How YOU Can Help

Looking for a way to get involved in the mission and ministry of Jesus and North Church? We encourage you to donate by clicking on the “Donate” button below. Please also join us in the service opportunities below.


Special Projects:
Volunteers Needed in the Nursery
Chiavetta’s BBQ for Missions
“Bottles for Babies” for Harvest House
Alternative Christmas Marketplace

Ongoing Projects:
Friends of Night People
Harvest House Needs Clothes
Food Bank Donations
Directory of Donation Sites

Volunteers Needed in the Nursery

The nursery will be staffed for both the 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. worship services (new times beginning Sunday, September 10) to better meet the needs of our congregation. You are invited to participate in this ministry; the nursery is in need of volunteers to staff the nursery beginning in September. Please contact Regina Koteras at or stop in the nursery on any Sunday morning.

Chiavetta’s BBQ for Missions
Wednesday, September 27 from 3-7pm

The proceeds from this Chiavetta’s BBQ fundraiser will be specially designated for Missions! Learn more.

“Bottles for Babies” for Harvest House: Join Sarah Circle on a Mission Project

“Bottles for Babies” helps more than 5,800 children in our community. There are bottles available for you to take and fill with loose change and bring back to church by the beginning of November.

Save the Date: Alternative Christmas Marketplace
Sunday, November 5 in Westminster Hall

North’s annual alternative marketplace is coming soon! Be sure to mark it on your calendar.

Friends of Night People

We serve a meal at Friends of Night People at 394 Hudson St., Buffalo, the fourth Tuesday of every month. We need volunteers on Tuesday, September 26. At 8:00 a.m., volunteers prepare the meal in the kitchen at North Church. That evening at 5:00 volunteers help serve the meal. If you would like to become involved in this ministry, contact Barb Beall at or call 716.479.5794.

Gently-used clothing: FONP is now accepting the following donations for men and women: jeans and sweatpants jackets, sweatshirts, t-shirts, sneakers, and boots. If you have any of these items that are in near-new condition (no stains, rips, etc.), please bring them to the church.


We gather to make simple dresses (for girls), shorts (for boys), and dolls, all of which are sent to children in need. New volunteers (of ANY skill level–even complete beginners!) are always welcome; we meet the 4th Monday of each month from 4-8pm. Learn more about Dress-A-Girl.  There are no meetings in July and August. Next date: Monday, September 25, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Stay for the whole time or for as long as you can.

Harvest House Needs Clothes

An Opportunity for Families with Children Infants to Size 14

Harvest House Baby and Children’s Ministry needs clean clothing is for newborn to size 14. Please put items in the box in north wing. Thanks for helping children in need. This gives hope to those parents trying to provide for their children.

Food Bank Donations

Please remember to contribute to the Food Bank collection box in the narthex. The bulk of these donations go to University Presbyterian Food Pantry, an agency of The Food Bank of Western New York. From the donations, we are also able to provide staples to those who stop at the church office looking for help. The need is great and does not end when a specific food drive ends. If we could all try to bring just one item when we come to church, it would make a significant difference in the lives of those in need.

Directory of Donation Sites

A directory has been prepared to help you with the daunting task of de-cluttering. We all have more stuff than we need, but if you throw it away, it will sit in landfill for years. There are many agencies that welcome your unwanted, used items. They are detailed in this directory with contact information and lists of acceptable donations. Reusing and recycling may be a bit more work than tossing things, but it will benefit others in our community and be better for the environment. Please have a look at the document posted here: Directory of Donation Sites. You can pick up a print copy of the directory from the Mission Kiosk in Westminster Hall.

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