Knitting 4 Peace
Mission is where our heart lies at Northminster. For the past few months, we have held a Knitting 4 Peace Pod each Friday at 9am. There we knit, crochet, sew or embroider dozens of hats, blankets, towels and more to give to area adult, teen and children’s shelters, Native American aid and disaster relief, most recently from Hurricane Harvey. Not only do we fulfill God’s call to serve but we enjoy each other’s company, maybe some coffee, definitely a treat or two and fellowship in its purest form. All are welcome to come and join us!
Don’t know how to knit? We’d love to teach you!
To learn more visit Knitting 4 Peace.
Davidson Elementary Partnership
Immersion in our local community is essential to us. One of the ways we reach out is to local elementary school, Davidson. Some of our kids attend school there but our true goal is to help those in need. We donate clothes and other items and help where we’re needed. This Thanksgiving we adopted 8 families and collected all the goodies that make Thanksgiving special, from turkey to dressing to pies and more. And because of the generosity of our church family we collected enough funds and goods to adopt more families at Christmas!
As a church family we have much to be thankful for this time of year. It’s helping those in need that makes us all God’s children.
Northland Assistance Center
We are proud supporters of the Northland Assistance Center, a faith and community based 501(c) 3 organization providing emergency bill, food, strengths-based case management, holiday food baskets, and referral services to Northland children, women, and men struggling to meet life’s basic needs. A recent survey of clients receiving assistance indicateed that forty-six percent of persons in need have to choose between purchasing food and paying utility or medical bills. In 2015, NAC provided assistance to over 2000 households with services totaling $225,700. Working with NAC is part of our dedication to serve those as Jesus would.
To learn more visit www.northlandassistancecenter.org
Jamaica Medical / Dental Mission
Every February since 2000, Jamaica Mission has given free services to over 2,500 folks in six different clinics. Most of these clinics are in remote areas where people have very limited opportunities for dental, medical, and optical services. Our partner sponsors include North Kansas City Rotary Club, Rotary International Foundation and other civic and religious organizations.
In 2017, our doctors, nurses and volunteers treated 2,553 medical and dental patients, dispensed 4,146 prescriptions dispensed, extracted 873 teeth and distributed 402 pairs of glasses. We also donate prosthetics, wheelchairs and library books.
Clay County Clothes Closet
The Clay County Clothes Closet was founded in 1959 and since then they have provided clothing to over 90,000 individuals in need of clothing assistance in the Northland. They provide clothing for recently released prisoners, fire victims, newly unemployed, the homeless, refugees, and entire families, from newborn to senior citizens. We donate as well as volunteer and we love doing it, not only to fulfill God’s mission but because we live here, we have family here and our hearts are here.
Souper Bowl Sunday
Nothing warms the soul and satisfies the palate like a hot bowl of soup. Every year Northminster collects cases of soup for Souper Bowl Sunday. This year we beat our goal and collected 2,495 cans of soup to be distributed to area food pantries. Thanks to Caren Seaman and her muscle, Kenny Burden, Don Correu and Alex Harriger. Northminster sends prayers and love wrapped in noodles, with carrots, tomatoes and chicken, maybe some clams.
At Northminster Presbyterian Church we believe that serving the teachings of Jesus Christ means turning our time and talent to those who need our help. Some of the groups and causes we support are:
- Northminster Blanket Fund to donate blankets to the homeless.
- Meals on Wheels
- Red Cross Blood Drive
- Thanksgiving Community Dinner
- Giving Tree for care items for area shelters.
- Adopt-A-Family for Christmas-sponsored by our Men’s Breakfast and Fellowship Group