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44th Annual Block Party, Thank You!

August 8th, 2017 Posted by God's Love Bus, PCM Chaplaincy, Project Compassion Ministries No Comment yet

Project Compassion Ministries would like to thank you for volunteering for our 44th Annual Block Party on Saturday, August 5, 2017.  It was a beautiful summer day to celebrate with our seniors, gather on their lawns, entertain and socialize.  Project Compassion’s goal was to come together for one purpose: to bring the Love, Compassion and Joy of our Lord to his eldest children!  The block party was, once again, a great success and we hope all participating enjoyed it as much as we did.

Our theme for decorations at the nursing homes was “Good Times at the State Fair!”  The winners will be announced soon.  All five nursing homes were up for the challenge so it will be difficult to select a winner.

Thank you to our sponsors Kitch, Drutchas Attorneys, Mr. and Mrs. J. Stenson, Brian Keith, Michigan Chaplains Association, Absopure and the many donors who helped make this event a success.  A special thanks to our community partners, Iroquois Avenue Lutheran Church, The Angel Foundation, Let’s Go Group and ARISE Detroit! for their help making memories for seniors and making a difference in the quality of life of residents living in nursing homes. Thank you ARISE Detroit! for helping to publicize our event in the community.  Thank you for our many volunteers and entertainers including the Original DJ, our strolling trumpeter, visitors, dancers, food preparers, bus drivers and clowns.

None of this would be possible without our dedicated staff and their preparation for the event. Iroquois Avenue Lutheran Church, who provided ongoing support for this event, with their attendance, cooking the food, and helping us with setup before and cleanup after the event,

We look forward to begin the planning for our 45th Annual Block Party in 2018 and hope everyone will join us again!

http://www.projectcompassion.net/gods-love-bus/44th-annual-block-party-thank-you/

PCM 44th Annual Block Party

July 31st, 2017 Posted by God's Love Bus, PCM Chaplaincy, Project Compassion Ministries No Comment yet

PCM 44th Annual Block Party

Sponsorships

Gold Sponsor

Kitch, Drutchas Attorneys & Counselors

Bronze Sponsors

John and Leeanne Stenson

Brian Keith

Michigan Chaplains Association

Donors

Absopure Water

ARISE Detroit!

Erwin and Judith Aufdemberge

Elizabeth Hakola

Irene Martin

Carol Pohl

Eyla Russ

Lorraine and Glen Sattlemeier

44th Annual Block Party Details

Greetings in Christ Jesus!

It is time for Project Compassion Ministries 44th Annual Block Party on Saturday, August 5th bringing the Love of Christ to residents in over eight nursing homes on East Grand Boulevard in Detroit. The Block Party gives nursing home residents the chance to gather on the lawns outside of their homes and to socialize with our volunteers, (both young and old) from Detroit and neighboring communities.  They come together for one purpose: to bring the Love, Compassion and Joy of our Lord to His eldest children!

This year we are striving to ensure participation of our donors, churches and social organizations in our block party.  Most nursing home residents do not have regular visitors and greatly enjoy the conversations, the attention, the prayers, the games, the songs and (most of all) YOUR presence.  We are currently in need of entertainers: singers, musicians, dancers, clowns, magicians — you name it!

Please pray about what you can provide on this special day. Join the other volunteers for a continental breakfast, orientation for the day’s visits, and team assignments, at 12:00 p.m. at Iroquois Avenue Lutheran Church, located at 2411 Iroquois Avenue, Historic Indian Village, Detroit 48214.

Just before 1:00 p.m., volunteers will be transported to the nursing home visitation starting point by a PCM “God’s Love Bus.” Volunteers may also choose to drive their cars to the starting points. The party will conclude by 3:00 pm.  Volunteers are encouraged to gather back at the church around 3:15 pm for a time of sharing and socializing.

If you are not able to join us at the Block Party, please prayerfully consider one of the following sponsorship opportunities.
Platinum Sponsor $2,500                                                        Gold Sponsor $1,000
–    Prominent Logo on all Print Materials                            – Logo on all Print Materials
–    Mention in all Media Releases                                          – Mention in all Media Releases
–    Acknowledgement on Website/Social Media                – Acknowledgement on Website/Social Media

Silver Sponsor $500                                                                Bronze $250
–    Acknowledgement in all Print Materials                        – Acknowledgement on Website/Social Media
–    Acknowledgement on Website/Social Media

In addition, you are invited to go to explore other ways to provide assistance and support to this wonderful ministry, especially the Chaplain and God’s Love Bus ministries. Please prayerfully consider making a financial donation to support the ministry, volunteer your time and talents, or find many other ways to contribute.

The enclosed Block Party flyer gives more information about the event, as well as some ways that you, your church or social organization can make this a special day for the nursing home residents – and for yourselves.   For more information or to sign up, please call Barb Freeborn at Project Compassion at 313-897-7470 or 248-797-9046 cell.

