General Synod 27



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Thank you for serving in the Grand Rapids Community!
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Presence with Elders
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Meet and get active with residents of Pilgrim Manor in Grand Rapids, including the creation of a chapel banner and the planting of trees. 

Pilgrim Manor Educational Resource
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Affordable Housing
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 Help build a house with Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Educational Resource
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Environmental Stewardship  
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 Plant a rain garden with Pilgrim Manor's storm water management project.



Community Involvement 
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 Community involvement with Children, Families, and Seniors - Assist with projects related to food pantries, community services, classes and children's tutoring through the United Church Outreach Ministry.

Community Involvement Educational Resource
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Blood Drive 

General Synod particpants had the opportunity to donate blood on Friday of general Synod.  Michigan Blood Centers coordinated the blood drive and had a steady stream of donors.  July is a time of year when teh need for donated blood runs high.  Thaks to those who gave the Gift of Life!




Questions?  Please contact Rev. Mary Schaller Blaufuss, Executive for Volunteer Ministries at 216.736.3214 or  

Delegates will be in committees that morning and are encouraged to find ways to provide similar service in your own local communities to cooperate with these Synod Service Projects. 




Rev. Mary Schaller Blaufuss
Team Leader, Global Sharing of Resources
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115