North Kent Community Services is a Christian organization committed to improving the lives of all people in northern Kent County
by providing access to basic needs and promoting economic independence.
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NKCS News & Notes

Sponsor a table at North Kent Pastors' Got Talent 2015

Last year, this fun event sold out two weeks ahead of time to a crowd of 480 people. To guarantee a seat, buy a sponsorship table today. These are just some of the businesses and organizations who will be joining us on Thursday, September 24 at English Hills Terrace:

Title Sponsor - Home Acres Building Supply
Dinner Sponsor - STILL OPEN!
Cocktail Hour Sponsor - Meijer
Dessert Sponsor - Gill Industries
Valet Parking Sponsor - Courtland Consulting
Entertainment Sponsor - ChoiceOne Bank

For more information on sponsorship levels and what great things you get when you purchase a table click the links below.

Single tickets will go on sale August 17 at 8:00 a.m.

On the Web:
Table Sponsorship Levels
Advertising Sponsorship Levels

Email Link:
Katie Hop

New! Exciting! Spectacular!

Learn more about NKCS from the people who know it best - the staff and volunteers. Join us for a weekly insight from staff and volunteers who will blog about topics such as programming, client stories, donor impact and more.

Click the link below to view the NEW NKCS Blog.

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Announcing this year's entertainment lineup for North Kent Pastors' Got Talent!

Last year we asked, "Do Pastors Have Talent?" It turns out they do! (Who knew?)

Who did our executive director coerce (I mean convince) to perform Thursday, September 24? Without further ado, here are your 2015 North Kent Pastors' Got Talent Performing Pastors:

Mark Pietscher
Bella Vista Church

Kurt Kiger
Belmont Baptist Church

Darrin Compagner*
Blythefield Christian Reformed Church

Keith & Judy Hemmila
Crossfire Church

Steve Lindeman
Cedar Springs United Methodist Church

Fr. Tony Russo* & Fr. Darrel Kempf
Our Lady of Consolation

Jon Huizenga*
River Rock Church

Dick Riley, retired
Former Pastor at Rockford United Methodist Church
Current Member at Bridgeway Community Church

Fr. Mark Peacock*
St. Patrick Parnell

*Returning for an encore performance

For more information on the hottest show in northern Kent County, please click the link below.

Email Link:
Katie Hop

Thrive Empowerment Program

Our next Thrive cohort begins September 28, 2015.

Thinking about joining? Visit our Education page for more information and success stories.

Want to volunteer? Email Chérie Elahl, Program Director, at (616) 866-3478 ext, 105 or via email.

Want to donate? Visit our Donate Now page or contact Katie Hop, Communications and Development Manager, at (616) 866-3478 ext. 103 or via email.

NKCS Open Seven Days a Week to Accept Donations

Did you know that North Kent Community Services accepts clothing in any condition? The unusable clothing is sold for rags; proceeds are used to buy needed food items such as milk and eggs. The wire and metal are recycled. We are committed to keeping items out of the landfill. NKCS is green! We accept donations through the front door Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Donations are accepted through the south door:
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: Hours vary, generally morning

Questions about what we accept? Click the link below or call Katie Hop at (616) 866-3478 ext. 103.

On the Web:
Donation Guide

Email Link:
Katie Hop

NKCS E-Newsletter

Did you know that we send out two brief, informative e-newsletters every a month to both the community members and our clients? It's a great way to stay in touch with the happenings of NKCS. You can sign up for one or both of these e-newsletters by visiting our Newsletter page and completing the sign-up form.

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NKCS Newsletters