The Open Door
|The Open Door Ministry of Downtown Lansing, a 501 (C)(3) charitable
organization, is housed at
Central United Methodist
Church in the heart of Lansing, Michigan--across from the State Capitol
Building. Its mission is to provide sustenance, counseling, assistance and
love to those of God's children who find themselves in difficult circumstances
and with few places to which they can turn. Its primary focus is on emergency
or crisis situations, but the response is tailored to the circumstances.
The Co-Executive Directors of The Open Door Ministry are Mr. Dennis Ranville
and Ms. Bobbi Morris. Operation of the Ministry is overseen by a number of
directors representing participants and community interests.
The initial expenses and first two years' operation of the Ministry
were made possible largely by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of
Battle Creek, Michigan, with Central United Methodist Church as the coordinating
organization. Other organizations, churches, groups and individuals participating
in the work are listed on the Supporters page.
Services Provided by The Open Door Ministry
Hospitality Suite -- 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m
Beverages and snacks
Food Bank (Wednesdays & last Fridays)
Fellowship Lunch -- Thursdays 11:30-12:30
Public Telephone & Voice Mail service
Limited storage of personal items
Personal Records (State ID, School, Birth Cert.)
Clothing and Personal Needs Items
Ministry of Kindness -- Prescription help, bus pass, etc.
Volunteer Opportunities (Court ordered community service, Michigan Works
mandate, free will)
Referrals to other agencies
| Your contributions can further
the work of the Open Door Ministry
The current annual budget of the Open Door Ministry of Downtown Lansing is
provided through the generous support of various donors--associations,
foundations, individuals and
fund raising activities. (See the Supporters page
for a list of benefactors.)
To learn how you, or your organization, might participate in this ongoing
and vital work, please contact
Rev. David Kidd, Chairman. They may be reached through our offices at Central
Church, 215 North Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933--or by telephone at (517)
485-9477. As stated
above, the Open Door Ministry of Downtown Lansing is registered with the
Internal Revenue Service
as a 501 (C) (3) charitible organization.
A meaningful volunteer opportunity -- Be a Minister
Visit the Help Desk for sources of assistance
in meeting various individual and family needs
Read our Newsletter for an update on
the Ministry's work
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rev. David Kidd (Retired UMC Minister), Chairman; Victor Asbury,
Elena Mobley (State Farm Insurance)., Richard Baumgartner; Cindy
Guthaus; Robbe Pohl;
Ed Brown, Ken Harvey, Rev. Anthony Patrick (Associate Pastor First
Rev. Ron Byrd, Se., Trisha Koslowski; Deacon Richard Stanford (Diocese
Rev. Richard H. Fineout,
Rev. Russell McReynolds (Retired UMC Minister/Interim Faith UMC Minister),
Joi Tennant (Central UMC Education Director), Jim Wozniac.
Bobbi Morris (Open Door Ministry Co-Executive Director),
Justin L. Sleight (Chairman Emeritus), Dennis Ranville (Co-Executive
Rev. Ronald Brooks (Senior Minister Central UMC).
The Open Door Ministry of Downtown Lansing
215 North Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933
(517) 485-9477 Fax (517) 485-9772
The space for this Web Site has been provided courtesy
The General Board of Global Ministries, The
United Methodist Church.
The content of these home pages is the responsibility of The Open Door Ministry
of Downtown Lansing .
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