Outreach

OUTREACH

The mission of the Outreach Committee at EFC Newport is two-fold: first, to carry forth the Word to those that may not know Jesus usually referred to as “The Great Commission” (Matthew 28:16-20) and second, to conduct acts that mirror the acts of Jesus. This includes service wherever the need exists.

  • Our Outreach program has three distinct areas of activity. They are:
    • Local Evangelism and Church Growth
    • Missions
    • Service Programs
  • We have numerous Outreach programs underway now.  Some are complex and require participation of the entire church while some are suitable for some groups or individuals just wanting to make a difference. They are summarized below. Moreover, we always have a need for leadership within the committee.
  • Soup Kitchen
    • Meets once a month at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Newport
    • Feeds on average 50 men, women and children
    • Volunteers needed for cooking, serving, cleanup
  • JMT
    • Annual missions trip to Jamaica for one week
    • A combination of service (construction mostly), education and fellowship
    • Also performs the “Chicken Ministry”
      • Establishes chicken raising program with pre-designated families
      • Chickens raised by their families and sold for profit
      • More chicks then purchased
      • Self-sustaining
    • JMT requires application and pre-travel screening
    • Other opportunities include support to other member’s missions trips
    • https://efcjmt.wordpress.com/
  • Church Has Left The Building
    • Church-wide event where multiple teams perform organized acts of service throughout the community on the same Sunday morning
    • Instead of a traditional service
    • Activities range from car washes to beach/park cleanups to nursing home visits
  • InterVarsity @ Roger Williams University
    • College student outreach
    • Monetary support only at this time
  • If any of the above events interests you (or you have an idea for a new outreach effort) please contact the church at 847-1490.