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Welcome to First United Methodist & Lutheran Church of the Savior!

A very warm welcome to the newest members of the ISAAC family–Lutheran Church of the Savior and First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo! Click on their names to learn about their faithful presence in Kalamazoo County: Lutheran Church of the Savior Pastor Andrew Tengwall 3616 East G Avenue Kalamazoo, MI 49004 269-342-0069 First United Methodist […]

Encore article “ISAAC tackles injustice”

‘We Make Things Right’ ISAAC tackles issues of social injustice ISAAC was featured on pages 20-23 of the October 2017 issue of Encore Magazine! You can read it online or pick up your free copy at a theater or arts venues and news stands now. Thank you to Encore editor Marie Lee for spreading the word […]

President’s Message

James 1:19 – Understand this, my beloved brothers and sisters. Let everyone be quick to hear [be a careful, thoughtful listener], slow to speak [a speaker of carefully chosen words and], slow to anger [patient, reflective, forgiving]; (Amplified Bible) Thoughtful Listeners: A heartfelt thank you goes out to all of the volunteers who participated in […]

Executive Director’s Message

There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens… Ecclesiastes 3 A time to pray A time to talk A time to work together A time to rally A time to march… And NOW more than ever it is TIME TO GIVE to the organizations who are in the trenches doing the work […]

Youth Violence Prevention Task Force News

GROUP VIOLENCE INTEVENTION Hallelujah!  “Group Violence Intervention” began in Kalamazoo this summer!  Our Youth Violence Prevention Task Force has worked for over five years for this day! “Group Violence Intervention” strategy is an innovative one that brings community members together with our law enforcement and community leaders to give a powerful message that the violence must stop […]

Early Childhood & Education Task Force News

SUPPORTING SELF-REGULATION FOR KIDS WITH TRAUMA Thanks to all participants for the successful “Make It and Give It Away” event last month with our volunteers and YWCA partners. Together we made sensory resources – ocean-in-a-bottle, weighted lap pillows, jars with essential oils, hand fidgets made of hair ties, and de-stress balloon balls.  These items for students […]

Anti-Racism Task Force News

ISSUES CONVENTION Coming October 26 is the ISAAC Issues Convention, and at our August meeting, the Anti-Racism Task Force leaped into preparations. ARTF member Deacon Karen McDonald shared copies of the first draft of an issues convention skit. It will show why anti-racism work ought again be an ISAAC issues focus for the coming two […]