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Drop-In Center

The 2nd Street Drop-In Center is a comfortable space in our office downtown Newberg. It exists to provide a warm, safe place for people who are in need of shelter or food to come and experience the love of Christ while getting indoors, out of the weather. The Drop-In Center is a place with comfortable seating, coffee, food, books to read, a laptop and a place for children to play. It is a place to experience community.

HUGS: Hats, Umbrellas, Gloves, Scarves and Socks

In partnership with Love INC (Love In the Name of Christ), we receive donations of these items to help people who struggle to keep warm. Those who come into our Drop-In Center are welcome to pick them up as needed.

Click here to learn more about Love INC.

Kitchen Cupboard

Our Kitchen cupboard stocks the basic supplies for a kitchen: pots & pans, dishes, storage containers and such that are donated by the community. Once a month the Kitchen Cupboard is open to supply these items to people who need to set up a kitchen but are without the resources to do so. Love INC screens those who go to them for help as to the extent and legitimacy of their need and refers them to us for basic kitchen items.

Click here to learn more about Love INC.

Emergency Clothing

We work together with the thrift store operated by the Newberg Charitable Organization to provide emergency clothing to those who need it. They allow us to send individuals from our Drop-In Center to get a new set of clothing when the little clothing they have are wet or are otherwise in bad condition because of their lack of shelter and resources.

2nd Street supports these local ministries:

Faith In Action partners with Providence Newberg Community Connections to recruit, screen, and train people from all walks of life who wish to live out their personal faith and values through service. Their programs include Volunteer Caregivers who help older adults with many different services; Strong for Life provides older adults with an easy way to improve their strength, function and balance; Family Friends are volunteers who befriend children with special needs to promote their social and emotional wellbeing. They also have Caregiver Support Groups, Kids Days Out and more.

The Outreach Coordinator for Strong for Life and Family Friends is Deanna Vandenhoek who is a part of 2nd Street.

Click here for more information.

Chehalem Youth and Family Services (CYFS) provides counseling, supervised visitation, family advocacy & support, vocational training, mentoring and other services for children and families. Their Family Advocacy & Support Team (FAST) seeks to provide support & resources for housing, job training, financial education, counseling, basic needs and more. Youth Opportunity Occupations Program (Yoop!) helps young adults not in school to prepare for a job, gain work experience, develop new skills and re-engage in education.

Deborah Cathers-Seymour who is part of our 2nd Street community, is the Executive Director of CYFS.

Click here for more information.

Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) is a local organization that links church ministries and volunteers to people in need. Love INC enables Christians to pool their time, talent, and treasures to create a network of resources and services that respond to needs in the community. Together, Love INC partners provide tangible assistance, encouragement, and hope. Their programs meet immediate needs, and in many cases, teach people life-skills so that they can become more self-sufficient and God-reliant. Love INC Newberg screens those who come to them for help to determine the extent and legitimacy of their needs, then refers them to the 24 churches and 154 service agencies they currently work with.

Jodi Hansen, Community Connection Coordinator is a part of 2nd Street Community Church.

Click here for more information.

FISH (Friends In Service to Humanity) is an all-volunteer emergency food pantry that provides food boxes to people who live in the Newberg School District and are eligible for assistance due to low income. They also provide funds for overnight housing through the police department and funds for dental vouchers and prescriptions through Love INC. The food they provide comes primarily through donations and local food drives.

2nd Street Community Church began organizing annual community wide food drives in 2005 to collect and provide food for FISH to distribute.

Click here for more information.

  • Pregnancy Counseling and Information Services (PCIC) is a local non-profit pro-life organization that serves women facing crisis pregnancies in Yamhill County. Their services include free pregnancy testing, counseling with a peer counselor, information on pregnancy related topics, referrals for community resources, maternity, baby clothes and furnishings. 2nd Street supports PCIC financially.

    Click here for more information.

    Ping Yi Shih

    Full-time missionary to America from Taiwan, ministering to the

    International students at the George Fox University campus in Newberg. Ping Yi has made 2nd Street Community Church her home, and we are supporting her financially in this important ministry she is yoked with Jesus and others in doing.

    http://pingyishih.weebly.com/

    For information on hosting international sutdents during fall orientation, click here.

    MISSIONAL COMMUNITY GROUPS are one way the church equips followers of Jesus to live out the mission he gave us to love God and neighbor (Mark 12:29-31) and to fulfill the great commission (Matt. 28:18-20). Jesus taught, equipped, sent and did life with his people in groups, and community groups are an important way we live into being a “sent people” called by God to bless and serve.

    Some missional community groups meet in homes and study the Bible; others may be formed around common passions, causes, or service projects. Members of our church body and others who are simply interested in one of the groups are welcome to participate in whatever manner is comfortable to them no matter where they are in their faith journey. The foundational principal of our missional community groups is summed up beautifully in Greg Ogden’s book Transforming Discipleship, "We don't have it all together, but together we have it all."

    MISSIONAL COMMUNITY GROUPS LIST

    2nd Street Book Club

    Enjoy fellowship and discuss a good book with others from 2nd Street and our community. Invite a friend, neighbor or colleague who might not be interested in a Bible study or worship gathering, but may be craving an opportunity to connect with others. The book club meets monthy at the homes of various members.

    Financial Peace University

    Learn biblically-based ways to handle money from Dave Ramsey. This group typically meets for 9 weeks at the beginning of each year.

    Contact Jack Lyda for information, 503-330-2771.

    MISSIONAL COMMUNITY GROUPS CONTACT

    For information on becoming involved in one of our groups; starting a new group; or beginning a new ministry in the church or community; contact: Marta Sears, pastor of spiritual formation and missional living.

    Marta is passionate about helping people discover how they can join in God's mission by discening how their gifts, experiences, and passions might meet deep needs in our community and world.

    "The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet." - Frederick Buechner

    Marta Sears | marta@2ndstreet.org

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