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CROP Hunger Walk September 27, 2020Our team is taking action to help families living with hunger both globally and in our own back yards! We're asking everyone who can to help Kirk in the Hills reach goals within our grasp:1) more meals for the growing number of people who need them in our community, and2) more food security around the world
For the 2020 CROP Walk: Pandemic Edition, Team Kirk will walk Together in Spirit. You can gather friends and family to walk in your neighborhood or join with others to walk on the Kirk campus with masks and social distancing or walk in the sanctity of your home. However you choose to walk, our challenge to each walker is 2020 Vision – raise $20 more OR 20% more than in past years. Please register to walk and, most importantly, strive to find three people to support you in your walk and donate. You'll be surprised who will!
This year's co-captains;Sheri Falvay – firstname.lastname@example.org | (248) 425-7065Ann Manning – email@example.com | (248) 808-5566
Please donate to our team today to make these goals a reality! Together we can make a difference.
– Team Kirk in the Hills
*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.
Life Remodeled • October 5–10, 2020Life Remodeled Video
Life Remodeled is a Detroit-based nonprofit working to revitalize different areas in Detroit each year. Projects are determined by the community's needs and vision.
Hope Against Trafficking
Hope Against Trafficking is seeking volunteers to offer two or more hours of help with the renovation of its Pontiac housing facilities for survivors of human trafficking. Days/times vary.Contact Amy Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org to help!
Baldwin CenterOn the second Thursday of each month, six Kirk volunteers are needed to help serve dinner to the children and families at Baldwin Center from 5:00–7:00 p.m. Contact Glenda Herb at email@example.com with questions.
On the third Tuesday each month (except June, July and August), 4–6 Kirk volunteers are needed to prepare and serve dinner to about 20–25 people at CARE House. Dinner is served from 5:30–6:00 p.m., but you can arrive as early as 4:30 p.m. and use their kitchen, or prepare the meal ahead of time at home. By serving, you are helping children who are victims of child abuse. If you have questions, please contact Nancy Waldo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rebuilding TogetherEach spring, the Kirk provides a team of volunteers for the Rebuilding Together build project in Pontiac. Contact Pastor Fernando at email@example.com with questions.
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 Julie Walker at (248) 973-8001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Oakland Shelter Dates for 2021 to be announced
Breaking the cycle of homelessness—that is the vital mission of the South Oakland Shelter (SOS). For eight 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.
Volunteers are needed during our SOS week to help those experiencing homelessness by serving meals, providing transportation, assisting on the computer, and more. Please contact Julie walker at email@example.com or (248) 973-8001,
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.