There is a spot for you!
You do NOT have to be a member of the Mission Team to serve in any or all of the NPC mission efforts. However, you are ALWAYS welcome to be a member of our team!
Our tentative gathering dates for 2023 are at 11:45 am on: January 8, February 12, March 5, April 16, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 17, October 8, November 12, and December 10.
Stay tuned for other events throughout the year including Atlanta Glow Period Project, Ahimsa House, Recovery Support, Sandwich Project, Advent/ Lent Workshop mission projects… and more!!!
NPC welcomed our first Family Promise families in 2013. This program is in partnership with other congregations in North Fulton, helping families facing homelessness try to get back on their feet.
Four times a year, Northminster hosts unhoused families in our church building for a week. We provide a safe, comfortable place to sleep, meals, and fellowship to families working to rebuild their resources and stability. You can help by cooking a meal, sleeping at the church one night, being an evening or afternoon host, washing bedding and towels, donating gift cards, shopping for breakfast and lunch items, or setting up and cleaning up the church. In the weeks before each hosting week, a sign up link will be available on the church website to volunteer. Please join us!
2023 Northminster Host Weeks:
- January 1 -8
- April 30 – May 7
- September 24 – October 1
- December 3 -10
NPC Contact: Cheryl Cundy
Kids Hope USA
NPC is proud to be partnering with Kids Hope USA in support of Northwood Elementary School. Members of Northminster serve as mentors to students at Northwood Elementary meeting with their assigned student once a week. This provides support and encouragement to a student who needs a little extra love!
NPC Contact: Michelle Doiron
Mercy Community Church
Mercy Community Church’s mission is to be a place where people living in housing, and those who are not, come together to worship and help one another. They provide meals, clothing and support to the homeless in Atlanta. Several times a year, a group from Northminster serves a warm breakfast or lunch to the Atlanta homeless community on a Sunday morning or afternoon.
NPC Contact: Sherri Bozardt
If spring cleaning is energizing you to sort through your bookshelves and clear out those books that you enjoyed but will never re-read, NPC can help you send those books to an active service member or retired military veteran who will give them the love and attention they deserve. Simply bring your books to NPC. They will be sorted by genre, matched up with a service person who requested that genre, boxed up and mailed off. If you would like to help defray the cost of shipping, the estimated cost is 25 cents per book.
Only paperbacks will go to deployed troops. Paperbacks and/or hardbacks can go to veterans within the United States. In 2022, Northminster sent 3,186 books, magazines, and DVDs to active military, veterans, and their dependents.
Categories of books requested include:
Romance novels and religious material is only to be sent if specifically requested by a troop or veteran. Please click on the button to contact the Mission Committee to see if your book titles are requested.
NPC Contact: Suzanne Holton
NPC was introduced to Project GRANDD with our 2022 Angel Tree to provide holiday meals and supplemental groceries to grandparents raising their grandchildren with special needs. As this touched the hearts of our whole congregation, we will be researching other ways to come alongside this organization in their efforts.
NPC Contact: Tonya Holody
Rise Against Hunger
Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable.
During our Fall kickoff weekend, Northminster hosts a Rise Against Hunger meal packing event in our Fellowship Hall. Last year, we opened our doors to volunteers from NPC as well as the larger community and packed 20,000 nutritionally dense meals to be sent to international areas of need dealing with devastation and hunger. Since 2017, Northminster has packed more than 100,000 meals in this annual Fall kickoff event.
We are planning to host another meal-packing event at NPC in September 2023.
NPC Contact: Andrea Vandervort
Solidarity Sandy Springs
The Solidarity Sandy Springs food pantry, which was started early in the pandemic with just a few families, is more like a free grocery store offering an opportunity 3 days a week (Tues, Thurs, and Sat 9:00-12:00) for families to “shop” for the necessary groceries in a dignified and grace filled setting. Several times a year Northminster individuals and families go as a group of 20 volunteers and serve on a Saturday morning. Individuals and small groups are also able to go on their own simply by using the Solidarity Sign up genius link under the volunteer tab on their site. Check out their site to see the other amazing projects they sponsor in their surrounding community: trunk or treat, pop up pantries, secret Santa, coat drives, Easter baskets, etc.
NPC Contacts: Jen Clifton, Sherri Bozardt
Welcome Home Chattanooga
Each fall, Northminster sends a team for a weekend of intergenerational service at Welcome Home Chattanooga. This organization offers respite and hospice care to people battling cancer or facing a terminal diagnosis and are in need of shelter. Our team has completed several outdoor projects to benefit their facility.
NPC Contact: Andrea Vandervort
Yellow Bag Ministry
On the first Sunday of the month, we will bring the Yellow Bag collection bin to the Narthex area to collect donations to assist those stocking the Little Free Pantry on a daily basis. You may continue to bring donations throughout the month and leave them in the rolling bin in the hallway near the Fireside Room.
NPC Contact: Jen Clifton