SchoolZone 2020: Being Here For Good for Local Schools

By , Copy Editor| July 12th, 2020|

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the U.S., there is a lot of uncertainty when it comes to how schools will be reopening this fall. But the one thing we do know, whether students will be learning at home or in school, school supplies will be needed to help students and teachers be [...]

3 Giving Opportunities to Be Here For Good During a Pandemic

By , Communications Pastor| July 1st, 2020|

At Chase Oaks, we strive to be here for good for our community. Because we believe generosity makes the biggest impact in times of crisis, we have many giving opportunities where we can give various resources (e.g., money, food, blood, and clothing) to help others during this season. Giving Opportunities to Be Here For Good [...]

Real Options Partner Team Is Here For Good for Expecting Moms

By , Real Options Partner Team Leader| June 23rd, 2020|

The Real Options Partner Team Feels the Effects of a Pandemic As I sit down to write this, I am in awe of a God who loves and works through us to accomplish His work, especially when we act with generous hearts out of compassion for the vulnerable. Chase Oaks Church partners with Real Options, [...]

Creating Spaces to Be Here For Good for Our Community

By , Communications Pastor| June 10th, 2020|

Social distancing practices associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have made it difficult for many local nonprofit organizations to serve their clients in our community. What makes this especially difficult is many of their clients are struggling more and are in need of extra support during this time. As part of our Here For Good movement, [...]

Being Here For Good for Our Global Partners During COVID-19

By , External Ministries Pastor| June 6th, 2020|

Chase Oaks Church is dedicated to being here for good in our community and around the world. We believe in the importance of building up communities by providing employment and educational opportunities and planting churches to bring the Gospel to some of the darkest places. Over the last several years, we have worked with our [...]

How Our Community United to Tackle Food Insecurity During a Pandemic

By , External Ministries Pastor| May 31st, 2020|

We’re in the midst of a crisis! I know that’s not really breaking news to you, but it is true. We’re in a season of uncertainty, not really knowing day-to-day how this pandemic will pan out. But even with the unknowns in our future, Chase Oakers and our local food pantries came together in many [...]

Making a Difference at Park Nursing Home

By , | May 26th, 2020|

Wally and Martha Helton are leaders of the Park Nursing Home Partner Team at Chase Oaks. They are dedicated to making a difference in our community by caring for seniors. The team calls bingo and provides companionship to some of the residents who don’t have family or visitors. They got involved when they served with [...]

Chase Oaks Church’s Chinese Ministry Is Here For Good

By , Contributing Writer| May 19th, 2020|

It’s a part of Detroit a lot of people try to avoid. Block after block of abandoned houses, not much more than brick piles, the definition of urban decay. But shining bright in some of those battered neighborhoods are a handful of well-kept homes filled with blue-collar families breathing life back into Southwest Detroit. Families [...]

Using Letters to Spread Hope During a Pandemic

By , | May 12th, 2020|

When COVID-19 began to spread in the United States, Brynn Goldsmith knew she wanted to help in some way, but she was unsure how to get started when everything suddenly became virtual. With some thought and creativity, she found a way to spread encouragement to her community and support our frontline workers. An Idea to [...]

Chalk Attacks: Using Chalk to Fight Fear With Faith

By , | May 3rd, 2020|

Our family is always trying to find ways to thank the teachers and staff at our kids’ school. One of the most meaningful ways is when we “chalk attack” the sidewalks with positive messages and pretty pictures. We’ve been doing these chalk attacks for years, but it seems now that COVID-19 has affected the world, [...]