February - Arc Association Outreach Visit
We visited the Arc Association outreach with some of the hygiene kits and blankets from NHC. Arc 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).
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.
We collected furniture from NHC Congregation and delivered them to a family in need
January-February Furniture Drive
January Blanket Project
We are making blankets for the homeless.
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."
Resources for the Needy
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.
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.