For the safety of our community, we have decided to cancel this Saturday's Kingdom Impact. Ministry Leaders will reach out to their team to prepare for Easter. Thank you for your service.
Serving in ministry is something that grows you closer to Christ, while allowing you to realize the Gospel in the lives of others. New Community, we have seen countless lives changed through making the decision to serve. Here is a testimony of how one of our members has been impacted by serving within our ministry.
"I am thankful to serve on several ministries at New Community. Through serving, I have found that I am not only helping others, but my life is being changed as well. Serving has created an outlet for me to forget about my stress, be encouraged by my team and have fun; all while helping impact the lives of others."
If you are ready to impact the lives of others, then take the time to check out some of the ways you can serve below. If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact T. Marquis by phone at (216) 397-3392, ext. 43 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you love to meet new people and want to welcome guests and visitors to New Community each week, then the Parking Ministry is perfect you! We are looking for volunteers so if you are interested in serving in the Parking Ministry please contact Deacon Wayne Miles at (216) 534-1168.
Do you want to be a part of a community that loves people and loves food? Is food your love language? If so, now is your chance to join the kitchen ministry. For more information, please contact T Marquis at (216) 397-3392, ext. 43 or by email at email@example.com.
You have the opportunity to be a part of helping shape the next generation, by serving in our Children's Ministry. You can build their faith by working directly with them using Gospel stories, songs and group activities. We also have ways that you can work behind the scenes to create the best experience for our children. Below we have featured the various ways you can help serve in our Children's Ministry. If you are ready to serve, contact Amaris Jones at 216-397-3392, etc. 20 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or click HERE.
New Community launched Make Cleveland Better in 2015, after learning of some alarming statistics, such as the percentage of the city's poverty and homeless levels. This annual community outreach campaign provides service and support to Northeast Ohioans who are experiencing hardship and are in at-risk situations. Support includes, giving monetary gifts to organizations that address these needs and providing service through countless hours of volunteer work at food pantries, shelters and other non-profits that are understaffed or run primarily by volunteers.
During this year's initiative volunteers spent time at the Malachi House, one of many non-profit organizations we partnered with to complete service projects. The Malachi House was built in 1980 and is the only home in Ohio that provides housing and care at no cost, to men and women with terminal illnesses that have no one to care for them, have dire financial needs and cannot provide for themselves. Even though the organization is Christian, they accept guests of all nationalities and religious preferences. They do not force anyone into Christianity, but as you travel around the facility it is clear that God is present.
During the food drive portion of Make Cleveland Better, we donated thousands of canned and boxed foods to The Malachi House and in January our volunteers went back to sort and label items to make it easier to store and use. Walking around the facility, meeting some of the staff members and volunteers was a very humbling experience for our volunteers who also met guests that they knew would eventually die. One of our volunteers expressed, "it wasn't what I expected, but it was more than I hoped for." She also told us the reason she decided to volunteer at The Malachi House was so she could give back to those at the end of their life because they need care as well. She said, "it's important to meet the needs of those who provide the needs." Another one of our volunteers expressed that the time she spent volunteering was "rewarding".
This is what Making Cleveland Better looks like. This is what God has called us to do as Christians. We are here to touch lives and many of those lives are outside of the church. Together We Make Cleveland Better.
Make Cleveland Better is annual generosity campaign sponsored by New Community Bible Fellowship. Our goal is to provide service and support to Northeast Ohioans who are experiencing hardship and are in at-risk situations. It is an opportunity for the entire church to reach beyond the walls of our church and fulfill Jesus’ charge to help those in need and to help those who are hurting (Matthew 25:37-40).
In 2017, our goals are to collect 6,000 pounds of personal care items and food, volunteer 1,500 hours of service time with our partners, and donate 100% of our Make Cleveland Better offering to selected partners throughout the Greater Cleveland area.
A SECOND HOME FOR YOU (ASHFY)
A Second Home for You (ASHFY) provides transitional housing and life programs in Cleveland that are designed for young adult males between the ages of 18 – 25 years who aged out of foster care and need extra support to effectively navigate into adulthood. Every young adult male is unique, entering the program with their own set of talents, gifts and intangible resources. ASHFY tailor’s their transitional life programs to meet the unique needs of each individual. It is the mission of “A Second Home for You” to bridge the gap between foster care and adult living by assisting young adults who have aged out of the foster care system.
Broken Connections, Inc., (BCI) located in East Cleveland, Ohio was established in April 1996. It is a twelve bed residential facility that provides emergency housing and supportive services for runaway, homeless and street youth between the ages of 10-17. BCI is the only not for profit organization that provides assistance for runaway and homeless youth in the City of East Cleveland. BCI focuses on preventing runaway episodes, reuniting families through counseling intervention, providing on-going services to maintain stability in the family system, and providing 60 days of aftercare services once a youth has successfully completed the program.
Family Connections' mission is to strengthen families with young children. Their vision is to improve tomorrow's quality of life in the community by ensuring today's children are raised to be happy, healthy and self-sufficient by providing early literacy, parent support and school readiness.
Founders Path is an organization that helps people to overcome alcoholism, drug addiction, and other forms of spiritual sickness. Over the years, Founders Path has assisted hundreds of recovering members in its spiritual retreats, and exposed many for the first time to the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
GARDEN VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE
The residents of Cleveland’s Garden Valley Neighborhood are some of the most socially and economically segregated in the city. Whether providing food to a grandmother who is raising her grandchildren, coaxing seniors to exercise weekly and reduce salt intake, offering free training in construction skills to help adults become more self reliant, or tutoring elementary school children to help guarantee academic success, Garden Valley Neighborhood House is meeting the needs of a community that many have associated only with violence and poverty.
Malachi House, created out of a Christian sense of ministry, serves persons who are terminally ill, without regard to gender, race, religion or national origin and without cost to the resident or family. This Home ministers to individuals who need an available caregiver, who have limited or no financial resources and are in need of special home care in the final stages of life. Their trained staff and volunteers provide spiritual, emotional and physical support with the assistance of a hospice team.
SEEDS OF LITERACY
Seeds of Literacy is an innovative adult literacy program that provides free, one-to-one tutoring in basic education and GED prep to adults in Cleveland. Literacy is an important social ill to address, especially in the city of Cleveland where 66% of Cleveland residents ages 16 and up, are functionally illiterate.
THE HUNGER NETWORK
The mission of the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland is to reduce hunger in our community by providing food and linkages to other vital services for hungry people, especially children and families by actively participating in a coordinated response to people in need.
THE LIGHTHOUSE, INC
The Lighthouse is a non-profit organization that focuses on building strong relationships with kids through coaching, mentoring and sponsoring events. Their goal is to revolutionize the world one relationship at a time. What started as a bus donation is now a movement, a lifestyle of raising up people to champion the cause of Christ. For over 30 years, the Lighthouse has dreamed with families, loved on children and has been welcomed as a part of the neighborhood fabric. Along the way they have witnessed the continued and miraculous provision of God.
YOUTH FOR CHRIST
Youth for Christ reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to prayer and the Word of God, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.
YWCA OF GREATER CLEVELAND
YWCA of Greater Cleveland is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our core programs ultimately benefit the entire region of Northeast Ohio by bringing about needed change and improvement in the areas of racial equity and the advancement of women. With deep expertise and more than a century of experience, we are a respected resource and trusted authority on the issues of racial equity and the advancement of women.