Rebuilding Together–Oakland County • Saturday, April 29Kirk volunteers are needed each spring to partner with Rebuilding Together–Oakland County! On Saturday, April 9, we will assist two elderly homeowners in Pontiac with some basic home repairs. We need your help! If you're handy at home, know the business end of a hammer, paint brush or garden rake, you're qualified! We're not building the home, just making it safe and more livable for the homeowner.
Sign up for the Kirk Rebuilding Together TeamFor more information, please contact Bobi Tallinger at (248) 229-6201, or Gary Gallo at (412) 736-0838 or email@example.com.
South Oakland Shelter • May 14–21 Volunteer Sign Up Available Soon!
Breaking the cycle of homelessness - that is the vital mission of the South Oakland Shelter (SOS). For seven consecutive years, Kirk in the Hills has participated with more than 60 congregations in this amazing and wonderful ministry. SOS provides temporary shelter for over 300 families and individuals each year, along with supportive programs and resources such as career building, rapid re-housing, job readiness and skills to prepare for employment, financial literacy, self care and nutritional planning. They have a food pantry, clothing closet and even teach Yoga techniques to alleviate stress.
Our week to host SOS guests traditionally begins on the Sunday of Mother's day. In past years, Kirk volunteers have housed, fed, transported and cared for approximately 30 men, women and children in a variety of ways. They delivered beds, drove people to and from work, cooked for the families, washed laundry, performed clean-up duties, served as evening hosts, and some stayed the night.
For more information about SOS, please contact Jessica Behenna at (248) 973-8001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CROP Hunger Walk
It's not too late to donate to the 2016 Kirk in the Hills CROP Hunger Walk Team!
Each year in early October, neighbors walk together to take a stand against hunger in our world. Together we raise awareness and funds for international relief and development, as well as local organizations. *CROP stands for Community Response to Overcome Poverty. Walkers from Birmingham and Bloomfield churches follow routes of 1.5, 3 or 5 miles beginning at First United Methodist Church in Birmingham and ending at First Presbyterian Church in Birmingham.
If you have any questions, please email Bob Heuer at email@example.com, or Bobi Tallinger at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us in October each year for the CROP Hunger Walk so that we can continue this amazing tradition of coming together as a congregation, young and old, to end hunger one step at a time!
The Kirk was notified by CWS that we are #17 on the 2015 list of Top 100 Cream of the CROP congregations! Your donations from the 2015 Birmingham/Bloomfield CROP Hunger Walk totaled $13,061. Thank you for your support!
*CROP Hunger Walk is a program of Church World Services (CWS). Founded in 1946, Church World Services is a cooperative ministry of 35 Protestant, Orthodox, and Anglican denominations, providing sustainable self-help and development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance in some 80 countries.
Foster Care Ministry
The foster care system provides placement and supervision for children who are temporary or permanent wards of the state, including children who cannot remain at home because their parents are unable to provide minimal care and supervision. Foster care children may live with their foster care family or if one is not found, they may reside temporarily in an institution such as Children's Village; after the age of 18, they must leave foster care, and many become homeless. Learn how to get involved with the Kirk Foster Care Ministry
For more information, please contact Jessica Behenna at (248) 973-8001 or email@example.com.
Two Pound Challenge
Please remember to bring two pounds of fresh produce with you to church every week! Donations may be placed in Heritage Hall during the coffee hour, or at the collection table on the front patio during the summer coffee hour. The produce is delivered to Baldwin Center to help feed the needy.
Pick up a new Two Pound Challenge bag at coffee hour on Sunday to transport your produce from the grocery store and/or your garden to the Kirk on Sundays!
A variety of items (clothing, baby items, games, books, cleaning supplies, socks, underwear, gloves, mittens) are collected year-round. Donations are collected in the mission hampers located in the entry to Heritage Hall, the refectory foyer, or the Tower of the Apostles near the sanctuary.