SPIRITUAL LIFE

Bible Study
This group usually meets each Sunday during the school year after worship, around 11:30 am at the home of John and Mary Trebilcock at 649 Kasey Lane, Haslett (in the Strawberry Farm subdivision not far from HCC); all are welcome!  For more information call Mary at 517.339.3974 or by email at trebilco.john@att.net.

Coffee with Jesus
This group meets usually on the third Sunday of the month during the school year in the HCC Library.  The group normally chooses its discussion topic for the year in September, but participation is welcome at any time; any questions please contact Kathy Swearingen at hkswear@gmail.com.

Life Stories, God Stories
This group meets usually on the last Sunday of each month during the school year in the sanctuary after worship.  The discussions are informal and wide-ranging.  They begin by recalling basic aspects of our life stories and how we might have experienced God in them; from there they take off.  If you have questions feel free to contact Pastor Kurt at 517.339.8383, ext. 11, or by email at pastorkurt53@att.net.

Current Events in Christian Context
This group meets usually twice each month during the school year on the first and third Sundays.  On the first Sunday, the meeting is after worship in our Fellowship Hall and the discussions focus in the light of our Christian faith upon events that have currently been in the news.  On the third Sunday the group meets at 7 pm in the back of the sanctuary for a Social Issues Film Series.  The series features current movies that help stimulate further discussion about how we can best respond as Christians to pressing social concerns.  Participation is welcome  anytime!  If you have any questions please contact Don Ricks at 517.655.3641.

Faith and Film
This group meets usually on the third Friday of each month at 7pm in the back of the sanctuary from October through April.  After viewing a pre-selected film (which varies in rating) the group discusses how the movie relates to our Christian Faith.  If you have questions feel free to contact Pastor Kurt at 517.339.8383, ext. 11, or by email at pastorkurt53@att.net.

Being Christian in Daily Life
This group meets usually on the second Sunday of each month after worship in the HCC Library.  It focuses on how we can best follow Jesus' commandl to love our neighbor as ourselves in the midst of all the nitty-gritty messiness of everyday life.  If you have questions feel free to contact Pastor Kurt at 517.339.8383, ext. 11, or by email at pastorkurt53@att.net.

Men’s Group
The HCC Men’s group sends out emails to announce their 8 am breakfast meetings at Blondies Barn in Haslett.  Breakfasts include social time along with discussion and decisions about other group activities. If you would like to get on the email distribution list to join this active men’s group, please contact Dave Vietti at 517.339.5731 or by email at vietti@msu.edu.

MISSION OUTREACH

Haslett Community Church supports the following missions. 

If interested contact Rev. Kurt Kirchoff - pastorkurt53@att.net

Loaves and Fishes
Each month we prepare a main dish, vegetable, salad, and dessert for 15 guests at the Loaves and Fishes shelter in Lansing.

Meals on Wheels
We partner with our local Meals on Wheels Association to deliver meals daily to our senior neighbors in Haslett.CROP Hunger Walk


Each October we participate in the Greater Lansing CROP Hunger Walk to raise money to meet basic needs and to carry out projects that help people become more self-sufficient.

Christmas Giving Project
We gather gifts and food for 100 families in the Haslett public school district who otherwise might not have presents and food to share at Christmas.

AMU Rwandan Orphan Ministry
Each year we raise funds through special events to support

the Association Mwanda Ukundwa (Beloved Child Association)

in Rwanda.  Founded by Rose Mukankaka Gakwandi

in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide,

this ministry continues to serve those who were orphaned.

Miscellaneous
Annually we fund Our Church’s Wider Mission. 

Through a special  yearly offering we collect for

One Great Hour of Sharing. 

Both of these support regional, national,

and international ministries of our denomination.

HCC donates regularly to our local

Habitat for Humanity organization to help build houses

for those who otherwise couldn’t afford to own their own home.
  
Our facilities are available at minimal or no cost for community groups, projects, and events, e.g., AA, Al-Anon, Gideons, Boy Scout, Girl Scout, and Venture Scout troops, Red Cross blood drives, Volunteers of America clothing bin, Yoga Class, Exercise Boot Camp, Circle of Friends Folk Music and High School Senior Recitals.

HASLETT FOOD PANTRY

We house and operate the primary food pantry for Meridian Township - For food pantry assistance call 517.339.8383 ext. 15

We have been a part of the Greater Lansing Food Bank for over 30 years.  On average, we assist 75 families per month including:

Single Parents
Seniors/adults on disability
Those employed on at least a part-time basis
Persons living on fixed incomes

HOW TO HELP:
Cash donations
Donate groceries and personal need items
Organize and/or participate in community food drives
Encourage business, service clubs and other groups to donate money and/or food

HOW YOUR HELP IS USED:
Cash donations are used to purchase essential items that are not in inventory, as well as perishable food items such as meat and produce.
Each client family receives enough food for one week and personal need items.
Referrals to other agencies, as appropriate, to obtain clothing, furniture, and gasoline, to prevent utility shut-offs, and to prevent housing evictions.

TESTIMONIALS:
“After we got groceries from the Food Pantry, we had enough money to get the car fixed and I was able to keep my job.”  Father with 3 children.

“God must really love us a lot because he spoiled us with really good food and, oh yeah, I’m really glad about the Kleenex too.”  Little girl leaving the Food Pantry.

SOCIAL

Join us for any of these fun social events throughout the year:
•Church Camping Trip (August)
•Chicken BBQ (September)
•Adult Bowling Night (October)
•Thanksgiving Dinner (November)
•Hanging of the Greens (late November or early December)
•Ski Trip (January)
•Spaghetti Dinner & Cabaret (February)
•Progressive Dinner (March)
•Before Church Breakfasts (April)
•Women & Girls’ Brunch (May)
•Lugnuts Game (July)
•Men’s Fishing Trip (July)
•Summer Ice Cream Social

plus many fun events and "Pick a Parties" throughout the year!