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 4 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 and Bonnie Bergman and/or go to www.fp-lakeshore.org.
Feeding America Food Trucks - Calvin Church became involved with Feeding America approximately 10 years ago in partnership with Love INC. The FA trucks deliver surplus food for distribution to our neighbors in need. It has become a wonderful opportunity for our members to serve and interact with our community. We provide 7-8 trucks per year and serve breakfast on the date of the food distribution. Relationships have developed through the fellowship of sharing a meal and conversation, and many look forward to the social aspect of this time together. This ministry is facilitated by Sheri Byers, Kathy Hoogstra, Nancy Mellema and runs smoothly with the help of many volunteers.
Friendship Ministries 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 Carl and Bonnie Bergman or 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. Also, if you would like to volunteer 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 (Nancy Johnson). 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 through Community enCompass. 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 (Jean Wilbur). For more information go to www.loveincofmuskegon.com/church-ministries/crib-layette-ministries/
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