Missions

Mission through Calvin Presbyterian Church
“Transforming Lives at home and around the world”

Through our global and local mission committee we seek to take God’s reconciling mission through Jesus Christ to the world just outside our door. This committee represents the entire Calvin Community in mission through careful distribution of financial support, and provision of hands-on mission opportunities. Here are some of the highlights of Mission at Calvin.
A long tradition of adult and youth mission trips.

Recent trips have included:

  • Jamaica
  • The Philippines
  • Alabama
  • Mississippi
  • Mexico
  • Honduras

Strong support for Presbyterian mission efforts around the world.
Leadership in the local community programs for assisting the homeless and needy.
Yearly Mission Conferences with recent guests from Cuba, Honduras, Beirut, Portland’s Union Gospel Mission. Israel, and this year Russia.  Solid theology behind our mission efforts of evangelism, compassion and social justice.

Local Mission Projects
Led by Elder Julie Gage
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Global Mission Projects
Led by Elder Julie Gage
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The Crop table where Calvin members bring home grown produce and flowers to sell after worship. Proceeds go to local mission projects including:

  • Oregon Food Bank
  • Good Neighbor Center
  • Union Gospel Mission
  • Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH)
  • Tigard Food Bank
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • HopeSpring Transitional Housing
  • Western Farm Workers Association
  • Tigard Recovery Center – CODA
Dr. Leslie and Dr. Cynthia Morgan, Bangladesh
Ongoing collection of food items for Tigard Food Bank Tim & Gloria Wheeler, Honduras (click here)
Annual Mission Fair where local and global agencies present their programs to the congregation. Dr. Martha Sommers, Malawi
Tigard Good Neighbor Center: Calvin provides strong support for the local homeless shelter. Rev. John Haspels and Gwenyth Haspels, Ethiopia
Community Partners for Affordable Housing  Dr. Elizabeth Searles, Romanis
Union Gospel Mission
Oregon Food Bank
Homeless Ministry – Calvin provides dinner and overnight shelter on Fridays during December, January, February and March.
Tigard Tualatin School District’s Food Backpack Program – Calvin regularly
collects food in support of Tualatin Elementary School’s program to send food
home with children who may not get enough to eat over the weekend

St;udent Supply Event, once a year Calvin collects school supplies and fills backpacks for middle and high school students in the TTSD. Last year (2012) we filled 110 backpacks using an endowment grant and donations from the congregation. A shopping list will be available soon. The event will take place on August 14, 2013 at 6:30 pm in Calvin’s Fellowship Hall.