Chaplain Eric Stenson, Executive Director

Project Compassion Ministries 44th Annual Block Party

Project Compassion Ministries 44th Annual Block Party

July 6th, 2017 Posted by God's Love Bus, PCM Chaplaincy, Project Compassion Ministries No Comment yet

PCM 44th Annual Block Party

Sponsorships

Gold Sponsor

Kitch, Drutchas Attorneys & Counselors

Bronze Sponsors

John and Leeanne Stenson

Brian Keith

Michigan Chaplains Association

Donors

Absopure Water

ARISE Detroit!

Erwin and Judith Aufdemberge

Elizabeth Hakola

Irene Martin

Carol Pohl

Eyla Russ

Lorraine and Glen Sattlemeier

44th Annual Block Party Details

Greetings in Christ Jesus!

It is time for Project Compassion Ministries 44th Annual Block Party on Saturday, August 5th bringing the Love of Christ to residents in over eight nursing homes on East Grand Boulevard in Detroit. The Block Party gives nursing home residents the chance to gather on the lawns outside of their homes and to socialize with our volunteers, (both young and old) from Detroit and neighboring communities.  They come together for one purpose: to bring the Love, Compassion and Joy of our Lord to His eldest children!

This year we are striving to ensure participation of our donors, churches and social organizations in our block party.  Most nursing home residents do not have regular visitors and greatly enjoy the conversations, the attention, the prayers, the games, the songs and (most of all) YOUR presence.  We are currently in need of entertainers: singers, musicians, dancers, clowns, magicians — you name it!

Please pray about what you can provide on this special day. Join the other volunteers for a continental breakfast, orientation for the day’s visits, and team assignments, at 12:00 p.m. at Iroquois Avenue Lutheran Church, located at 2411 Iroquois Avenue, Historic Indian Village, Detroit 48214.

Just before 1:00 p.m., volunteers will be transported to the nursing home visitation starting point by a PCM “God’s Love Bus.” Volunteers may also choose to drive their cars to the starting points. The party will conclude by 3:00 pm.  Volunteers are encouraged to gather back at the church around 3:15 pm for a time of sharing and socializing.

If you are not able to join us at the Block Party, please prayerfully consider one of the following sponsorship opportunities.
Platinum Sponsor $2,500                                                        Gold Sponsor $1,000
–    Prominent Logo on all Print Materials                            – Logo on all Print Materials
–    Mention in all Media Releases                                          – Mention in all Media Releases
–    Acknowledgement on Website/Social Media                – Acknowledgement on Website/Social Media

Silver Sponsor $500                                                                Bronze $250
–    Acknowledgement in all Print Materials                        – Acknowledgement on Website/Social Media
–    Acknowledgement on Website/Social Media

In addition, you are invited to go to explore other ways to provide assistance and support to this wonderful ministry, especially the Chaplain and God’s Love Bus ministries. Please prayerfully consider making a financial donation to support the ministry, volunteer your time and talents, or find many other ways to contribute.

The enclosed Block Party flyer gives more information about the event, as well as some ways that you, your church or social organization can make this a special day for the nursing home residents – and for yourselves.   For more information or to sign up, please call Barb Freeborn at Project Compassion at 313-897-7470 or 248-797-9046 cell.

Chaplain Eric Stenson, Executive Director

Project Compassion Ministries 44th Annual Block Party

PCM God’s Love Bus Transportation Program

June 28th, 2017 Posted by God's Love Bus, Project Compassion Ministries No Comment yet

Project Compassion Ministries, Inc. Receives $10,200 Grant for

PCM God’s Love Bus Transportation Program

Project Compassion Ministries, Inc., the only provider of transportation for wheelchair bound seniors in Southeastern Michigan received a $10,200 grant on June 1, 2017.  The grant was endowed by Mary Thompson Foundation, St. Clair Shores, Michigan for the purpose of funding transportation services to underserved seniors in nursing homes and senior living facilities in Detroit Michigan.

The goal of the project is to provide transportation services with six (6) scheduled God’s Love Bus Trips to those underserved seniors in Detroit Michigan at the targeted group of four (4) nursing homes, assisted and independently living and senior apartments.  The funds will be allocated to the bus service department .The project will be headed by Calvin Stewart, Bus Supervisor, who has been with Project Compassion for over 25 years.  Ten Nursing Homes and Senior Living Facilities will be interviewed with four awarded to participate in the program.

This program offers decision making options and accommodates the special needs of nursing home residents in addressing quality of life issues.  Feelings of loss of control and isolation are diminished thereby increasing residents’ well-being.  Trips out of the facility are ranked as one of the foremost concerns of nursing home residents pertaining to their personal autonomy.  PCM will utilize its specialized wheel chair accessible God’s Love Buses to transport residents to and from the outings with year round and seasonal event venues.

