Get Involved

Christian Services works to connect those in need with church volunteers who are dedicated to helping. Whether it be through a church, through outside support or just a listening ear, Christian Services aims to spread hope throughout the community.


Find out how you and your church can get involved today. Volunteers are always needed and additional congregational partners help to better serve the community! Time spent bettering the community and helping those in need fills the soul with joy. 

There are ongoing opportunities for your congregation to put their faith into action.

  • Volunteer in the Christian Services Help Center.
  • Collect personal needs for one of our Compassion Closets.
  • Collect children’s clothing for Judson’s and Pilgrim’s Clothing Banks.
  • Have a household goods collection to replenish supplies at the Small Household Bank at Mt. Hope UMC.
  • Get involved in supporting back to school activities by collecting clothing and school uniforms.
  • Get a group of 5 or 10 to volunteer at Judson to help distribute clothing in August and September.
  • Collect “Good Night Moon” or other books for new moms in the Books for Babies Program.
  • Provide volunteers for a Head Start pre-school classroom or connect with a elementary or middle school.
  • Become a church that provides New Image or Quality Living Budgeting Classes to people who want to make changes in their lives. Christian Services provides training and support.
  • Support the Christian Services Help Center financially.

To find out more about what your church can do, call our office at 394-5413. Don’t wait, start giving back today and get so much more in return.

Monthly Collections

View our yearly calendar of collections and see when and where you can donate!

February is Baby Shower Month! 

Pilgrim UCC Small Children’s Closet have clothing for children sizes newborn to 3T, as well as small baby “equipment” that is donated to them, such as strollers, bouncy seats, swings, etc.  They help an average of 25 families every month with items for infants and toddlers.  How does Pilgrim UCC sustain this ministry?  They depend on the support of the community for donations of new and like new clothing, money to purchase items which are in low supply, baby “equipment” and volunteers.  You can join Pilgrim in helping the “smallest of these” with the clothing they need.

Please Note: The Small Children’s Closest cannot take donations of:

  • Crib bumper pads (they create an unsafe sleeping area)
  • Used traditional cribs
  • Car Seats (check with Pregnancy Services (332-0633) or Shared Pregnancy (484-0365).

Items to Collect Clothing in sizes newborn to 3T: Onesies, Sleepers, Tops, Pants, Socks, Coats, Hats & Mittens.  Other Items: Diapers, Receiving blankets, Crib sheets, Strollers, Bouncy seats, Baby swings, Booster seats, Etc..

Deliver donations to: Pilgrim UCC 125 S. Pennsylvania Lansing 484-7434 (call for hours) Please be sure to leave your church name with the donation.

Christian Services P.O. Box 22112, Lansing, MI 48909-2112