Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Neighbor's Ministry Center

We're openMy Neighbor's Ministry Center houses My Neighbor's Pantry, My Neighbors Closet, and My Neighbor's classroom. All are invited to shop My Neighbor's Closet clothing thrift shop. Contact us about volunteer opportunities available during our hours of operation.

Wednesdays 10am-1pm & 7-9pm
Thursdays 11am-1pm
Saturdays 10am-12pm

Directions: The new MNM Center is located at 595 Weston Canal Road in Somerset, just across the street from Zarephath. To the right and rear of the Zarephath Children's Ministry Center (a 1-story former school building). There are 2 modulars (trailers). We are in the back Modular # B. Park along either side, handicap accessibility is on the left side.

(MNCloset accepts donations of "gently used" in-season clothing items; MNPantry is accepting donations of non-perishable food items.)

Telephone: 732.356.0078

My Neighbor's Garden


My Neighbor's Garden has been created to give children and adults the opportunity to reconnect with Creation through organic, sustainable agriculture. The gardening methods used require minimal space, equipment and labor, so it's ideal for ANYONE -- including low-income families and mission sites around the world. MNGarden relaunched in the Spring of 2011 in a plot at the Community Garden at Duke in Hillsborough, Somerset County. My Neighbor's Pantry and their clients will be the beneficiary of all of the produce grown on our plot. We haold monthly garden classes at My Nieghbor's Ministry to teach people how to garden at home or at a community garden. For 2012, we are looking to create a team to launch a community garden at Zarephath. Further into the future, we hope to provide "Wild Things" summer camps, training for area residents as well as experienced teams sent out to India, Africa, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. (Hey, you can't accomplish big things without first having big dreams, right?!)

My Neighbor's Pantry

Zarephath Christian Church collects shelf-stable food items on a regular basis. Food is distributed to those who come to us with a need as well as to the young men who join us for Urban Impact each month. Our goal is to provide higher quality and healthier food items. We're rallying friends and families to fill a bag for Urban Impact. One weekend each month, 100 young men join us on the Zarephath campus from New Brunswick, Camden, the Bronx, Brooklyn & Queens. (See the Urban Impact link for more information.) We to show Jesus' love in a tangible way to the boys and their families by send each young man home with some food to share with his family. Here's a list of the items we're asking for to fill each bag:

1 pkg raisins or applesauce
1 bag (2 lbs. ) whole grain rice
1 box old fashioned oats (not instant)
1 jar tomato sauce
1 can beans or dried bean soup mix
2 cans soup
3 cans tuna or chicken
1 lb. pasta

You can drop your bag off at the ministry center during our open hours (see directions and hours above) or place it in the bin in the hallway of the main chapel.

My Neighbor's Closet

The clothing thrift shop in My Neighbor's Ministry Center is focused on GREEN!

GREEN SAVINGS! Everything at the Closet is priced to stretch your budget. We carry beautiful selection of brand name clothing from Infant to Plus Sizes. The bargains abound and many of our shoppers can't believe the prices. Bring in some of your high quality, gently worn or never worn items and we will give you a coupon for 50% off your next purchase!

GREEN SHOPPING! All of our clothing is recycled which helps our planet and our neighborhood. By reusing gently used or reselling many brand name clothing items that are brand new, we are keeping tons of waste from the landfills. This is environmentally sustainable shopping that is good for the earth and your conscience.

GREAT CAUSE! We make clothing available to our neighbors at prices that help them to maintain a budget in these hard times. The proceeds of the clothing sales are used to help fund our food pantry and other outreach ministries to those who are struggling the most in this economy. Let your shopping have an impact. Shop My Neighbor's Closet!

Hours: Wednesday 1oam-1pm & 7pm-9pm
Thursday 11am-1pm
Saturday 10am-noon

Zarephath Health Center


telephone: (732) 537-0737

The Zarephath Health Center provides free health-care to the poor and uninsured. The World Health Organization defines "health" as a state of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Our goal is to work on all three levels.

My Neighbor's Home


The desire of this ministry is to connect the elderly, single parents and others with special needs who may be experiencing minor home-related problems with a trained handy-person. Our team of volunteers has already come to the aid of several grateful "neighbors"!

My Neighbor's Health


Physical well-being directly effects our ability to live out our God-given purpose on earth. MNHealth seeks to offer tools and information that promote good body stewardship. Check the ZCC website often to look for upcoming seminars and events.