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Community MLK "One in Christ" Service

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The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday is on Monday, January 18th, and once again we have an exciting opportunity to demonstrate the unity of the Body of Christ.  The 15th annual “One in Christ” Community Service will be Sunday, January 17th, 2021 at 3:00 pm on Operation Transformation’s Facebook Page (@BlueWaterOT).   It’s sponsored by Operation Transformation in collaboration with Blue Water Area Churches.


Many important individuals from the past will be represented in a dramatization showing the Mantle of love, freedom equity and justice, and how each generation needs to take it up and also pass it on. The service will also feature special music, scripture readings, and dance ministry. Please join us as we celebrate “Unity in Christ”.   

Operation Transformation 2019/20 Projects


  • Sponsored and planned a Martin Luther King Community Service with Anthony Jones as the guest speaker at Port Huron High School Performing Arts Center. 33 pastors and community leaders, plus 150 people attended.

  • Sponsored a Pastor’s Breakfast at Lake Huron Medical Center for 40. Anthony Jones shared about Cultural Competency training with the pastors and community leaders present.

  • Continued to oversee the Spiritual Life program at the Intervention Center.  Ten churches do Sunday Services.  Small groups are meeting weekly in each pod.  Over the last year, 8,532 inmates attended a Spiritual Life class, with 297 prayer commitments, and 1,079 Bibles & devotionals given.   30+ have signed up for the OT Mentoring Program.

  • Offered the Mentoring Program to inmates getting out of the St. Clair County Intervention Center (targeting those with substance abuse issues) and those in the recovery community.  Trained mentors and matched them with mentees.  Saw a number of successful relationships that lasted months.

  • Provide support for a Bible study at the Huron House transition home.

  • Compass Christian Business Alliance had monthly lunch meetings at The Vintage Tavern, with average attendance of 35.  COMPASS continued in Macomb County and West Wayne.  Zoom meetings continued during the shutdown.

  • Did a weekly “Faith Matters” internet show on GBS for their “Healthy Living” segment.

  • Recorded a weekly radio spot called “Faith Matters” on WGRT each Monday at 8:00 a.m.

  • Continue to oversee and verify updated legal information for 8 organizations Certified by Operation Transformation.

  • Planned a public drive-in prayer service the May 7th on the National Day of Prayer. About 250 came in their cars!

  • After much deliberation and pre-planning, “Family Night” activities had to be cancelled due to COVID 19 issues.  

  • Sponsored strategy/information meetings twice a year for churches doing mobile food pantries and outreach events.

  • Distributed information from the faith community by e-mail weekly to 2,200+, and put posts on Facebook.

  • Continued collecting cell phones & i-pods to buy prepaid phone cards for military personnel.  Over 780 donated!

  • Facilitated the BWAC “Good Friday” Community Service at Colonial Woods, as 5,000+ people watched through Facebook.  This service included a worship team, special music and 3 pastors sharing.

  • Continued organizing and sponsoring regular lunch meetings for wives of ministers (The First Ladies).

  • Did administration for Blue Water Area Churches. Pastors met weekly at the PH City Building for 7:30 am prayer and monthly for lunch at McLaren Port Huron to get encouraged and informed. Zoom meetings took the place of in-person events.  Continued specialized information e-mails to 175 pastors in the Blue Water Area.

  • Maintain and update a database of churches & pastors in the Blue Water Area.

  • Provide invocation and/or benediction prayers for numerous events in the Blue Water Area.

  • Provide pulpit supply to churches.  Visit area churches on a regular basis. Give counsel when asked.

  • Participated with and provided administrative support to the Eastern Michigan Christian Foundation.

  • Sponsored a Christmas Service and gave 2 cards to 440 inmates at the St. Clair County Intervention Center (one for them and one to mail). Collected 153 books for children which were distributed by the Salvation Army.

  • Welcomed new pastors to the Blue Water Area with a call, letter/information and a meal.

  • Acknowledge pastors when they leave at farewell services, with a Certificate of Appreciation.

  • Work with the Youth Collaboration Network Provided financial support to youth outreaches like “Bloom”.

  • Continued support to fight opioid addiction.  Collaborated with BW Recovery Outreach Center and their efforts. 

  • Shared about Operation Transformation to pastors in several communities. 

  • Provide a faith perspective to 17 boards and committees in the Blue Water Area.

  • Hosted a “Spring Ahead” open house and day of giving, raising over $22,000.

  • Had to cancel events we normally help with such as: “Blue Water Feeds the World Project”, Blue Water Habitat “Rock the Block”, and the Community Resource Fair.

  • Hosted and sponsored a Cultural Competency Seminar for 50 Community Leaders at Lake Huron Medical Center and 30 Faith Leaders at Hillside Wesleyan Church in September.  This fostered a great awareness among participants and a new desire to work toward greater inclusion for the Blue Water Community.  OT also hosted monthly meetings with a Cultural Competency outlook – specifically to support the faith community in these efforts.  Worked with S.C.O.R.E. to help children advance. 

  • Hosted our Annual Dinner in October with nearly 500 in attendance, and raising over $78,000.

Operation Transformation
1904 Poplar Street | Port Huron, MI 48060
(810)-966-8660 | rhernandez@optrans.org

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