The traditional opening worship offering will benefit our covenant partners, Haitian Assets for Peace International, and Bishop Judith Craig Children's Village in Liberia. Each will receive 45% of the offering. Bishop Bard has also designated a 10% tithe for Water for Life in Liberia.
Haitian Assets for Peace International
7130 patient consultations, 358 moms receiving prenatal care, 1878 lab tests, 117 young people in skilled training--these are a few accomplishments the Michigan Conference helped HAPI achieve in 2023. Our presence ensures families in Mizak have access to dignified healthcare, training for tomorrow, and fair-wage jobs today. Our future? Start Right gives babies a healthy beginning; now, we're fighting to extend life. HAPI is tackling Haiti's biggest killers--hypertension and heart disease--for lives that are healthier, longer, and more prosperous. But we're not just treating; we're training local nurses and doctors on current technology to empower them to take the helm of their healthcare and be hometown heroes! HAPI asks for your continued support to resource our heroes in Haiti.
Bishop Judith Craig Children's Village
In 2000, the Bishop Judith Craig Children’s Village was established in Liberia to provide care for children left orphaned by civil war. The village provides basic education, health care and counseling for the children. Established as an orphanage, most of the children today spend their days in the village in classrooms and receiving meals, but return to their own homes each evening. Support for this program assures the children are able to attend school through scholarships and provided care and meals.
Water for LifeAbout 75% of Liberians do not have access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities. Most residents are drinking from unsafe sources of water and do not have access to standard toilets facilities. The Water for Life project is a grassroots initiative and seeks to address the water and sanitation needs of the affected communities through the construction of wells/hand pumps and toilet facilities within communities, establishment of community structures and leadership to supervise water access, mobilizing, training, and educating communities on water and sanitation, and promoting the rights to access clean and safe drinking water and good sanitation.
How to make your donation
Donate online: Use this button to pay with debit or credit card via PayPal. Offerings received via PayPal cannot be credited toward church giving for this event.
Donate by check: Please make your check payable to "Michigan Conference" noting "AC Offering" in the memo line. Mail your check in the envelope sent to your home, bring to Opening Worship, or send directly to: Michigan Conference Center North, 1161 E. Clark Rd., Suite 212, DeWitt, MI 48820.
5K for Child Hunger Relief in Michigan
Through generous support from the Conference Board of Pension and Health, a new healthy kind of fundraiser is happening on Thursday, May 30 at 10:30 am. The “Zero-K –Moving To End Child Hunger,” provides the opportunity for everyone – regardless of fitness level – to participate and support this important effort to help children.
Rice Meal Bag Packing
With the Board of Global Ministries, Rice Meal bags will be packed at annual conference to distribute to those in need through Midwest Mission, most recently in Ukraine. Each rice meal bag contains rice, vitamin pack, dehydrated vegetables and soy. Supplies for Rice Meal Bags are $2 and provide six meals. Deadline to order supplies is May 21.
MEF (Ministerial Education Fund)
This offering is traditionally received during The Service of Commissioning and Ordination. Funds received assist seminary students with educational expenses.
Donate by check: Please make your check payable to “Michigan Conference” noting “MEF” in the memo line. Please follow the check mailing guidelines above.