12 Oct Hillsdale Launches New Ministry for the Poor
Hillsdale UB of Hillsdale, Mich., launched a new community outreach on September 29. Through a national organization called Angel Food Ministries, the church provides a large box of name-brand items for $25, or about one-third the cost of buying it at grocery stores. Gospel literature is placed in each box, along with info about Hillsdale’s ministries.
People in the church purchase food for themselves as well as make donations for boxes to be delivered to needy people in the community. The Angel Food deliveries are made the last Saturday of each month.
This is an expansion of Hillsdale’s benevolence ministry, which has resulted in several of the needy in Hillsdale County being introduced to the church. A number have been saved and baptized, and have become active members of the church. Over the last nine years, about 500 people have come to Christ at Hillsdale UB.
On September 12, Hillsdale launched a 13-week course by Dave Ramsey. The Financial Peace University meets each Wednesday evening with 53 people enrolled, including a few from outside the church.