Serve the Community

Looking for ways to serve the community through your church?

We are sure to have something for everyone. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

 Jack Lowe Elementary School

Northaven UMC Adopts Jack Lowe, Sr. Elementary School

Jack Lowe Elementary Jack Lowe, Sr. Elementary School
7000 Holly Hill, 75231
Pre-K thru 5th grade. About 650 students
97% are low SES and 92.4% are considered “at risk”.
The exam results are below acceptable.

Northaven has begun a grand opportunity to step out in local mission by adopting Jack Lowe, Sr. Elementary School in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood.

2018-2019 Volunteer Opportunities at Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School By Ron Wilhelm

Would you like to help with our partner school, Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School, in Vickery Meadow this year? There are several ways that you can help! All volunteers will need to complete the Dallas ISD volunteer application, background check, and on-line orientation:

  • Library volunteers, weekly to help re-shelve books
  • Mentors for new Personalized Learning pilot program (lunch with mentee, etc.)
  • Reading Tutors for “Reading Side by Side” with students grades K-2 (days and times to be determined, Oct. 1 – Dec. 15)

Donation needs: These items can be placed in the Jack Lowe Elementary donation box near the Church in Society table in the Atrium.

  • 100 dental hygiene kits (toothbrushes for children, toothpaste, dental floss)
  • Deodorants for fifth graders (100)
  • Snacks for pre-K (small juice packets, animal crackers)
  • Birthday Books (each student will receive a new book to take home.)
  • Novel sets for upper-grade classrooms

The Alan Ross Freedom Parade

Alan Ross Freedom ParadeWe are proud to stand with our sisters and brothers in affirming the rights of the LGBTQ+ community!

The 35th Annual Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade (Pride Parade) is Sunday, September 16, at 2:00 p.m. We are marching with the other Reconciling Churches and Communities of North Texas, and we have 5 spaces in this year’s parade – collectively we are #43. The theme for the parade this year is Vote NOH8 in the Lone Star State.  If you would like to march in the parade, you need to be there in the line up by 1:30p.m. Questions can be directed to Mahlon Hight or Kati Wise.

Black Tie Dinner

BTD 2018 LogoBlack Tie Dinner, Inc, is a non-profit organization that raises funds for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender supportive organizations serving North Texas through a premier event of empowerment, education and entertainment in partnership with the community. BTD was begun in 1982 by some very dedicated people in the GLBT community of Dallas and has since grown to become the largest GLBT fundraising event of its kind in the nation. During the past 35 years, BTD has distributed over $15 million dollars to its national and local beneficiaries.

Northaven United Methodist Church is very honored to be counted in the group of local beneficiaries. The monies received from BTD have allowed Northaven to develop and host programs that further support social justice and diversity in our community. Northaven also hosts Coming Out Workshop, Straight Spouse Network, PFLAG, and other groups supporting the LGBT community and their families, friends, spouses, and partners.

For more information on how to get involved with Black Tie Dinner this year and to help Northaven, click here.

Faith in TexasDFW 20/20 logo Faith in Texas

Northaven is proud to work with Faith in Texas, a diverse multi-faith movement for social justice in the heart of Texas. We are a proud member of the PICO National Network, the country’s largest network develop civic leadership in low and moderate-income faith communities.

The four areas of engagement for 2018 are:

  • Moral Economy (stop payday lending)
  • Live Free (policing and incarceration)
  • Immigration
  • Education

Other Service Opportunities

Other opportunities to serve the community include our Annual Alternative Giving Program at Christmas, North Dallas Shared Ministries, Project Transformation, Feed my Starving Children, Faith Voices on Justice, Heifer Project and many more that happen throughout the year.

Serve Internationally

Micah 6:8

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?