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Announcement from Dr. Ingrid Draper, Board Chair

August 15th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet
August 2, 2017
Announcement from
Dr. Ingrid Draper, Board Chair
Project Compassion Ministries
 
Dear Friends of Project Compassion,
 
Recently, the Board of Directors of Project Compassion Ministries took action designed to reposition and strengthen our ministry for the future. While change can be difficult, the Board is excited to lead the organization boldly forward so that our good work will continue to have impact for many years to come.
 
Specifically, Project Compassion Ministries has entered into a strategic alliance with Wellspring Lutheran Services. This alliance provides for Wellspring to provide strategic guidance and support, as well providing a part time Executive Director – Ms. Bridgette Boyd. Bridgette began this new role on July 24th. David Gehm, President and CEO of Wellspring, will work closely with Bridgette and the Board of Directors to assure strong support is provided.
 
Regrettably, this decision caused the Board to end its relationship with Eric Stenson, who will finish his official duties as Executive Director on August 7. No other staff changes are being contemplated at this time.
 
This strategic alliance with Wellspring will allow us to pursue important new initiatives, which include:
– Exploration of opportunities to reposition and ultimately expand our transportation services to the seniors of Detroit.
– Renewed and refocused relationships with congregations and other stakeholder groups with a focus on engagement and expanding volunteer opportunities.
– Important new collaborations and relationships within the City, enabling us to identify new partners and new opportunities for service.
 
Please pray for Project Compassion Ministries and all people affected by this important decision. The Board will provide updates as needed in the weeks and months ahead. If you have specific questions or comments, please contact me at idraper4@aol.com or Bridgette Boyd at bboyd@wellspringlutheran.com.
 
God Bless.
 
Dr. Ingrid Draper

Block Party Volunteer Information Sheet

July 20th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

PROJECT COMPASSION MINISTRIES

44th ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SHEET

 

Project Compassion has been sponsoring the Summer Block Parties since 1974.  Some residents have lived in the nursing homes since that time and even before.  Others will be new in their “homes” and unfamiliar with the Block Party.  You will find people with greatly varying personalities – some very quiet and reserved and some outgoing.  Also some that may be a bit confused.  Try to be accepting of all types as an expression of Christ’s love for them.

 

This Block Party provides a bright spot in lives that otherwise are fairly uneventful.  You have a unique opportunity to bring joy and blessing to some special people.  You will be a channel of God’s blessing through word, song and action today.  His love is poured into you through His Holy Spirit and will be remembered by those you will be serving.

“Stand firm then, my dear fellow Christians, and let nothing move you.  Always keep on doing great work for the Lord since you know in the Lord your hard work isn’t wasted.”  (1 Cor. 15:58)

VISITORS AND SERVERS:

  • Food will be delivered to your area by van.
  • Have a member of the volunteer team report to the Activities Director or person in charge regarding any additional information about their home.
  • Residents outside – if volunteer is unsure of helping resident, please ask assistance of nursing staff.
  • Residents inside nursing home – if unsure of helping the resident with food, please leave food at bedside (a staff member will help resident when they are able).
  • Please do not take food into homes marked AFC.  Work only with the residents that are outside.
  • There should be a trash container at each facility – please encourage residents to use it.
  • Volunteers will assist with the clean up.  Make sure all styrofoam containers are returned to the curbside.
  • If the residents hesitate to accept food because of diet restrictions, assure them that the menu has been approved by the dietician.
  • All food can be served to all residents, one serving each.  If there is extra food, only residents okayed by the nursing staff may be served more than one of anything.

ENTERTAINMENT GROUPS:

Plan to spend about 20 minutes at each entertainment spot, as assigned.  Please do not enter facilities.

Volunteers and entertainers will meet at 3:15 p.m. back at Illinois Avenue Lutheran Church for a time of sharing and socializing.

THANK YOU FOR COMING TODAY TO MAKE THIS A SPECIAL DAY FOR SOME SPECIAL PEOPLE.

On behalf of all the resident of these homes and the Block Party Committee, thank you for your “hard work”.  It is our prayer that you will “always keep on doing a great work for the Lord” by remembering those in need with your prayers and your loving concern.

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PCM GOD’S LOVE BUS PROMOTION WINNER

May 26th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

PCM is proud to announce the winner of our God’s Love Bus Promotion.  PCM offered a free God’s Love Bus Trip to a senior living facility.  Entrants were required to write a creative, compelling summary of where they would like to go and how it would benefit their residents.  There were so many great entries that it was difficult to choose a winner.

The God’s Love Bus outing winner is:

HOPE HEALTHCARE CENTER

WESTLAND, MI

 Congratulations to Hope Healthcare Center.  Thank you to all who participated in our promotion and supported Project Compassion Ministries.

 

Project Compassion Ministries First Monthly Newsletter

May 26th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

See Project Compassion Ministries first monthly e-newsletter. The monthly e-newsletter will be available on-line and via email. Let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions, we greatly appreciate your input.

Click on the link to view the May E-Newsletter

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Project Compassion Ministries First Monthly Newsletter

May 26th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

See Project Compassion Ministries first monthly e-newsletter.  The monthly e-newsletter will be available on-line and via email.  Let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions, we greatly appreciate your input.

Click on the link to view the May E-Newsletter

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Good Friday Sacrifice

April 14th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

“…He said, ‘it is finished.’ And bowing His head, He handed over the spirit.” (John 18:1-19:42)

On this Good Friday honor Christ’s great sacrifice and make a sacrifice for others today.

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 www.projectcompassion.net

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 www.projectcompassion.net.

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.

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