The Board of Directors is happy to announce the newest member of our team, Glen Merriman! We are excited with the vision and experience Glen brings to this ministry! While he is learning everything about Love INC, he wanted to make sure to introduce himself to you as well: Greetings! I am grateful to the Lord Jesus and the Board of Directors of Love INC for entrusting me with the privilege to be a co-laborer in the Kingdom work of this ministry. Words cannot express the sense of excitement and anticipation I have for this season of Love INC ministry in this community and my personal life. I stand in amazement of the Lord’s gracious and kind care for His Kingdom work and those who labor in it. My fervent prayer is that together we will continue to see the love of Christ advanced in Newberg and the surrounding communities. May God pour out His grace and love as we work together to share Christ’s love in His name! About my journey: In the early seventies my wife and I were living in Phoenix, Arizona. We were both working in management positions in the respective companies of our employment. One day the Lord Jesus walked by the shores of our life and said, “Follow me!” Much like the disciples of old, we left our ‘nets’ and embarked on the exciting journey to follow His call! We packed our belongings, rented a U-Haul truck and with our two children headed to [...]
The following are volunteer opportunities through Love INC that will put feet to your faith and witness the love of Christ in new and exciting ways: Relational Ministry Through Relational Ministry, Love INC trains church members to be the hands and feet of Jesus to people in need. This includes classes and one-on-one mentoring to help people in the Newberg area who are stuck in the cycle of poverty. MENTOR - Form an ongoing, planned friendship that focuses on helping the participant reach specific goals to promote self-sufficiency and life change. Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00 PM @ Newberg Christian Church Begins September 7th Sign up to be a Mentor! Clearinghouse The Clearinghouse (office) of Love INC is the first place of contact for people in need. This is where we receive requests, gather and verify information, and refer to local churches and agencies who can help them. RECEPTION - Answer phones, greet and pray with clients, serve existing clients, perform other various office duties. Weekly - Tuesdays or Thursdays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Sign up to Help with Reception! Serve Projects Perform yard work or housecleaning projects with groups of two or more. Can fit around your schedule! Sign up to Serve!
DROP IN CENTER IS NOW TAKING RELIEF BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ITEMS 2nd Street Church offers their amazing office space on 1st Street to the transient community when they are open, and they have been dispersing the Breakfast Bags and Sack Lunch Kits. What they noticed was that not everyone enjoyed everything in these bags, and a lot of food was going to waste. Now, they take those items out of the bags and place them on the shelf shown above. Anyone who is hungry can stop by the office (during open hours) and pick a certain number of items off the shelf. They have access to a microwave where they can heat up their breakfast or lunch and plenty of space to enjoy and eat. Even better news: you can still help contribute to this ministry! ITEMS COLLECTED: Soup with pop top Cup of Noodles Microwave Mac N Cheese Protein bars Crackers with peanut butter or cheese Packs of peanuts Fruit and applesauce cups (the applesauce in the little pouches are not as popular) 100% juice boxes/pouches Hot chocolate packets These items can be dropped off directly to the 2nd Street office at 504 E 1st St Monday - Friday, 9AM to 1PM. We are so excited to see this ministry evolve to serve our community even better!