Local Ministries

 

Food Cupboard

Kirk of Our Savior has a food cupboard that sits just outside the sanctuary and in plain view of the office and lounge.  Donations to this food cupboard are made regularly by generous members at Kirk of Our Savior and it is never empty.  Any and all food in this cupboard is available (completely free of charge) to anyone who needs it; simply come by the church during office hours.  You are welcome to take as much as you can carry!

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Kirk of Our Savior has a partnership with Wayne-Westland schools including John Glenn High School and the Family Resource Center.  We have participated in such programs as SHH! (Santa Helps High schoolers), where members donate wished-for items (such as fuzzy socks, phone chargers, chapstick, and candy) to students-in-need during the Christmas season, in an effort to share a little joy.  The Kirk helped to fund the Blessings in a Backpack program, a local branch of a national resource offering meals to students-in-need who would otherwise go hungry on non-school days.  The Kirk created the Kirk of Our Savior Student Incidentals Fund for students in need of items that are sometimes overlooked (prom tickets, the means to attend a field trip, application fees for summer programs, etc.).  Currently, we are in the early stages of planning scholarship opportunities.

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Kirk of Our Savior also contributes to many other local organizations.  For example, we donate to Presbyterian Villages for their musical program.

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Al-Anon (support group for friends and family of people suffering from alcoholism) meets at Kirk of Our Savior every Friday night from 7:45-9:30 PM.

Bipolar/Depression Support Group

Weekly depression and bipolar illness support group held in the Kirk lounge and led by Dee Coleman.  The group meets Mondays from 7:30 - 9:00 PM.  Please contact Dee at 313-300-2761 with any questions.

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Christmas Mission Projects!

For 2021, the Kirk is leading a toiletries drive (needed items include shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, pads/tampons, lotion, bar soap, and body wash) to support the Family Resource Center at John Glenn High School/Wayne Westland Community Schools.  Drop off items at the church before Monday, December 13.  All collected items can be left in the care of Carolyn or Pastor Mike at church during office hours (Mon-Thurs, 10-2) or can be left in the back pew of the sanctuary for Pastor Mike to pick up on a Sunday. Thank you!

Additionally, in partnership with Learn Through Play Preschool, we are sponsoring a 12 year-old foster child with Michigan Foster Care Closet.  You can find the wished-for items on the paper cutout "ornaments" on our Christmas tree in the lounge.  You are enthusiastically invited to take one of those ornaments and purchase the suggested gift/gifts on that particular ornament.  All collected gifts can be left in the care of Carolyn or Pastor Mike at church during office hours (Mon-Thurs, 10-2) or can be left in the back pew of the sanctuary for Pastor Mike to collect on a Sunday.  You are invited to take any remaining/additional ornaments next Sunday (12/5) so that we have all items collected and assembled for delivery here at the Kirk by Wednesday, 12/15, at 2 PM at the absolute latest.  Thank you for your participation (and please note that we have been asked to not wrap the items).  Thank you!