Local missions

We believe that God has a heart for the city and we should too. Local Outreach is discovering everyday opportunities to impact your friends, neighborhood and workplace in Artesia, Cerritos and the wider areas of Long Beach and Los Angeles with the transforming reality of Jesus.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION

A key initiative at New Life is our weekly food distribution. Every Saturday volunteers serve between 100-250 families. We partner with the Food Bank and collect donations from church members, city organizations, other churches and beyond. Together we are working to feed the hungry.

We are always looking for food donations. This month we are in need of: peanut butter, cereal, mac-n-cheese and reusable plastic grocery bags.
Donations can be dropped off at the sheds on Friday mornings from 8-10am.

CHANGE FOR CHRIST OFFERINGS

Every 5th Sunday of the year, you have the opportunity to pray and give as we collect a special offering (spare change, cash and checks) for our local outreach initiatives. We encourage people to collect their change (coins) throughout the year and bring them in during our quarterly offerings for the purpose of seeing change (impact_ in the local community. Here are some of the organizations we partner with:

Mercy House
MercyHouse is a local organization committed to ending homelessness for individuals and families, providing temporary shelter while working with clients to secure permanent housing. With our Fall 2020 Change for Christ offering we were able to assemble over 50 "Welcome Home" baskets filled with household essentials for MercyHouse clients moving into their very own homes, which are often unfurnished. Thank you to everyone who donated, contributed items, and helped with assembly and delivery!

Kingdom Causes Bellflower
With our Spring 2020 Change for Christ offering we assembled over 400 hygiene kits for Kingdom Causes Bellflower, a local outreach to those in our community experiencing homelessness. Each hygiene kit contained over 25 items including snacks, water, and an array of personal hygiene necessities. The donation of these hygiene kits was approximately a 6-month supply for Kingdom Causes!

Holiday Outreach

During the holiday months of November & December we have many community outreach programs. These programs include Thanksgiving Food Drive: a food drive for the Thanksgiving holiday to give more than 150 families a complete Thanksgiving Meal. Angel Tree: a collection of gifts that go to families with incarcerated parents. Christmas Festival: a fun international food tasting with live music and crafts to raise funds for the missionaries and local organizations we support.

In light of COVID-19, Angel Tree will look a little different this year. We will be participating in a Virtual Angel Tree. To ensure the safety of everyone, children will receive gift cards from Walmart. Keep checking for more information coming soon on when you can pick your child.