Community Outreach

Community Outreach

New North Church engages with the community, locally and world-wide, in the following ways.

Food Pantry

New North Church supports the Hingham Interfaith Food Pantry at Second Parish Church with regular monthly donations. For more information, e-mail hinghamfood@gmail.com or call 781-740-8180.

Fuel Assistance Program

New North Church has long maintained accounts with Williams Coal & Oil to assist individuals and families who need help heating their homes in the winter.

ChildFund

New North Church has supported ChildFund for many years and currently supports two children, one in Brazil and one in Indonesia. Through the exchange of occasional letters, we keep in direct contact with the children.
ChildFund is a well-known and respected organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families throughout the world by providing food, clean water, access to health care and other life-changing necessities.

Wellspring Multi-Service Center

Wellspring is a local multi-service center in Hull and Weymouth which offers many services to those in need of financial, physical, and emotional support. Wellspring offers food pantries, thrift shops, and many adult education, counseling, elder services, legal advocacy, and housing assistance programs.
Wellspring believes in “thinking globally and acting locally,” responding to needs immediately without a lot of red tape.

World Central Kitchen

Founded by José Andrés, World Central Kitchen responds to natural disasters, man-made crises, and humanitarian emergencies around the world, supporting communities in times of crisis. Most recently, WCK has delivered hundreds of thousands of meals to Ukraine.
Areas where WCK currently provides financial support include the Bahamas, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For example, the USVI face a high degree of food insecurity because they depend on imports from Puerto Rico and the continental United States for more than 95% of their food supply.
Andrés says that “Food relief is not just a meal that keeps hunger away. It’s a plate of hope. It tells you in your darkest hour that someone, somewhere, cares about you.”

Father Bill’s & MainSpring

Father Bill’s is a well-established and well-known local organization whose mission addresses homelessness on the South Shore with locations in Quincy and Brockton.
New North Church has supported Father Bill’s for many years through donations collected at the annual Christmas Candlelight Service and with contributions of basic necessities and lunches on a regular basis throughout the year for those in shelters.

Hingham CARES

New North Church supports the Hingham CARES Coalition by providing meeting space and extra hands to help them in their mission. The Coalition fosters a strong and inclusive community that promotes choosing a healthy lifestyle and informed and responsible choices about drug and alcohol use. Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/hinghamcares02043/ and on the web at https://www.hinghamcares.org/.

Community Lectures

New North Church often opens its doors for public forums and discussions. This reflects our heritage as a leading light in the abolition movement in Massachusetts in the years before the Civil War. In the past, we have hosted a three-part series on Louisa May Alcott, her family, and her unique contribution to New England. Most recently, we hosted a panel discussion around the topic of the opioid addiction crisis afflicting southeastern Massachusetts. We take pride in our historical willingness to talk about anything.