August 4th is Outreach Sunday!
We are continually striving to be the “Church” to our community. It is our desire to consistently and strategically foster relationships with leaders and organizations right where we live by serving them and tangibly showing them the love of Christ. Outreach Sunday is a day full of opportunities for all ages to serve. Please consider the different opportunities that are available and sign up on your bulletin insert on Sunday, or contact the church office to be included on a team. We will be offering a pizza lunch to all participants (excluding venues where lunch is provided) following the morning service @ 12 PM. All ministries will begin @ 1 PM. We will not be having the regular Sunday evening service to allow for these ministry opportunities.
Join us as we share the love of Jesus in our community!
Kalamazoo Gospel Mission: We will be arriving near the conclusion of their Sunday lunch. We will be helping with lunch clean-up, begin dinner preparation and organization of food supplies. It is a great opportunity to assist an organization that we support who are ministering to those in need in our community.
Leader: Kami Galvin (Team size 12-15, must be 12 years old)
Portage Central High School: We are blessed to be able to develop a relationship with one of our local high schools. Do you like gardening? We will be working in the high school garden as well as other tasks given to us by the high school principal. A little bit of hard work will be a great way to further our relationship. Gloves and garden tools will be helpful. Lunch will also be provided on site by the high school.
Leaders: Joe Koopsen & Fusion (Team size 25-35)
Alternatives of Kalamazoo: Alternatives promotes the value of human life by serving and counseling families often in crisis situations. We will have opportunities to work both inside and outside. Inside we will be doing some deep cleaning, organizing the baby bottle drive and counting change already collected. Outside we will be helping maintain the landscaping around their ministry center.
Leaders: Phil & Becky Dorton (Team size 15-20)
StoryPoint Senior Living: We will be hosting a dessert fellowship with many of the residents at Story Point. Come for a relaxing time of fellowship with our guests. The residents enjoy meeting people of all different ages from our church.
Leaders: George & Karyn Joshua (Team size 20-25)
Haverhill Elementary School: We will be assisting the Haverhill principal in maintaining the two courtyards used by the students for various classroom activities. Hedge trimming, grass cutting, mulching and weed pulling will make for an exciting ministry! Please bring gloves, rakes, and even a wheelbarrow, if you have one!
Leader: Mike Getsinger (Team size 15-20)
Not able to attend? Desserts are needed for the picnic at StoryPoint. Make your favorite dessert, label and leave it in the church kitchen by August 4th. We will make sure it is given to our friends at StoryPoint. (Disposable pans make things easy!)