Backpack Ministry: Weekend Meals for Students
When the free/reduced meal program ends on Fridays, many families struggle to have food for the table during the weekend and holidays. New Song's partnership with multiple churches throughout the region helps provide a backpack full of food to help cover the gap students face while not at school.
Feel free to provide any items from this month's collection (to the collection box in the Commons):
Special Needs Ministry: Buddies!
Date: Sundays, during worship
For many families, getting to worship is not "a given" when they have a child with special needs. We want to help parents and care-givers know their child is in a loving, caring, Christ-like environment while they worship - and have openings available to help with some of our brightest smiles and gentle souls in the ministry! Our "Buddies" have an introductory session to best understand what each child needs, along with any insights or requests to make their experience its very best. Have a heart with a lot of love? This may be the perfect opportunity for you!
For more information and to sign up, contact:
Heather Shaheen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Help support the CARITAS program through your donations of supplies and time serving as a volunteer. With your help, CARITAS helps our most vulnerable neighbors break the cycles of homelessness and addiction to reclaim their dignity.
If you would like to provide a meal or donate needed items for The Healing Place (men’s & women’s) or shelters for men & women, please visit:
Questions? Please contact CARITAS at:
(804) 358-0964 or email@example.com
Our Shepherd's Way
Date: Currently "on hold" due to location concerns for this ministry
There is an amazing opportunity to serve our homeless friends and neighbors by volunteering at Our Shepherd's Way.
For more information and to sign up, contact:
Lesa Berlinghoff, firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Parker, email@example.com
Red Cross Blood Drive
Date: Mon., October 17, 2022 (11:00am - 4:00pm)
Share Your Story (Testimonies Needed): If you have been a recipient of a blood donation or have donated blood and would be willing to share with others regarding experiencing the gift of life, please contact Peggy Meek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register at RedCrossBlood.org with code: New Song
FeedMore Mobile Food Pantry
Date: The Fourth Monday, monthly
9:15am - 11:15am (Volunteers), 10:00am - 11:00am (Residents)
Location: First Shiloh Baptist Church, 8150 Walnut Grove Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Community members in need of food assistance are invited to join us on the 4th Monday of each month to receive food from the FeedMore Mobile Food Pantry.
For More Info, Contact: Heather Shaheen at email@example.com
Mechanicsville Church Emergency Function (MCEF)
Help us collect needed items for the local community, especially the following:
Click here for MCEF's website!
United Methodist Family Services (UMFS)
○ Family Champions are a group of volunteers in your local community who support UMFS in a number of ways including providing meals and treats, collecting critical items, and celebrating birthdays and special moments for the kids and families we serve.
CLICK HERE to learn more about this exciting new role or if you are interested in becoming a Family Champion at UMFS.
○ Questions for UMFS? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Volunteer Manager, Lisa Nicoll, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-239-1038.
LOOKING FOR A FEW GARDEN HELPERS!!
"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few." (Matthew 9:37, NIV)
Our Gardening Group needs a few workers on Thursday mornings in July & August to keep our Community Garden & church grounds well-cared for, especially during vacation season. Contact Susan Spencer at 804-929-5100 or Sherry Wright at 804-559-6064 if you can volunteer a few hours of your time!
New Song Navigators: A Ministry of Transportation
Would you have available time to help provide transportation to and from the doctor's office, for other needs that may arise (such as essential errands, including the grocery store or the bank)? Some in our church cannot drive due to medical condition, age, or other considerationor - this ministry has become a vital link for them to get from point A to point B!
Feel free to let us know you're interested by contacting Ed Johnson today!
JOBS for LIFE!
A ministry emphasizing dignity through employment.
This ministry seeks to provide a biblically-based, Christ-centered job skills training program that acknowledges many programs exist to help with everything from food, housing, clothing, and even furniture, but there are precious few resources in most communities that focus on gaining employment.
What if there was a way to "flip the script" and provide a route towards increasing dignity and the opportunity to buy their own food, clothing, and so much more?! You can find out more by simply watching the video tied to this new ministry (linked below), "Flip the List!"
Jobs For Life is a program that seeks to "uplift humanity through the dignity of work -- one city, one community, one life at a time."
Feel free to let us know you're interested by contacting our Coordinators today! Alan Fearnow & Heather Shaheen:
We are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ and we believe in the power of bringing people and communities together into a closer relationship with Jesus. New Song church partners with like-minded people and organizations committed to expanding the Gospel of Christ.
Click the boxes below to learn more about our Missions opportunities & Missionaries: