First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

Helping Our Neighbors Ministry

Helpiing Our Neighbors (HON) is a ministry at our church to help people in the Kalamazoo community with emergency needs, especially when they are facing eviction or utility shut-offs. Through this ministry, our church pledges up to $50 to help pay a person's bill.

On Thursday mornings, from 10 a.m. to noon, volunteers meet with people one-on-one. There are three ways you can participate in this ministry: 1) Donate money to the fund. The money is much needed and truly used to help people stay warm, have running water, and feel more secure in their homes; 2) Volunteer. Could you dedicate a Monday or Thursday morning once or twice a month to help meet with those in our community with a great need? 3) Pray for this ministry. "God, thank you for giving our church the opportunity to sit with our neighbors. Help these encounters transform this church."

For more information on how you can be a part of this ministry, please contact the church office at (269) 381-6340 or Kim Taylor, kat0805@sbcglobal.net.