Mission at Northminster involves local, national, and international programs. The majority of programs include not only monetary donations, but also active personal participation within the programs, either as leaders of organizations or volunteers.
Except for short-term emergencies, we tend to sustain relationships over time as long as they prove effective. We do entertain innovative new ideas as well
Below is a listing of the organizations that Northminster supports with our efforts and resources. For more information, click through to the individual organization's website for details of each program.
- Connections for Homeless
- Family Promise Chicago North Shore
- Geneva Program at Presbyterian Homes
- Greek Build project of NU Students and Habitat for Humanity
- Interfaith Action of Evanston
- Metropolitan Family Services
- Samaritan Institute
- Sarah's Circle
- Y.O.U. (Youth Organizations Umbrella)
Regional and National
- Association House of Chicago
- Change Hunger Task Force
- CROP Walk, Church World Service (annual fall walk)
- Greater Chicago Food Depository
- Chicago Wilderness
- Good News Partners
- Muslim Christian Dialog (open discussion towards understanding)
- The Night Ministry
- Protestants for Common Good
- Presbyterian Camps at Saugatuck (MI)
- Tag Days for Children’s Benefit League (Association House)
- Chicago Religious Leadership Network (Latin America)
- The Ember Kenya Grandparents Empowerment Project (NPC originated)
- Heifer Project (Worldwide)
- Near East School of Theology
- Task Force of the Americas:
- 22nd of April Colony, El Salvador: Monte Maria School (20 year involvement)
- Cuba Sister Church relationship (newly developing)
- Columbia support activity
- Middle East Task Force covenant relationship
(open to all Northminster members as they are able)
- Appalachia Service Project Annual youth work project to Appalachian country upgrading homes and other facilities for a week on location. In 2009, 49 youths and adults went on the trip to Eastern Kentucky.
- Kenya: Visit to Ember Kenya Project. Limited July 2009; more to follow and may include side trips.
- El Salvador: 22nd of April Colony; we have a 30-year involvement with this program
- Cuba: new sister church exploration; planning for early Spring 2010
Monthly Feeding Activities
- The Night Ministry: Prepare food 2nd Monday of the month in Northminster kitchen and serve on the street in Chicago on Tuesday evening. Food preparation is open to all, servers must be 18 years or older.
- Interfaith Action of Evanston: Make sandwiches and assemble lunch bags Thursday in Northminster kitchen for distribution in Evanston to homeless and needy Friday lunchtime. Open to all.