Care and Compassion

There are a variety of ways we respond to God’s call to be the body of Christ in the world and to show compassion and love. Here are a few of the intentional ways we do that as a church community.

H.E.L.P. Fund: HELP stands for “He Earnestly Loves People.” It is our assistance fund which provides short-term emergency help to provide housing, utility, and travel assistance. Payments are made directly to vendors.

Cameron House: Once or twice a year our mission committee and youth have partnered with our presbytery in their ministry at Cameron House in Rochester which is a community center in an economically poor neighborhood. Their mission is to provide hope through emergency services, engagement, education and empowerment to
the community. We serve dinner for about 60 people and provide a devotion and music for that evening. In addition to the gourmet meal we serve, we enjoy the friendships we make with the clients who attend.

Nursing Home Ministry: Our deacons have monthly worship services at the Genesee County Nursing home. During Lent, they hold weekly services. Also once a year, the deacons pay for several nursing home residents to receive free hair cuts. This is one of the practical ways our deacons embody the love of Christ to the elderly and lonely.

Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child: The children and youth of our church work with adults every year to pack around fifty shoe boxes with gifts for children around the world. The idea is to give joy to children in places of need so that they may experience the love of Christ.