Faith in Action

Each week, congregation members generously give in many forms to help our church community through time, talents, and financial gifts. Through our financial gifts and fundraising, a large portion of our budget goes towards our annual missions. Each month we focus on one of our 10 designated missions, which are voted on by a dedicated task force. Our current missions are:

  • Udhhar - Ongoing mission and development work in India.
  • ‚ÄčISAAC - Anti-racism group that seeks to create the beloved community of equality and inclusion in South West Michigan.
  • Kairos Dwelling Home - Free hospice at the end of life in Kalamazoo.
  • SWELL - (Sharing With Everyone Lutheran Love) provides support by collaborating with community agencies that serve foster children and young adults.
  • Samaritas - Provides over 70 program sites in 40 cities transforming communities one life at a time. In our area they help support the transition of new American families to the Kalamazoo area.
  • Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry - A primary food assistance distribution program in Kalamazoo. We partner with Sunnyside Methodist Church.
  • Out Front Kalamazoo - Gay and lesbian organization creating inclusive, just, and equitable environments in South West Michigan.
  • SWMLC - (Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy) a local nonprofit conservation organization that works with people to improve habitat, protect water quality, support biodiversity, connect people with nature, and help families conserve the land they love.
  • Tiny Houses of Kalamazoo - building tiny home communities in Kalamazoo to provide housing and ownership to individuals and families who might otherwise not be able to own a home.
  • Ministry with Community - provides for the needs of local homeless and transient people by providing a day shelter, meals, clothes washing, showers, lockers, employment assistance, and other forms of advocacy. 

We also support other missions/programs throughout the year & during special seasons including:

  • Knitting hats, scarves, and gloves for Ministry with Community & Kalamazoo Gospel Mission.
  • Raising money to train service dogs for Veterans with PTSD.
  • Donating to local women's shelters. 
  • Purchasing Christmas gifts for local foster children.
  • Providing gifts to homebound members at Christmas.
  • Gun Violence Intervention (GIV) through ISAAC.