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!

April is Pots, Pans & Beyond Month! 

Women who have fled domestic abuse situations, those who have suffered fires, parents working to get children back and many others all come to the Small Household Needs Ministry to get help. The families could never hope to buy all the items they need themselves. Through the donations in goods and funds from the Church Network, Mount Hope UMC, in partnership with Grace UMC, is able to help these families.

In April the Church Network comes together in common activity for “Pots, Pans & Beyond.” Church members are encouraged to clean out their kitchens and linen closets and bring in unused items to donate, as well a support Mount Hope with monetary donations. This keeps this much needed ministry active and continuing to help families in need.

Items to Collect Sheets: Blankets; Bedspreads; Pillow Cases; Towels & Washcloths; Pots & Pans; Baking Dishes & Pans; Cooking Utensils; Tea/Coffee Pots; Glasses; Dishes; Silverware; Small Appliances (toaster, iron, alarm clock, etc.); Ironing Boards; Rugs; Shower Curtains; Table Linens; Broom & Dust Pan; Mop & Bucket ; and Curtains & Drapes

Deliver Donations To: Mount Hope UMC, 501 E. Mt. Hope, Lansing 482-1549 (call for hours). Please be sure to leave your church name with the donation.

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