July 2020 OutreachJulyOutreachFeedtheChildren2

As we remain in our homes - or at least away from large gatherings we have all cherished since childhood - there yet remains the need to serve our community neighbors who struggle to feel the warmth and witness the light of God's love in their lives. We have all seen the children of God suffering, and we have each heard the call of our savior Jesus whom scripture has dubbed the suffering servant (Isaiah 52:13-53-12).

As the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) instructs, we are to go into the world and make disciples of all nations. This mandate calls us to share the gospel in word and action with all those we would happen to meet. To that end, the Outreach Ministry has been busy planning to do just that in July.

The Outreach Ministry is partnering with the Coweta County School System to provide meals for 100+ children in the Eastgate Community on nine days: July 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 27, 29, 31. These dates are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays on the first, second, and fourth weeks of the month. Since the school system is providing the meals, we will only need volunteers to pick up the meals and deliver/distribute them to the children at Eastgate during the lunch hour.  

The Outreach Ministry is also partnering with Bridging The Gap to provide meals for 75-100 children at CJ Smith park (behind the church) for the entire week of July 20-24. We have received a generous donation to cover the cost of meal supplies for this week but will need volunteers each day to make bag lunches and then distribute them at the park at lunchtime. 

If you are able to give a couple of days in July, please follow the link below to the Sign-Up Genius website or call the church office and we can assist you in plugging into the mission of NPC this summer!

How We Serve

Reaching out to our local community and beyond, we share God’s blessings and the message of God’s Grace.  Among the causes we support are:

Coweta Samaritan Clinic – Many members of our congregation were instrumental in the creation and ongoing work of the Coweta Samaritan Clinic. Our own Dr. Kay Crosby felt a calling and had the vision to create a medical home for uninsured and medically underserved adults in Coweta County. Our congregation supports the clinic in various ways.

Merida Mission Trip – Our congregation likes to pull a group together to send on a mission trip to Merida, Mexico. Many needs have been met through these groups such as medical and dental day clinics, vacation bible school, and actual hands on building projects such as church building.

New Leaf Community Garden The New Leaf Community Garden is located on the corner of Perry Street and Salbide Street just behind the Church Preschool.  The New Leaf Community Garden is an ecumenical, community garden with opportunities for fresh air, exercise, great veggies, and fellowship with other gardeners and community members. We support the garden regularly and physically through general work days along with maintaining our own rented plot.. In order to provide fresh vegetables to those in need, the "fruits of our labor" are given to local charitable community organizations such as Bridging the Gap and Coweta County Food Pantry. This project is part of the outreach ministry for the NPC's Presbyterian Women.

Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity – Newnan Presbyterian Church has been involved with Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity since the affiliate was founded in 1993.  Members of the Church were involved in the creation of the affiliate and various members have served on the Board of Directors.  The Church supports this mission through funding from the Outreach Ministry, Second Sunday Mission offerings, and donations from individuals.  In addition to working as on-site volunteers, several Church members are involved with the Neighbor to Neighbor program, serving as training facilitators or mentors for Habitat families.

One Roof Ecumenical Alliance Outreach and Coweta Community – Supported by various local churches from different denominations, as well as community organizations and businesses. We support this mission on a regular basis and physically with volunteers, as well as monthly can collections. Volunteers work for about two hours per day of service.

Stop Hunger Now – Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief agency that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger for more than 15 years. Stop Hunger Now created its meal packaging program in 2005. The program perfected an assembly process that combines rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 21 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packets. Each meal costs only 29 cents.

Supervised Ministry – Each year, we support a seminary student as a summer intern. The church offers local needs while the J. W. Johnson Endowment fund offers a scholarship. This is an opportunity for us to be a teaching congregation.

Bridging the Gap – Our congregation and youth volunteer in various ways to help Bridging the Gap.
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