We hope for a Haverhill and a greater community in which all people experience spiritual, social and economic flourishing through the demonstration of Christ’s love.
The Local Outreach Leadership Team mobilizes people to serve the poor and marginalized through community organizations in Haverhill and the greater Haverhill area.
We seek to serve our city by supporting effective partner organizations who work with the poor, marginalized and oppressed. We do this through volunteers, who want to give their lives away by serving, praying, donating and building relationships.
Supplemental Ministry Teams
Family Kitchen – Betsy Tombarelli
The Family Kitchen provides food for local families in need. The Family Kitchen is open on Wednesday evenings, 6pm – 7pm.
Women’s Prison Ministry (WIT Salisbury) – Pam Brown & Mary Lou Noonan
Women in Transition is a short term prison facility designed to help incarcerated women overcome addiction and transition to a substance free life. Our role is to lead a Bible study on Friday nights that encourages following Jesus in everyday life.
Local Area Ministry Partners *
Common Ground – John Colman
To build, unite, and call the body of Christ to action through the compassionate feeding, clothing, and caring for our community’s low-income and homeless residents.
Community Meals – Steve Simmons
A community meal is held each Monday in the Haverhill Citizens Center. This meal is free and open to the public. Meals are prepared by a local and chef and supported by various community organizations. Service begins at 4 PM.
Emmaus – Kelly Brigham
We are called by our collective spiritual and social responsibility to serve all people in need—the homeless, disadvantaged, disabled, unemployed, and oppressed. Our goal is to enhance societal and personal advancement through provision of housing and support services that empower individuals and families to reach their fullest potential. Where everybody matters.
Habitat for Humanity – Diane Senno
Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity is part of a nonprofit housing ministry that shares a global vision where everyone has a decent place to live. We bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Lazarus House Ministries – Mike Villafane
By living the gospel message upon which the ministry is founded we restore dignity and self-respect to empower guests – poor, underserved and homeless individuals and families.
UTEC – Miguel Quinones
UTEC’s mission and promise is to ignite and nurture the ambition of proven-risk youth to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success. We serve young people from both Lowell and Lawrence, MA.
* Navigate to the Local Area Ministry Partner website by clicking on the ministry name or contact the West Church liaison by clicking the name.
Serve Days are 1 day service projects in our local area. We mobilize teams of people from West to serve alongside partner organizations in Haverhill and the greater Merrimack Valley throughout the year. You are welcome to join in the fun as we serve our city and surrounding community. Our scheduled Serve Days are Saturday, January 19, 2019; and Saturday, April 27, 2019.
However, you can always volunteer at one of our Local Area Ministry Partners or for another West ministry in the meantime.