United Christian Services embraces the teaching of Jesus to care for one another through assistance in emergencies, while encouraging self-sufficiency in Gobles, Paw Paw, Mattawan, Lawton, Lawrence, Decatur, Bloomingdale and Hartford.
**Due to COVID we have temporarily changed our style of operation, which means no in-person interviews.* If you are in need of our help please contact us by phone or email.
Monday 9:30 AM -2:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
If you have reason to visit us to sign release forms or bring in documentation for assistance, please call ahead so we know to expect you.
Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Our 37th annual Paw Paw Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be taking place TAKEOUT and DELIVERY style. This year we will NOT be providing a dine-in meal.
Date: Thanksgiving, November 25
Time: Between 12 - 3 PM
Location: Freshwater Church
TAKEOUT: NO reservation needed for takeout! Please stay in your car and follow drive-thru instructions as you arrive at Freshwater.
DELIVERY: Need a meal delivered? Request meal delivery between November 15 and November 25 by calling (269) 415-0767. (please wait to request until Nov 15)
DONATE: For safety, we are not accepting food donations this year. We are looking at other avenues to cater to our Thanksgiving meal. We appreciate any monetary donations as they will help us make this event a success! pawpawturkey.org/donate.html
Operation Warm-up 2021-2022
Need a coat or warm clothes? Or have a coat to donate?
Children's, men and women's winterwear available and needed!
Call our office for more information about making donations or receiving a coat. We also have gloves, hats, boots and limited snowpants.
269 415 0767
Winner of our Coloring Competition
United Christian Services is working on producing an updated "Van Buren Resource Guide" for distribution. This booklet contains useful information, phone numbers, websites etc. for lots of agencies, non-profits and organizations that offer help and support to our community.
The winner of the coloring competition hosted by VBDL is Molly Johnson, age 9, from Gobles.
What community means to her: "Community is all the people who talk and smile to me when I am having fun around where I live.”
Her winning entry will be on the cover of the 2021-2023 printing of the Van Buren Resource Guide. Congratulations Molly!