The events will be planned and financed by the senior living facility.  The bus trip will be of no cost to them within 100 miles.  Our program will strengthen and build our customer base as well and increase satisfaction.

Kroger Community Rewards Program

June 28th, 2017 Posted by God's Love Bus, PCM Chaplaincy, Project Compassion Ministries No Comment yet

Project Compassion Ministries is continuing to offer Kroger Community Rewards as another means to bring in additional funds to the ministry.  Your support makes an immediate impact to the lives of our Lord’s eldest children in nursing care facilities and senior living environments.  It provides the opportunity for spiritual enrichment and socialization adding to resident’s quality of life.

You can help now by signing up for Kroger’s Community Rewards!   When you participate in Kroger’s Community Rewards, you will join a special group of people who make fundraising easy by shopping at Kroger’s and swiping their Kroger Plus Card all to support Project Compassion Ministries!

Would you consider participating to help us achieve our mission?

We thank you in advance for your support! Your participation is greatly appreciated and will be used to support our Chaplaincy and the God’s Love Bus. You can sign up online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com or call us at 313-987-7470.

Share the attached flyer with your family and social media network.  The more people who participate the larger the impact will be.  Click on the attached link to access the flyer.

 

http://www.projectcompassion.net/gods-love-bus/kroger-community-rewards-program/

PCM’s 44th Annual Block Party

June 15th, 2017 Posted by God's Love Bus, PCM Chaplaincy, Project Compassion Ministries No Comment yet

Greetings in Christ Jesus!

It is time for Project Compassion Ministries 44th Annual Block Party on Saturday, August 5th bringing the Love of Christ to residents in over eight nursing homes on East Grand Boulevard in Detroit. The Block Party gives nursing home residents the chance to gather on the lawns outside of their homes and to socialize with our volunteers, (both young and old) from Detroit and neighboring communities. They come together for one purpose: to bring the Love, Compassion and Joy of our Lord to His eldest children!

This year we are striving to ensure participation of our donors, churches and social organizations in our block party. Most nursing home residents do not have regular visitors and greatly enjoy the conversations, the attention, the prayers, the games, the songs and (most of all) YOUR presence. We are currently in need of entertainers: singers, musicians, dancers, clowns, magicians — you name it!

Please pray about what you can provide on this special day. Join the other volunteers for a continental breakfast, orientation for the day’s visits, and team assignments, at 12:00 p.m. at Iroquois Avenue Lutheran Church, located at 2411 Iroquois Avenue, Historic Indian Village, Detroit 48214.

Just before 1:00 p.m., volunteers will be transported to the nursing home visitation starting point by a PCM “God’s Love Bus.” Volunteers may also choose to drive their cars to the starting points. The party will conclude by 3:00 pm. Volunteers are encouraged to gather back at the church around 3:15 pm for a time of sharing and socializing.

If you are not able to join us at the Block Party, please prayerfully consider one of the following sponsorship opportunities.

Platinum Sponsor $2,500
–    Prominent Logo on all Print Materials
–    Mention in all Media Releases

–    Acknowledgement on Website/Social Media

Gold Sponsor $1,000
– Logo on all Print Materials
– Mention in all Media Releases
– Acknowledgement on Website/Social  Media

Silver Sponsor $500
–    Acknowledgement in all Print Materials
–    Acknowledgement on Website/Social Media

Bronze $250
– Acknowledgement on Website/Social Media

In addition, you are invited to go to the Project Compassion website www.projectcompassion.net to explore other ways to provide assistance and support to this wonderful ministry, especially the Chaplain and God’s Love Bus ministries. Please prayerfully consider making a financial donation to support the ministry, volunteer your time and talents, or find many other ways to contribute.

The enclosed Block Party flyer gives more information about the event, as well as some ways that you, your church or social organization can make this a special day for the nursing home residents – and for yourselves. For more information or to sign up, please call Barb Freeborn at Project Compassion at 313-897-7470 or 248-797-9046 cell.

Chaplain Eric Stenson, Executive Director

For more details, click on the attached flyer.

http://www.projectcompassion.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-Block-Party-Flyer-1.pdf

Meet the Winners of PCM God’s Love Bus Promotion!

June 7th, 2017 Posted by God's Love Bus, Project Compassion Ministries No Comment yet

Meet the winner of Project Compassion Ministries God’s Love Bus Promotion!

Diane Hackett, Activities Director of Hope Healthcare Center of Westland Michigan.

Diane submitted a compelling summary of where they would like to go and how the trip benefits their residents.

Diane is pictured below along with residents including Emma Bennett, Doris Harvoth and Jessica Koons.  The residents expressed excitement to have an activity outside of their facility.

Congratulations to Hope Healthcare Center.  Project Compassion Ministries looks forward to serving you during trip scheduled in June.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Visit www.projectcompassion.net to learn more about our ministry and how you can support Project Compassion Ministries.

 

 

 

 

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.

http://wp.me/a74CDH-8J

 

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

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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.