The Ministries of our Church
Community Service provides an opportunity to reach out to the world as ambassadors for Christ and meet physical, mental, and emotional needs. We are told that “many have no faith in God and have lost confidence in man. But they appreciate acts of sympathy and helpfulness. As they see one with no inducement of earthly praise or compensation coming to their homes, ministering to the sick, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, comforting the sad, and tenderly pointing all to Him . . . their hearts are touched. . . . They see that God cares for them, and as His Word is opened they are prepared to listen.”—Medical Ministry, p. 247.
|Brenda Brown (231-275-6143) and Nancy Reece (231-946-5667) are the Leaders of our Community Services department. A food pantry for the needy in the Traverse City area will be opperating every second and forth Wednesday from 12 noon to 2:00pm. For more information on our service programs, click the tabs on the side navigation bar||
Several quilts have been donated to the new Goodwill Inn, with more being made to follow. We went to the Open House and saw our quilts on the beds. It is a very nice facility, and our quilts brightened the rooms!Sixty gift bags containing a scarf, scraper, booklet, etc. were put together for the Benzie Food Pantry to be given out during the holidays
We are making large bags to hold a quilt, stuffed animal and toiletries. These bags will go to children involved in a fire or who have been removed from their parents.
Come and join us! We can use your help. Wednesday Noon – 3:00 PM.
As you can imagine, this program requires a lot of work, and thankfully, Brenda gets help from several dedicated volunteers on her staff. We can always use more help. Please join us in our working sessions on Wednesday from 12:00 AM - 3:00 PM, weather permitting, or contact Brenda to see what you can do to help out.
Adventist Community Services meets people’s immediate needs through social services such as tutoring and mentoring programs, Youth Volunteer Corps, health screening education and assistance, inner city missions, and disaster response.
Want to be involved? You can join one of the exhisting ministries or start one of your own!