Newberg Friends Church believes we are called to be Friends of Jesus wherever we live, at home and abroad. We are energized to care for people called to ministries outside the church and to invite others to join them. While our members contribute to many organizations, the following are ones we have discerned are ours to share together.
Faith in Action
Faith in Action is a coalition of faith communities (including Newberg Friends Church) agencies, individuals and businesses who came together to address the unmet needs of our frail and vulnerable neighbors. Faith in Action serves older adults, children and families who face extraordinary challenges related to health or age by mobilizing volunteers who choose to express their faith through community service. Care is available through the following programs:
– volunteers befriend a local family and child with special needs due to a chronic health condition or disability, offering love, companionship and support.
Strong for Life
– volunteers of any age coach older adults, either individually or in a small group, three times a week in an easy-to-follow exercise routine designed to improve strength, function, and balance in older adults. A group meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:30 a.m.
– volunteers help older adults with light house work, gardening, minor home repairs, meal and library book delivery, transportation for appointments, and making friendly visits.
Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours a month, you can make a difference. We serve older adults, children and families with special needs whose requests for assistance usually go unmet due to lack of family, friends or funds.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat’s Restore accepts donations and is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays, 9am to 5pm.
Store: 801 N Meridian St, Newberg, OR • 971-832-8153
Love INC – Love in the Name of Christ
Volunteer in a variety of venues through this clearinghouse agency that serves the residents of the Newberg Community. NFC is charged with procuring, cutting, and delivering wood to keep local families warm through the winter months.
Friends designate money for Global Outreach as we give offerings each week. And each month we give our Global Outreach fund, in shares, to the following overseas ministries. We invite you to learn more about them and to get involved.
John and Donna Kreutz (Wycliffe, Zapotec New Testament)
Jeff and Christine Stanfield (World Gospel Mission, Uganda)
Karen Swenson (Northwest Yearly Meeting, Budapest)
David Thomas (Evangelical Friends Mission, Discipling for Development)
Elizabeth Todd (Northwest Yearly Meeting, serving in Ramallah)
Linda Byrd (Wycliffe, Refuge 139’s curriculum team)