Missions seeks not only to meet immediate needs, but, also, to foster mutual relationships where all participants are met with dignity, engaged in shared leadership, and growing together in God’s love. It is a challenge for all of us to prioritize people over programs, relationships over resources, and development of long-term solutions over quick fixes.

Learning, Giving, and Acting in 2021:

Covenant Relationship with Haitian Assets for Peace International

Support and friendship of refugee family from the Democratic Republic of Congo

UM Committee on Relief Sunday offering and disaster appeals

Habitat for Humanity, assisting with Roosevelt Plaza build

NECOM Supper House, serving neighbors

Adult Faith Formation classes on the status of affordable home ownership and housing

Heifer Project International support

Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas special offerings for Red Bird Mission, United Methodist Community House, GVSU Wesley Fellowship, Clark Home Foundation, Church World Service, and Native American Ministries

Thanksgiving Food Ingathering for South End Community Outreach Ministries and North End Community Ministries

Caring Coins monthly giving of coins to local ministries serving persons holistically

To learn, give, and act contact Kip Smalligan at kipsmalligan@gmail.com.