Answering the Call To Serve
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.
The Outreach Ministry Committee is fueled by love and compassion for others and meets monthly to look for meaningful ways to support our neighbors, and the greater Metro Detroit community.
Southeast Michigan charities we support include:
BSLC Outreach In Action
Here are some of the steps we take to help our community. Please join us!
Serving Homeless Families
Each year we host 30 homeless men, women and children for a full week at our church in Bloomfield Hills. We lovingly and compassionately provide three meals a day, sleeping quarters, hospitality, fun and fellowship, as well as sit with them and offer a listening ear, a caring heart and the love of Jesus Christ.
Feeding the Hungry
We collect non-perishable food for The Baldwin Center whose mission is to feed, clothe, educate, and empower the men, women and children of the Pontiac community. Our church volunteers also participate in a meal ministry once a month by making a nutritious meal for those families in need.
Supporting Adoption in Michigan
We are devoted to supporting Lutheran Adoption Services, which helps children across Michigan in the foster care system to get placed in their forever homes with loving adoptive parents. Check out our annual fundraiser: Forever Home Run.
Wrapping Others in Love
Beautiful Savior quilters – called the Piecemakers – make baby blankets and handmade quilts for Detroit-area mothers with few means. Additionally, Comfort Quilts are created for anyone to share with persons suffering from illness or trauma.
Bringing Families Together
We are committed to helping Michelle Ketepa and her husband David, adopt David's orphaned nieces from Papua, New Guinea. Lovingly referred to as Esther's Daughters – the girls are in desperate need of a safe and loving home to escape the dangers of an unwanted arranged wedding or human trafficking. While the global Coronavirus pandemic has slowed the adoption process, it has not stopped it. We ask you to keep the entire Ketepa family in your prayers.
Members of Beautiful Savior support various global missions as well as our sister church in Tanzania, Africa called the Gendabi Lutheran Church.
Lutheran World Relief
Since 1945, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has been at the forefront of effective, transformational global development to help break the cycle of poverty so families and communities can thrive.
To see how LWR has helped people facing droughts, tsunamis, pandemics, and civil war.
Learn more at LWR.org
Lutheran Disaster Response
We help to bring God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world.
When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.
Learn more at ELCA.org