Activities and Events
- We had a Ladies Day April 24, 2021 with Becky Blackmon from Waco Texas. We were very inspired with this day of encouragement and fellowship with women from West Michigan to Elkhart and Goshen, IN, Dowagiac MI, Benton Harbor MI, St Joseph MI, and several other area congregations plus many other visitors from the community! She left us encouraged and inspired through her talk about "Singing In The Rain" Handling our struggles with God by our side. The most repeated phrase from the day was "Thank You, This was Just What We Needed".
- We plan to have Shelia Butt from Texas come up for a Ladies Day of Inspiration April 2022. Shelia is an excellent speaker for women and speaks nationwide as well as in other countries outside the US. Shelia was the Texas State Representative for 8 years and now devotes much of her time in writing and speaking to Ladies of all ages and has a summer program for girls each June. More information to follow as we get more plans together.
- We just completed a Gospel Seminar With Joe Wells from Columbia, Tennessee May 2-5, 2021. Joe is a well known Gospel speaker for all areas of the church; ie Gospel meetings, Youth Rallys, Seminars etc. and has a weekly Podcast on facebook titled "Hey Joe". He did an excellent job of inspiring us and motivating us to "Come Together in Christ" as we strive to serve our community and encourage one another to be better Servants together in Christ. We hope to have another Seminar Meeting in 2022, more will be posted on this as time gets closer.
- Each year in September we take a group to Valparaiso Indiana to the Shults Lewis Children’s Home to prepare hamburgers for their Annual Day, then donate the money back to the Children’s Home.
- We collect commodity items for Shults Lewis Childrens Home each year in June. This year we collected Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonaise and Pickles and surpassed our goal for collections.
- Vacation Bible School has been held yearly since 2004 (Until Covid hit and has had to be postponed until 2022) . Our VBS continues to grow year after year and this is something the entire congregation is involved with. We are looking forward again to having a great evangelistic VBS helping our community learn about Christ and His Love for all. We plan for VBS to take place the summer of 2022 The theme is "Faith Force, Heroes of Godly Living".
- Our youth and adults also serve Beechwood Hills Christian Youth Camp as campers, counselors in training, counselors and volunteers in many other ways. Each year we collect paper products for use during the camp weeks. We delivered a large supply of Napkins, Paper Towels and Toilet paper .
- We have a Pantry for those in need; members bring in items on a weekly basis to keep our pantry supplied. We also have a freezer pantry which we receive donations from a local food company. Also a clothing pantry is available to all in need.
- We recently added a "Blessing Box" for the community to "help themselves". We keep the box supplied with non perishable items Breakfast foods, peanut butter and Jelly, Pasta dinners, Juice, water and school supplies etc.