Justice and Mercy

Learn about our Justice and Mercy committee and watch videos about how they serve others!

For more information about the Justice and Mercy committee, contact Marilyln Reed at alsomarilynreed@gmail.com.


Click below to see how our committee gets involved.
 

 Human Trafficking video 

Caring for the Homeless video

 Quilts For Comfort video  

 

HEARTS FOR JUSTICE AND MERCY

NPC’s Hearts for Justice and Mercy Committee seeks to fulfill God’s commission in Micah 6:8 to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with Him. To this end, we seek to support members of our congregation already engaged in these ministries and disciple those seeking to find their niche in this type of service.

One of the ways we do this is to inform our congregation of the ministries we participate in. Hopefully, this information will inspire others to become involved and to raise valuable prayer support. We pray for those who serve and the people they minister to. We also provide financial support as needed.

Below are some of our areas of service and the contact information for those areas of ministry.

 

The Chestnut Foundation                       

Contact: Donna Hart 

Shelby and Benjamin Chestnut are siblings who each have a rare, very disabling neurological illness. Benjamin has Transverse Myelitis, as does Donna Hart. The Foundation seeks to do as much as possible to assist families with more than one ill child and raise awareness of Transverse Myelitis.

 

Human Trafficking                              

Contact: Sally Kapner

Sally Kapner seeks to raise awareness of the pervasive reality of human trafficking in our backyard and in the world. The hope is to encourage and inspire actions to prevent human trafficking, protect potential victims from slavery, and prosecute those profiting from the human trafficking industry.  

 

Quilts for Comfort                                      

Contact: Teri Weed

Teri Weed leads a small group of people using their quilting talents to make small, comforting and unique quilts for those in need. The organization, Quilts for Comfort, distributes these wonderful creations to hospitalized children and others in need of such a warm expression of God’s love.

 

Loving Our Neighbors               

Contact: Jennifer Bonovitz 

Mark 12:31 “… Love your neighbor as yourself…” Loving Our Neighbors brings food and clothing and provides advocacy in finding shelter, legal services and medical services to our brothers and sisters on The Parkway and in Suburban Station. Most of all, they build relationships based on God’s love.

 

Orphan Care                                               

Contact: Jess Gaffga and Val Foley 

Jess Gaffga's and Val Foley's work for Orphan Care helps to link orphaned children and the new families that care for them. Information, emotional support, as well as financial assistance are all provided throughout the process of adoption and establishing their new, loving  families.

 

Racism and Immigration                  

Contact: Chaz Howard 

Chaz Howard works on the national as well as local level though his job as Chaplain of the University of PA, his writing, participation in panel discussions, guest speaking and preaching, and participation in demonstrations to shine a light on injustice and encourage people to come together to find a better way.

 

Racism, White Privilege and Mass Incarceration

Contact: Marilyn Reed

Marilyn Reed uses social media and book studies in her home to start conversations among white people about racism, white privilege, and mass incarceration. The conversations are meant to educate and encourage small steps toward dismantling systems of white privilege.

 

Redemption House                          

Contact: Deborah Miller 

Deborah Miller works to support Philadelphia’s Redemption House, a Christian community seeking to address the cycle of recidivism through holistic programming and healthy relationships, bringing God’s healing and restoration to men transitioning from incarceration to community.

 

Ronald McDonald House              

Contact: Maxi Coforio 

Maxi Coforio drives a shuttle van between Ronald McDonald House and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Many more people are needed to staff all the volunteer positions necessary to enable Ronald McDonald to offer the outstanding support they do to both patients and their families.

 

Women’s Prison Ministry

Contact: Jean McIntire 

Jean McIntire participates in an eight-week Bible study directed toward women who are near their release from prison. Additional support is offered once the women are discharged. They face too little housing and other supports necessary for the women striving to establish themselves as returning citizens.

 

 

Publication Date: 
February 7, 2019

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