God has called us to reach out to our neighbors in Haltom City. Our passion is to make a transformational difference in this multi-ethnic city of 40,000. NorthWood presently partners with a public elementary school to provide many programs for students and their families including: tutoring, mentoring, parenting classes, a fall festival, and a Christmas event for children.
Current Volunteer Opportunities include:
West Birdville Elementary (Previously The Academy At West Birdville)
NorthWood volunteers partner with at-risk students and their families from West Birdville Elementary in Haltom City, while building meaningful relationships year after year. Whether you tutor a child, walk alongside a parent in Love & Logic classes, or help out with after school activities, you can be a part of our significant partnership with this unique school.
For years, approximately 40-50 volunteers have served and delivered close to 200 meals each month. Get to know Haltom City seniors through meal preparation & delivery, by assisting with yard & home maintenance projects, and by making home visits. This is an opportunity to engage in meaningful encouraging relationships with the elderly in our community.
“Tim Pierce and the NorthWood volunteers have made a big difference in the well being of the center. The meals provided, as well as the time spent with residents, are so encouraging and the Rose Garden gives us a special place to remember our loved ones. Thank you all for your work and friendship.” – David Hughes, Center Council President
Keller, Ft Worth & Northeast Tarrant County
We are called to reach into our backyard to share the love of God. NorthWood seeks be a blessing to the people of Keller, Watuaga, Haltom City North Richland HIlls and the surrounding communities. Through camps, tutoring, community beautification, hosting civic and school events, adoption of a local schools, apartment complexes and other opportunities we serve others and show them the love of God while building relationships.
Ladera Palms Apartments
Did you know that hundreds of refugees from all over the world live in our city? Through partnership with World Relief, NorthWood volunteers can “friend a family” and help them adjust to their new environment. Whether it’s adopting a family, serving in the community Tea House, teaching basic English and computer skills or helping children with their homework, you can make an impact.
“I’ve learned so much about God’s love and his heart for the nations while ministering to refugees from a dozen different nations at Ladera.” – Cedric Brown
Garden Gate Apartments
NorthWood volunteers have built significant relationships with residents and served alongside this diverse community since 2011. Do you enjoy working with children and teenagers or are you interested in starting a cell group with Garden Gate residents? There are numerous opportunities to get involved and experience what it is to live in community at Garden Gate!
NorthWood’s Freedom City texting campaign allows you the opportunity to help meet immediate needs within our community. Simply text ‘FREEDOMCITY’ to 41411 to subscribe. Once subscribed, you’ll receive text messages (twice a month on average) letting you know of a need and how you can bless someone! Example of requests might include: food, clothing, furniture, household items, etc…
Adoptive and Fostering Families
We are all adopted children. As believers, we are adopted into the family of God. Some couples are called to add to their families the way our Heavenly Father added to His — not through childbirth, but through love. At NorthWood, we want to be there for you as you walk through this unique experience. The NorthWood Adoptive and Foster Families group invites you to join us for a monthly gathering as we connect and share with each other as parents and more importantly, as we connect our kids.
Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday night of the month from 6:30-8:00 in the Green Room. We look forward to getting to know you! Learn more about the Adoptive and Fostering Families from Justin and Amanda Sadler
For more information about our work in Keller, Haltom City and North Tarrant County, please email ServeLocal@NorthWoodChurch.org.