Serve

We believe in serving others – in our communities, in our nation, and in our world. Each month, we highlight one of our partner ministries, supporting them financially and with our time and effort.

THIS MONTH’S MINISTRY

THE TABLE

The Table is a unique movement of missional communities in multiple Denver neighborhoods. The Table expresses their values in their work in urban farming, in their neighborhoods through community meals, and in lively conversation in multiple venues. They aim to help people eat well, experience life-giving and authentic community, and explore the depth and breadth of the grace of Jesus Christ.

LOCAL OPPORTUNITIES

DÉGAGÉ

Dégagé is a ministry in downtown Grand Rapids that reaches out to the poor and homeless. They walk alongside those who are in transition or hardship, hoping to show them that they are not alone. Several times a year, Mayfair volunteers during bingo nights at Dégagé in order to get to know the community, and to support their ministry. Additionally, Mayfair has recently begun offering “Voucher Cards” to the people in the congregation. These cards are worth $2 and can be redeemed at Dégagé for needs such as food or a shower. We want to empower those who feel powerless, and offer support in a way that is self-sustaining. We want to highlight available resources in Grand Rapids that offer support in ways people need. If you would like to know more about either of these opportunities, please contact Josh Postma (Joshua.Postma@53.com).

PETER FISH

God has tasked us with providing for the poor and needy in our world, yet the sheer scope of global hunger overwhelms us.  We wonder what we as individuals or even church congregations can do that will make a lasting difference. Fortunately, we have God on our side.  When we give of what we have – our time, our prayers, our talents and our financial gifts – God is able to bless and multiply those efforts. The resulting miracle is one where not just the poor – but the whole world – is able to eat and be satisfied! Click here for more information.

KIDS’ FOOD BASKET

Kids’ Food Basket is a local nonprofit organization attacking childhood hunger to help young people learn and live well. They began over ten years ago by serving 125 kids each school day through their Sack Supper program and now serve nearly 7,000 kids each weekday in West Michigan. Sack Suppers are evening meals that provide a well-rounded nutritious meal —nutrition that’s critical to the development of kids’ brains and bodies. Click here for more information.

GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES

HONDURAS

Mayfair Chuch has a sister church in the village of Cañada Galana, Honduras. Recently, the Galana Coffee Company was founded to develop sustainable income for the coffee farmers of Cañada Galana. Click here for more information about Cañada Galana and Mayfair, and click here to visit the Galana Coffee Company’s website, where you can learn more about this effort and purchase Galana coffee.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, works with local churches to provide gift-filled shoeboxes to children in need. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has impacted more than 100 million children in over 130 countries through the power of simple shoebox gifts. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver these gifts and share the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world. Click here for more information.