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IMPACT Homeless Ministry

IMPACT is a  ministry that serves meals (dinner or breakfast) to homeless individuals at Lansing service sites and seeks to
open the doors of opportunity to reach hard-to-serve populations with the love of Christ. Currently, we are serving at The City Rescue Mission Family Shelter, S. Cedar St. Lansing (a private faith-based organization).  We serve a few times a month for 2-3 hours per service date.

The purpose of IMPACT is to communicate God’s love through community service for the homeless and others in need and to help to create a culture where they can find Jesus. It also gives our church volunteers the opportunity to meet people where they are and help them rebuild their lives through small acts of kindness. In addition to serving food, we  distribute Bibles, small inspirational books, and winter warmth clothing items (new socks, gloves, hats) donated by our church family
to encourage and support those who suffer from hunger and disappointment.  Special gifts we provide around the holidays are Thanksgiving pies and a book and candy treat at Christmas.

  • Volunteer! City Rescue Mission Family Shelter: 2nd Sat. night of the month  (5:30-7:30 PM)  http://www.bearescuer.com/
  • Some dates or hours may be changed to accommodate holidays. A new monthly sign-up sheet with dates is posted in the church lobby upon completion of the current month’s last service date. You can also visit our church calendar for updated service dates.
  • Children at least 12 years old can serve when accompanied by a parent.
  • Arrangements are made in advance and volunteers carpool from the church.
  • NOTE:OSHA rules require food service workers to wear closed toe shoes and a hair covering. 
  • A picture ID (driver’s license) is required for admittance to the City Rescue Mission. 
  • Donate critical need items.
    NOTE: Due to recent funding cuts, Volunteers of America will no longer be able to serve meals on the weekends.  Thus we are no longer serving at VOA.

Linda Cabose, Director
(517) 321-2019