Serving Our Community

August 14, 2011

Currently about 1 in 4 families in our congregation lives in Comstock township. That’s not a particularly high percentage. But having our building located adjacent to Comstock High School gives our congregation a certain level of visibility in Comstock. With that visibility comes a responsibility to, “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (Matt 5:16 NASB).

During 2011 we have been looking for ways to serve people in Comstock. Here are some of the things we’ve done thus far.

  • In February, we worked with RBM Ministries to host a monthly “release time” Bible class for children who attend Comstock North Elementary school. We plan to resume this ministry again this fall.
  • In May, we offered Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University for people throughout the township. The Comstock Community Center promoted the class through their newsletter mailed out to every home in the township.
  • In June, we ran the children’s game area at  the Comstock Daze Family Festival. The festival is a community effort to raise funds for the Great Lakes Burn Camp.

This month we have a new opportunity to serve our neighbors in Comstock. The Comstock Community Center would like to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to “high-risk” children who are starting school this fall. These are kids who live at or below the poverty level. Many are from single parent households. Some have a parent incarcerated.

At this time of year local stores sell school supplies at very low prices, so we would like to see how many filled backpacks we can gather as a church family by the end of August.

Here’s what the Community Center would like to provide to children:

  1. A small backpack for 4-5 year old (big enough for a set of clothes in case of accidents/getting dirty)
  2. Tissue packets
  3. Pencils
  4. A folder for carrying papers to and from school
  5. Glue stick(s)
  6. Crayons
  7. A large eraser
  8. Spiral notebook
  9. Washable markers
  10. A ruler

 – Bryan Craddock


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Thank you for letting God work through all of you to provide 52 backpacks full of school supplies for at-risk children starting school in Comstock this year! Pray that some of the families might join us for our Kids’ Day event next Sunday.



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