Project Compassion Ministries Winter Newsletter

April 14th, 2017 Posted by Project Compassion Ministries No Comment yet

Project Compassion Ministries Fall Newsletter is attached for your review.  Please download a copy consideration in scheduling a trip, chaplaincy services, donating to our ministry or volunteering for our programs or events.



PCM God’s Love Bus Trip

March 17th, 2017 Posted by God's Love Bus No Comment yet

Enter to Win a God’s Love Bus Trip!

Project Compassion Ministries is excited to offer a free God’s Love Bus Trip in the spring to a facility that would not otherwise be able to afford it.  PCM will award one (1) bus trip (worth approximately $450) to the winner to take a trip of their choice within 100 miles. The winner finances the cost of the outing and PCM will donate the bus transportation for the outing.

See the attached flyer with details of how to enter the promotion.  If you have any questions or require anything additional, please contact Barb at 313-897-7470.  Also, check us out at facebook and twitter.

Click on the like for the promotion details.


Happy New Year!

January 4th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

May you and your family have a wonderful New Year!

“Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life.” Psalm 23:6

To learn more about Project Compassion Ministries or to donate, go to

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

December 23rd, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

“Savior of the Nations, Come”


From the manger newborn light

   Sends a glory through the night

Night cannot this light subdue

   Faith keep springing ever new.

Text:  St. Ambrose

Trans:  Martin Luther, F. Samuel Janzow


The Board, Staff and Volunteers of Project Compassion Ministries extend to you our warmest greetings that your Christmas and New Year be filled with God’s abundant compassion, peace and joy.

Your gift helps us share our compassionate Christ, the Light of the world, in word and deed.  Consider a Christmas gift or year-end gift to support our ministry to nursing home residents through Project Compassion Ministries.

PCM Partners with Mario’s Italian Restaurant to provide Christmas Dinners for Seniors

December 21st, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Project Compassion Ministries, Inc. and Mario’s Italian Restaurant have partnered together for over 20 years to provide an annual free Christmas dinner to seniors from independent living communities in Detroit.

“We are more than happy to partner with Mario’s Italian Restaurant to support seniors in the community. The annual Christmas dinner is a great way to say thank you to a generation that has lived in the community we serve today,” says Eric Stenson, Executive Director of Project Compassion Ministries. Mario’s donates the food and servers volunteer and Project Compassion Ministries donates the bus service to and from the restaurant. There are two seatings, 12:00 and 1:30 pm, on Christmas day with many happy seniors who would otherwise have spent Christmas day alone. The event is supported by a dedicated group of staff and volunteers from Project Compassion and Mario’s. If you would like to donate, go to our secure online form at

Annual Christmas Appeal Letter

December 15th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Project Compassion Ministries, Inc. thanks you in advance for your support in helping us to serve through the grace, dignity and love of Christ Jesus.  Your contributions will help to further enable us to continue our specialized ministries.  Donations can be mailed or made online using our secure PayPal link.


Win a PCM Love Bus Trip for Your Church!

November 17th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet


Win a PCM Love Bus Trip for Your Church! 

A special promotion to churches for the opportunity to win a God’s Love Bus Trip!  PCM will award the cost of (3) bus trips, worth approximately $450.00 each, to (3) churches to enable them to take a trip of their choice within 100 miles. The church will finance the cost of the outing and PCM will donate the bus for the outing.

To enter this promotion: Churches are asked to write a one page description of the trip they would like to take and how the trip will benefit their members, with a priority to seniors. Preference will be given to churches otherwise unable to afford such an outing.

To be eligible: The request must be mailed by Monday, December 5, 2016 to the PCM offices:

God’s Love Bus Contest, 3307 29th Street, Detroit, MI 48210

Questions? Contact Project Compassion Ministries at 313-897-7470.

The selected winners will be notified directly.

The trips created by the winning churches will be featured in the next issue of the Love Lines newsletter to help others become more aware of the exciting community trips and excursions that can be planned for your members.


Project Compassion Ministries Love Lines Fall 2016 Newsletter

November 10th, 2016 Posted by God's Love Bus, PCM Chaplaincy, Project Compassion Ministries No Comment yet

Check out Project Compassion Ministries Love Lines Fall 2016 Newsletter to see how we are sharing the love of Christ in word and deed through our various ministries and programs.

