Community Partners

  • B Street Food Pantry

    The B Street Food Pantry is located at 132 NE B Street in Grants Pass. 
    Our food pantry is open every Wednesday from 3:00-5:00 pm.

    The B Street Food Pantry is administered by the Newman United Methodist
    Church, however, our volunteers include those from Newman United
    Methodist Church, Bethany Presbyterian Church and St. Luke's Episcopal

    If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer, please contact us
    by phone at 541-719-8667 and leave a message, or by email at

    If you would like to make a financial
    donation, please make it to Newman United Methodist Church and note Food
    Pantry in the memo line.  Thank you in advance.

    This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider

  • HIV Alliance

    HIV Alliance was formed in Eugene, OR in 1994 to support individuals living with HIV/AIDS and prevent new HIV infections. Over the years, state funding towards HIV prevention has suffered severe cuts. To counteract this, non-profits, including HIV Alliance, have widened their service scopes despite the already limited budgets they operate under. This expansion of services includes education on HIV and HCV (Hepatitis C), behavioral health for current and new clients, and a variety of events to reach out to our communities. 

    Free needle exchange and testing every Thursday. 12-4pm on the second floor of the education building. Use the Church Office entrance on 'B' Street. 

    For more information visit their website!

  • Literacy Council for Josephine County

    The Literacy Council for Josephine County is an all-volunteer, non-profit community service organization founded in 1986. They are dedicated to fostering adult literacy by providing tutoring in basic reading, writing, math, and English language skills in Josephine County, Oregon and neighboring areas of the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon. 

    For more information visit their website!

  • Foundry Village

    Foundry Village is a transitional housing project in Grants Pass designed to meet the need of our housing insecure community. Residents are provided with wrap around social services designed to help get people back on their feet. This project has 14 tiny homes in which people can stay for a short period of time while receiving services.  The project is administered by Rogue Retreat, which has a similar project in Medford. 

    Newman partners with Foundry Village by providing special occasion and holiday meals for the residents as well as coking classes and other forms of support. 

    Visit their website to learn more or to make a donation!

  • Red Cross Blood Bank

    Every first and third Thursday the Red Cross operates a blood bank at Newman UMC. Sign up on their website to schedule a donation!

    Red Cross Website

  • Rogue Community College

    Diversity Programming Board

    RCC at Newman have been partners since 2019 when we came together with Bethany Presbyterian Church and St. Luke's Episcopal Church to put on our annual MLK Jr. Day Celebration. Since then RCC and Newman along with the other congregations have hosted a monthly event called Courageous Conversations where we gather online to discuss systemic oppression with a special interest in racial justice in Southern Oregon.  To learn more visit their website:

  • The Equity Project of Josephine County

    The Equity Project's mission is to promote an inclusive and equitable Josephine County through education, advocacy and community building. They are a nonpolitical organization that partners with individuals, groups, agencies and institutions towards community-wide impact.

    The Equity Project shares a vision of a community in which all people have access to their basic needs, are ensured their human rights, live with dignity and respect, and are offered equitable opportunities to thrive. Towards that vision, the Equity Project works to:

    *Increase the accessibility and impact of Josephine County-based activities

    *Inspire collaborative action and mutual support

    *Amplify the voices of marginalized community members

    *Raise awareness

    *Build community and connectivity

    We appreciate the differences amongst us, whether they be by race, ethnicity, gender, age, ability, religion, sexual orientation, sexual identity, education, national origin, or socioeconomic experience. Our diversity is our strength.

    Newman UMC is the legal fiscal sponsor for the Equity Project. 

  • United Community Action Network (UCAN)

    UCAN is committed to creating solutions for poverty and improving lives in our community. UCAN does significant work with our neighbors experiencing homelessness. UCAN partners with Newman to bring resources to people in our community who are in need. 

    To learn more about UCAN visit their website: