Midland Area Homes
Midland Area Homes is a private nonprofit corporation that helps low-income Midland area residents maintain and improve housing conditions for safe and independent living. Memorial Presbyterian Church annually supports each of these programs.
Midland Area Homes is also one of Memorial Presbyterian Church's grant recipients to support housing needs. Their “Home to Stay” program strives to build the skills needed to maintain basic housing, improve household income, and do basic budgeting. This helps to ensure that residents who rent housing units can stay in their homes.
Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network
The Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network (EFPN) is a non-profit, tax exempt charitable organization established in 1983 as a cooperative effort of area churches and other organizations to provide food and supplies to people in Midland County who have emergency needs and are living near or below the Federal poverty level income guidelines.
In January and February 1982, unemployment in Midland County rose from 12.6% to 13.7%. Discussions began at Memorial Presbyterian Church on how to help the growing food needs of those in Midland County. A pantry was established at Memorial Presbyterian. It was apparent that the need would increase. A survey was conducted in 1982 to determine how to help those in need. Over 200 surveys were completed and the results showed that the majority of those polled preferred emergency food rather than other food assistance such as a soup kitchen. In 1983 the Network was established with five pantry sites. EFPN has grown over the years to encompass a number of special programs as well as eight pantries.
Young Life Midland
Young Life began with a few simple ideas about sharing the truth of God’s love with adolescents. Those simple ideas have become time-tested methods for reaching out to middle school and high school students in friendship and hope.
These ideas form what we call the five C’s of Young Life: Contact Work, Club, Camp, Campaigners, and Committee. The five C’s begin with caring adults who come alongside kids and share God’s love. They form the foundation of trust from which kids begin to see their worth, meaning, and purpose.
Midland County Habitat for Humanity
Midland County Habitat for Humanity (MCHFH) is a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing by building decent, affordable housing through a partnership of volunteers and Midland County residents in need. Houses are built using volunteer labor and donated materials. Then employing biblical economics, homes are sold to families, at no profit, through an interest-free mortgage.
Senior Services (Happy Diners)
Senior Services is a private non-profit organization that provides programs and services for residents of Midland County, Michigan who are age 60 or older or are caring for someone who is. Six senior centers are located throughout the county and have been serving the community for over 50 years.
Saginaw Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (Kent S. Dennis Memorial Recital and Scholarship Fund)
The purpose of the Kent S. Dennis Memorial Endowed Scholarship is to encourage and enrich the musical education of present and future church or synagogue organists.
The scholarship is open to keyboard students of any age enrolled in high school or college, and also adult students, residing in the area served by the Saginaw Valley Chapter (including counties such as Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, Saginaw, and Tuscola) or studying with a teacher who is a member of the Saginaw Valley Chapter. Awards totaling $750 to $1250 will be given for beginning study or further study of the organ. Scholarships will be based solely on merit and will be paid directly to the college or university or to an approved instructor on behalf of the student.
Midland Neighboring is the neighboring community and city of Midland, Michigan. Created by pastors hoping to make “Midland Neighboring” a long-term emphasis, they’re starting with a simple concept — encourage parishioners to learn the names of their neighbors.
The long-term goal is an intentional effort to build community. This could help meet needs such as shoveling snow from sidewalks, giving a ride to someone unable to drive or simply checking on someone who is in poor health. It also could encompass fun events such as block parties.
Greater Midland North Family Center Operation Fun Summer Camp sponsored by Memorial Presbyterian Church
The mission of the Greater Midland North Family Center is to provide programs and services for all individuals in the north Midland area, which positively promote their social, emotional, intellectual, and physical well-being.
Operation Fun Camp is free to residents in the North Midland Family Center service area of Mills, Bentley, Billings, Tobacco, Edenville, Hope, Larkin, and Lincoln Townships. Find out more information by visiting greatermidland.org/north-family-center/.
First Presbyterian Church, Beaverton, Michigan
Memorial Presbyterian Church expresses covenant partnership in support of First Presbyterian's pastoral staff. Visit beavertonpresbyterian.org for more information.