Jesus modeled a life marked by care and compassion to the forgotten, outcast, poor, and oppressed. He explained that the way you treat the least the way you treat Him. For us to live in God's Kingdom is to have a heart that cares for those in need around us.
There are several ways you can help us serve other in our community. Check them out below.
Forty-one million people face hunger in America today—including 13 million children. Food insecurity is a problem even in our immediate community. Feeding America exists to ensure food is avoiable to the hungry. Sunrise hosts a Feeding America Food Distribution at Presidential Estates each month. Food is available to anyone and volunteers are needed each month to help set up, serve, and connect with residents at Presidential Estates.
Meet Up & Eat Up will resume Summer 2019
Sunrise partners with Meet Up and Eat Up to provide free meals and activities to kids in Hudsonville. Meet Up and Eat Up is a federally-funded program that serves kids under the age of 18, Monday through Friday during the summer vacation months.
Aim Higher is a summer basketball program for 6th thru 12th graders. We meet once a week in the evenings at Presidential Estates. Weekly sessions include playing basketball and a time afterward to connect and eat together. Through basketball we build community, sportsmanship, and Godly character. Volunteers are needed to play ball or just hang out with the kids.
Spark is an after school program for at-risk youth (K-6) in the Hudsonville and Jenison area. Spark is intended to be a support to students, parents, and teachers. Our goal through spark is to grow character, develop leaders, and build community. Spark takes place Monday through Thursday every week during the school year, at Bauerwood Elementary in Jenison and Jamestown Upper Elementary in Jamestown.