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.
Amigos Days is a hands-on ministry of The United Methodist Church and People Helping People (a City of Dallas Housing Revitalization Program). We partner with inner-city Methodist Host Churches to repair and restore homes to make a positive difference in their neighborhoods.
Amigos Days is a Dallas project that sends local church teams to areas affected by urban blight, one of Dallas’ major problems. Dallas is a city with crisis-level poverty, a declining median income and a housing stock that is in decay. The city’s goal is to reduce blight by 25%, and Amigos Days is helping to make that goal possible.
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Jack Lowe Elementary School
Northaven UMC Adopts Jack Lowe, Sr. Elementary School
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.
Ways to help include:
- Reading Partner volunteers
- Providing encouragement and meals for teachers and staff
- Assisting with fun school events such as carnivals
- Gathering uniforms, underwear, toothbrushes, and such for students
- Collecting books and helping with book giveaways
Sponsored by Dallas Area Christian Progressive Alliance
11th Annual Good Friday Walk, Friday, March 25, 10:00 a.m.
Remembering Jesus’ teachings on the day of his death.
Meet us at the intersection Young and Harwood in downtown Dallas, in front of First Presbyterian Church. The walk will go through downtown Dallas with stops along the way for reflection. We will conclude around 11:15 a.m. at Dallas City Hall.
The Alan Ross Freedom Parade
For the last ten years, Northaven has participated in the Alan Ross Freedom Parade. We stand with our sisters and brothers in affirming the rights of the LGBT community. This year’s event will be on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. Check back for more information and ways to get involved!
Black Tie Dinner
Black 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.
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 2016 are:
- Moral Economy (stop payday lending)
- Live Free (policing and incarceration)
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, the 2nd Community, Heifer Project and many more that happen throughout the year.