Mission in Service
Hands-On Projects / Organizations We Support
Our church supports local, national, and international missions with funding and hands-on support. Some of our current mission partners include the following organizations.
Little Free Pantry
This pantry provides non-perishables, canned goods, and personal hygiene supplies and is available to anyone who is in need at any time of day. In our neighborhood, that could be school children on their way home stopping for a snack or it could be someone walking to the church from Woodward to grab a can of soup for dinner that night. The LFP was installed in August 2019, and congregants and neighbors alike are encouraged to bring small donations. The idea behind a Little Free Pantry is for neighbors to help neighbors.
Our church supports Common Ground (now a part of Lighthouse) with supplies for young people to furnish their first apartments. Several times throughout the year, members donate new items from silverware to mops to cleaner, so that a young person’s new apartment is well-stocked and offers a welcoming space to call home.
Song and Spirit Center
The church supports several ministries of Song and Spirit Center in Royal Oak. We pack snacks
for the SnackPax initiative, giving food to local kids who otherwise not have enough to eat.
We also create plarn (plastic yarn) to repurpose plastic grocery bags into useable mats for those experiencing homelessness.
Organizations We Support with Gifts of Funding:
The Mission in Service Committee continued to focus on the impact giving areas of home, health, and hunger. On behalf of the congregation, donations were made to: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (to help disaster survivors in the United States and around the world); the Arab-American Chaldean Council (which supports Middle East and other communities, including Refugees, in Southeast Michigan, and has helped our church support the Afghan family we sponsor); Lighthouse and Shared Mission for Presbytery (a way to support local missions throughout our presbytery that are not funded through Per Capita gifts); Forgotten Harvest, Gleaners, Open Hands Food Pantry, and Westminster Church of Detroit for their Thanksgiving dinner program.