We partner with local and global organizations to fulfill our call to philanthropy and love our neighbors.
Find out about each of our mercy and missions partners below or contact our Mercy Ministry to learn more about what we're doing in our local community.
The Falls Church Homeless Shelter, a Mercy Ministry partner organization we have been supporting this winter by providing meals through our Family Groups, is hosting an event on February 24 to raise funds for their operation. There will be food, music, and silent auctions for the community to gather together and celebrate their good work. Learn more about the event and how to attend on the Shelter's website.
In 2024, NewCity will continue to partner with Homestretch to provide household supplies on a quarterly basis for their clients as a practical way to support these families on their journey toward self-sufficiency. We will be collecting Home Care 'Kits', which include about 15-20 various household items to meet everyday needs. We've changed the sign-ups slightly: instead of signing up for the year, we will have you sign-up on a drive-by-drive basis. Our next collection date is on Sunday, February 25. To sign up and for additional details, click here.
Spring break is approaching and we will be collecting grocery store gift cards to benefit vulnerable students and their families at Timber Lane Elementary School. Many Timber Lane students rely on free meals provided through their school. Their access to food becomes challenging during extended breaks. Our church hopes to step into this need and help bridge the gap in food access. Gift cards in $25 increments to Giant, Safeway or Aldi may be dropped off during church services on March 10th and 17th.
As in previous years, our Family Groups will be helping to provide the shelter with Saturday dinners during this season's operating months. In addition, there are many volunteer opportunities for those who are interested in donating their own time and resources beyond the support through the FGs (ie, grocery givers, supplies providers, and bag lunch providers). The Shelter also welcomes volunteers to work alongside a professional staff person to provide coverage during the evening shift (5:30 PM - midnight) on the weekends. This staffing is vital to the Shelter as it is required by law to have two staff to keep the Shelter open. All volunteer staff will have to go through official training and the next one will take place on Dec 2 at 10am. We encourage those who wish to serve this community to learn more on the Shelter's website.
Project Belong's Don't Go Alone Program provides mentor relationships to youth aging out from the foster care system. Project Belong believes that God can use the presence of even just one stable, consistent adult presence to significantly impact the future of an aging out youth. For more information, please visit Don't Go Alone.