Give to at least one of the following Conference Christ Centered Mission & Ministry Projects.
Christ Centered Mission & Ministry Gift
A general gift may be given in lieu of selecting a specific project. Funds given will be used to build capacity and sustainability of Conference Christ Centered Mission & Ministry projects in the Michigan Annual Conference.
Adrian college pre-seminary program
The Major Cole Pre-Seminary Association program has been in existence for almost 100 years. It is built around academic study of philosophy/religion and a vocational discernment group. Dr. Christopher P. Momany is the advisor and “hands-on” leader.
Asbury Community Development Corporation
Asbury is the light and hands of Christ burning bright on Flint’s Eastside, a neighborhood devastated by toxic water, violence, poverty, and hopelessness. The Asbury Farm is providing lead-mitigating produce. Asbury’s Neighborhood Connect ministry is providing water resources including filters to residents unable to drive to our Help Center which offers food and health services. God is on the move in Flint.
The Baldwin Center’s mission is to feed, clothe, educate and empower the men, women and children of the Pontiac community. It offers more than 25 programs that meet basic needs, give assistance in a crisis, provide education and enrichment opportunities, and serve as a safety net. Among these services are soup kitchen, clothes closet, holiday store & baskets, laundry, after school program, summer enrichment camp, hygiene items, etc. The Baldwin Center is connecting and training partner agencies to increase client empowerment through ‘Innovative Frameworks’.
Cass Community Social Services
Cass Community Social Services offers programs to people living in areas of concentrated poverty in Detroit. The four program areas are: food, health/mental health care, housing and employment.
Clark Retirement Community, Inc.
Philanthropy is a major component of many services provided to our residents and supported through the generous gifts of our donors. The Clark Foundation gives opportunities to support the mission of Clark, primarily through gifts to Benevolent Care which provides financial support to those residents who, through no fault of their own, have depleted their financial resources. Other services include the Montessori program, Music Therapy, and many life enrichment activities.
Community Ministries Program (at Grand Rapids: Trinity United Methodist Church)
Our mission is to coordinate an after-school program with a local elementary school by providing community accessible trainings/workshops, building community partnerships with local organizations, and creating special projects that bring together church and community.
Conference Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Response
Provides training, and encourages persons to respond for early recovery and reconstruction after a disaster. Responds with a caring, Christian presence after a disaster. Collaborates with UMCOR to lead training curriculum to assist the local church in preparing for emergencies and during various phases of disaster.
A program supporting the stabilization and restoration of Flint through programs focused on lead-mitigating nutrition, violence prevention, educational empowerment, and family continuity.
Fresh Aire Samaritan Counseling Center
FASCC provides a unique form of psychological and spiritual assistance. Counselors help clients recognize and address the dynamics underlying their stress. We provide affordable, quality, short and long-term counseling, life coaching, education, and consultation to help individuals and families experience healing, growth, and wholeness of mind, body, and spirit.
God’s Country Cooperative Parish
God’s Country Cooperative Parish (GCCP) is comprised of seven churches spread over 250 square miles in the eastern part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The seven churches combine their resources, share their faith, and actively work to bring self-esteem, hope and the love of God to all throughout the Parish. GCCP hosts mission teams in the summer to do home repairs and improvements in our communities and coordinates food and clothing distribution.
CIRCLES - GRAND RAPIDS
Circles GR is a Chapter of Circles USA, whose mission is to inspire and equip persons from every economic class to permanently reduce poverty.
Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy – Michigan
HYLA – Michigan, a part of the national HYLA program, identifies, recruits, and facilitates the leadership development of high school while taking into consideration their specific context.
Holton Community Center
HCC is an environmental rural ministry. HCC is highly organized ministry which supplies basic needs, programs, and referrals to clients in an isolated, rural area of Muskegon County. It links area churches together in creating relationships with clients the that build self-sufficiency and draws them closer to Christ.
Joy Southfield Community Development Corporation
Joy-Southfield has developed a strategy to systematically promote health equity, including access to healthy food, safe recreational facilities, education, housing, community safety, and the workforce.
Justice for Our Neighbors – Michigan
JFON – MI is a faith-driven ministry that welcomes immigrants and refugees into churches and communities by providing free legal services to immigrants who cannot afford a private attorney. It is also committed to providing education to the immigrant community and the community at large and advocacy for fair and humane laws and policies.
Liberia Ministry Partnership
The Liberia Ministry Partnership works to support and extend the covenant relationship between the people of the Michigan Annual Conference and the Liberia Annual Conference.
Maple Valley Community Center of Hope
MVCCH is a UMC related agency that feeds the hungry and clothes the needy in Nashville, Vermontville and Woodland, MI. A weekly box of food is given to those who meet IRS Poverty Guidelines. The Free Store provides clothing and housewares. Hope for Babies provides diapers and wipes. Nurse Services provides blood pressure checks and listens to those with health concerns. Hope for Education provides life skills classes to help these people break free from the cycle of poverty.
Methodist Children’s Home Society
The Methodist Children’s Home Society provides individualized treatment, care, advocacy, and permanency to children and families impacted by childhood trauma. Through its residential, transitional living, foster care, and adoption programs, as well as its educational and clinical services, it provides for and advocate on behalf of victims of child abuse and neglect.
Michigan Area United Methodist Camping
MAUMC is an ongoing support for camp scholarships, capital improvements, and direct gifts to nine camp sites.
Michigan-Haiti Covenant Partnership
The Michigan-Haiti Covenant Partnership works to support and extend the covenant relationship between the people of the Michigan Annual Conference and the people of the Methodist Church of Haiti.
Michigan State University Wesley Campus Ministries
MSU Wesley Campus Ministries is a Christian Community of young adults that loves without exception, serves without judgment and rejoices without restraint. Our students engage a mission field of young adults from Michigan State University, Lansing Community College and Greater Lansing. Raising principled leaders for the church and for the world is at the core of our mission.