Ark Association  Outreach - Volunteers needed monthly
( second Saturdays 2:00pm-3:30pm)

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Updates from the Community Garden at St. John's

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August/September - Shampoo/Conditioner Drive for

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  • If you have been to the Ark Association Saturday outreach or to their facebook page you will have seen Sherry Labadie and/or her parents.  Sherry has been distributing shampoos/conditioners as well as other supplies to homeless women in Detroit for many years.

  • To help Sherry we will be collecting travel size shampoos and conditioners from August 29th to September 12th.

  • You can either either bring them to church on Sundays(Aug 29th, September 5th, September 12th) or drop them off at a Novi or Troy location---please see related email to NHC congregation.

  • You can always drop off the shampoos/conditioners at the Ark Association outreach any Saturday at 2:00pm.

  • Please, also lift up Sherry and the homeless women she serves in your prayers.

August - Update on Nepal

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  • As we discussed during the June 14th Worship Service, we have been praying about and searching for a mission partner to work with near Biratnagar, Nepal.

  • For those of you who missed that discussion or want to refresh your memory you can listen to it here….you will want to fast forward to 1:10:10 of the video.

  • Recently, Pastor Sam found a church in Texas already working with mission partners in Biratnagar, Nepal. Please, watch the “Mission Point: Nepal” video here and learn about two of their partners, “Our Daughters” and “New Nepal Evangelistic Association.”

  • We will be having a zoom call with Pastor Grant from this church on August 20th to explore a possible partnership.

  • Please, continue to pray for people of Nepal and especially this zoom call on August 20th

  • Please, continue to pray for and reach out to Tulsi and his family.  

May - Community Garden Projects with St. John's Presbyterian Church - Water Project

Thanks to Don and Timmy for designing and installing the tote tank system to store +500 gallons of water.

  • This year the tanks will be used for local water supply.

  • Next year we will install a pavilion for water collection surface and to provide a sitting/conversation area.   
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May - Community Garden Projects with St. John's Presbyterian Church - Mulch and Planting Day

Thanks to all who helped out at the May 22nd Mulching and Planting. Below are some pictures from the event.  Click on the image below to view full size photo gallery

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February - Ark Association Outreach Visit

We visited the Ark Association outreach with some of the hygiene kits and blankets from NHC.  Ark Association serves food and various donated items to the homeless every Saturday at 1:45pm at Roosvelt Park/Central Station in Detroit . You can just show up on that day/time/place if you want to volunteer. However, it would be good to coordinate with them if you are going with a large group.

Please, see related information at their website and facebook(which has lots of pictures/comments from various Saturdays--including those below from our visit on 2021-02-20).

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March - Christianity in Nepal

We are forming a Nepal strategy team to find a mission partner we can work with to help build or renovate churches in the Kosi River valley area of Nepal.  You can learn more about Christianity in Nepal and the Kosi River Valley by reading this document.

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We collected furniture from NHC Congregation and delivered them to a family in need

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January-February Furniture Drive

January Blanket Project

We are making blankets for the homeless.

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December Christmas Gifts for the immigrant families

Various NHC home/small groups prepared Christmas Gifts and Cards for the immigrant families. These gifts and cards were delivered to the families through SWIRC (South West Detroit Immigration and Refugee Center).  Located in The Mercado community center along with Gleaner's food bank and other organizations, SWIRC provides "provides free and low-cost legal services to those who need them most in the Detroit area, with a focus on recent immigrants and asylum seekers."

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Thanksgiving Outreach

Our Thanksgiving Outreach involved delivery of 13 baskets to a combination of pastors who moved during pandemic and asylum seeking neighbors in need made possible through the generosity of New Hope Church.

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NHC Front Line Workers and Their Friends

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Resources for the Needy

Government, Nonprofit, and Commercial Resources

NHC Compassion Projects

Go and be Salt and Light

Serving our Neighbor, Sharing our Faith

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Migrant Community

Every summer, we seek to serve the community of migrant farmworkers who help put fresh food on our table. For a week, we provide supplemental programs during the summer school provided for migrant children, and seek to share joy at the migrant communities in the evenings.

Nepalese Community

We sense God's call to build relationships with our Nepalese American neighbors through a Saturday afternoon fellowship. Also, we look forward to building a church in the Koshi River Valley in Nepal partner as we find missionary partners.

Neighbors in Need

In the past year, we've made care packages to distribute to our homeless neighbors, done yard work for people needing a hand, and distributed presents at Christmas through partner churches in Detroit.