Community Partners

  • B Street Food Pantry

    The B Street Food Pantry (formerly Fish Food Pantry) is currently under re-development. In 2020 the former Fish Food Pantry Organization was dissolved. It's remaining assets were entrusted to Newman UMC for the development of a new food pantry under the leadership of the church. The B Street Pantry is led by a group of volunteers from Newman UMC, Bethany Presbyterian Church, and St. Luke's Episcopal Church. 


  • 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 HIV testing 1st and 3rd Thursdays 1:30pm – 3:30pm at Newman. (enter via the education/office building 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!

  • Josephine County Social Justice Alliance

    The Josephine County Social Justice Alliance is an all-volunteer coalition in Grants Pass committed to making Josephine County a place where all are welcome regardless of skin color, immigration status, religion, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or housing status. 

    JSJA meets in the Fellowship Hall at Newman on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 5:30pm

  • Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice

    IMIrJ, the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice accompanies and equips communities and people of faith to advance immigrant justice through direct accompaniment of immigrants facing detention and deportation, policy advocacy at local, state and national levels, and prophetic action. Founded in 2006, IMIrJ is in relationship with leaders from over 140 congregations throughout the state of Oregon.

    Visit their website to learn more!

  • Foundry Village

    Foundry Village is an upcoming 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 will have 14 tiny homes in which people can stay for a short period of time while receiving services.  The project will be administered by Rogue Retreat, which has a similar project in Medford. 

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

  • Hearts With a Mission

    Hearts With a Mission serves homeless and at-risk youth by providing shelter, educational support, mentoring, and transition planning with a faith-based approach. 

    Newman UMC provides meals and other support to HWAM. 

    Visit their website for more information!

  • 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