Starr Church is a church that seeks to look beyond ourselves, and to bear fruits for a world in need. Below is a list of our current outreach activities in the community and our partners worldwide. Contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help.
Starr Church, along with several churches in the Royal Oak and Berkley areas, host a rotating Warming Shelter for the homeless through the months of December through March. The churches involved open their doors (during their rotation) in the late evenings, offering a hot meal and a warm place to sleep. In the morning, the guests receive breakfast, a sack lunch, and a ride to work if needed. Dates for 2017 are February 5-12. Volunteers needed! Sign up is at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044cafad28aa8-warming
Each winter, we host a Coffee House Concert to raise funds for the warming shelter. It’s a great event featuring a variety of local bands. This year’s concert is January 21 from 7-10pm. Get together a group of your friends and come support us!
Parents’ Relief Week
PRW is Starr’s unique take on Vacation Bible School. It’s a week of free childcare for children age 3-12. We know our community has a lot of single parents and full-time working parents, and we seek to help parents and children in late August, when many camps and daycare providers are closed. We seek to share God’s love with our community and have fun with the kids, through crafts, music, drama, and outdoor fun.
AA and Alanon meetings
There are three meetings hosted at Starr Church to help those seeking support:
Sundays: AA Meeting in the Park, from 1-4 p.m. at Memorial Park in Royal Oak (13 Mile and Woodward). Beginning in October, the group meets at Starr Church.
Tuesdays: Al-Anon meets at 9:30 a.m. To participate, a person must have a problem with a friend or loved one’s drinking. Before attending your first meeting, please call Beth at (248) 398-5578.
Thursdays: Primary Purpose Men’s Group AA Meeting meets at 7 p.m. This group is open to men who have the desire to quit drinking. Questions? Call Tom at (248) 219-9993.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Join us at 10 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month as we knit, crochet and create items for those in need in our community. We are making prayer shawls, baby blankets, infant caps and more! Whether you have beginner or advanced skills, we can use your help! Please stop in for prayer and fellowship. Contact Janie Castle at email@example.com for more information.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Starr proudly supports Steve and Margie Doty, children of our church who are working to translate God’s Word into native languages to reach the world for Christ. To give to Wycliffe Bible Translation, click here.
The Memphis Project
In memory of Diane Cole, and in honor of of her beloved Memphis, we continue to collect new and gently-used backpacks to be distributed during next winter’s Warming Shelter. Email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the office at 248-288-3230 to arrange a drop-off. Thank you!