“The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love” (Galatians 5:6). This Bible verse is the heartbeat of our church, and is the reason we show our love for God and people in practical ways. Here are a list of organizations where you, your family, or your small group can put your faith in action by serving the poor and those in need.
Compassion happens best in the context of relationships. Begin with your immediate circle of relationships: co-workers, single moms, single dads, neighbors, family members, and friends. Even if they aren’t homeless, how are they in need? How can you be a blessing to them? How can you show God’s love in practical ways to them?
Friends of Foster Kids
They provide a “Christmas” for foster children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect and placed in temporary housing or shelters. Friends of Foster Kids purchases, assembles toys (when required!), wraps, and delivers Christmas presents for 1,400 foster kids across Macomb and Oakland Counties so they need hundreds of volunteers all November and December long to help make this happen!
Phone: 586.307.GIFT (4438)
This is a group of men, women and young adults who assist widows, single parents, elderly, the disabled, veterans and low-income individuals by completing home repair and improvement projects with the objective to create a safe, functional living that will improve the quality of their lives.
This has has been a busy season of putting our faith in action. Here is a snapshot: For the 8th year in a row, our church partnered with Samaritan’s Purse on Operation Christmas Child, an initiative to spread the love of Jesus to children around the world through shoe boxes packed with small gifts. This year our church filled 58 shoe boxes! Plus…. we had a food drive where everything we collected was given to Samaritan’s House food pantry. Plus… our Mission Teens led the way in putting together Thanksgiving baskets filled with food and delivering it to 8 under-resourced families across Shelby Township.