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We AID refugees to start a new life in Dallas, EMPOWER refugees to live in a new culture, and INVITE refugees to experience new life through Jesus.
Please read on for our Fall update.
Thank you for your prayers for ministry at Northwest Community Center. During Spring and Summer we invested considerable time redesigning our programs at the NCC, and we praise God that we have been able to resume many programs while keeping volunteers and our refugee neighbors safe.
Our final Resource Distribution day of 2020 is this Saturday, November 21. In October, we provided over 170 families diapers and hygiene items. We are still recruiting volunteers for Saturday, including opportunities to serve expectant moms at this month’s baby shower and to sign up refugee families for Vickery Christmas Market. Watermark Urgentcare will also be on site to provide free flu shots for families.
Resource Distribution volunteer sign-up is here.
Baby Shower volunteer sign-up is here.

We now have a prayer tent at Resource Distribution.  In September, we had the opportunity to pray for a Burmese woman who was preparing for her final interview to become a U.S. citizen. In October, she returned to thank us for prayer and to let us know that her interview went perfectly and that she would soon receive her citizenship papers!
We are grateful for new community partner Operation Care International from whom we have received multiple donations of diapers and other baby items as well as non-perishable snacks for distribution to neighbors. And we are thankful for Texas Health Dallas employees who recently donated over 7,500 diapers and more than 15,000 baby wipes for our resource room.
Vickery Christmas Market is scheduled on Saturday, December 12!  Visit for information about how to get involved through serving and providing gifts. This year we are planning two evening gift wrapping parties ahead of the market day. It would be a privilege to welcome you and your families to Northwest Community Center during this season of service to others.
We are recruiting volunteers to assist first through fifth grade students with homework each Monday through Thursday during the Spring semester. Our after-school volunteers typically serve one day per week, from 3:30PM-5:30PM. After School homework help volunteer sign-up is here.
Ruthies Rolling Café visited Northwest Community Center this past Monday. Tasty sandwiches were served to our after- school students. A few kids had their first ever taste of grilled cheese!  We are grateful for Pam Gerber, Martha Stowe and Ruthies for coordinating this treat.
A special thanks to an anonymous donor who is giving new winter jackets for our after-school students and youth. We will be distributing these coats Thanksgiving week.
We welcomed six of our after-school families at Together in the Park this past weekend. They enjoyed their time at Klyde Warren Park, music from the Men of Nehemiah and a beautiful Sunday afternoon. 
We shifted the timing of our Girls Club and Boys Club programming from Thursday evenings to Friday afternoons this Fall. Nearly 35 Kindergarten -5th grade boys and girls have been attending each week. Many conversations about Jesus with our after-school students have been taking place every Friday!
Middle school and high school students shifted from a season of meeting via Zoom to meeting onsite again beginning in September. We have been welcoming 20-30 students each Wednesday evening to Northwest Community Center.  Lessons this Fall have been focused on prayer. This week students celebrated Thanksgiving, and ahead of the holiday next week we will be providing turkeys to many of their families!
If you are interested in volunteering with us Wednesday evenings, please contact Faith Michael.
  • Continued protection of volunteers, refugee neighbors and staff from COVID-19
  • That a new look Vickery Christmas Market on December 12, and gift-wrapping parties on December 3 and December 10, would bring glory to God and introduce many of our refugee neighbors to the love of Jesus
  • For Vickery Meadow students across all grades to excel academically and grow spiritually this school year
  • That in-person English classes for refugees are able to resume soon