Care Resources

AREAS OF HELP

Here To Help:

United Way of Southeastern MI —

United Way is here to help.   And, as always, the 2-1-1 helpline is available by phone, text or live chat 24 hours a day to connect people with the resources they need in times of crisis.  Dial 211 or (800) 552-1183

Find local food resources – www.forgottenharvest.org  based on zip code.

Food, Unemployment issues and more – Connect with your local city or township online for direction/help as many have information on their sites.

Have Covid-19 related stress and anxiety? Call Stay Well Counseling via the Covid-19 Hotline: (888) 535-6136 and press “8”. Counselors are available 24/7 – confidential and free; more info at www.michigan.gov 

American Red Cross Virtual Family Assistance Center —

Individuals can visit redcross.org/VFAC to find virtual programs, information, referrals, and services to support at-risk and under-served survivors of COVID-19 fatalities, both at the national level and local level. The hub offers ways to connect with trained Red Cross volunteers available to help. Those without internet access can call (833) 492-0094 for help. Red Cross services are free and confidential.

Billy Graham Prayer Hotline —
Share your prayer requests or just talk, call (888) 388-2683 anytime, 24hrs/7 days.

Oakland County Resources 2022

Please connect with our prayer team who appreciates the opportunity to pray for you and your family – email 

Common Ground (800) 231-1127
www.commongroundhelps.org | Crisis and resource hotline available 24/7 for mental health, suicide and more. Free legal advice Tuesdays & Thursdays

HAVEN (877) 922-1274
www.haven-oakland.org | Domestic/sexual abuse hotline available 24/7 for all kinds of help and care for domestic situations

Food/Housing/Assistance
www.mycovidresponse.org | Food, unemployment, financial issues and more; talk with a caseworker who will guide and assist you. This organization networks with many others in Oakland County and is best place to start. Kensington partners with this organization and has many folks volunteer from our KC community.

www.oaklandhope.org| Local pantry and more
www.pantrynet.org | Find food resources based on your zip code
www.forgottenharvest.org | Find locations to pick up free food
www.olhsa.org | Emergency funds, housing help and more
www.lighthouseoakland.org | Emergency help in Oakland County
www.communityhousingnetwork.org | Housing & housing programs, resources and more
www.southoaklandshelter.org | Rotating shelter
www.gracecentersofhope.org | Homeless shelter and rehab

Macomb County Resources 2022

Please connect with our prayer team who appreciates the opportunity to pray for you and your family – email 

United Way of Southeastern Michigan *Dial 211 or (800) 552-1138
www.unitedwaysem.org  | First place to call for wide variety of help and care in SE Michigan.
Common Ground (800) 231-1127
www.commongroundhelps.org | Crisis and resource hotline available 24/7 for mental health, suicide and more. Free legal advice Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Macomb County Mental Health (586) 307-9100
www.mccmh.net 24/7  | Crisis Call Center
Turning Point (586) 463-6990
www.turningpointmacomb.org | Domestic/sexual abuse hotline available 24/7 for all kinds of help and care for domestic situations

Food/Housing/Assistance
www.pantrynet.org | Find food resources based on your zip code
www.forgottenharvest.org | Find locations to pick up free food
www.communityhousingnetwork.org | Housing & housing programs, resources and more 

Macomb County Action Centers (586) 469-6964
www.macombgov.org | Emergency help; food; housing
www.mcrest.org Rotating shelter Macomb County
www.macombhomelesscoalition.org | Housing, transitional housing

Traverse City area resources 2022

Please connect with our prayer team who appreciates the opportunity to pray for you and your family – email 

211 United Way of Northwest MI
https://www.unitedwaynwmi.org | United Way is here to help.   And, as always, the 2-1-1 helpline is available by phone, text or live chat 24 hours a day to connect people with the resources they need in times of crisis

Department of Human Services (DHS) 1-855-ASK-MICH
https://newmibridges.michigan.gov | Domestic/sexual abuse hotline available 24/7 for all kinds of help and care for domestic situations

Women’s Resource Center Traverse City (24hr Crisis) 1-800-554-4972
https://www.womensresourcecenter.org | Domestic and Sexual Abuse Crisis Center

Third Level Crisis Intervention 231-922-4800/ 800-442-7315
 
https://www.cfsnwmi.org | Family and youth crisis assistance

Father Fred Foundation 231-947-2055
https://www.fatherfred.org | Financial help, food and local resources

Goodwill Inn 231-922-4890
https://www.goodwillnmi.orgEmergency shelter, food and more

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Learning Labs

Experience a closer connection with God and His presence in your life while meeting others who are pursing the same.  Explore rhythms and practices that can help us abide in the love, grace and hope of God.

Please email with any questions.

Clarkston

Orion

Birmingham Campus

We are offering a time for our congregation to gather after the 10am service for prayer in the Groves Auditorium, 20500 W 13 Mile Rd, Beverly Hills, MI 48025.

