Get Involved… in The Community

As part of the “GO” initiative in LifeChurch’s vision of Know, Grow, Go, we regularly partner with other organizations and ministries to serve the community around us. You can learn more about these organizations below. To get involved, please fill out the Compassion First Serve form found here. For additional information, please contact our Compassion Team Leader, Jim Best.

Highland Park Community Outreach (HPCO)

HPCO Boxes of Love Highland Park Community Outreach provides evangelistic and discipleship programs for inner city youth and children in a community known as Highland Park (a very impoverished suburb surrounded by the city of Detroit). LifeChurch partners with them regularly on projects such as Boxes of Love in November, Baskets of Love in December, Spring Sports Super Saturday, Back-to-School Backpack Drive, and a number of additional projects that come up throughout the year. General volunteer needs are listed on their website.

For more information on HPCO, you can visit their official website at

Open Door Food Pantry

Open Door
Open Door Food Pantry is located in Canton, MI and exists is not to just provide food to needy families, but to help them to be able to provide food for themselves. They accomplish this through not only the food pantry, but also through hosting a job bank, an ODM Graduate School, and one on one counseling. This Christian-run organization served over 69,779 families last year through partnerships with multiple organizations and churches throughout the Metro-Detroit area. LifeChurch has sent teams of volunteers (included 4th and 5th graders as part of our Go Camp and LifeStudents serving during a monthly GEARED event) to help sort food and volunteer to help food distribution.

For more information, you can visit the ODM website at

Hearts for Hope

Hearts for Hope - suitcase drive
Hearts for Hope is a ministry lead by LifeChurch member, Laura Garvey. Hearts for Hope looks to educate the church and community about adoption, foster care and orphans as well as provide support to families who are called to adopt or foster. They do this through open houses, informal gatherings and seminars, as well as hosting socials for adoptive families, and offering an interest-free adoption loan program for qualifying families. With over 500,000 children in the US foster care system, the desire of Hearts for Hope is to provide a tangible outlet as to how the church can be the hands and feet of Jesus as we “care for the orphans” (James 1:27). One way LifeChurch members have gotten involved is through the annual Hearts for Hope suitcase drive (which occurs around the month of May). Each year, members and regular attenders provide dozens of suitcases full of basic necessities for children transitioning to foster care homes.

You can learn more about Hearts for Hope by visiting their official Facebook page.