The Detroit Church of Christ women’s ministry hosted three community service events on March 23, 2019. In keeping with the International Churches of Christ theme for the International Women’s Day, the women had a day of fasting and later that month a #BetterforGod day of action. They invited friends, family and co-workers to join.

All on the same Saturday the women hosted a blood drive, a blanket-making event for a nursing home and a volunteer event at a family shelter. One unique thing about this day of action was that the sisters were able to serve in a way that worked best with their strengths. Some sisters choose to do all three events!

The church partnered with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive. Including friends and family there was a turnout of 24 people.

Later that morning the women hosted a blanket-making event for those in need. The sisters gathered together to make blankets for Alpha Manor nursing home in Detroit. They had a turnout of45 women and donated 11 blankets.

In the afternoon 30 volunteers came to volunteer at the Samaritas Family Center. The family center is an emergency shelter that houses up to 24 families at a time. Families can stay at the shelter for up to 90 days.

At the center volunteers split into three teams: organizing, assembly and crafts with kids. The craft and snack area was a hit! The kids enjoyed watercolor and making baubles out of beads, pipe cleaners and pom-poms. Volunteers organized the pantry, the storage closet and the spring message board. The church also partnered with Maid Aide to donate five move-out kits. The kits provide basic supplies for a family moving into a new home: a garbage can, shower curtain, sponges, cleaning supplies and the like. Volunteers themselves donated16 sets of bed sheets to meet an urgent need.