2016 kicked off with many fun events for our youth including: High School Girls: Princess Party was a lock in at Westchase campus. Kristen Jones talked about what it meant to be a woman after God’s heart looking at Proverbs 31. High School Guys had a "guys night out". They went to dinner, played night games and talked about what it meant to be a Godly man. "Middle School: Rooted and Restored Weekend"
was a lock in at Westchase complete with a service project, roller skating, prank wars, and other exciting activities. What a fun weekend for all who attended!
Start your new year on a high note by becoming a regular volunteer at Neighbors in Action. We have many diverse ways to serve this year, and hope that you will consider partnering with us!
Ways to get involved:
If you’re someone with a little bit of rhythm and a need to “get in shape” this year, come instruct Zumba on Tuesday and Friday mornings! If you have never taught before and would like a quick workshop, we can provide that.
Child Care on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday Mornings:
If you love babies and small toddlers, we have a great opportunity to help out with childcare while our Moms participate in their weekly Bible study. The children are extremely adorable and well behaved. They’ll melt your heart in a second!
Youth and Children’s Programs:
We have various programs going on with our youth and children multiple times a week. Any skill set is welcome! We would love to have you come get to know our wonderful children and youth!
Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held again this spring. Last year, we filled over 5,000 eggs and ran out within minutes! This year we need about 7,000 candy filled eggs. If you would like to help make this a possibility, please contact Kaylie Mims at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Neighbors in Action teamed up with the Focolare Movement to package meals for needy families. Over 10,000 meals were packed during our Saturday trip. We had a mix of moms and children join us on this wonderful time of service and fellowship. It was a rewarding day for all who attended. We look forward to working with Stop Hunger Now in the future!
We have started offering free Zumba classes in the park be Neighbors in Action every Wednesday morning. These classes are a fun way to exercise and work on coordination. They strengthen all parts of the body, while adding smiles to everyone's faces. Thankfully the weather has cooled down, because we sure work up a sweat!
Every year, a group of dedicated ladies from Port Houston (who participate in Neighbors In Action programs) come together to make 100 dozen tamales for a good cause! This year, half of the proceeds of our sale supported Syrian refugees, and half of the money went towards local service projects that the women and the NIA youth group participate in every month (such as visiting elderly in nursing homes and serving in homeless shelters). Thanks to all who came out and helped make this fundraiser a success!
NIA has started ESL classes for our moms every Tuesday and Friday. This Tuesday we had 11 students attend our first session. Our instructor, Vanessa, gave a wonderful testimony about how important English is to know. We are so excited to watch every grow and learn. This class will be both fun and informative. We are starting at a very basic level right now, but with dedication, our moms will be English-pros in no time!