We are called to share God’s love in Avery County and around the world. Here are a few ways that you can participate in Kingdom work at Newland Presbyterian.
A great opportunity for service at NPC is to serve on a committee. Committees are an integral part of the church, made up of dedicated church members who serve in leadership roles that contribute to the success of the church’s ministry and mission. NPC is comprised of the following committees:
- Children and Youth
- Health and Safety
- Building and Grounds
Please call the church office or speak with our pastor to learn more about serving on one of these committees.
Newland Presbyterian Church has relationships with the following local ministries, supporting them with our finances and our time. Click each ministry’s logo to visit their website and learn more!
The Crossnore School is a non-profit residential foster care home serving North Carolina children in crisis. Located in Crossnore, NC, the School is nestled on 85-acres in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains where staff provide a Christian sanctuary of hope and healing for children. We are so thankful for the opportunity to support this fine organization and the children they serve.
Kingdom Kids Daycare, a special mission of Emmanuel Baptist Church, is located on the lower level of the Newland Presbyterian Church building. We are grateful for the opportunity to provide a safe place for these sweet children to learn and grow.
RAM is a cooperative effort by members of our community to address the needs of Avery County residents who struggle to provide for themselves and their families. By working together, RAM helps to provide emergency and long-term assistance to our neighbors. Last year alone, RAM supplied 2,689 people with over 30,000 meals, helped 301 families pay their utilities, assisted 80 families with special needs like rent, medicine and medical costs, and supplied back-to-school clothing and other items for over 200 children. God is good!
Feeding Avery Families (FAF) is a non-profit Christian organization in Avery County NC dedicated to eliminating hunger by any means possible including monetary donations, volunteerism, or food donations. We serve the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain towns of Newland, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain, Crossnore and Elk Park – providing enough food for 460,000 meals in 2019!
We love working with Habitat. And we receive joy from participating in a number of ways: providing food to workers, swinging hammers, and offering funds. All of these are great ways we hope to contribute to Habitat’s mission of “Seeking to put God’s love into action…bring[ing] people together to build homes, communities and hope.”
The Williams YMCA of Avery County has a mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a health mind, body, and spirit for all. We are grateful for the ways that our local Y serves children, elderly populations, and those facing various health challenges. We are grateful to share in their Christian mission to our community.
Newland Presbyterian Church also supports and has relationships with the following global ministries and missionaries:
Through the Presbytery of Western NC, we are privileged to be in relationship with Star of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Coatepeque, Guatemala. This relationship is coordinated through the larger project of the Guatemala Partnership. Much of the project focuses on providing educational resources and healthcare to our brothers and sisters there, even as we pray for one another and experience fellowship together.
La Finca (The Farm) is a Young Life Camp/Coffee farm hidden in the mountains of Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Here, young Nicaraguans come to experience the love of Christ and the best week of their lives! La Finca began in 1992 as a Young Life camp and has been subsequently expanded to host 350 guests. Many projects are accomplished each year by Service and Learning Teams (mission teams) who partner with Vida Joven Nicaragua. When the camp is not being used by Vida Joven Nicaragua it hosts church groups, NGO’s, and Service and Learning Teams. Every pound of coffee grown on La Finca serves the additional purpose of helping raise the necessary funds to send Nicaraguan young people to camp.