Responding to the Needs of Our Local Community
At Keystone, we actively reach out to respond to the needs in our local community throughout the calendar year. Watch the Sunday Keynotes where opportunities to serve others, and to serve with others, will be offered. You can sign up using the Connect Form, by completing a Connect Card located in the auditorium, or by coming to Guest Services in the lobby on Sunday morning.
Community Outreach Projects
Alpha House, located on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor, provides temporary housing, support services and daily meals for up to 6 families at a time for 90 days or until they are placed in permanent housing. Keystone provides needed supplies, cooks and serves evening and weekend meals, supervises children’s activities and helps overnight staff.
Cass Corridor is a street mission in inner city Detroit aimed at meeting the most basic of needs for the homeless and poor. The fourth Saturday of each month, volunteers from Keystone Church and St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Saline partner to travel down to Cass Park and distribute a hot meal and distribute hygiene kits, gently used clothing and specialty items such as blankets and coats at Christmas. While meeting tangible needs of food and clothing, the greater need is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. You have an opportunity to talk with, develop relationships, and pray with those who respond to this outreach. On a typical Saturday up to 150 men, women and children are served.
Delonis Center, located on Huron St. in Ann Arbor, is an agency which strives to end homelessness, one person at a time. They also provide temporary shelter and support services for homeless adults. Keystone participates by hosting a “Rotating Shelter” for up to 25 men for a full week in December when the Center needs additional space to provide shelter for the homeless. Volunteer opportunities include transportation, preparation of and serving a light meal/snack, and overnight supervision.
Food Gatherers exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community by: reducing food waste through the rescue and distribution of perishable and non-perishable food, coordinating with other hunger relief providers, educating the public about hunger, and developing new food resources.
Mill Pond Manor Easter and Thanksgiving Dinner/Honey Do Work Day
Volunteers prepare and serve a full holiday dinner to the residents at Mill Pond Manor. Volunteer opportunities include organization of the menu and servers, preparation, serving and clean up of the meal. Twice a year, we have a “Honey Do” work day and help the residents at Mill Pond Manor complete household tasks and then celebrate together with lunch.
Saline Area Social Services
We partner with Saline Area Social Services throughout the year to provide volunteers and resources to those in need in Saline. Each year we sponsor donation drives and a community wide food drive. This is a wonderful way to love where you live.
Compassion Ministry is run by the Ignite Church in Milan, with active volunteer involvement from Keystone. It is a free food/clothing ministry to those in need in Washtenaw County. Volunteer Opportunities include helping weekly on Fridays to prepare and package food from the food truck, and on Saturdays to assist guests with food and clothing collection.