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.
Harvest House Baby Bottle Drive
Almost 6,000 babies and children are served by this ministry. Money collected through the baby bottle ministry is used to buy new socks and underwear. Perhaps you can fill a bottle with your deposit returns and offer to return a neighbor’s bottles. When you go to celebrate with a special ice cream treat or a latte put an equal amount of change (or dollars) in the baby bottle. Filled bottles will be collected on Sept. 16. It does not matter how full the bottles are. Dollar bills can be added if not full of change. Also bottles can be left in the church office.
School Supplies for Refugees and Teacher’s Desk
It’s the perfect time to snatch up bargains in the school supply aisle. As in the past, we will collect some basic school supplies (as well as cash from those who don’t enjoy shopping). The final day to contribute is Sunday, September 9.
This was a successful drive last year and we would like to repeat it. Supplies will be used for the refugee families we are aiding; the remainder will go to Teacher’s Desk. Some items often requested are listed below; many can be found for less than $0.50.
kid safe scissors
The stores with current sales often advertise in the Sunday paper. Or check out Target, Big Lots, Walmart, the big drug store chains, and similar stores. Boxes to receive your donations will be available in the narthex by July 29. If you wish to write a check, make it out to NPC and put “School Supplies” in the note. Thank you.
Friends of Night People
We serve a meal at Friends of Night People at 394 Hudson St., Buffalo, the fourth Tuesday of every month. At 8:00 a.m. that day, volunteers prepare the meal in the kitchen at North Church. If you can help one time or regularly, please contact Ann Eisenlord at 716-632-7487 or email@example.com. That evening from about 4:30-7:00, volunteers help serve the meal. If you would like to help serve, contact Barb Beall at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 716-479-5794.
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 fourth Monday of each month from 4-8pm. Stay for the whole time or for as long as you can. Please bring a salad ingredient for our build-a-salad supper. Dessert and beverages will be provided. There are no meetings in July and August. Learn more about Dress-A-Girl.
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.