Welcome to Calvary Episcopal Church

Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday. The Church and offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Visitors are always welcome at Calvary.

Look for the marked visitor parking spaces in our parking lot.

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Calling All Calvary Campers and Friends

Sunday, January 22, 2017
A Calvary Camp Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 3 p.m. on the fourth Sunday
here at Calvary Church, in the Refectory. All are welcome! Campers, families, staff, alumni, and friends please join us and spread the good news.

Plan ahead for these dates in 2017
February 26
March 26 • April 23 • May 28
August 27 • September 24
October 22 • November 26

Saturday, February 4 at 6 p.m.

Somehow we are less than a month away from the annual Calvary Episcopal Church Chili Fest. What is Chili Fest you are wondering? It is a fellowship event, a time to come together on a cold evening, eat hot chili (or mild) and have time to share with friends old and new. Your whole family is invited, there will be food provided for kids, as well as some entertainment for them.

There are a number of ways to be involved with Chili Fest. Firstly, come, bring your family, and bring a friend. Everyone is invited to bring something to eat (Chili, Cornbread, or a Salad) or something to drink (Soft drink, Beer, or Wine). We will also need volunteers to help make this event happen: helping set up, serving drinks, organizing food as it arrives, and cleaning up.

You are now able to find sign up sheets to volunteer and to RSVP in the Parish Hall on Sundays and near the reception desk during the week. If you have any questions please contact The Rev’d T.J. Freeman (tjfreeman@calvarypgh.org) or Lyn Orr (lynreedorr@gmail.com).

I hope to see you on February 4th at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall at Calvary Episcopal Church.

Every Blessing… T.J.

February 3 thru 5, 2017

Visit the Diocesan Website for the complete schedule
and to Register for Events

Printed brochures and response cards
are also available on the tract racks
and on the Parish Hall table at Calvary

Expensive technology gives voice to the voiceless

by Shannon Perrine, WTAE TV 4 Noon & Evening Anchor

Pittsburgh scientists are working to help ALS patients who have lost the ability to talk find their voice. Keen and Judy Compher were interviewed about ALS and speaking devices.

Watch the video here on the WTAE website.

The 2017 Annual Appeal

Read the Stewardship Letter, and
view and print the pledge card here.

Mark and Michelle Rust
Co-Chairs of the Stewardship Committee

The Rector's Forum

The Acts of the Apostles, a sequel to the Gospel of Luke, tells the story of
the early followers of Jesus, after his Ascension, and the growth of the faith
among Jesus’s own people in Jerusalem then throughout the known world.

The class will resume on Sunday, January 8, 2017.

The Winter/Spring 2017 Schedule is here!

View the Full Schedule Here.

The Multimedia Page - Look and Listen

Click here to listen to sermons, watch videos,
and look at our photo galleries.

Becca Stevens - Thistle Farms

Visit the Thistle Farms website here.

A selection of products is now available at the Bookstore at Calvary.

The recent Episcopal Church Women’s event featured a powerful and poignant talk by the Rev. Becca Stevens, founder of Thistle Farms. The latter is a community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking, and addiction and believe love is the strongest force for change in the world. 

In 1997, Becca created a two-year residential program called Magdalene.  It has grown over the years to now include additional homes, inmate program, and referral services. In 2001, Becca started a body care company to give jobs to survivors. By 2016, Thistle Farms sales passed the $2,000,000 mark and survivors earned more than $850,000 in wages through four Thistle Farms social enterprises.

Becca has saved women across the country and around the world, so please vote for her on the CNN website. This is truly one time you can vote early and often, up to 10 times each day. If she wins, CNN will give her $100,000.

You can also support this amazing priest and her survivors by purchasing Thistle Farms products at the Calvary Bookstore and Whole Foods. Ebony, daughter of a survivor, graduated from college, started working for Thistle Farms and convinced Whole Foods to carry these products.

Thank you for caring!

After Election Sermon

Listen to the sermon and Read the sermon as a PDF

The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh

For the latest news, visit the website at www.episcopalpgh.org.

What's new at EECM?

Visit the East End Cooperative Ministry website

An amazing video

We recently had a small drone filming in and around Calvary.
Take a look at the video.

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315 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206


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Sunday, January 15, 2017: The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., and 11 a.m.

Christian Formation classes for all ages at 10 a.m.

A Service of CandleMass at 5 p.m.

Nursery care is available during the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.
315 Shady Avenue at Walnut Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-4388
Phone: 412.661.0120
Fax: 412.661.6077
Email: calvary@calvarypgh.org