Other On-Going Community Outreach


  • Giving Thanks Dinners      

​                 Every Thanksgivng on the Tuesday before, we serve a meal at 5 different locations. The 5 sites include:

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Windber; Moxham Luthern Church in Moxham; First Lutheran Church in downtown Johnstown; Morrellville Church of the Brethern in the West End and at our Johnstown New Day office in Kernville.


                 We have consistently served around 600 meals on this evening, with more than 120 people helping to prepare food, transport food to the various locations, set up and tear down, greet and seat people, wait on tables and help clean up! Not to mention, share the Love of Jesus on a great night of serving together in the Kingdom of God!


  • Jail Ministry

                    New Day continues to support an ongoing ministry at the Sommerset County Jail and Twin Lakes Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center. Long-time volunteer, Bonnie Lisker, faithfully shares a Bible Study in the jail once a week and meets with women for one-on-one mentoring another day of the week. Twice a month she also holds a Bible Study at Twin Lakes for any who want to participate.


  • New Song Radio Show

                 New Song Radio Show is a 30-minute weekly Christian radio program - "Music With a Message." It airs Sundays at 7:30am on Key 96.5FM and is hosted by our Executive Director, Rev. Jack Rupert.


  • Back Packs for Kids

                 At the start of every school year we supply the children in our programs with the supplies they need for Back-to-School. With a back pack filled with the things they need to get started, it's one less stress for the families as they get ready to start the new school year. And volunteers enjoy finding what their matched-up kid needs! Last year we helped 161 kids with the things they needed!!


A Christian Ministry to Youth and Families!

The Outreach Ministries of New Day seek to minister to those in our community who are in need of help in more tangible ways and who may not identify with the established church. As such, we are able to offer some physical and material aid to needy families and we also work cooperatively with and make referrals to other agencies. As needed and when possible we are able to:


  • Provide some food assistance from a small pantry that we keep on site, usually for families already involved in our programs, but occasionally for others who come off the street and are hungry and in need of assistance.


  • ​Provide assistance through the Compassion House, a thrift store in Windber, to supply material needs such as clothing and household items in case of emergencies. Compassion House contact # is: (814) 467-0567

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Outreach Ministries