On Sunday evening, Dec 5, parents of high school and middle school students are invited to the second half of our Edge gathering at Genesis Church, 309 N Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067, at 6:15pm. We will have a breakout to equip parents in caring for themselves and processing pain with their children in times of tragedy.

Parents & Student Resources

Parents – self care is critical. It’s important to do your own processing with another adult so that you can be more present as your child processes. Here are tools that you can use to get you started.

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Counselors Are Needed After Tragedy

“The aftermath of the Oxford shooting tragedy will undoubtedly result in traumatic symptoms and experiences across our communities for quite some time. Healing the brain through evidence-based therapies is absolutely possible with clinical guidance. There is a valuable village of Trauma Therapists with collective resources standing by for Oxford, for both direct and secondary survivors to engage in therapy. Until then, we honorably hold a sacred space, as students, families, staff and school partners continue to mourn.” -Laura Azoni, LMSW, Founder of Sanctuary Services

Orion Campus

We believe that unity at this time is more important than ever. Several churches in the area are partnering together to offer space for students to begin the process of healing.

We will have several grief and trauma specialists on site this Sunday evening at our Orion Campus (4640 S Lapeer Rd Lake Orion, MI 48359) from 5-6:30pm and will have a night of prayer, worship and an opportunity for students to process with each other.

Tate Myre Funeral:
Monday, 12.6 Visitation 1 to 8pm
Tuesday, 12.7 Visitation 10-12pm and funeral at Noon

Clinton Township Campus

We will be offering a time for our congregation to gather after each service for a time of corporate prayer in the Greatroom. Prayer will be offered at 10:15 am and 12:15 pm. (25000 Hall Rd, Charter Twp of Clinton, MI 48036)

This Sunday at 3:30 pm as a community we want to gather, pray and mourn together. We are all looking for answers and wondering why tragedy happens but we can find hope and peace in Jesus. 

Troy Campus

Join us Sunday night, December 5th for a Community Prayer Vigil at Kensington Church at 6:00 pm. Invite friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to come together for a time of hope and prayer. 

Following the Vigil, at 7:00 pm, there will be breakouts for students and for parents to process and be equipped in caring for themselves and those around in times of tragedy.

Marriage Classes

What grows marriages? Focusing on the two of you and being in community!
The Marriage Course includes seven sessions, designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage. Some couples do the course to intentionally invest in their relationship, others are looking to address more specific challenges. Either way, the course offers essential tools and practical ideas to help you build a relationship that lasts a lifetime. The Marriage Course is based on Christian principles but designed for all couples with or without a church background.

Please email with any questions.

Financial Peace University (FPU)

Financial Peace University (FPU) is a catalyst to help people live in financial freedom and enable them to have a posture of openhandedness. We have witnessed numerous Kensington families experience life change as a result of applying Biblical truths to their personal finances. The real blessing is seeing people create lives of margin that allow them to hear and respond to the Lord’s calling on their lives.

Please email with any questions.

Bible Basics

Whether you are brand new to the Bible or have been reading it for decades, Bible Basics is a course that will help you understand the overall flow of the Bible. Over the course of several weeks, learn how the Bible came from the original writers to the English versions we have today. We’ll look at the big-picture story of the Bible and how all the individual books add to the whole. We’ll even learn a little about the history of the Jewish nation. But most of all, we’ll grow in our awe of the amazing author of this amazing book!

Please email  with any questions.

Birmingham

Clinton Township

Orion

Troy

Alpha

What is my purpose? What value does the Bible have in my life? How do I pray? How can I grow in confidence to share my faith? These are the big questions that are at the heart of what it means to have a relationship with God. Alpha is a space to explore life’s big questions, to say what you think and to hear other people’s points of view. Over ten-weeks you will explore and discover while listening to weekly topics, participating in table discussion, and developing community. Alpha courses meeting in-person gather around a meal.

You don’t have to come for the whole series—just check it out for the first session and see what you think. No pressure.

Please email with any questions.

Troy

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No tickets needed for Good Friday

GROUP LEADER DEVELOPMENT

Together Again

updated June 23, 2021

It’s been life-giving to be in-person for our weekend services since last July when we reopened. If you haven’t yet, we invite you to join us in person sometime soon.

Reservations and ticketing have been discontinued at all our campuses.

Masks are optional at all services, events, and ministry gatherings for kids, students, and adults. We know that everyone needs to make the right health decisions for themselves and their family, so if you feel comfortable removing your mask, you may. And if you’d like to continue wearing a mask or face covering, you may do that as well. This is a personal choice that only you can decide what is best for yourself when attending in person at Kensington.

If you are sick, are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or have possibly been exposed to COVID-19, please plan to stay home and participate in our services via our many online streaming options.

At the start of the pandemic, Kensington’s Executive Team commissioned a group of staff members as a COVID Task Force to establish protocols and procedures for the safety of our church community. Thanks for sticking with us throughout all the changes and adjustments over the past 15 months.

We’re grateful to be together again!