BOLTON LANDING - Rev. Dr. Vincent Samuel from the Calvary Community Church in Chennai, India will speak at the 9 a.m. worship service Sunday, June 7 at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 19 Stewart Ave.
Calvary Community Church was started in 1981 and has now grown into a church with three Tamil services and one English service. They also have a service specifically for teenagers. The Genesis Cafe is a place for youth to meet and enjoy musical and cultural programs
Calvary runs a free day care and night tutoring center. It allows both parents to work to support their families while leaving their young ones in good hands.
The Calvary Community Church converted one of the dwellings into a computer classroom with three computers loaded with a variety of applications. Students who know those three programs will be able to find work and provide for their families. Many of the residents of Kannagi Nagar have little or no access to computers, so the free learning program provides something that many of them can't afford. About 200 students have completed the three-month course and at least 80 have found computer-related jobs. The same goes for the tailoring program, which is a 6-month course, after which they can take a government exam and receive a certification.