service projects

Service allows us to experience our capacity for generosity, which lifts us above daily trials and opens our hearts.  It provides an opportunity to practice nonjudgment by seeing the wholeness in everyone, whatever the circumstances.  If you ever feel depressed or alone, serving others is a quick pathway to connection.  

Alpha House

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Each year our Youthful Spirits collect and deliver backpacks of school supplies for the homeless children at Alpha House.

The Alpha House provides shelter and services for homeless families in our area.  On a quarterly basis we have an opportunity to cook breakfast or dinner for Alpha House residents.  2015 service dates are:

Saturday, May 9th 8:30 –  10am
Saturday, August 15th 8:30 – 10am
Saturday, October 10th 8:30 – 10am

Is service at Alpha House for you?  Join fellow Interfaithers in lending a hand to homeless families.

 Food Gatherers

Generosity is a spiritual practice that transcends religious boundaries. Pick up a few extra items each time you shop and bring them to the Center. We'll get them to Food Gatherers for distribution to hungry people in Washtenaw County.
Generosity is a spiritual practice that transcends religious boundaries. Pick up a few extra items each time you shop and bring them to the Center. We’ll get them to Food Gatherers for distribution to hungry people in Washtenaw County.

Ever wondered why we have that big barrel inside the doorway to the Social Hall?  It’s how we collect non-perishable foods to help hungry people in Washtenaw County.  Bring canned and packaged staples, vegetables, and proteins to the Center and feed our barrel.

Generosity lifts us out of our own concerns and allows us to recognize and share our blessings. We invite you to practice generosity regularly by picking up something extra each time you grocery shop.  

We are also assessing interest in on-site volunteering to sort food or make boxed care packages for families on:

Saturday, April 25th TIME:  10am – 12pm
  • Onsite coordinator Diane Gledhill diane.gledhill@interfaithspirit.org
  • Food Barrel Chief:  Rob Fagerlund rob.fagerlund@interfaithspirit.org
  • More information:  See the Food Gatherers website

Ann Arbor’s Annual Crop Walk

Every year, we participate in the Ann Arbor Crop Walk to help end world hunger.  Move your body and enjoy good company while helping a great cause, and support our youth in their Crop Walk pledge drive too.  This year’s event will be October 11, 2015.  Save the date — we’ll update this page with more details as fall approaches.

Help Out at Interfaith

We learn and grow together in service to our spiritual community.  Your presence, skills, and energy are treasured.  We have a very small staff…it takes a village!  Click here to get involved.