Byron Community Ministries offers numerous programs to our community. Our pantry is open twice a week and we serve in Byron Center in several other effective and creative manners. As worthwhile as our services are to our neighbors in need, Byron Community’s greater focus has transitioned to, “How can we break the cycle of poverty?”
Grandmothers, middle-aged mothers and their adult children come through our doors together. Yes, we love to share, but our goal is to end this cycle — “To teach our friends to fish.”
If Byron Ministries had the solution to end generational poverty, we’d be well- known in all sociology circles. We don’t have the answers, but we’re doing what we can with the resources we have to help end the cycle in our community.
One of our unique outreaches is our summer literacy clubs. You can help us fund our summer “Lunch and Literacy” program by attending the concert at South Harbor Church on 64th St. in Byron Center on Friday, April 15 at 7 PM.
Two A Capella groups from Grand Valley State University– Euphoria and After School Special -will perform. The toe-tapping, lively, contemporary music is fun! Tickets are $10 at the door, with children ages 8 and younger FREE! This is an “all-age” appropriate event! Bring your children and invite Grandma!
During intermission a talented Byron Center woman will perform a series of delightful tunes on the piano– She’s 86 years young!