Sure, it’s a good song title (for both Joe Cocker and the Beatles), but it’s also the message at the core of one of our four Pillars … namely, Service. I’ve accumulated many quotes and sayings over the years which I take great pleasure in sharing with my kids at opportune moments of learning (yes, I’m sure they enjoy those moments just as much as I do!), and most of them start with “there’s an old saying …” One of my favorites is, “people want to help you, they just don’t know it yet.” It amazes me sometimes how willing people are to help if asked, yet how hard it is for us to ask for help. Well today I’m going to ask for your help … for my friends, of course.

I don’t think I’m stepping out of line with my request because about a year and a half ago we fielded a survey to the congregation, and one of the most important services sought by Mount Calvary members was community service. Yes, it feels good to help, and our church is where many members of our congregation find just the right match for their interests. There are so many different opportunities to help others, whether by giving your time, donating clothing and school supplies, or through financial gifts. We have many partners who can use your help, and many are highlighted in the church bulletin each week. This past week there were four opportunities listed; the Many Hands Many Meals Packaton could use your hands November 10-12 to pack meals for the hungry, and your donations of needed items would be greatly appreciated by His House, the RAK Warehouse, and some local schools. Please take a look at the many partnerships we support, and lend a hand where possible. These groups do incredible work, and they do need your help. If you are looking for something just a bit different, contact Chris Anderson at chris.anderson@mountcalvary.org to discuss other volunteer opportunities.

Mount Calvary is also asking for your support this month as we kick off our annual stewardship campaign for operations. You have probably already received your invitation to make a pledge for the 2018 general fund, and we invite you to bring your pledge to worship on November 11-12 or drop it by the office anytime during the next month. Your contributions are the reason Mount Calvary is able to offer its incredible variety of spiritual, supportive, educational and entertaining programming throughout the year. If you’re technologically inclined, you can visit our new website for online giving options at www.mountcalvary.org.
Thanks in advance for your help!