Everyone is invited to a special time of fellowship after worship to reconnect as a congregation in this time of COVID-19 and to make a positive difference in our community. We will be collecting nonperishable food items for our mission partner, the Hillsborough Community Action Network. So come on down to NRC at 11:00 AM, drop off your food donations, get a great cup of coffee and snacks provided by our Fellowship team, and enjoy some great fellowship with your church family and friends at Neshanic Reformed Church. See you there!
Sun, Sept 26 – Community Outreach ‘Recipe Bag’ stuffing [after coffee hr]
Sunday Sept 19th Cut-off for bringing canned food contributions to church.
Leave donations in Fellowship Hall noting ‘For Outreach Team-Attn Mary Rooney’.
*Cans of Tuna or Chicken [6 ½ oz]
*Cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup [10 ¾ oz]
*Boxes of Rice [16 or 32 oz]
*Dried Onion Flakes
*Snack size bags of regular potato chips
*Chopped chilies [4 or 8 oz]
Cans of Black Bean, Chickpeas, Kidney Beans [14 oz]
Cans of Diced Tomatoes [28 oz]
Cans of Tomato Sauce [6 oz or 12 oz]
On Sept 26th we will package bags with a recipe and note from NRC.
Distribution is via the ‘Hillsborough C.A.N. Program’.
The Greater Community Assistance Program (GAP) of Neshanic Reformed Church provides assistance to families that experience a gap in paying for expenses such as rent or utilities due to an unexpected circumstance. The disbursements are one-time gifts that are meant to help others navigate financial strains and difficulties in the midst of a short –term crisis. These gifts are always coupled with prayers and appropriate follow-up by our church Deacons. Donations are accepted throughout the month.
Our May Mission is the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program who serves the unmet needs of the poor & needy in the Somerset County, NJ region. Donations will be received throughout the month. Thank you for your support!
SHIP, the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, began operations on March 5, 1984 in response to the unheeded cry of the many women, children and men who are in desperate need of emergency housing and associated services.
SHIP is a faith based, interfaith and community funded, assisted and supported, grassroots organization.
This organization create programs and services that increase the Somerset County and surrounding regions capacity to respond to the needs of the poor and working poor. SINCE MARCH 5, 1984 THEY HAVE SERVED 0VER 150,000 PEOPLE.
People coming to SHIP are in desperate need of help. Many are the working poor. They include those that suffer from homelessness or being near homeless. Many are hungry or suffer from substance abuse dependency, HIV/AIDS, mental health issues, or neglect and isolation.
Services are tailored to each individual's need and vary in duration according to each individual or families situation. SHIP provides this unique population with critically needed emergency interim services. These services may include advocacy, emergency interim housing, interim counseling, and support services, that greatly enhance their chances of regaining their self-sufficiency again. SHIP is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the poor. Clients are eligible to apply for all of SHIP's Programs and Services. THERE ARE NO FEES CHARGED FOR SERVICES, EVER!
We are forming a Community Service Coordinating Team of Neshanic Reformed Church! This team will be charged with:
- Ascertaining needs in our surrounding community (ie Hillsborough, Neshanic Station, etc.)
- Creating hands-on service projects that not only address those needs but encourage discipleship growth through participation.
- Coordinating those projects so that they best utilize the energy and resources of the NRC congregation.
- Reporting to the Consistory through the Outreach Committee.
Want to sign up? Need more information? Contact the church office!
(Formerly Cancer Support Community of Central NJ) Crossroads4Hope was founded as an independent 501(c)(3) in 2002 by four women who believed that people with cancer and their families deserved professionally led, community-based social and emotional support, education, and resources throughout their cancer journeys.
Since 2004, more than 15,500 people have accessed Crossroads4Hope, resulting in 84,000 visits and over 100,000 hours of programming delivered, always offered at no charge. The organization helps all those touched by cancer to move through a health crisis to become active and empowered, taking control of their health and wellbeing. Crossroads4Hope’s network of support embraces all people touched by cancer—the diagnosed and their loved ones—providing access to resources and evidence-based programs of support, education, wellbeing, and hope.
Crossroads4Hope is committed to upholding the dignity of all people through cultural humility and respect for gender identification, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and income difference. Our vision is to be THE safe space to turn first to restore one’s whole being and improve the life of persons with cancer and their families beyond the disease. Click here to learn more.
March Mission - HOME of Somerset County
(formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network of Somerset County – IHNSC) serves homeless families with children in a three-phase approach to combat homelessness. Religious congregations and volunteers are the backbone of the agency, providing shelter, meals, financial support and advocacy. Throughout the process, families receive expert case management and support services from a dedicated staff of social workers and mental health counselors.
HOME is a private, nonprofit providing a community response to homelessness through the involvement of interdenominational religious congregations. Click here to visit their website
Donations are accepted via our website during the month of March. Please mark as "Missions" when you process. Thank you for your support!
Souperbowl Sunday is February 1st and all across America people are developing a stronger connection to their communities by caring for their neighbors in need. Join the movement transforming Super Bowl weekend into the nation's largest celebration of giving and serving. You can contribute by:
Bringing non-perishable goods directly to the Hillsborough Municipal Building's Social Services Department for their CAN (Community Assistance Network Food Pantry) Click here for details
Monetary donation directly to CAN via this link.
We, as church family, have always generously supported those in need through our township food pantry located in the Hillsborough municipal building. This year, due to the pandemic, the need is even greater. Some opportunities to help during this time are listed below:
Food and non-perishable items – purchase items and drop them off. Donations of food items such as boxed pasta, potatoes, and rice, canned goods such as vegetables, fruit, meats and soups, tea and coffee, toiletry items including deodorant and shampoo, toilet paper, paper towels, and cleaning products are greatly appreciated.
Gift Cards – purchase gift cards to our local grocery stores, ShopRite/Weis/Walmart, and drop them off. (Please do not mail gift cards)
Monetary Donation – checks made out to Hillsborough CAN, and mailed to Hillsborough Township Community Assistance Network, 379 south Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844 or make a donation online.
Volunteers are always welcome in the Social Services Department. Community Assistance Network volunteers are needed to check expiration dates, sort groceries, prepare groceries for clients, inventory control, and to rotate the food supply. All volunteers must have a Municipal Volunteer Form on file. View/print the Municipal Volunteer Form or fill it out online.
Calvary Chapel, India
Calvary Chapel has been in ministry since 1989 currently caring for more than 500 children from broken families, orphans, bonded laborers, HIV affected or HIV infected, etc... These children are housed in 16 homes spread across 10 states in India. Please visit their website for more details.
Donations are also accepted all month via this website. You can donate by check noting "November Mission" in the memo section. Thank you for your support!
We will again be gathering gifts for the children currently residing at Visions & Pathways in Bridgewater but in a different manner due to COVID-19. Therefore, most of the gifts requested will be gift cards along with a few items for those who would like to either order online or got to the store. Review the available slots here and to sign up!
Please leave all gifts unwrapped and add a sticky note with your name on it when dropping off.
Deliver your gift anytime to the home on of our church members (details are on the sign up page or contact the church office to arrange to drop off your gift to Brookside Hall.
ALL GIFTS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11. Contact the church office with any questions.
Thanksgiving help (in various forms) is needed at Samaritan Homeless Interim Project in Somerville.
They are also offering volunteer and community service hours opportunities! Click here to visit their website.
At times, families attending our church preschool, the Christian Nurturing Center, are in need of financial assistance to cover the cost of tuition. This fund provides assistance to families who may have otherwise been turned away.
Donations are also accepted all month via our website. You can also donate by check noting "October Mission" in the memo section. Thank you for your support!