Pastor Bob Shirock of Oak Pointe Church in Novi is one of the leaders of the movement.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Sunday, April 8, 2012
For the second year, Southeast Michigan residents are coming together from hundreds of churches and organizations to share their faith and offer free medical and dental services, food, housing construction and renovations to tens of thousands of residents in need. It’s a continuation of the EACH (Everyone a Chance to Hear) movement that launched last spring. EACH is guided by a steering committee with church leaders from both city and suburbs. The EACH effort started in 2011 and focused on a 40-day period starting Easter Sunday, but the hope that the impact and continued effort to help the community would continue into the future came to fruition. Most of the local church-based projects and actions will be determined by individual …
A Novi woman's battle with cancer weakened her body but strengthened her faith in God.
While some might find hopelessness or despair in cancer, Mary Beth Bloom found a closer relationship with God — one through which she would form a group at her church to help others fighting the disease. In August 2007, Bloom noticed a lump in her breast during a self-exam. That moment led to a series of medical procedures ranging from a lumpectomy to a mastectomy to chemotherapy to reconstructive surgery. Bloom shared her story with Patch in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “I just relied a lot on my faith and family and friends,” the Novi resident said. During her cancer journey, her family, members of her church and some in the Northville school community — where her sons are students — and in her sons’ hockey circles helped her …