Christian Service Outreach
How do I get involved?
VOLUNTEER on a committee and/or help with various annual events.
You can become part of the Christian Service Commission by attending meetings to help plan and coordinate upcoming outreach events or by simply supporting committee programs during the year. For more information check this website, the weekly bulletin Spotlight, and announcements on your phone app and/or email.
Members provide a luncheon after funerals for those wishing a time to gather on site. The designee for funeral planning may chose to have catered fare or that provided parish volunteers, or a combination of both. There will be a meeting with a committee representative to discuss the menu when aspects of the service are determined. An outline of luncheon planning details is in the back of the Funeral Planner menu page on this web site.
Volunteers may choose to prepare food, set and clean up, or both when necessary.
Red Cross Blood Drive:
Designated Mondays, 1 - 7 PM, Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Fourteen Mile, Birmingham, Michigan.
Sign up for an appointment in the Glouchester side lobby or call Pat Dobosenski, 248.422.4729.
You can also log on to www.redcrossblood.org/ to schedule an appointment.
Volunteering at Gleaners
For more information about sorting and boxing food to be distributed by the Gleaners organization, call Tom Lenhard, 248.544.7913.
Special Needs Outreach: members collect socks to be donated to the homeless.
Call the Parish Office for more information.
Sending cards to the Homebound and Active Military;
Visiting and Taking Communion to the Hospitalized and Homebound
You can send a card only for special events or any time during the year. Lists of people requesting these services are available in the Parish office. You may select greeting cards from those on display in the office, or create or choose one of your own.
If you would like to volunteer or know someone who wishes to be added to the list of those who are to be visited, call the Parish Office, 248.649.5510.
Supporting the work of the Saint Vincent dePaul Society
Members of the SVDP answer calls the parish receives for financial or other types of assistance. Donations made to the parish POOR BOX (located in the wall at the North entrance) as well as contributions made using the SVDP envelopes are regularly forwarded to the SVDP leadership. For more information on getting involved call Cesar Gonzalez (248.641.?9609)
Providing food for the South Oakland Warming Center, Southfield
To serve the homeless, the facility is in dire need of food and paper products, such as
grits in bags
heavy duty paper plates and bowls
There are bins available for your contributions.
Below are photos of some of the annual events. In addition, Christ, Our Light! parishioners respond to needs as they arise.
Wee Care Baby Shower
Feeding the Homeless
Halloween Candy Collection
Care Packages for Veterans
Volunteering at Gleaners
Sending cards to the Homebound and Veterans
The Christmas Giving Tree
Seasonal Thanksgiving and Easter Baskets