As we receive God's love for us we are compelled to respond by loving others. Serving is a great way to love.
"Your kingdom come, your will be done [in Newberg] as it is in heaven."
Our Community Drop-In Center is a a safe and comfortable place for people in need of food or shelter to come inside, get warm, have a simple meal, and experience community.
Located in our office space in downtown Newberg, we offer coffee, food and a place for children to play. Phones, a computer and WiFi are all free to use. Visitors can get their mail, referrals to local resources, and all following:
We always have packaged, shelf stable food and lunch bags "To go" and we often have homemade soups, casseroles and baked items from people in the community.
(Hats, Umbrellas, Gloves, Scarves/Socks)
In partnership with local partner Love INC, 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.
The Newberg Thrift Store allows us to give vouchers to our guests for clothing to those who need it. They will donate a new set of clothing when theirs is wet or in bad condition due to a lack of shelter and resources.
Personal Care and Hygiene Products
Through generous donations from the community we are able to provide soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, razors, feminine hygiene products, and other toiletry items.
Kitchen Set-Up Ministry
Once a month Kitchen Set-Up is open to supply kitchen items to people who don't have the resources to stock a new or existing kitchen. Love INC refers people to us for things like pots, pans, dishes, silverware, etc. These things are donated by people the Newberg Community.
How you can get involved:
- Donate any of the items above
- Collect donations from your church, school or community groups
- Donate funds for the purchase of basic supplies
- Come visit and support our guests
Community Drop-In Center Facebook Page
Drop-In Center Advocate - Michelle Hogan
Three to four times a year we join our local Newberg Habitat for Humanity to help build a beautiful, affordable home for a Newberg family. Newberg is currently facing an affordable housing crisis that's causing residents to have to leave Newberg because rents and housing prices have gotten too high. Habitat Builds are a way for us to help with affordable housing, one family and one home at a time.
We enjoy hosting groups that offer practical help and relational connection.
Financial Peace University
A class-style group that teaches practical skills for managing personal finances.
Contact - Deborah Cathers-Seymour
A gathering for people who enjoy reading and discussing good books.
Meets once a month on a Wednesday evening.
Contact - Marilyn Swanson
Each May we join with our local partner Faith In Action and other volunteers to serve seniors in our community who need help with a project that is beyond their physical capabilities. It's a gift to serve and talk with these seniors, many of whom are widows. Giving the gift of connection and conversation is as much a part of Neighbor2Neighbor Day as manual labor.
Equipo is a mission-service trip to Mexico that takes place every other year during Spring Break. Adults and youth stay in a local church to build homes and help with vacation Bible schools and day camps. Equipo is organized by another local Friends church and uses an application process to select the team.