Serve in our Community
American Red Cross Blood Drive
We host the American Red Cross in its blood drive campaigns with five to six annual blood drives. Volunteers are needed to set up, clean up and donate blood. Check our calendar for our next blood drive. Sign up to donate blood here.
We support Community enCompass, a Christian Community Development Organization in our city’s core neighborhoods. Their projects include:
- Bethany Housing
- Sacred Suds
- Youth Empowerment Project (YEP)
- McLaughlin Grows
- Food for Health (MPFH)
- Community Supported Agriculture
- Urban Immersion
- “I am Neighbor”
- Neighborhood Christmas Store
Exit (Ex-offenders in Transition)
We support EXIT, Empowering Ex-Offenders in Transition, a program to provide men returning to their community from incarceration at the Muskegon County Jail with intense job and life skills training, education, and work experience. We have partnered with EXIT to provide a meal once a month for inmates and their families. If you are interested in becoming involved in this ministry, please contact Alice Habina.
Family Promise of the Lakeshore
We partner with Family Promise of the Lakeshore to address family homelessness by providing shelter and hospitality in our church building. Families receive casework support, life skills training, and other services at the Family Promise Day Center. We host the Family Promise program for one full week, several times a year. Check our newsletter, bulletin, and website to learn when we are hosting and how you can help by serving as a volunteer host and/or providing food for the families.
Fresh Coast Alliance
We work with Fresh Coast Alliance to help provide mentorship, employment, job skills/life skills training, and recovery support for men and women who are transitioning from incarceration to responsible living in the community. Volunteers are needed to work with staff in various ways to aid training and support sessions.
Living Waters Ministry
Living Water Ministries believes that the work we do changes lives and the world by providing communities where faith can grow, leadership can be cultivated, and service can be practiced. While the work we do resembles a classic approach to summer camp, we also have programs that serve adults with developmental disabilities, children in foster care, and families experiencing homelessness. Through our Bridge Builders program for high school youth, campers are trained as leaders with a raised awareness of the ills of racism. Through our shared MYLA program, campers have immersive cross-cultural experiences where stereotypes are destroyed as we walk alongside one another as an expression of the reign of God.
Mission for Area People
Mission for Area People is a faith-based organization providing Muskegon County residents with resources to meet basic needs, promote self-sufficiency, and improve quality of life.
Step Up Muskegon
We support Step Up Muskegon as they operate a women’s home and a men’s home in the city of Muskegon. These houses provide homes for up to four young women and four young men ages 18-24. Residents live in community by sharing a common kitchen, dining, and living area while maintaining their privacy by having their own bedroom. This living arrangement promotes responsibility, community, cooperation and relationships among the residents.