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Community

Our ministry at Alger Park includes our investment in the neighborhood and city where God has placed us. For us, this means caring for our neighbors and our neighborhood by promoting justice, assisting the under-privileged, and taking leadership in ecological matters.

 

The Church and Climate Change

You may have missed it, or you may just want to review what you heard at the adult education series, "The Church and Climate Change," presented last month. You can view, download, and share the materials from this location. Our thanks to Maria Van Dyken and our sound crew for recording the sessions.

 

 

Kid's Hope USA

One simple thing will make a big difference in the life of an at-risk child: One-on-one, positive attention from a responsible, caring adult. KIDS HOPE USA develops these one-on-one relationships through the creation of church-school partnerships that pair church members with at-risk kids in supportive, mentoring relationships. KIDS HOPE USA mentors spend just one hour per week, reading, talking, playing and listening to a child at school. KIDS HOPE is one of the few ministries at Alger Park that takes place outside the church walls, giving our congregation members the opportunity to be Jesus with skin on to dozens of students at Ken O Sha Elementary school.  You can contact Abby Jensen  abbyj@algerparkchurch.org for more information.

 

Plaster Creek Stewards

Plaster Creek Stewards is a collaboration of Calvin College faculty, staff, and students working with local schools, churches, and community partners to restore the health and beauty of the watershed. PCS at Alger seeks to provide both educational and service opportunities to our congregation and Alger’s neighbors. Watch the church announcements or sign for the dates for upcoming clean up events along the creek between Eastern and Madison Avenues. Contact Joel Betts at jtb22@students.calvin.edu or Don VandenBerg at don48van@gmail.com for more information.