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Join us for Alternatives of BATTLE CREEK 9TH Annual Autumn Gala!

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.”

We admit that we will miss the physical Autumn Gala where we come together as community and unite for LIFE! This year has offered a unique opportunity and we are embracing the challenge to create a unified community, virtually.

You will have the chance to hear from several of our passionate staff in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo on how God is growing Alternatives to reach more people. Our prayer is that through this intimate Gala, you gain greater understanding of all that the Lord is doing in our communities through YOU and the work of Alternatives.


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


How will I receive the online link?

We will require your email address when you register so that we can email you the link on Thursday October 14, the day before the gala. Watch your email for more details as we get closer!

What if I can't make it on the night of the Gala?

That's okay! Although we would love everyone to participate on the same night, the nice part about a Virtual event is that viewing is flexible! Our link won't be active until October 15, but will remain active for an extended amount of time! Make sure you still register! After registering, please reach out to Marlene@alternativesofkzoo.org and let her know when you plan to watch the event. If you'd still like to host a Watch Party, she will be able to help you get that all set up!

Can I still participate if I live out town?

YES!! Virtual means you can participate from anywhere! We are so excited that everyone can participate this year even if you live in a different state!

Will I still receive a 'Gala in a Box' if I live out of town?

We will be providing boxes to anyone who is able to pick up their box from the Alternatives office on Wednesday October 14. If you live close enough, we will have your box here for you! We will have limited delivery options, but will only be able to provide this to local residents.

How will I donate?

We wanted to make this process as easy as possible this year! We will be providing an online link for everyone to access the night of the Gala and will also be providing all local attendees with our pledge sheet. Please donate in whichever way you feel comfortable. For those filling out a pledge sheet, we have instructions on the registration page for how to get it to us after the Gala!

Will there be a speaker this year?

With all of the adjustments that have had to be made, we unfortunately were not able to keep our scheduled speaker for this year. HOWEVER, we have a great presentation in store for you! Our focus this year will be more on Alternatives and the amazing things that are happening within our organization!

Please reach out if you have ANY additional questions!