Can you spare a tissue? Or maybe a sponge? Paper products such as toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels, and cleaning products are available to clients at the food pantry, although supplies are low.
These items are not available on bridge cards or through food programs. Your contribution will help fill client bags with these frequently requested items. As always, any contribution to the pantry is gratefully appreciated.
Before your summer calendar gets totally booked, please save the date for “Animal Crackers” – Nardin Park’s 2016 Vacation Bible School program.
VBS will take place July 25-28, 2016, from 9:30 am – noon, for all children from age 4 through the 6th grade . Check back here for additional information as it becomes available!
The seventeenth annual World Sabbath Interfaith Service will be held at Fort Street Presbyterian Church in downtown Detroit on Sunday afternoon, March 6, 2016, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Come experience an interfaith service of music, dance, and prayer, as we seek to build a world of tolerance, justice, faithfulness, and peace.
Nardin Park has a long history of participating in this service, which is a celebration of our religious diversity in the Detroit Metropolitan area in an effort to break down barriers and pursue peace. Youth from various faith traditions will lead us in prayers for peace and present musical offerings.
Clergy and religious leaders of many faiths join in this service and lead us in a call for peace. The service is open to anyone who wants to stand beside those of other faiths to confirm our common humanity. The service is lively, colorful, and joyous.
This year, United Methodist Pastor, Faith Fowler of Cass UMC, will be the Peace Award recipient. Please join us!
Join us at 11:30 AM on February 28th, when Tamara Gabourie, foster care recruiter for the Judson Center, will present a program on foster care, mentoring and/or volunteering for children in the Michigan foster care system.
Michigan is home to more than 13,000 children in the foster care system. Sixteen of those children have passed through the Gabourie home and five have found a “forever” home there.
Ms. Gabourie’s personal story of fostering and adopting children will be interspersed with talking about the level of different needs and opportunities available to us. Not everyone is able to foster a child, but there are opportunities to mentor a youngster or volunteer in some other capacity.
Along with her work a the Judson Center, Ms. Gabourie is one of the children’s educators at Farmington First UMC. Come hear her story. A half hour of your time could change the direction of a child forever.
Lunch will be served, and a goodwill offering accepted to defray costs. Please contact Anna Cassar at 248-478-3868 if you have any questions.
The dates for the 2016 Focus hope food deliveries to seniors in the Pontiac area are February 13, April 16, June 11, August 13, October 15, and December 17.
Please contact Robert Davis, 248-320-7147, to volunteer 2 hours of your time on one of these Saturday mornings.
Did you know that you can honor or remember a loved one, a special event, or celebrate the Ministry of the Church by “lighting” the Nardin Park steeple? This beautiful structure can be seen for miles and is especially breathtaking when illuminated against the evening sky.
Commemorative steeple lighting is for one week, from Sunday through Saturday, for a $25 donation. To request your date, please contact the church office.