Web Address: http://www.nampafirst.org/Care-House-Partnerships
Notes: PROGRAM HOURS:
Care House Food Bank
Hours of Operation
Tuesdays 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursdays 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturdays 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
A.S.K. STUDENT TUTORING:
Each Wednesday after school, about fifteen students walk across the street from Central Elementary School for a time of academic tutoring and enrichment. Students receive a snack, time to unwind, and one-on-one tutoring to enable them to thrive in their academic setting.
• We also work with the staff at Central Elementary School to create ways to support teachers, administrators, and students in a manner that uplifts and encourages them.
• Contact Pastor Aisling if you are interested in being involved in this ministry to the children and the school next door.
CARE HOUSE FOOD BANK - A Community Food Pantry is a food pantry that exists to help our community with a resource of food, specifically for the food insecure. Each family is welcome to receive food one time per month and must show picture ID at the time of service. We are honored to serve over five-hundred (500) families each month who are struggling to put food on their tables. Please contact Neal Moore if you have any questions about how to donate to the Food Bank or to find out more about how to volunteer your time to this ministry.
The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to fellowship and celebrate God's healing power in our lives through '8 Recovery Principles' and the 'Twelve Steps'. This experience allows us to be changed. We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God's grace in solving our lives' problems. By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others. As we progress through the program we discover our personal, loving and forgiving Higher Power - Jesus Christ, the one and only true Higher Power. Contact Pastor Tony if you would like to know more about the Celebrate Recovery ministry and how it might be a blessing in your life.
A Typical Night at Celebrate Recovery
CR meets every Tuesday evening in the gym of the Family Life Center. Optional dinner begins at 6pm and the general meeting begins at 7pm. Small groups meet after the general meeting begining at 8pm. We also offer nursery for children ages birth-5 years, Celebration Place for grades 1-6, and The Landing for teens. For more details click here.
Getting to Know Celebrate Recovery
The foundation of Celebrate Recovery is based on the '8 Recovery Principles' found in the Beatitudes as well as the 'Twelve Steps'. To review these, click here. Every Tuesday night, we split into gender and issue-specific open-share small groups. Our leaders are not counselors and the participants do not attempt to 'fix' one another. They only offer guidance when possible and a safe environment for personal growth. Click here for our small group guidelines.
The Journey Begins here
The first step can be intimidating. We'd like to make it easier by inviting you to dinner on us! Click on your Passport to Hope, which includes some quick info as well as a ticket to your first dinner. Print and bring this with you to your first meeting.
The recovery process is aided by the use of gender-specific small groups such as Step Studies. These meet at different times and on different days throughout the week.
Care House Partnerships partners with the Nampa School District to provide "Parenting with Love and Logic" classes. These classes are led by counseling staff and interns from Northwest Nazarene University, and provide a positive approach to raising and directing your child's social and moral development.
Our pastors have been trained in the counseling resources of Prepare/Enrich to empower engaged couples to build a solid foundation as they begin their marriage relationship. Throughout the year, groups develop to empower healing in those who are walking through the valley of loss created by divorce and death.
If one is need of relational or mental health counseling, please call our counseling hotline –208.466.3549 ext 1199 - and one of our counseling resource individuals will connect you with a Christian counselor.
FOSTER/ADOPTIVE FAMILY CIRCLE:
• We are creating a support network for families who are either caring for children via foster care or who have adopted children. This group works to connect these families with other foster/adoptive parents, people who love foster/adoptive families, and various community partners and services that will empower these families as they live this unique journey.
• Contact Pastor Aisling if you are interested in knowing more about this ministry.
• Presently partnering with St. Alphonsus Health System ad Terry Riley Health Services to provide a quarterly medical clinic here at NFC. They take place in January, April, July, and October.
• These Health clinics have included, but are not limited to, basic medical and dental exams, flu shots, testing of one's blood sugar and cholesterol, and hearing and vision screenings. St. Alphonsus also has brought their mobile examination room vehicle and their mobile mammogram vehicle to provide more specialized exams.
• Contact Pastor Tony if you have questions about these quarterly health clinics.
Languages: English, Spanish
Faith Based Organizations/Celebrate Recovery, Counseling, Food & Clothing/Food Banks;