Northwoods Calendar Digital News Letter

We minister to those strangers in our midst and to those around the world. We place great value on giving not only money to support ministry to others, but on giving our time and ourselves individually and corporately to service. Be a part of God’s work in the world!

For More information contact
Beth Kauffman,
Director of Missions

Don't forget to visit the World Crafts Store.

Christmas in July for Seafarers

Navajo Mission trip
Thank you to the Six Northwoods members and two Navajo men, Dexter and Jeremy helped with the Navajo Reservation as well as those who helped to prepare for the trip. Mark Williams, the Pastor of Cornfields and Steamboat Church on the reservation also runs the construction ministry and planned the construction projects for the group. The first two days were spent helping a single mother, Loretta, build a kitchen for her and her five children.

The Cornfields Church has helped to completely transform this woman’s home and we were honored to be a part of making it not only comfortable but a place they feel they can invite visitors without embarrassment. With cabinets from both Habitat for Humanity Northwest Restore and Home Depot, we were able to give her the new kitchen of her dreams as well as fix some of the plumbing that needed to be repaired. Once the kitchen was complete, our group worked on the room for the church’s sewing ministry.

After putting on trim, painting floors and fixing a leaky roof our job was done. The trip was a great success that changed the life of a woman who was in need and helping the church to expand their ministry.

Flood Relief and Rapid Response Team
After the extreme flooding that happened in April, many Northwoods members stepped up to join a team for disaster response. Many members worked extra hours at NAM & the Klein Distribution center as well as donated over $5,000 for disaster relief. Thanks to the quick planning of NAM as well as the Red Crossand FEMA for putting a plan into place to help the community. If you would like to join the Northwoods Rapid Response team to help after disasters please contact

Miracle Meal Bags
Thank you to our wonderful children for putting together the Miracle Meals Bags for our homeless community. The children put together 60 bags that are at the welcome center each Sunday. These bags contain non-perishable food items and information on NAM where they can receive more help. Please stop by and give hope to an individual in need.

Blood Drives 2016
Blood drive dates for 2016! Please Sign up to give blood the two Sundays before the date of the blood drive! There will be a table where you can pre sign up to give. Walk-ins will also be welcome. Check in will be in room 213 and giving will be in the scout building. If you have any questions please contact Melissa Ross at
June 12
August 21
December 4

NAM Saturday’s 2016
The Northwest Assistance Ministry Saturday volunteer days for 2016. You will be able to either deliver groceries to the home bound or sort clothes at the NAM restore. If you would like to participate please contact Beth Kauffman at
August: 8/27
November: 11/19

Opportunities to Serve:

Northwest Assistance Ministries
Mentoring and Tutoring at Schools
Habitat for Humanity
Memory Care Ministry
World Crafts Fair-Trade Store
Ministries to the Homeless
Mission Trips to Central America and Cuba
Make a Difference Day
Blood Drives
Quilting for the Homeless
Church-wide Drives (food drives, military carepacks, back-to-school, Christmas giving, etc.)