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.
As Spring Break approaches, we will again be collecting grocery gift cards - to Giant, Safeway and Aldi - to benefit students, and their families, in need at Timber Lane Elementary School. Gift cards in $25 denominations may be dropped over the next two Sundays, March 19 and 26, during services.
Are you interested in learning more about our Mercy Ministry partners and the impact they have in our communities? We have two events coming up over the next few months hosted by Sanctity of Life Ministries and Homestretch; details below. Reach out to Bora if you are interested in attending.
NewCity is partnering with Homestretch to provide household supplies for their clients as a practical way to support these families on their journey towards self-sufficiency. We will be collecting Home Care 'Kits', which include about 15-20 various household items to meet everyday needs. As a change from previous years, we are planning to have this drive on a quarterly basis throughout the year, as a way to provide more consistent support and adjust supplies based on changing needs. To sign up and for additional details, click here.
The Falls Church Homeless Shelter (FCHS) has announced that it will be operating this hypothermia season from December 1 - March 31. As we have for the past several years, NewCity will support this local shelter by helping to provide dinners on Saturdays. This will be done through our church's Family Groups. Family Group leaders will be contacted to coordinate specific Saturdays that their group will be responsible for providing dinner to the shelter residents.
For those who are interested in helping out in other ways, there are volunteer opportunities at the shelter such as providing groceries, supplies, and bag lunches.
Additionally, the shelter is looking for adult volunteers to be present alongside a professional staff person during operating hours as two people are required by law to keep the shelter open. The volunteer staff will provide coverage during the evening shift from 5:45 PM - midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Training will be offered in late November and again in January.
Please visit the shelter website for more information on these two opportunities if you are interested in helping this winter season!