Our Client Choice Food Pantry allows the opportunity for those in emergency situations to choose their own food/personal/cleaning items after calling for an appointment. When a prospective client calls, initial information is taken, and an evaluation of the personal/family need is assessed. After this process, an appointment is scheduled. Updates may need to be done periodically.
At the first appointment, initial information is verified, and new information is taken. Each client needs to supply proof of income, and each adult in the household needs to supply a photo I.D., such as a driver's license, which will be copied for our records.
We have canned and packaged foods, fresh bread, fresh fruit and vegetables (when available), juice, milk and eggs, frozen meat, personal and cleaning products, and baby items available for each client. Each client selects his/her own food products according to quantity guidelines with the assistance of a trained FIC volunteer. The items selected are weighed and bagged/boxed for the client. Each client can receive assistance up to 6 times per year and no sooner than 4 weeks past the most recent visit.Clothing
In-season clothing (including outerwear) for all ages (infant – adult) are on display during the hours when the Pantry is open. One does not need an appointment to participate.
In-depth, interactive Bible studies by Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, and Lysa TerKeurst are offered several times each year. These classes range from 6 to 11 weeks in length, and both daytime and evening options are usually available. Accompanying workbooks cost between $10 - $14, depending on the study. Scholarships are always available.
Another offering of Lysa TerKeurst's very impactful 6-week bible study entitled Uninvited (Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely), is scheduled to be held this spring and run for 6 weeks. Morning and evening options are being planned. Call 517-223-4428 for more information.
Also coming soon is Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions, another previously held study by Lysa that was highly acclaimed. Call 517-223-4428 if interested.Simulcasts
Join Priscilla and thousands of women worldwide on Saturday, April 6, 2019, as she shares truth to guide your own journey of faith. This one-day streaming event is entitled “Going Beyond” because, as Priscilla says, “No matter where you are in your relationship with God, there’s always a newer, higher or deeper level” to pursue.
This event is being held at the Family Impact Wellness Center at 9430 W. Grand River, just west of Fowlerville. It includes three teaching sessions along with several worship segments led by Anthony Evans and the praise team. This special opportunity is one you won’t want to miss!
The Going Beyond Simulcast with Priscilla Shirer begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per person, and lunch is included. If needed, scholarships are available. If interested, please call Barb at 517-223-4428 as soon as possible. This event will be limited to the first 30 ladies who register!
This new 8-week parenting class is based on biblical research and gives you the practical tools necessary to get into your child's heart and enable him/her to make good choices a way of life. It has a combination video teaching/discussion format.Love and Logic Parenting Class
The last two sessions of this winter's class will be held on Thursdays, March 14 and March 21, 2019, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Smith Elementary School in Fowlerville. Cost is a donation of $10 for the workbook, but scholarships are available. Call Barb at 517-223-4428 as soon as possible if you are interested or have any questions.
Future classes are being planned for later this spring as well as in the fall of the upcoming school year. Watch the website's update or contact Barb at the number above for exact datesHealth & Wellness Workshops
Periodically, Family Impact Center offers a 6 to 12-week class that focuses on helping adults who are either coping with various health problems or striving to improve their health as they age. These are taught by certified leaders and are usually free of charge.
Grief Share is a faith-based seminar/support group for those grieving the loss of someone close. Each of the 13 classes includes a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects as well as real-life stories from others who have experienced losses. After viewing the video, group discussion takes place.
The next scheduled group will begin on Sunday, April 7, 2019, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. and will continue for 13 consecutive Sundays except for Easter Sunday (April 21st). Location is the Family Impact Wellness Center at 9430 W. Grand River just west of Fowlerville. For more information or to register, please call Barb at 517-223-4428 as soon as possible.
Another 13-week group will begin sometime in September. In addition, "Surviving the Holidays" is a stand-alone session that is offered each year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.Single Moms
A new, much-needed support group for Single Moms & their children is in the works. If you have an interest in either participating or being a part of the planning, please call Barb at 517-223-4428.
Rev. Lloyd Williams, former pastor of the Fowlerville First Baptist Church is offering counseling services at no charge through the Family Impact Center. Rev. Williams is insured and currently available for a broad-base of counseling: Marriage, Family, Adolescent, Pre-marital, Grief/loss, Addictions, Depression, Anger Management, Geriatric (aging issues), Conflict Resolution (individual/groups), and Life Coaching. Please contact the Family Impact Center at (517) 223-4428 to schedule an appointment.Budget Counseling
Volunteers are available who can help you develop a budget and debt-reduction plan. There is no charge for this service.For more information on budgeting and other financial matters visit: www.crown.org www.daveramsey.com
PLEASE CONTACT THE FAMILY IMPACT CENTER IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN OUR COUNSELING SERVICES
Over the past 3 years, we have been developing an after-school tutoring program for Fowlerville elementary students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade who are struggling with math and/or reading skills. Several retired (and current) teachers donate their time and expertise to provide assistance one day a week for one and a half (1 1/2) hours. Results have proven to be very positive since students are afforded more one-on-one time, which also helps to build confidence.
Classes will begin sometime in October and continue through May, 2019. Location is the Family Impact Wellness Center (9430 W. Grand River), and students may either ride one of the Fowlerville Schools buses or be dropped off by a parent/guardian. Please call (517) 223-4428 for more information.
Information on our upcoming Fall Celebration benefit event to be held on Saturday, November 3 rd . Save the Date!