Church & Society

DISASTER ASSISTANCE TEAM HEADS TO NEW JERSEY

Our intrepid team travels to Point Pleasant NJ Oct 4-11 to assist that community with rebuilding efforts following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. INTERESTED PARTICIPANTS should plan to attend an important INFORMATION MEETING Sunday, August 24 following the 10:30 worship service. Completed paperwork is expected at that time, along with a deposit on the $250 cost for the trip. Below are the three forms needed for the trip, for you to print out, complete, and bring to the meeting:

JerseyTrip – MedForm (PDF)    JerseyTrip – MedForm (Word)

JerseyTrip – ReleaseForm (PDF)  JerseyTrip – ReleaseForm (Word)

JerseyTrip – SkillForm (PDF)   JerseyTrip – SkillForm (Word)

 

 

MISSION IN ACTION!

Here are a few of the ministries we support through the generous giving of RGPC members and friends:         Gleaners Community Food Bank  of Southeastern Michigan                                          

2131 Beaufait St · Detroit

(313) 923-3535 ·  http://www.gcfb.org

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What We Do

Gleaners Efficiency 2013 - 93%For more than 35 years, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been “nourishing communities by feeding hungry people.” Last year, Gleaners distributed 41 million pounds of emergency food to more than 550 partner soup kitchens, shelters and pantries in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties. We alleviate hunger by providing the equivalent of more than 100,000 meals per day to people who otherwise cannot afford the food they need. Of every dollar donated, Gleaners uses 93 cents for food and food programs. One dollar provides three meals for a hungry neighbor.

img_gleanersharvest-summer13-big         thumb_40213     Barnabas Youth Opportunities Center:

3530 Grand River Ave · Detroit.  (313) 831-4488
http://www.barnabasyouth.net   Mission“to encourage and promote development of youth and other individuals within the community by creating positive, meaningful work, learning and recreational opportunities; to provide a positive image and service which leads to the development of strong social and individual responsibility as a deterent and alternative to crime,  substance abuse and destructive behavior.”
MH900439573 IMG_0189PENTAX Image       Freedom House Detroit:   Asylum for refugees and victims of political persecution 2630 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit · (313) 964-4320   http://www.freedomhousedetroit.org   31623_10151177993444372_1356759660_n Freedom House1   “Freedom House is a temporary home for survivors of persecution from around the world seeking legal asylum in the United States and Canada. We are the only agency in the United States that provides all services needed by those fleeing persecution in their home country.”   Freedom House Photo2 935224_10151423926329372_1087058035_n24001_331831704371_4249254_n Freedom House Detroit