go local

DO SOMETHING

Do Something is an all church event where we go out into the community and show God’s love in tangible ways. Be sure to check out the Do Something page for more information.

MOSAIC RESALE STORE

Mosaic offers a full-retail shopping experience for neighbors in need as well as the trendy bargain shopper. Current needs are: help with inventory, sales and the kids play area. Visit the Mosaic page.

SCHOOLS OF HOPE

Schools of Hope is a free after-school literaacy program for students in 1st-3rd-grade who attend International Academy at Hull School (formerly, Sorter Elementary). Hours are Monday-Thursday, 4-6pm, however your start time is flexible. If you are interested in volunteering, either  in a classroom or with administration, contact Kathy Ruebel, Director of Schools of Hope.    

THE PROM

The Prom, An Evening with the Stars, is a special evening held at First Church to elevate and celebrate teens and adults with special needs. Vist The Prom page on our website for more information.

PARTNERING with LOCAL AGENCIES

First Church is committed to supporting the resources that local agencies provide.

COMMUNITY CARE TEAM

This team exists to address the financial needs of those outside the walls of the church. Could God be calling you to be a part of the team? For more information contact Jenny Fry.

BENTON HARBOR SOUP KITCHEN

The Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen is an independent non-profit corporation that serves a healthy noon-time meal every day of the year. It is staffed by volunteers from churches, clubs, businesses and schools who prepare and serve the meals.

BENTON HARBOR STREET MINISTRY GED

This program is in need of some volunteers. Opportunities to serve are helping teachers to grade papers, assisting with clerical work, and tutoring students as they work on their GED certificates. The Street Ministry is open M-Th, 9am-12:30pm and flexible volunteer hours are available. To volunteer email Diane Youngstedt or call (home) 269-428-2787 (cell) 269 313-2284.

OTHER LOCAL MINISTRIES FIRST CHURCH PARTNERS WITH & SUPPORTS:


Safe Shelter, Inc.
Well of Grace
Harbor Habitat for Humanity
SAFE SHELTER
WELL of GRACE
HARBOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY