Battle Creek Gala

Join us for our 7th Annual Autumn Gala! 
The Annual Autumn Gala is the largest and most crucial fundraiser for Alternatives of Battle Creek.

Our Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Alveda King

As a “Guardian of the King Family Legacy” Alveda is a noted civil rights activist. She is often in demand for her knowledge and firsthand experience in the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement headed by her uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and supported by her father, his brother Rev. A. D. Williams King. Alveda is a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a grateful mother and grandmother. She is a respected lecturer, former college professor, author, mentor, stage and screen actress, Georgia State Legislator and Presidential appointee.

She has been elected to sit on several boards, and has received numerous awards and honors. Through her ministry of Alveda King Ministries; ministry in her local Church, Believers’ Bible Christian Church in Atlanta, GA; and her vocation as Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, she devotes her God- given gifts and talents of writing, singing, song writing, producing and directing media projects and other gifts “to glorify God in the earth”. Among her most popular books are I Don't Want Your Man, I Want My Own; Who We Are in Christ Jesus; Life at All Costs, a National Black Prolife Coalition Anthology and King Rules, which shares a deeply personal collection of hard-learned lessons, timeless truths, and foundational principles.

Alveda often appears on television and is heard on radio shows across the world. She is a regular contributor for the News Max “Insiders” column as well as Fox News. Her media appearances have included CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Huckabee, Beck, Hannity and other national and global media hosts. She has traveled to Africa, Israel, Europe, and other locations, and her global and biblical world view is appreciated, though often perceived as “controversial” depending upon the audience.

The mission of Alveda King Ministries – where Jesus Christ is Lord – is to “enhance the lives of people spiritually, economically, intellectually and socially.”

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

McCamly Plaza Hotel | Branson Ballroom

50 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49017

Admission Rate (includes dinner):
Ticket Price: FREE
R.S.V.P. Required

6:00pm - Registration
6:45pm - Dinner
7:25pm - Updates and Speaker

As Alternatives of Battle Creek continues to reach a record number of services being used, the needs of the ministry grow greater. To put it simply, we can't do this without you!  There will be an opportunity to take part in a free-will offering at the end of the program.


**Some Items Listed Below May Be Combined to Make Packages

  • Alternatives- 2 Seats with the 2018 Autumn Gala Speaker $Priceless
  • Ample Pantry- Four Family Fare Dinners $56 value
  • Andrew Karr- 2 Preseason MSU Basketball Tickets $62 value
  • Best Way Disposal- 6 Months Free Service $100 value
  • Best Way Disposal- 6 Months Free Service $100 value
  • Best Western Greenfield Village- Detroit Tiger's Package $300 value
  • Bilbo's Pizza- Certificate for One Medium 2 Item Pizza $18.93 value
  • Bilbo's Pizza- Certificate for One Large 2 Item Pizza $22.68 value
  • Bittersweet Ski Resort- 4 Day Lift Tickets $164 value
  • Carl and Bonnie Gilson- Essenhaus Popcorn Basket $29.99 value
  • CARSTAR Portage- Premium Vehicle Detailing Package $173 value
  • Cathy's Kreations- 1 Homemade Cheesecake $Priceless
  • Cathy Martin- Glen Arbor Fall Getaway $450 value
  • Celebration Cinema- Gift Card $10 value
  • Clothes Mentor- $50 Gift Card $50 value 
  • Coldstone Creamery- Gift Certificate $20 value
  • Coopersville & Marne Railway- 4 Railway Tickets $55 value
  • Creation Museum- 4 Museum Passes $120 value
  • Dan Wood Company- Hague Reverse Osmosis System PLUS Installation $1,000-$1,200 value
  • Deb Wielhouwer- Lilla Rose Package $21 value
  • Detroit Red Wings- Autographed Frans Nielsen Photo $70 value
  • Fawley Overhead Door- LiftMaster Garage Door Opener $410 value
  • Finley's Grill & Smokehouse- $25 gift Certificate $25 value
  • Fish Window Cleaning- $250 Gift Certificate $250 value
  • Friends of Alternatives- 5 Hour Catered Boat Cruise on Lake Michigan for 2-8 people $500 value
  • Friends of Alternatives- 2 Passenger Private Hot Ait Balloon Ride $570 value
  • Friends of Alternatives- City Select Baby Jogger with Accessories $729.89 value
  • Friends of Alternatives- Wine Box of Soaps $28 value
  • Gilmore Car Museum- 2 Admission Tickets $30 value
  • Henderson Castle- $150 Gift Certificate $150 value
  • Henry Ford Museum- 4 Admission Passes $112 value
  • Herbert Law- 1 Gen Apple Watch $269 value​​
  • Jane Schley- Landscape Watercolor Notecards $26 value
  • Jane Schley- Floral Watercolor Notecards $22 value
  • John Wiessner- Yardzee Set $40 value 
  • Kalamazoo Candle Company- Candle Package $45 value
  • Kalamazoo Civic Theater- 2 Admission Passes $50 value
  • Kalamazoo Nature Center- 1 Year Family Membership $75 value
  • Kelly Jensen- 2 Pairs of Hand Knit Socks $56 value
  • Kuipers Advisors- Paddle Board $299.99 value 
  • Latitude 42- $25 Gift Certificate $25 value 
  • LS Designs- Gift Package $70 value
  • Margaret O'Brien- Lunch with Senator O'Brien $Priceless 
  • Newhouse Excavating- 10 Cubic Yards of Screend Top Soil Delivered $250 value
  • Olde Peninsula- $25 Gift Certificate $25 value
  • Olde Peninsula- $25 Gift Certificate $25 value
  • Pam Breglje- Vera Bradley Travel Bag $108 value
  • Pam Breglje- Vera Bradley Drawstring Family Tote $58 value
  • Paul & Debbie Carlson- South Haven Fishing Charter $500 value
  • Pease Packing- 1/2 Standard Cut Processed Hog $125 value 
  • Pure MEadow Farms- 50lb Bundle of Assorted Cuts of $100 Grass Fed Beef $400 value
  • Radisson Plaza Hotel- Overnight Stay Including Breakfast and Parking $255 value
  • Rutger's Wooden Spoons- Handcrafted Utensils $100 value
  • Sackett's Flooring Solutions- $300 Gift Certificate $300 value
  • Schuring's Retail Greenhouse- 2 $50 Gift Certificates $100 value 
  • Seelye Ford and Kia of Kalamazoo- Express Serive Oil Change Package $36.95 value
  • Seelye Ford and Kia of Kalamazoo- Full Detail Package $189.95 value
  • Seelye Ford and Kia of Kalamazoo- Service Center Pot Hole Special $141.90 value
  • Steensma Lawn and Power Equipment- STIHL BR 600 Backpack Blower $549 value
  • The Shack Bed and Breakfast- 1 Night Stay $130 value
  • Whitecaps Community Foundation- 4 Reserve Seat Tickets $50 value
  • Wohmhoff Farms Nursery- Certificate for $75 off a Christmas Tree and/or Wreath $75 value
  • Wohmhoff Farms Nursery- Certificate for $35 towards a Christmas Wreath $35 value