Serving & Meeting Needs
We believe that followers of Jesus should be determined to not only talk about Jesus, but to represent Him by serving our neighborhoods. We hope to fight for justice where there is injusitce, and to bring provision where this is lack.
Below are a few of the various ways that our True Life community is involved in serving our surrounding local community.
MAPLE LEAF AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB
We have partnered with two other local churches to do a weekly after-school club in one of the high-risk neighborhoods of Brick. We give homework help, play sports, serve food and pretty much look for any way that we can to build relationships with these kids and show them the love of Christ.
Our True Life team is only responsible for one day each month, although some of us stop in more often to connect with the kids.
Commitment - One Tuesday afternoon per month, 2:30-5:00
Qualifications - Must have a desire to represent the love of God to good kids who are often rowdy
Contact - If you're interested in joining this team, shoot Lori Miskin an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASSISTED LIVING HOME
Every other Wednesday morning a team of us go to The Chelsea, a local Assisted Living home, to put on a short chapel service, do activities, play games, and let the elderly folks play with our kids. To learn more, or to join us, contact Nanci Schiavo (email@example.com).
ASBURY SOUP KITCHEN
Trinity Episcopal Church in Asbury hosts a Food Justice program and serves 35,000 meals a year. Every Saturday they do a soup kitchen serving about 100 people and providing bags of food to those in need.
Once a quarter Jack Miskin leads a team of volunteers from True Life Church to join the battle against the cycle of poverty by serving at the Soup Kitchen. This is a fantastic way to serve the hungry & needy and be the light for Christ in a dark world.
True Life is responsible for the first week in January, April, July, and October. The Soup kitchen runs from 9:30am till 1:30pm and involves food prep, serving, and clean-up.
Every year the Spring Lake Community Theatre partners with Trinity to donate 100% of the ticket proceeds from the opening night of their spring musical to Food Justice at Trinity. This year the play is "The Producers" and opening night is Friday, March 29th at 7pm.
If you are interested in getting tickets for the play to support Food Justice or serving at the Soup Kitchen please contact Jack Miskin (732-275-7565 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
The Open Door Pregnancy Center in Toms River is a non-profit ministry that we support financially on a monthly basis. They provide free ultra-sounds, baby clothes, classes, post-abortion counseling and other services to young moms who are often very confused and very scared.
If you would like to find out more about volunteering you can contact Pastor Chris, who is a board member at the Open Door (Chris@truelifenj.com).
“Unplanned” Movie Event – March 28th -- “As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, Abby Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman's right to choose led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in. Until the day she saw something that changed everything.”
In order to raise awareness about the abortion debate as well as to raise money for the Open Door Pregnancy Center, we will be going to see the new movie “Unplanned” on March 28th @ 6:30pm at the Brick AMC. A sign-up for tickets will be at the event table starting March 10th. Cost is $10/ticket. Sorry but this event is sold out.