In the Name of Christ is a
clearinghouse ministry. As a clearinghouse, it assesses needs of people
in the Newaygo County
community and determines which agency, organization, or area
church is able to help or if Love INC itself can provide assistance.
Love INc relies on supporting churches for volunteers for its programs
and Grant CRC members are actively involved in many of the ministries.
Volunteers opportunities are numerous and include sorting clothes or
operating the cash register for Love INC's Resale Store, receiving goods
in the warehouse, delivery service to and from Love INC's delivery
truck, or escorting clients through the
Food Pantry. Other areas where volunteers work are as teachers,
child care attendants in the Growing Hope Money Management
wheelchair ramps for the Ramp Ministry, knitting mittens and hats
for the Knitting/Crocheting Ministry, sitting as a Love INC board
member, and many more opportunities.
Grant CRC was one of the founding churches that organized Love INC
and members continue to be heavily involved in that ministry because it
gives us opportunities to meet needs of people in our community.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Newaygo
currently building its 43rd home.
As the organization continues to grow, the
need for volunteers also continues to grow.
Areas where assistance is needed include
construction, fund-raising, family support, annual yard sales days,
committee or board members, and more.
If you are interested in getting involved
with Habitat, contact Julie Sanders at 231-924-0350.
Information coming soon...
Fountain View Retirement Village
Every other month,
alternating with other churches, Grant CRC hosts a
Sunday afternoon worship service for the elderly residents of
Fountain View in Grant. Before the service begins, church members help
staff transport residents to the meeting room. Then we sing familiar
hymns and present a brief message from
God's Word, the Bible. Sometimes there is a special instrumental
number from one of our members. After the 30 minute worship time, we
visit with the residents before they go back to their rooms. Church
volunteers find this ministry very rewarding to see the joy on the
Mobile Food Pantry Information:
Throughout Newaygo County, mobile food trucks
supplied from Feeding America are hosted by churches and other
If you and your family are in need of food
and live in our community, you are eligible to receive approximately 50
lbs of food at the distribution site.
Please bring 2 or 3 boxes or containers to
carry the food.
No proof of income is needed, but the host
will require your name, address, phone number, and number of people in
2012 Schedule for distributions
in the church parking lot:
(anyone arriving before 3 p.m. will not have their
in line held)
February 1, 2012 - 5:00
May 2, 2012 - 5:00 PM
August 1, 2012 - 5:00 PM
November 7, 2012 - 5:00
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