covid-19 serve opportunities

MINISTRY PARTNER NEEDS

We are gathering the following items to support Springs Rescue Mission, Mercy's Gate, local food pantries, and COSILoveYou, which is organizing a drive to assist households in District 2 around Nueva Vida and New Life East, including families from Monterey Elementary. Items can be dropped off at New Life North Monday through Thursday from 9am to 2pm.

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly 
  • Bread
  • Pasta and Pasta Sauce
  • Canned Vegetables (peas, carrots, mixed, etc.), Canned Meals (ravioli, stew, etc.), Canned Soup, Canned Meats, Canned Fruit
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Oatmeal and Cereal
  • Milk (shelf-stable, powdered, etc.)
  • Toilet Paper (can be in individual rolls or small packages)
  • Diapers/Wipes/Baby Supplies
  • Children's Medications (aspirin/ibuprofen, cough/cold, etc.)
  • Toiletries
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Laundry Pods
  • Paper Plates, Bowls, Foam Cups, Napkins, Plastic Forks and Spoons
  • Antibacterial Cleaning Wipes
  • Scanning Thermometers
  • Bath Towels

Senior Ministry Needs 

We have adopted four senior care facilities that we work with on a regular basis. As the residents are under lock down they are running out of activity supplies and are in need of the following:

  • Puzzles that are 50-100 pieces and at least 1" or larger in size, preferred to have images of dogs, scenery or sports
  • Colored pencils and thin markers in sets of 10, 12 or 20
  • Wrapped candy like Snickers, Lindt Chocolates or peppermints (soft chew, not hard)
  • Magazines like: Health/Nutrition for Seniors, Life, National Geographic, Medical Journals, Military
  • Canvases for painting (Sizes: 8x8, 8x10, 5x7, 5x5)
  • Daily devotion books with large print

We are also partnering with Crossroads Ministries to care for seniors in additional care facilities in the following ways: 

  • Writing personalized cards
  • Meeting in groups of 4-6 to pray for staff and residents at the facilities

These are all coordinated events so interested parties should first email Pastor Melton van der Merwe

Additional Information 

These items may be dropped off inside the Main Entrance at New Life North (11025 Voyager Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80921) from 9am to 2pm, Monday through Thursday. The items will then be sorted and distributed to our local partners.

Through your regular tithes & offerings, we are continuing to provide direct financial assistance to families through our benevolence ministry. You can mail financial gifts to New Life Church (11025 Voyager Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80921) or give online through this link.