Living Sanctuary at Calvary

In accordance with Micah 6:8, Calvary is committed to the biblical teaching to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God. Welcoming and walking with immigrants and refugees in our city has been a long-time commitment for our congregation, even before we became a sanctuary church in 2018.

With your participation and support, Calvary will continue and expand this work, growing the impact we can make in San Francisco, the Bay Area and the world. We invite you to join us and get involved with Calvary’s Living Sanctuary Team.

Calvary Answers A Knock at the Door

Learn about one family’s journey from Honduras to San Francisco and how Calvary responded with hospitality and compassion.

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Throughout the year, we offer one-time and ongoing serving opportunities. The Living Sanctuary team and its supporters have helped our immigrant friends by:

  • Writing letters of support to immigrants in detention. 
  • Attending court hearings and appointments (once in-person court hearings resume).
  • Assisting with written and verbal translation opportunities. We’re in urgent need of Spanish-speaking volunteers!
  • Connecting immigrants to local resources: sharing information about pop-up food pantries, pro-bono legal services, and other community partners.
  • Creating a small COVID-19 emergency fund since undocumented immigrants aren’t eligible for many government programs. In 2020, we raised $3,000 and matched it with $2500 from the church’s operating budget for a total of $5500! We’ve already used some of the funds to help pay rent for several families.
  • Reaching out to our networks to help find odd jobs. Many of the adults we support either lost their jobs or their hours were decreased.
A Calvary Living Sanctuary mission trip

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  • Please let us know about your special skills (e.g. languages other than English?) and interests.


Living Sanctuary programs are made possible by the generosity of members and friends; by supporting Calvary you are making a difference in the lives of immigrants and refugees. 

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