Summer Opportunities Abound!

Byron Community Ministries is hosting children’s literacy circles in two of our neighborhoods this summer. We’ll pack and deliver nutritional sack lunches and get to know the children with whom we read with and share with. If you’d like to contribute to this endeavor, we’ll gladly accept your time and offerings. Each brown back lunch costs BCM “about” $1.25 and we pack 150-plus per week.

Our Byron Days Garage Sale will take place in our parking lot on Friday, July 29 from 10 AM- 6 PM. If you would like to rent a space for $10 for the day and sell your wares, please call to reserve your space at 878- 6000. If you want to join us for the shopping event, arrive at 10 AM.  We’ll also be hosting a blood drive in our building that same day, 10 AM- 2 PM. Donate blood and save a life! Walk ins are welcome, so bring a friend along!

On Wednesday, July 27 at 7 PM at Byron Ministries we’ll be hosting a book discussion on the book by author Kay Redfield Jamison, “An Unquiet Mind.”  The book addresses the author’s personal progression into mental illness. The story is candid, well written and awareness increasing. Please RSVP for the book discussion at 878 – 6000.

As a community we’re offering a place to discuss the book and it’s impact on each of us. Mental illness affects a minimum of 12% of our population. The chances are high that most all of us know someone who struggles with it. The stigma of mental health still prevails– and we must break down that stigma! We must support and seek to understand the illness. Education helps. The Byron Branch of KDL has the book available through E-books or a paper copy. Amazon also has “An Unquiet Mind” available. We hope you will join us!

On June 3 our Treasured Singles group (widows) are taking a field trip! We’ll meet at BCM at 9:15 AM and depart promptly at 9:30 AM for Hart, MI where we’ll shop for a while, enjoy lunch together and then attend the 2 PM musical show at the Music and Art Gallery. The  wonderful group of women will welcome you with open arms! Call to receive your spot on the bus at 878- 6000. Keep in mind, we have outings each month for the Treasured Singles. Call to see what we’re doing in July and later!

Whether through service or through participation, summer opportunities abound! Join us this summer at Byron Community Ministries!

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