Outreach

When you are generous at Garwood Church, we are able to be even more generous with our amazing missionaries locally and around the world. Your impact is more vast than you know!

Charity Water

Worldwide Fresh Water Well Digging Projects

663 Million people in the world live without clean water. That’s nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide. Or, twice the population of the United States. The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. Not only does walking for water keep children out of school or take up time that parents could be using to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick. But access to clean water means education, income and health - especially for women and kids. You are giving to dig fresh water wells around the world and are a part of the solution!

International Justice Mission

Washington DC to Asia & India

Fighting Human Trafficking and setting the captives free, helping them heal and recover as well as prosecuting their captors. Prioritizing an end to human trafficking is part of the DNA of our church.

Wycliffe Bible Translators: Indonesia

Greg & Carol Kalmbacher

Translating the bible word by word for people who have yet to read the bible in their own language. We have a strong foundation in the bible and want our brothers and sisters around the world to have that same privilege.

New York City Relief

New York City & New Jersey

The Relief Buses take volunteers to feed and help the homeless on 8 outreaches every week. Providing food, coats, hygiene kits, and a friendly face. They help the rejected of our society feel valued and cared for connecting them to rehabilitation, medical help, churches, job training, housing and a personal relationship with Jesus.

Refugee Missionary

Middle East & New Zealand - Caitlin Stiefel

Working for years with the Syrian Refugee families and children, Caitlin is now working with Refugees who have been resettled in various cities around the world. Supporting her is holding the hand of a refugee and guiding them into safety and care.

Intervarsity

Ukraine - Bob Grahmann

With 1,015 chapters on 687 campuses, InterVarsity is working to reach into every corner of every campus. InterVarsity chapters minister to students and faculty through small group Bible studies, large group gatherings, leadership training, thoughtful discipleship, and life-changing mission trips. We support the effort to train Christian leaders in Eastern Block countries.

Mafraq Sanatorium Hospital

Middle East - Aileen Coleman “The Desert Rat”

We started supporting medical help and ministry in the middle east with Aileen Coleman building a hospital for the nomadic people of Jordan back in the 1950s. She is still going strong reaching the new refugee population as they are on the border of Syria.

Gateway Pregnancy Centers

Elizabeth & Irvington New Jersey

Providing a safe loving environment for young women who find themselves pregnant with no support or help. Providing counseling, baby supplies, clothes, infant furniture and formula or connections to adoption and even post-abortion trauma counseling.

America’s Keswick Rehabilitation Program

New Jersey

Many of us have had a friend or family member who have an addiction to alcohol or drugs. All too quickly, their lives fall apart. We support America’s Keswick so that our friends and family can have a place to detox, recover and start a new life. This faith based program is available for men and women. It can be offered at times for free, because of churches like ours that underwrite the excellent care they provide.

International House of Prayer

New Jersey - Emily Marshall

The International House of Prayer is a worldwide movement of prayer and outreach. There is only one in our state, and it is right around the corner in Cranford, NJ. It is a missions base training up ministers, missionaries, and christian leaders in the church. Their goal is to establish an altar of perpetual worship and intercession 24/7 365 days a year. Therefore anytime you go there, people are praying and worshiping. It is a spiritual “drop in center” for individuals who need more of Jesus or some healing and hope in their lives. They also take students on outreaches around the state to transform our communities for Christ.

Shear Love International

East Asia

This ministry does not just rescue young ladies out of the sex trade, but trains them in beautician skills so that they can earn money for their family in a way that is honoring of their worth as our sisters in Christ.

Samaritan’s Purse

International Relief

International crisis response, medical missions, construction projects, feeding programs and operation Christmas Child are just a few of the wonderful programs that they lead in developing countries around the world. We are honored to get behind them in these efforts.

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Restore the Foundations - Vincenzo DeMarco

Many people suffer from hang ups that hold them back from being all that God created them to me. We find that through personalized prayer and reflection we can sometimes find the roots to these strongholds from past life experiences that have locked us up inside and caused us to behave in a way that is not God’s honoring. We have specialized sessions with a certified minister who is trained to walk with you through one or two issues that you are wanting to get to the root of, so that you can pull it out and finally experience the freedom that Jesus has for you.

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Freecycle Shop “Murphey’s Closet”

This is a place for families to recycle or “freecycle” their clothes, toys, books and shoes. This is not a “needy” thing but a community project to reduce waste and pass along great items that we never got around to using much. Accepting like new clothes and toys that are not broken, no missing pieces or stains. Please do not drop a bag, but place your items nicely in the shop for the next person and then fill a bag for your kids. Freecycle is Fun!

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Missions Trip to Mexico! House Building for the Needy

Every other year we have an opportunity to join our brother church in New Providence for a fun missions trip to mexico where we have the honor of handing over a home key to a worthy, needy family that has never had a home, or even a key before. After building a home from the ground up, there is no greater satisfaction than blessing their new home with prayer, hugs and tears. Everyone wants to go back!

Garwood Church Coat Drive

Benefits the homeless of NYC and New Jersey

As soon as it starts to get cold outside we start our Coat Drive that goes through February. All coats will be on the back of our friends in the streets within a week of your donation. New York City Relief distributes them from their relief buses. Let’s not let one more needy person freeze to death in our city.

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Food Closet

Every little bit helps. We live in a community where many people are food insecure. That means that they may have to choose between paying a bill and eating a meal that day. We try to provide non-perishable items to anyone in our community who needs a helping hand. Pastor Tracy used to visit up to 3 food pantries when her 4 children were young to make ends meet when they were youth pastors. Those bags of groceries were a “God send.” Time to pay it forward. Please bring in non-perishable food any Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday to the church that is well within the expiration date so we don’t have to just throw it away for you. Church members can take bags of food to their friends and family who are also food insecure.

We Need Your Help

Our stock is getting low and we are in need of the following items:

You may drop off donations at the church Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 3pm or on Sundays from 9:30am to 12pm.

Juice Boxes/Bottles

Baby Formula

Rice

Pasta

Pasta Sauce

Tuna

Mac & Cheese

Cereal (hot & cold)

Canned Fruit

Canned Vegetables

Pork & Beans

Beans

Soup

Peanut Butter

Jelly

Crackers

Soap (bar)

Shampoo

Deodorant

Disposable Razors

Shaving Cream

Toothpaste

Toothbrushes

Diapers

Baby Wipes