Director, Barb Hanneke
Director, Mike Weaver
The Harbor story began with a holy conflagration burning in the hearts of God's people in a county of mounting challenges.
There is no doubt that Scripture mandates the care of the poor, the infirmed, the widow and the orphan. It is one of the most primary components of the activity of God's people during this age of grace. The fellowship and maturation of God's people are to result in "His Kingdom Come" in the places where His people gather.
Churches, organization, clubs, retailers and professional agencies have partnered to write the Harbor story - which began separately in the hearts of two churches who would merge and one day become the Blue Water Free Methodist Church. Having been given several opportunities to evaluate the impact of their individual churches in the areas they served, they realized they had fallen short. They began to pray that the Lord would raise them up to be obedient to His mandates. Shortly thereafter they merged, and as a result of the most extraordinary circumstances, they were able to purchase the Sparlingville Elementary School in which to inaugurate their new church. The first dollars collected were assigned to the development of the Church's mission to feed, clothe, tend and care for the needs of the poor, the infirmed, the widow and the orphan. This was quite contrary to the "last" dollars and priority usually given to missions. But what a difference it made!
Harbor Impact Ministries opened in June of 2010. Monthly we serve an average of 450 families or 1,200 people.
As the need for the services of Harbor Impact Ministries multiplies, so does the need for increasing support. We have been blessed by and continually look to the generosity of our community.
Blue Water Area Rescue Mission
Blue Water Community Action Agency
Community Mental Health
Community Services Coordinating Body
Council on Aging
Department of Health and Human Services
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
Lake Huron Medical Center
New Life Christian Academy
Port Huron Public Schools
RESA Great Start Readiness Program
Stone Soup Food Pantry
St. Clair County Library Association
Blue Water Christian Church
Blue Water Free Methodist Church
Crossroads Community Church, China Twp.
First Congregational of St. Clair
Griswold Street Baptist
Hope Community Church
Immanuel Lutheran, St. Clair
In His Grace
Light of Christ
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Emmett
St. Matthew United Church of Christ
Zion Cathedral Church
Women's Life Chapters
Women's League St. Clair
Charles Schoor VFW Post 796
Charles Schoor VFW 796 Auxiliary
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Dentists: Pradco, Easton and Cotter
Glen Eden Memorial Park
Dollar Tree of Marysville
F. C. Simpson Lime Co
Dr. Coleen Guilliat
Howard Heritage Estate Sales
Meijer Fort Gratiot
North River Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Michele Raymond and family
Treasure Estate Sales