Mission Statement: To serve our neighbors in need with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and provide hope and healing through education and discipleship.
THANK YOU for Another Successful “Soup for Souls”
WOW! Another “Soup for Souls” is in the books. The soups were delicious, the art was beautiful, and the fellowship was uplifting. There are so many people who come together and make this event a success. The restaurants are always willing to donate some of their delicious soups and there are so many people who take time to make desserts and cornbread. Many local artists donated original artwork along with some artists who used their talent and painted pottery. We also have several shops on Bank St that give items from their collection. A huge thank you to Sykes Place for always hosting this event.
This year’s sponsors were gracious again in supporting not only this event but also the Education & Discipleship Program at the Center. The funds raised this year will help purchase curriculum for our many classes at the Center, inside jails/prisons and at other places. We have been so blessed to have the opportunity to teach inside Morgan County Jail every day of the week (and most days multiple times each day). We provide all these classes at no cost so money is never an issue with those attending classes. We are excited about what God has in store this year for our Education & Discipleship Program
But, “Soup for Souls” would not be successful without the loyal guests who come and enjoy this event. We had several first timers and a great silent auction. We also could not do it without all of our volunteers!!! Those who serve, clean up, wash dishes, and make this event run so smoothly. We appreciate all of your support not only on this day but throughout the year.
The 10th Annual Steeple Chase 8K will be held on Saturday, May 6 and benefits the Neighborhood Christian Center programs. This race is one of North Alabama’s most unique opportunities for runners! The Steeple Chase course is relatively flat – with a few inclines – and offers beautiful scenery as it winds through historic Old Decatur and out into the community along Central Parkway. The scenery along the route changes often and includes tree-lined streets in the historic district and sweeping views from the top of the Gordon Street Overpass. You will enjoy music and aid stations throughout the Steeple Chase, and runners can scan the horizon to catch a glimpse of ten historic church steeples visible along the route. The Steeple Chase is a fun and enjoyable race for runners of every age and fitness level.
Go ahead and register at www.imathlete.com! This is a fun and unique race. If you are not a runner, come and walk. We also need volunteers prior to the race AND on race day. Our runners and walkers love to be encouraged along the race route. If you want to volunteer, contact the Neighborhood Christian Center. Grab some friends, register, and we will see you on race day!
There is no greater investment than our youth. That is why for 22 summers, the Neighborhood Christian Center has used unique ways to teach young people leadership skills, valuable work ethic, and expose them to the concept of Christian Community Outreach through the Summer Leadership Program. We hope that each student will gain a new appreciation of, and/or new skills in the areas of living in the community and “being a part of the Body of Christ.” Possible areas for growth are: spiritual gifts, conflict resolution, service to those in need, developing friendships, work ethic and much more.
The youth will be busy learning dances, dramas, crafts, skits and working on their testimonies in order to share the Gospel with children across our city. They will be serving at Vacation Bible Schools, day camps at the Leadership Home, performing at local Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs, just to name a few. The youth will be involved in volunteer work, college tours, worksite visits, Bible studies, and educational classes.
Please be in prayer for our summer program. We will be interviewing perspective youth and asking our community to help through financial donations, providing/cooking meals, mentoring, teaching, and scholarship funding. We are so excited to begin another summer full of fun, fellowship, and most importantly growing closer to Jesus.
We have a lot of opportunities if you or someone you know is interested in volunteering! We have a place for you to serve. Just a few examples are:
-helping with our Backyard Bible Club (at a Boys & Girls Club) after school one day a week
-teaching or just helping with a class in our jail ministry
-cooking for a class once a week, once a month, or even once a quarter
-AND so many more…Please contact us and we will find you a place to serve!
Donate to the Neighborhood Christian Center Just by Shopping!…
1. Go to https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards
2. Click create a ‘New Account’ (if you don’t already have one)
3. Fill out the form and follow steps to verify your account
4. Sign in to your new account and click ‘community’
5. In the Alabama box click ‘enroll now’
6. Fill out the form with required information
7. Enter the NCC code: 102853 and select the NCC
8. Shop and Swipe!
If you don’t have a Kroger Plus card you can get one at any Kroger customer service desk.