Making a Difference in the World:  Our goal is for each child to regularly experience how it feels to team up with God to make a difference in the lives of others.  This year, we will continue to grow in relationship with those we have served at Towsley Village, Faith In Action, Jackson Interfaith Shelter, and the Together We Can Make a Difference organization in Jackson. 

BLAST Family Mission Events:  The Children's Ministries Mission Team formed in February 2010 to create and organize mission and service opportunities for BLAST children and their families. To date, the
CMMT has organized 45 events, with more than 1500 children, adults, and youth attending! This number included 155 different children! RSVP for an upcoming event! 
Church-Wide Mission Events:  Children and their families are invited to participate in three, all-congregation mission events:  collecting gently used toys for the Priceless Gift Store in October, purchasing items for needy children during the “Christmas is Not Your Birthday” Advent emphasis, and participating in a spring international mission event. 

This year we will again collect toys for the Priceless Gift Store in Jackson, MI
Priceless Gifts Store (Jackson, MI) Drop off at church by December first

Every year the BLAST children help the Priceless Gift Toy Store in Jackson re-stocking their shelves by bringing GENTLY used toys to church that we take over to them. We want to continue to support them and for that, I ask if you have any gently used toys that your children may have outgrown or not be using that you may be willing to donate, so we can help children have a joyful Christmas.

Over 6,000 children in Jackson received a gift from their parents last Christmas because of the generosity and INITIATIVE of others. They are also always pleased to collect AA batteries.

A designated table will be set in Grams Hall just for donations. You can drop it off at your earliest convenience: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays - 8 am – 2 pm; Wednesdays and Thursdays - 8 am – 8 pm; Sundays - 8 am - 11:30 am. Or you may call the office for arrangements.