| Compassion Teams |
What are compassion teams?
Compassion Teams are led by individuals who are moved by a passion to meet the needs of those they serve. These people have started something on their own or partnered with an organization that shares their passion.
Northpointe Free Clinic
Are you interested in growing your own fresh produce? Come join the Northpointe Community Church Community Garden Project. We can provide you with a 10 foot by 10 foot garden plot, seeds and plants, garden tools, and the necessary assistance and expertise to be successful! The GARDEN will be open to community residents to participate alongside our people, building relationship around a common interest.
Sign-up is easy. There is a short registration form, you must agree to follow the garden rules, and pay a $5 garden fee per plot for garden improvements. For further information, please contact Jon or Linda Dahl at (517) 648-4043 or by email.
To REGISTER, complete the Registration Form contained in the Garden Packet. Download a Community Garden Packet of information here [Get PDF of packet].
Registration deadline is May 20th.
Northpointe FREE Clinic - a non-profit ministry
The NFC offers a monthly Free Clinic on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 9:00 AM to Noon, on the Northpointe campus, 505 E Webb Drive, DeWitt, MI. The clinic provides non-emergency health care to Clinton County area residents who do not, for various reasons, have access to basic medical or health care. These services are offered in partnership with Dr. Cheryl Elfring, and other licensed medical staff, who volunteer their services without compensation.
To inquire about volunteering at the clinic, provide your contact information to the Northpointe Welcome Center, or contact Audrey Kimmey by email.
Loaves and Fishes Shelter
The Clothesline - a ministry owned/operated by Tom & Lisa Jelenek
The Clothesline is open on Thursdays from 3:00-6:00 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Volunteers help sort newly donated clothing and accessories and wait on customers. For more information about volunteering, contact the coordinator, Pat White, at 517-651-5390.
Maplewood Women's Shelter
Loaves and Fishes Volunteer Opportunities - led by Meri Krause
Loaves and Fishes Shelter is an emergency overnight shelter providing short-term housing and assistance to homeless men, women, and children. This is a monthly 4-hour opportunity to greet guests as they arrive, serve the meal that has been prepared, clean-up dishes, dining room and kitchen, and help with resident laundry. For more information about volunteering, contact Meri at 517-881-2725.
Sawdust Santas | Seasonal Team
Maplewood Women's Shelter - led by Chuck Wilkins
This team serves on the first Friday of each month. The team serves a meal at 5:30 PM, provides on-site childcare from 7:00-8:15 PM, and spends time building relationships with the residents. This a great time to be an encourager. For more information joining this team, stop by the Welcome Center or contact Chuck Wilkins by email.
Sawdust Santas - led by Pete Eisinger
Building Toys for Kids
2011 Goal of 200 toys and gifts met and exceeded!
This year the Sawdust Santas were able to serve the Laingsburg, Perry , Shaftsburg and Moon Lake communities.
General information about who we are and what we do:
Wooden Christmas Toy & Gift Building Nights: We offer sessions (6-9 pm) 2 nights a week from Sept. until just before Christmas. We also have occasional all day Saturday sessions to meet deadlines and offer opportunities for people who don't have time during the week.
Place: Pete's Wood Shop
7725 Laingsburg Rd., Laingsburg
Experience: None Required
Goal: 200 toys and gifts!
Help area kids have a joyous Christmas! Learn, have fun and spend time with some of the best people around. I hope to see a lot of familiar faces again this year. For others that haven't volunteered before, because you felt you didn't have woodworking skills; you don't need them! We need people to sand, paint, sew, decorate items, package, etc.... Also, if you want to learn woodworking and how to run machinery, we will teach you. It is a ton of fun and very rewarding. Come try it out.
Jesus Wells | $1,000 Supplies Water for a Village
Most of us take for granted the water which flows freely from our taps. But for many villages in South Asia, this basic life necessity is often in short supply. Village wells may dry up, especially during drought season and it is not unusual for families to walk several miles just to find water for their household needs.
If you are a Dalit ...
If you are a Dalit, one of Asia's "Untouchables," you will likely be barred from drawing water from the village well at all because of your inferior social status. And Christians suffer too, as persecution commonly comes in the form of banning them from the local water source.
But God is providing Jesus Wells for such communities. Bearing a plaque with the inscription of Jesus' words in John 4:13-14 about offering eternally satisfying water, each well is a tangible expression of Jesus' love. The well not only provides families with life-nourishing physical refreshment, but also points them to the true source of Living Water.
Imagine the joy ...
Imagine the joy of Christians in Asia, as well as "Untouchable" Dalits, when a Jesus Well is dug in their village! Not only are the believers encouraged in their faith, but by God's gracious provision, hundreds of communities have been transformed, for now and eternity, through the Jesus Wells outreach.
Jesus Wells around the campus
Northpointe has placed three "Jesus Wells" around the campus as collection points for your donations of pocket change, cash, or checks. Every $1,000 we raise will provide a well for an entire village. We will celebrate as a church every $1,000 we raise and send to our partner, Gospel for Asia.