Newsletter Fall 2016 Final eversion


Mandate to Take Care for the Elders

August 10th, 2016 Posted by God's Love Bus, PCM Chaplaincy, Project Compassion Ministries No Comment yet


How do you see yourself living when you are an elderly person? In today’s busy world it is becoming less common for a person to take care of their parents when they’re elderly. In the past, more people felt the moral obligation to support their parents when they couldn’t do it for themselves anymore. Children were taught to honor their father and mother, as we read in Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” This doesn’t only mean being obedient as a child but also caring for your parents in their old age.

Nowadays, many of us treat elders as a burden and won’t make the effort to bring them into our house and look after them just like they did for us when we were kids. Of course, there are some situations when this isn’t possible and it is better to have them in a nursing home or retirement community. However, in most cases, it’s just easier to put them there just because we’re not willing to commit to this responsibility. We must not forget that even though they can’t bring money to our household they do have a lot of wisdom, which they acquired during their whole lives and that is such a big blessing.

We read in Timothy 5:3-4: “ Honor widows who are truly widows. But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God.” This reminds us of how our parents and grandparents lovingly and joyfully took care of us when we were growing up. They didn’t abandon us when we weren’t able to be independent and self-sufficient.

Some elderly people don’t like to live in nursing homes or retirement communities and are taken there against their will. On the other hand, there are some that do like it and prefer to spend their days surrounded by others who are their age and share interests in similar activities. Even if they choose to live in a community or home doesn’t mean we don’t need to make sure they’re doing ok. They can feel lonely if their families don’t visit them on weekends or special holidays. Although there are organizations that have projects to visit them, take them on field trips and give them spiritual support in times of need, the love of their families has no comparison to those other activities.

So please think of how wonderful it is to care for them either in your own house or in a home. Calling them, visiting them, letting them know they’re not alone and can count on you; can make their golden days much happier and rewarding.

Project Compassion’s 43rd Annual Block Party!

July 29th, 2016 Posted by Project Compassion Ministries, Uncategorized No Comment yet

This year, PCM is proud to have our annual block party associated with the ARISE!Detroit 10th Annual Neighborhoods Day Celebration!

YOU and YOUR Church or Organization can help PCM to bring the Love of Christ to nursing home residents and help to promote POSITIVE events in Detroit by helping us with the Block Party!

Our Seniors are looking forward to you sharing your gifts with them!

DO YOU HAVE A CHOIR OR YOUTH AND ADULTS WHO LOVE TO SING? Bring your group to stroll on the sidewalks and on the nursing home porches to sing special songs or hymns. Seniors absolutely love to sing the hymns that they remember from their church days. Amazingly, many of the seniors remember the words of their favorite songs and will sing along.

DO YOU HAVE MEMBERS WHO LOVE TO SHARE THEIR FAITH AND LOVE OF CHRIST? Invite them to volunteer at the Block Party to give hugs; to hold hands; to pray; to give hope and love to the residents, to the staff and to other volunteers.

DO YOU HAVE AN ARTIST WHO LOVES TO DO SKETCHES? Invite them to the Block Party to sketch the residents and to brighten the walls of the nursing home or the resident’s room with their sketches.

Many of the Project Compassion volunteers and staff attend the Block Party every year, including: – DAVID ALVAREZ, a Lutheran minister and his Jazz Band, stroll the sidewalks and the porches playing and singing their wonderful music. – Calvin Stewart, our P.C.M. bus supervisor and his three beautiful daughters play their guitar and sing together bringing love and the special contact with children and youth that the residents love!!

  • Chaplain Eric Stenson, Executive Director of Project Compassion Ministries, Inc. brought his two young children to the Block Part last year. “I think it is important for young people to respect, serve and develop dignity toward our elders. Seeing the children brightens up the day for the seniors.”
  • Greg Adair, owner of Affordable HomeCare, has volunteered for this event for 15 years. “Before I started my company in 1989, I ran nursing homes. I saw firsthand how isolation and depression severely affected the quality of life for so many residents. I heard about this wonderful non-profit organization and knew I had to become involved.”


“Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.”

Psalms 71:9


PCM Block Party 2