NEIGHBORS IN ACTION

Kathrin Meier | Executive Director Neighbors in Action | kmeier@fmhouston.com

Neighbors in Action (NIA) is an extension ministry of First Methodist Houston and operates as a non-profit organization in the Port of Houston. Port Houston is a community located four miles east of Downtown Houston with a population of approximately 5,000. The majority of the residents of Port Houston are Hispanic, and many live below the poverty line. It is plagued by tough issues such as gang violence and prostitution. Many of the children in Port Houston have a parent in jail or other difficult family situation.

 

NIA’s mission is to help the neighborhood of Port Houston grow spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally, resulting in a neighborhood that is self-sufficient and outreach-focused. NIA is committed to sharing the love, forgiveness and restoring hope that Christ offers to every person and to helping empower people to become all that God created them to be.

 

Neighbors in Action staff and volunteers offer a variety of programs and projects for the community. In an effort to empower children and families, NIA provides weekly Bible studies, mentorship to children and youth with after school programs and tutoring for students in need of extra educational support. In addition, NIA provides experiences for youth and adults to attend mission trips, participate in service projects, retreats, and emergency aid training. The NIA families also participate in serving the community with their resources and talents.

If you are interested in serving with children and adult programs as a teacher, leader or by providing meals or serving with special events or with special needs, please select the SERVE button at the bottom of this page or visit the Neighbors in Action site.

V O L U N T E E R S  N E E D E D

We are currently looking for regular volunteers for our kids and youth programs.

No Spanish is required! You can help in many ways.  

 

TEACH CHILDREN'S BIBLE STUDY

Monday or Tuesday evenings  | 6pm – 7:15pm 

 

TEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL BIBLE STUDY

Wednesday evenings | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

 

HELP WITH HIGH SCHOOL BIBLE STUDY

Thursday evenings | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

 

SUPPORT CHILDREN'S WORSHIP NIGHT

Friday evenings  | 6pm – 7:15pm 

 

DRIVE THE NIA VAN

to First Methodist Downtown

Sundays

 

MENTOR A CHILD

(flexible times)

 

CLEAN THE COMMUNITY CENTER

(flexible times)

GET 

INVOLVED

All of the ministries of First Methodist Houston Missions are made possible with your service and your financial gifts.

 

 

To find more information on ways to get involved with NIA through the Missions Ministry of First Methodist, visit SERVE.

To financially support the Missions Ministry of First Methodist Houston, visit GIVE.

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