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Outreach & Community

Community outreach has traditionally been an important part of the life of Calvary Parish.

Tarboro Community Outreach Center (TCO) is the product of ecumenical, business, and individual efforts to establish a facility which seeks to meet the needs of the homeless and destitute.  Calvary Parish was instrumental in its development and continues to support its functions.  The Food Pantry, which began at Calvary Church, is now a part of TCO.

The Community Enrichment Organization, which helps children in need, keeps an office in Calvary’s Memorial Hall.  The Teen-Mom Mentors (Parish members paired with teen-aged moms) is one of its programs.

Calvary Church pre-school is a non-denominational pre-school serving children ages two through four years.  For more than thirty years, this pre-school has brought educational and social opportunities to children in Tarboro and Edgecombe County.  This school is open to all children, and financial aid is available.

Mission trips to Costa Rica have been an integral part of Calvary Church in past years.  Medical, construction, and education aid highlight this mission work by adults and young people.  Recently, Calvary has partnered with Church of the Good Shepherd, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in continuing these trips.

Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina along the Mississippi coast, Calvary Church extended its outreach to St. Patrick’s, Long Beach, Mississippi, as that parish worked to rebuild its church.

Calvary Church continues its outreach, both within the community and beyond.