As the name implies, we serve a delicious and nutritious meal to those less
fortunate than us. The third Wednesday of each month, our church facilitator
and Patriot Shop manager, Mr. Thommie Sears, our
chef, prepares the meal. We participate in the Soup Kitchen initiated by the
Christian Action Center. A monthly calendar is published and mailed by the
Salvation Army, Newport. We make a difference in their meal as we lay
tablecloths and candles and serve the meals on plates. That alone gives our
guests a feeling of grace and dignity. Hunger should not be a part of today's
world. Donations of food and money to help this cause are welcome. Volunteers
are always welcome!
To date we have paid $225,996. For the first several years, interest payments
were made, nothing was applied towards the principle. In 1996, NCC kicked off
a Capital Campaign goal of $175,000 (76% towards mortgage, 20% to Missions
and 4% for fees). By September 2000, a total of $118,700 had been raised. By
October 2000, an additional $40,000 was paid towards the principle.
Negotiations were made to have that $40,000 matched by UCC. It took a while,
but by September 2002, UCC corrected the paperwork to show the matching
funds. By December 2002, an additional $20,000 was paid, bringing the
mortgage down to at present: $13,000!
welcome all contributions: if you can help, please make checks payable to the
church, with a note in the memo section for the NCC Mortgage.