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Mercy Team

The Mercy Team

The Mercy Team is the core of missional and outreach programs. This team leads our congregation in the many ways we serve the community.

The Mercy Team believes that God has prepared good works in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10). We know that the journey of following Jesus includes caring for the people he loves. So, we look for opportunities to encourage one another, individually and corporately, to outbursts of love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24).

Our focus is on meeting needs in our community both through planned projects and taking care of incidental situations as they arise. We enjoy several connections throughout the Flushing school system which allow us to plan and respond in helpful ways. We’re privileged to be part of the Flushing Christian Outreach Center.

Backpacks for Flushing Students

We have many backpacks that need to go home with you and be returned filled for the children in Flushing!  All filled backpacks are due back on Sunday Aug 27 with the supplies listed for you.  The Mercy Team appreciates your willingness to get involved in this great program!  

Elementary
  • 1 pack # 2 pencils
  • 1 pack colored pencils
  • 1 pack 24 count CRAYOLAS
  • 1 pack 10 count markers
  • 1 pencil box or pouch
  • 2 spiral notebooks
  • 1 pack lined paper
  • 2 report folders w/ pockets
  • 1 ruler
  • 1 pack glue sticks
  • 1 eraser
  • 1 pair blunt scissors

Extra Supplies Needed
  • #2 pencils
  • ball point pens
  • colored pencils
  • spiral notebooks
  • report folders with pockets
  • erasers
  • Stacks of notebook paper!

FCOC Thanks You !

Because of your donation, food for 8,000 meals each month is distributed to Flushing families who are in need. A portion of your giving to our church goes to support the Flushing Christian Outreach Center. The FCOC thanks you for your prayers, your volunteer service, and your donations

Mercy Team Project Leaders

The Mercy Team coordinates many projects within our church family and for our Flushing Community.  If you have questions about any of our on-going projects please contact Bob Coe. 

  • Backpacks: Pat & Chuck Stewart
  • Thanksgiving Dinners: Carol & Bob Coe
  • Christmas Dinners: Sharon & Joe Ledger
  • Christmas Family Gifts: Jennifer & Dennis Sopka
  • Easter Dinners: Jim & Shannon Murchie
  • Mobile Food Pantries: Bob Coe & Becky Mills
  • Bread 4 Life: Dave Barclay & Frank Farmer
  • FCOC: Debi Wright.

If you have a passion for serving in any of these areas, Bob Coe and get ready to pitch in!!!

Companies Feeding Families

How your business can get involved in helping to feed lots of families in our community

Bread For Life

One out of three children in Flushing relies on resources such as free or reduced-priced school breakfast and/or lunch, during the school year. With this in mind, it has been estimated that between 75-100 children in Flushing may have very little to nothing to eat after lunch on Friday until their breakfast at school on Monday morning. Can you imagine what long weekends feel like for them?

Hunger impacts student’s success both academically and socially. The Bread for Life program is designed to 
meet the needs of chronically hungry children in Flushing so that they can experience nourishment and find hope. With a community as caring and prosperous as ours, there is no reason why any child should go hungry – ever!

Since 2010, churches have been collaborating together to meet this need. We appreciate deeply Holy Cross Lutheran Church for coordinating and storing the food and working with each school to identify students who need this program. Every church can participate in Bread for Life and every resident of our community can help us stomp out hunger!

Flushing Community Church of the Nazarene • 9500 West Pierson Rd • Flushing MI 48433 • Pastor Terry Bate
810.732.0282 • Offices at: G-5103 Pierson Rd Flint MI 48504 • Mail to: PO Box 264 Flushing MI 48433
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