Neighborhood Center to Visit PUMC (9/14/14)

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: NJandCountry, Neighborhood Center | 0 comments

Michael Landis, the executive director of Camden’s Neighborhood Center will visit PUMC on Sunday, September 14.  The Neighborhood Center is one of the missions supported by our church.

“Truly I tell you, just as you did it for one of the least of these, who are members of my family, you did it for me”

Matthew 25


Neighborhood Center Helps… and They Need Help…

For more than 100 years, The Neighborhood Center has offered comprehensive childcare, after school and summer camp programs for children in the city of Camden, one of the poorest and most dangerous cities in America. One of the benefits of their programs is that they are able to transport students to and from their homes or school by bus, ensuring that they arrive safely without being exposed to the negative influences found on the streets of Camden. Unfortunately, tragically, their bus was destroyed in a fire early this summer, and they need our help to replace it as quickly as possible, so that they can continue serving the children of Camden.

Click Here to learn more about the bus fire.


A One of a Kind Ministry in the Inner City…

The Neighborhood Center is unique. At any given time there are babies, and senior citizens there. Those enduring food insecurity are provided a noon meal, and bags of groceries. The Senior Adult Programs provide transportation to the Center for a time of Christian fellowship and support. The children have the opportunity to share the Good News of God’s love through the Infant/Toddler Day Care, After School, and Summer Enrichment Programs. Teenagers meet at the Center every afternoon for dinner, homework, mentoring,Bible study, and fellowship.


A Growing Ministry…

Each of the existing programs at the Neighborhood Center is growing; and this growth is a testimony to the continuing needs of the city of Camden. Even with all of these great programs, they know that there is much more to be done. Their Visioning Committee is constantly working to improve and expand existing programs, and develop new outreach ideas so that they can do even more for the people of Camden. That is the way they meet Christ at the Neighborhood Center.


Neighborhood Center's bus on fire (from

Neighborhood Center’s bus on fire (from

Their immediate needs are for funds to purchase a used bus, and to expand their programs for teenagers who are always in danger of being lured into the dark streets of Camden.

The Neighborhood Center thanks you for your prayers, volunteer time, and support, as they continue to serve now, and plan for the future. “Your generosity of spirit has helped so many in the past and present; as we look to the future, it can help us have a greater impact than ever before.”




Please plan to join us on Sunday, September 14th, as we welcome Michael Landis, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Center to PUMC.





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