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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. That evening from about 4:30-7:00, volunteers help serve the meal. If you would like to help serve, contact Barb Beall at email@example.com 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.
The Giving Tree
Please be sure to visit the Giving Tree in Westminster Hall during the Celebrate Advent event on Sunday, December 2 (following the 10:15 a.m. worship service) to pick a tag with a gift request for someone less fortunate. We will support three groups this year: TRY where a safe living environment is provided for at-risk girls; Homespace supplying housing and support services for young single mothers in the foster-care system; and three local refugee families who come from Eritrea, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
A member of Mission Committee will be available to help you sign out the tag. Gifts should be wrapped with the gift tag attached and returned to the church no later than Dec 16. Enclosing a gift receipt makes it convenient for the recipient. Gifts will be delivered on the 16th.
Not everyone likes to shop, so there will be some pre-purchased items available. Any monetary donations will go toward purchase of remaining gift requests. This has long been a popular North Church activity and your support is always
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.