Some of our Community Collective ministries occur once a year, some are seasonal events, while others occur throughout the year as needs arise throughout Jackson County. CMJC evaluates each community need brought to our attention prior to providing support. Our prayer is that through these acts of service, people will encounter the love of God through his people.
NORTHWEST ADOPT A FAMILY AT CHRISTMAS
CMJC partners with NW community schools, providing food to the school for their Christmas food boxes that are given to families in the NW district.
OPERATION NOEL WARMTH
Operation NOEL Warmth provides fleece-tied blankets, scarves, and mittens to nursing homes and other community agencies.
JACKSON CAREGIVER RETREAT
CMJC hosts the Jackson Caregiver Retreat that takes place annually in October. This is a free event for caregivers. A caregiver is an individual who regularly assists a loved one with personal care, household chores or health issues.
HEART TO GIVE
The Heart to Give ministry provides an opportunity for children and adults to choose a gift to give to a loved one at Christmas. This ministry opportunity takes place the 3rd Saturday in December during our community food pantry at JaxNaz Church, between the hours of 9am and 12 noon.
Weeks preceding the event, we collect new, unwrapped gift items, approximately $10 value, that would be appropriate for an adult. Items such as gloves, slippers, winter hats / scarves, coffee/travel mugs, earrings, tools, sturdy flashlights with batteries, warm socks, cologne, calendars, candles, body wash & lotion sets.
We welcome volunteers for all or part of the event to help with gift wrapping as well as to help the smaller children make gift selections.
OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS
CMJC loves Jackson! We receive a large amount of invites to participate in community events throughout the year. We evaluate the event to see if it aligns with our mission. If the event aligns with who we are and what we believe in, our leadership determines whether to be part of the event.
Some events that we’ve hosted and/or been part of include, the Go-Go’s Christmas, BBBS Thanksgiving Dinner, Project Homeless Connect, Back to School Bash and more.
HOSPICE COMFORT BASKETS
Often times, families with loved ones receiving care at the Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice Home in Jackson, do not want to leave the side of their family member. These baskets filled with snacks, puzzle books and words of encouragement, allowing for family members to stay with their loved one, providing tangible items of support for the grieving family. Specific items are needed for baskets and donations are greatly appreciated.
By collaborating with disAbility Connections, we build residential ramps for children and adults with disabilities living in Jackson County.All of our ramps are built to ADA specifications. Those interested in having a ramp built, must contact disAbility Connections. disAbility Connections approves all applicants.
DHHS BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
We host the annual “Breakfast with Santa” on the second Saturday in December. Children in foster care, as well as those who’ve been adopted, will join us for this special holiday tradition. This event is attended by those invited by DHHS. Volunteers are needed.