1600 Mangrove Ave., #177 Chico, CA
New Vision United Church of Christ has partnerships with other church and non-profit groups. We support these groups with money, donated goods, and volunteers. These partnerships help us pursue our mission “to empower our members and friends to make God’s vision a reality in our time and place.”
Individual members and friends make a difference in our community as volunteers with Soroptomist, Enloe Hospital, the public library, arts organizations, and many other opportunities. NVUCC encourages its members and friends to get involved in making Chico and Butte County a better place!
Consider these groups if you are looking for an opportunity to serve our wider community with money or time. Contact information is provided.
Butte Humane Society, Chico. provides humanitarian care to dogs, cats, and other animals, including shelter, adoption, and spay and neuter programs. NVUCC sponsors a member in the annual Bidwell Bark fundraiser. www.buttehumane.org
Caring Choices, Chico, provides health, wellness, and supportive services in 8 counties in Northern California, including Butte. Many of these services are not provided by any other group. NVUCC collects food for the Caring Choices Food Pantry. www.caring-choices.org
Chico Area Interfaith Council. CAIC promotes dialog among different faith traditions, and works to understand and respond to needs in the wider community. NVUCC contributes financially and members participate in CAIC activities. www.chicointerfaith.org
Chico Housing Action Team, advocates for persons who are homeless, including sponsorship of the Safe Space emergency shelter program in the winter. NVUCC contributes financially. www.chicohousingactionteam.org.
Shalom Free Clinic, Chico. The Clinic provides basic physical and mental health services for persons who lack health insurance or are under-insured. NVUCC contributes financially, and, at times, members volunteer with the Clinic. www.shalomfreeclinic.org
Sixth Street Center, Chico. The Center provides a safe place where youth experiencing homelessness can acquire the skills, resources, and opportunity they need to transition to healthy independent living and adulthood. NVUCC collects health and hygiene items for the Center. www.6thstreetcenter.org
Stonewall Alliance Center, Chico, serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, and their allies, with a variety of programs and services. NVUCC provides financial support for Stonewall’s HIV testing program. For over 10 years, we have participated in the Chico Pride Festival, sponsored by Stonewall. www.stonewallchico.org
Teichert Ponds Restoration Foundation, Chico. The Foundation promotes and helps preserve the environmentally significant Teichert Ponds wetland. The ponds are located east of Highway 99 and south of the Highway 32 exits. The Ponds are owned by the City of Chico. The Foundation is a non-profit. NVUCC provides financial support for the Foundation. www.teichertponds.org
Church World Service. CWS is a US-based group working globally to serve refugees and other displaced person, respond to disasters, provide education and health care, and community and economic improvement programs. NVUCC supports Church World Service financially and by collecting items for health kits. www.churchworldservice.org
Heifer International. Heifer is a US-based group working globally in agricultural and community improvement. Their focus is to promote economic self-sufficiency for the poor. NVUCC supports Heifer financially. www.heifer.org
United Church of Christ. NVUCC is a member of the United Church of Christ. We support our denomination in several ways. We give to “Our Church’s Wider Mission,” which support all the ministries of the UCC, both in the United States and throughout the world. We also give to “One Great Hour of Sharing,” an annual offering for specific ministries, such as disaster relief and support for refugees. In addition to financial gifts, our church’s pastor and members participate in the activities of our Northern California Nevada Conference and Sacramento Valley Association. www.ucc.org and www.ncncucc.org.