LOCAL PARTNER SERVING OPPORTUNITIES

Support and serve our Local Partners! See the info below or email Rosa Byers at rbyers@newsongnashville.com

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The International Leadership Coalition exists to help international leaders and partners to work together to release the transforming power of the Kingdom of God in multicultural communities around the world. 

To get involved in one of these serving opportunities, contact Rosa Byers at rbyers@newsongnashville.com

**Click here to partner with ILC in serving refugees in the Nashville area.

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The Branch of Nashville’s mission is to nourish, educate, and equip those in the community who are the strangers in our midst through a food bank, English as a Second Language program, and other life skills programs that help internationals and refugees in our city to rebuild their lives. www.thebranchofnashville.org

 

Serving Opportunities

 

1) American families adopt a student 

2) Zoom talks (presentations on culture, travel, practical how to’s, etc.)

3) Conversation nights (help families practice their communicating, and activities for kids)

4) Bible classes (in person or on Zoom)

5) Meals and holiday celebrations

6) Food Bank

 

Monday:  10am - 2pm / Guest Service

                 2pm - 4pm / Sorting, stocking, and packaging food

 

Tuesday:  10am - 12pm / Sorting, stocking, and packaging food

                  12pm - 4pm / Guest Service

 

Wednesday:  10am - 2pm / Guest Service 

                       2pm - 4pm / Sorting, stocking, and packaging food

Thursday:  Closed

Friday:  10am - 2pm / Guest Service

              2pm - 4pm / Sorting, stocking, and packaging food

 

Saturday:  10am - 2pm / Guest Service

 

To get involved in one of these serving opportunities, contact Rosa Byers at rbyers@newsongnashville.com.

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The Bridge Ministry exists to alleviate the suffering of underprivileged children, the homeless, and the working poor by providing life-sustaining resources and a message of hope. Though the Tuesday evening church service under the Jefferson Street bridge looks very different now, it is smaller with very few families, there are new opportunities to go to where these folks stay. www.thebridgenashville.org 

 

Serving Opportunities

1) Packing Fuel Bags

57 schools receive food bags, and volunteers are needed to help with packing these bags on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 10am - 12pm or 1-3pm at the Bridge Warehouse. 

3) Delivering Fuel Bags

Volunteers are needed to deliver fuel bags to schools on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays (depending on the school). It takes 2-3 hours each of these days and is a semester commitment.

4) Wednesday Distribution

Volunteers are needed for a weekly food delivery to an apartment complex.

 

To get involved in one of these serving opportunities, contact Rosa Byers at rbyers@newsongnashville.com.

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WRIGHT MIDDLE SCHOOL

Wright Middle School in Nashville is one of the most diverse schools in Middle Tennessee with more than 30 nations represented in the student population. Of these students, more than a quarter of the students have a significant level of food insecurity. If it were the same in New Song Christian Academy, it would mean that close to a hundred kids would need some help with just basic food. Almost 2/3 of the students have a level of challenge with English, and one in ten have some form of disability. After a year of students feeling like they have gotten lost in the shuffle of online classes, they are excited to be in person! The impact of that has been that over 50% of the students last year were classified as “chronically absent.” This year's mission is to have every student known and in partnering with that mission we also want to have every teacher known. wright.mnps.org 

 

Serving Opportunities

 

1) Quarterly Breakfast - A one-hour breakfast on a Friday morning bringing encouragement and goodies to the teachers.   

 

2) Lunch Buddies - A weekly lunch date with a student to bring encouragement, talk about life or help with homework.

 

3) Prayer. Care. Share - Adopt a teacher to pray for, send cards to and minister to. Click the following link to sign up to adopt a teacher! https://form.jotform.com/210765668751061

 

4) Academic Tutoring - Tutor in math and literacy each week, 9:00-9:50am (other hours available as well). Open to anyone over 18.

 

5) Let’s Break Bread - Thanksgiving meal provided for families and faculty. (Event in November)

 

To get involved in one of these serving opportunities, contact Rosa Byers at rbyers@newsongnashville.com

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DEBRA K. JOHNSON REHABILITATION CENTER

(Formerly TN Prison for Women)

The Debra K. Johnson Rehabilitation Center is one of several prisons for female offenders. It is the only female maximum-security prison and houses up to 800 inmates. But the women are not just “housed” there but are offered several educational and rehabilitative programs to help them learn and grow.  With Pastor Joan Evrist’s leadership, New Song has been leading services 2-3 times a month for over 10 years. We consider the women at The Debra K. Johnson Rehabilitation Center part of our extended New Song family. Pastor Joan is also a volunteer chaplain, and with others of our New Song family, leads the Domestic Violence Recovery class that is a significant factor when it comes to parole consideration.

Serving Opportunities

1) Monetary gifts

 

2) Personal Items | The Chaplain can distribute things such as stamps, white legal-sized envelopes, reader glasses, pens: bic black ink with lid, pocket folders (no brads, no words, no glitter), and notebook paper.

3) Halfway House Volunteers | There are a couple of houses looking for volunteers to come alongside women to mentor and encourage them as they reacclimate to life outside of prison.

 

4) Prayer | Please keep the team in your prayers as they bring the light of the gospel into a very dark place.

 

To get involved in one of these serving opportunities, contact Rosa Byers at rbyers@newsongnashville.com