LOVING AS CHRIST LOVED
Jesus Christ came into the world to love the world (John 3:16). We want, in turn, to embody the love of Christ to the community around us. We do that in a variety of practical ways.
On a global scale, 70 million people have left their homeland because of various combinations of political upheaval, war, disease, famine, lack of jobs, or persecution. For international residents living near NPC, strengthened skills in conversational English open a world of opportunities.
By volunteering with our ESL ministry, we have the opportunity to enter into relationships with the international residents in our community, caring for them with the love of Christ, and sharing with them the gospel of Christ. Volunteer opportunities include conversation partners, teachers, and assistants.
Our deacons have established partnerships with various Christian organizations through which church members can give their time and resources to serve the community at large.
A HAND FOR THE HOLIDAYS
If you call NPC your church home and know of a family in need, nominate them for this opportunity to receive assistance for Christmas. Families who qualify will receive individualized support from the deacons to help provide gifts and essentials during the Christmas.
If you would like to support this project, funds may given in the offering or online. Be sure to mark your gift as "A Hand for the Holidays." These funds will be used by the deacons to purchase gift cards that will be given to families in need. Give online now.
Ongoing Local Efforts
FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS
The deacons have a collection site inside the children's lobby for non-perishable items. These items are brought to Loaves & Fishes, a food pantry in Naperville. Simply bring your item contributions to church on Sunday morning or during business hours and the deacons will transport them.
PARTNERSHIP WITH CARING NETWORK
Caring Network is a non-profit Christian organization with the mission of serving Jesus Christ by working to prevent unplanned pregnancies, and by providing emotional support, spiritual counsel, and practical help to anyone dealing with the effects of an unplanned pregnancy. NPC serves as a diaper distribution location twice a month.