Meeting practical needs in our community-
showing Christ's love in practical ways.
At New Hope Church, we believe that all people are created in the image of God. Out of love for others and in keeping with Jesus' example, we are committed to loving our neighbors.
Local outreach, therefore, exists to grow disciples as we serve in our community by meeting practical needs and building intentional relationships to share God's love with those in need.
We accomplish this by strategically aligning people's passions and skills with needs in the community. We believe it is our duty to steward the resources God has given us, whether it is time, money, physical resources, or talents. Through building relationships, we hope to empower people to help themselves and reconcile their relationship with God and others.
Listed below are a few of our friends and partnerships that exist in our local community. In addition to the items listed below, our small groups are regualrily engaging the local community through their own service projects and efforts.
ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE
Each summer, we partner with our very own Camp Whatakid to collect food for the local food pantry. Summer is often the hardest time of year to keep the pantry full and it is our goal to collect tons of food!
ANNUAL COAT DRIVE
In late fall of each year, we conduct a coat drive for those in need. No one should be without the basic necessity of being warm! Donating clean, warm coats that are in great condition will make a real difference!
The Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) seeks to provide low-income individuals, senior citizens and families residing in Fort Belvoir, Lorton, Newington and other portions of southeast Fairfax County with access to basic needs and the opportunity to empower themselves through LCAC’s self-sufficiency programs. Aside from the annual summer food drive (see above), New Hope volunteers at the food pantry and provides resources.
MEN'S SERVICE CONNECT
Men’s Service Connect is made up of men from New Hope that have skills and/or a willingness to help with needs such as home repairs, yard work and car repairs. If you have a request for the Men's Service Connect, simply click here, fill out the online form and we will be in contact with you. Thanks! Men, if you would be willing to give your time and expertise to help others, please click here and let us know.
Project Opportunity at Bryant Adult Alternative High School is a high school completion program for pregnant or parenting young women in Fairfax County. It serves high school students. The program is operated by Fairfax County Public Schools. Since 2001, we have provided Chirstmas gifts and gift cards for the teenage moms and their children. The Women's Ministry has championed this awesome outreach the last several years.
NEW HOPE ANNUAL SUPPLY DRIVE
Each summer, we partner with our very own Camp Whatakid to sell School Supply vouchers. By selling the vouchers, we maximize our buying power and each year we send over 1,000 students to school with the items they need.
New Hope Church partners with the Fairfax County Homeless Liaison Office to help provide immediate needs to students in the South County High Pyramid. Schools in that pyramid include; Halley, Laurel Hill, Newington Forest, Silverbrook, South County Middle School and South County High School. Anything from shoes to a suit for prom and graduation to help with a utility bill have been provided for the most needed students.