 backpacks filled with back-to-school supplies for families in need. Also, we mobilized 100 volunteers to assist at PVSEA in a campus service project to prepare classrooms for back to school.
September 2019: We donated over $10,000 dollars to Las Posas Elementary and Dos Caminos School teachers for Back-to-School Classroom Supplies.
October 2019: We created a scholarship fund of $10,000 for Calvary Nexus students to attend Calvary Chapel Bible College.
November 2019: We have donated $5,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo to support youth programs in our community.