Outreach Programs

Our Outreach Volunteers work to help our church make an impact in the local community and across the globe.  Our faithful group of volunteers are always looking for people who feel pulled to help make a positive impact on the world.

 

Nampa Community Shelter … Nampa First has a team of volunteers that prepare and serve a meal at the Nampa Community Shelter twice a month.   This occurs on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of the month starting at 9:00 a.m.

Sherman Elementary School Outreach … Nampa First supports Sherman Elementary by collecting school supply donations, gently used clothing for elementary age children, and recruiting classroom volunteers, those who LOVE to read to children, and volunteers to assist with various school events.  To volunteer in any capacity you will need to have a background check first.  Pick up a form in the church office to fill out and take to the school.  You will need to have this done prior to volunteering at the school.   A Sherman Elementary donation basket is located in the church narthex.  Check a Sunday bulletin for a list of needed items.  There are also a suggested donation list and offering envelope available at the Sherman Elementary display in the church narthex.

South Middle School Outreach … Nampa First supports South Middle School by collecting snacks for their backpack program.  Every backpack food program is unique to the community and school it serves.  Generally, backpack food programs provide a bag of nonperishable food to children in need that they can take home and eat when school meal programs are unavailable.  A South Middle School donation basket is located in the church entry.  Check a Sunday bulletin for a list of needed items.

Love INC (in the name of Christ) … Love INC’s mission is to: mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ.  Simply put, this translates to Helping Churches Help People. Love INC of Treasure Valley partners with dozens of local churches and hundreds of Christian volunteers who actively engage in verified service opportunities to transform lives.  Love INC coordinates, clarifies and verifies client requests, and offers churches the opportunity to participate in God’s amazing work of touching and impacting lives in a local mission field.  Nampa First supports Love INC.  Within the church we have a donation basket in the church entry for a variety of items.  Check a Sunday bulletin for a list of needed items.  There is also a Love INC. display in the church narthex.  Here you will find a giving tree with food items listed on leaves.  Pick a leaf or two to take shopping with you and leave your donation in the entry basket.  You will also find print material from Love INC. with numerous other ways you can volunteer.

Global Missions … At various time throughout the year, Nampa First will highlight a “Special Mission” offering.  To highlight a couple of our global outreach efforts:

UMCOR … (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing).  Your special missions offering to UMCOR (Untied Methodist Committee on Relief) ensures UMCOR’s response in times of crisis.  Visit umcor.org to learn how your donations assist others in their relief and recovery efforts across the globe.

Free Wheelchair Mission … FWM is a humanitarian, faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides wheelchairs at no cost to people with disabilities living in developing nations.  Visit freewheelchairmission.org to learn how your donations assist others to regain their mobility.