Holy Spirit Episcopal CHruch, Belmont, Mi
Holy Spirit Adopt A Road Crew


Sunday 10 am

Childcare available during
Sunday Worship

 

1200 Post Drive NE
Belmont, MI  49306
616-784-1111 Phone

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Outreach

Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is committed to reaching out in service to our neighbors and friends in the community:

AFTER SCHOOL READING PROGRAM

Schools of Hope ProgramHoly Spirit is blessed to be the home of the Explore & Soar Reading Club. This is an after school reading program for children in the first, second and third grades.

Since 2008, we have helped children in northern Kent County to improve their reading level by an average of 1.25 years. Students have come to us from Chandler Woods Charter Academy, Comstock Park Public Schools, Sparta Public Schools, and Rockford Public Schools. They are recommended by their teachers after the initial Fall reading assessments.

Our Reading Club is modeled on the YET program (Youth Education for Tomorrow) from Philadelphia, and the United Way's Schools of Hope program.  It is free to the students and funded by grants, individual donations, and our own church members.  We feel this program is a very important part of our mission, and it actually comes under the umbrella of the Loaves & Fishes Family Center, a non-profit organization created by members of our church family.  Many church members support the Reading Club by volunteering to listen to children read, providing snacks and supplies, and through small donations of funds.

You can make a donation directly to Loaves & Fishes Family Center via PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account --you can use your major credit card. All contributions made through this link go directly to the Reading Club.  Please click on the Donate button, below: 

 

You can also support the Reading Club through the AmazonSmile program.  Click the link below:

 

If you have questions about the Reading Club, or would like to volunteer, e-mail Mary Macomber by clicking HERE.

Click HERE to visit our Reading Club Facebook page!

To read about a May 2012 Reading club "field trip" to read to horses: click HERE.

COME GROW WITH US!

The Loaves & Fishes Community Garden: vegetables harvested from our garden are donated to the community through our food pantry.

Adopt A HighwayADOPT-A-HIGHWAY

Our congregation has "adopted" a road in our neighborhood: a one-mile stretch of Pine Island Drive running south from Post Drive to Hayes Road. Volunteers pick up trash and debris 3 times a year, in April, July and September; see the calendar on the Calendar of Events page for exact dates. We never know what we will find!