New Hope Lutheran Church Outreach
Conejo Valley Meals-Winter Shelter Program:
On the third Sunday of each month from April through November, our Church volunteers provide a dinner meal to the homeless in the community. From December through March, this program expands to provide both dinner and supervised overnight shelter to our homeless guests, on the third Monday of each month. This program allows us to share our faith and provide a small token of comfort and joy to those much less fortunate than ourselves. There is nothing more rewarding to hear than a homeless guest saying, “Thank you for providing a roof over my head for a night of warmth and companionship.” Learn More
Circles Ventura County:
New Hope Lutheran Church supports this vital ministry to help families break the chain of poverty. We are currently providing allies to encourage, mentor, and support the program participants. Circles will soon be adding more participants and will need allies to mentor and encourage participants, presenters on key life skills, and logistics support teams in place to make the program work. New Hope Lutheran has also agreed to supply food for the Circles group on the first Tuesday of the month. Sign up to help provide food in the church hallway. Learn more about Learn More
Conejo Valley Healing Rooms:
New Hope Lutheran Church supports this vital ministry. Learn More
MANNA is the Conejo Valley Food Bank which is located in Thousand Oaks. MANNA helps low-income families in the Conejo Valley (from Camarillo to Calabasas) and does not charge for their services. Our church collects food and personal care items, along with the chosen food staple of the month, which is listed in the monthly church newsletter. Learn More
Lanterman Developmental Center:
Christmas gifts are provided by church members, usually in the form of clothing and basic needs. Learn More
Lutheran World Relief:
Lutheran World Relief is a ministry of U.S. Lutherans, serving communities living in poverty overseas. Church members have donated to LWR and have also assembled Personal Care Kits, School Kits and Health Kits, which are sent to those in need around the world.
United Cerebral Palsy:
Our church members purchase Christmas gifts annually for the residents of the United Cerebral Palsy Homes in Thousand Oaks. We also sing Christmas carols to the residents.
The Reserve Retirement Village:
worship held twice a month led by Lynn Bulock, Pastor Craig and church members.
Prayer Shawl Ministry:
Homemade shawls are given to those facing life changing challenges , including college bound students, in hopes that with through the shawl they are reminded of God’s Love and the church’s’ concern.
African Market and Fair Trade Food Sales:
The proceeds from the purchase of handmade crafts by the people of Africa, and fair trade coffee and chocolate, help to fund the Lutheran Malaria Initiative
School supplies are collected each fall for the organization Many Mansions that
Endeavors to promote and provide safe, well-managed housing with on-site, life-enriching services for limited income residents of the Conejo Valley, Ventura County, and their surrounding communities.
Rock Point Navajo Indian Mission in Arizona:
Collection of Campbell’s products front labels including: Franco American, Pepperidge Farm, Swanson, Prego and V8 to help purchase school vans for the mission
Ronald McDonald House:
Collection of soda can tabs
12 Step Program, Recovery Groups
Several groups meet at New Hope Lutheran Church during the week Learn More
Youth Mission Trips
Junior high and high school age youth participate in annual mission trips. These trips have included San Francisco, Denver and local work in the Conejo Valley/Ventura area. The youth have provided service to many different populations. Those who have participated have said the trips change them. They realize all the need there are in this world and are glad that they can be of service to people in need. Learn More
International Mission Trips
As reported by Janel Perez: “New Hope Lutheran Church has supported me going on several medical mission trips to Mexico. I have gone with teams from Project Compassion. The team provides urgently needed medical and spiritual care to hundreds of people during the week. Participating in these has been a life changing experience for me. It has helped me to see God in the world around me. I am so glad that medical missions are of benefit to the people who receive care and also help to grow God’s kingdom.”
Other international trips supported by New Hope Lutheran Church fundraising have included: Africa, and Biloxi, Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina. Learn More