Crossroad Bible Institute (CBI) is an international discipleship ministry for prisoners and their families. Crossroad equips the church to disciple people in prison with the Word of God, free of charge, wherever they are incarcerated. It is a personal, in-depth and long-term program that is uniquely designed to help incarcerated persons grow dramatically in a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ, preparing them for and assisting them with successful reentry upon release. This ministry involves encouraging your student by writing letters, praying for your student, correcting lessons, and investing your time in the life of another. Mentors are always needed. For more information on how to be involved contact Tom Veldman and/or go to www.crossroadbible.org.
Family Promise on the Lakeshore addresses family homelessness by providing shelter and hospitality in church facilities. Calvin Church opens its doors 2 times a year, 1 week at a time, to homeless families in our area. Ways to be involved are as follows: prepare a meal, overnight hosts (with comfy beds), set up, tear down, laundry (sheets, blankets & towels). There is a volunteer opportunity for everyone. If you would like more information or would like to volunteer see Carl & Bonnie Bergman and/or go to www.fp-lakeshore.org.
Feeding America Trucks: Calvin provides 7-8 trucks per year and serves breakfast on the date of the food distribution which runs smoothly with the help of many volunteers. For more info on food trucks see Nancy Mellema or Kathy Hoogstra, or go to http://www.feedwm.org
Friendship Ministry is a wonderful program that gives special time for special needs. Volunteers form friendships with special needs adults in meetings held on Thursday evenings from October through April. Included activities are prayer and share times, music, Bible lessons, snack times and monthly special activities. This is a wonderful opportunity to both give and receive a blessing while sharing God's love with others. If you have questions or would like more information on how to get involved see Jan Weiden and/or go to www.friendship.org.
Household Pantry is made up of volunteers, together with Love INC, who facilitate the pantry which is a wonderful resource for someone when referred by the Red Cross, a Homeless Shelter, or Prison Re-entry. This pantry is offered once if a person is in transition. We are always looking for new or gently used household items. If you would like to volunteer, donate or get more information see Cornie VanTol or Dee Scott and/or go to www.loveincofmuskegon.com.
MAP Supper House provides meals to those less fortunate, but along with providing food, they also provide attention, respect, dignity, love, opportunities, friendship and a sense of “belonging”. Calvin volunteers sign up to serve dinner on the 1st Monday of each month. This ministry is facilitated through the Deacons. For more information go to www.missionforareapeople.org/serving-the-community/supper-house.
Sacred Suds is a community center that offers neighbors beautiful facilities for laundry and showers. Volunteers from area churches bring in hot and cold meals on a daily basis for all neighbors who stop by. Calvin Church volunteers prepare and deliver meals one week out of the month. This ministry is facilitated by Hearts & Hands. If you would like more information see Henriet Meyers and/or go to www.communityencompass.org/sacred-suds.
Safe-Baby Crib Ministry (Pack-N-Play ministry) plays a vital role ensuring a safe sleep environment for babies. Up to 2 pack-n-plays are given out each month. Applications are filled out and approved by Love INC. Delivery of the pack-n-plays may be needed at times. This ministry is facilitated through the Deacons. For more information go to www.loveincofmuskegon.com/church-ministries/crib-layette-ministries/
SERVE Muskegon: We host youth mission teams from the U.S. and Canada to do service projects in our community for one week in the summer.
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