MISSION & OUTREACH


BEing the church in the world

BACKPACKS, SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS


New Church has partnered with two impoverished local Elementary schools to provide hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies to students to begin the school year.  Without the supplies they need, children are less likely to succeed in school. Something as simple as a backpack filled with basic supplies can make all the difference in the world.


We also provide Christmas gifts each year for familes at these same elementary schools.




SERVING HUNGY PEOPLE AT SECOND CHANCE CAFE


New Church regularly helps serve dinner at The Second Chance Cafe located within The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center.  The Bridge partners with The Stewpot to serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner to guests of The Bridge 365 days a year.


PROYECTO ABRIGO IN JUAREZ


New Church has teamed up with Greenland Hills, UMC to build houses  for families in Juárez,  who usually live in shacks made of cardboard and any useful pieces of trash they can find. The houses we build are one-room cinderblock structures with a floor, roof, two windows, and a door. It doesn’t look like much to us, but it can be really life-changing for them.


This trip takes place each year over MLK weekend.

You can see a video of the most recent year's proect here:


THE WATER PROJECT


New Church has partnered with The Water Project to provide safe, clean water to multiple communities. 


One project funded by New Church was for the  Eshinutsa Primary School. Prior to the installation of a rainwater harvesting tank, students had to walk 1.6 kilometers to collect water from a spring that, when consumed, often resulted in Typhoid, stomachaches, and coughing. The new rainwater harvesting tank means 500 people now have access to a safe water source, cutting down on illness, as well as school absenteeism. 


Blessing Bags


New Church has always had a passion for feeding hungry people and we have distributed "Blessing Bags" filled with food, hygiene items, and socks since we began as a church.


Most recently, our children and youth have teamed up with the children and youth of Greenland Hills, UMC to fill the bags on the last Sunday of each month for our congregations to carry in their cars to hand out to those in need.