At Community Missions we understand that hands-on work doing the ministry of Christ deepens the faith of individuals. Youth groups, men’s & women’s groups, and other small group ministries within your church can have these experiences right here in New York State. We invite you to embark on a mission trip to serve those in need.
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. is a Validated Ministry of the ABC-NYS and can be your destination for a mission trip where you will help us serve individuals and families in need in Niagara Falls, NY. Your work here will make a difference in the life of your church members and strengthen the ministry and health of your church. Most importantly, it will make a real and tangible difference to those we serve every day through our many programs and services.
Arranging a Mission Trip to Community Missions is Easy! Please contact Rev. Mark Breese:
Phone: (716) 285-3403 ext. 2259
We will be happy to help get you connect with the local resources you need for your Mission Trip. Below is the direct contact information for Accommodations and Tourism.
To arrange for accommodations at The United Methodist Mission House (Click here to learn more about The Mission House…):
For information about arranging tours of the Niagara Region while you are here on your mission trip, please contact Encounter Niagara Tours:
There are a range of projects that can be done at Community Missions. We can accommodate both small and large groups and can arrange for your work to cover the length of your stay while making sure you have plenty of time to take full advantage of all the Niagara Region has to offer visitors.
Your work could include things like:
- Preparing and serving meals in our Community Kitchen
- Sorting and packaging non-perishable food for distribution in our Food Pantry
- Helping in our Clothes Closet Building maintenance, and grounds work
- Providing special programming for those who use our services (worship, music, education, entertainment, etc.)
- Using the special talents and gifts of your group for more extensive construction, maintenance, or remodeling projects at one of our facilities through out Niagara County.
One of our main goals is to be sure that everyone who volunteers at the Mission feels they have made a difference. We will work with you to be sure that your work here connects back into the life of your church. One way we do this is by offering a self-guided biblically based group reflection using a resource we have created called the Church Engagement Seminar.
The United Methodist Mission House and Community Missions have entered into a partnership to help make it easy and affordable for churches to make trips to serve at the Mission. The Mission House can host your church group giving you a home base from which to conduct your mission work and explore what the Niagara Region has to offer.
The Mission House of Niagara Falls is a ministry of Niagara Falls First United Methodist Church in partnership with Pendleton Center United Methodist Church. The aim of the Mission House is to provide a place to stay for mission groups of all ages and denominations as they do mission work in and around the Niagara Falls area. The Mission House is also partnering with local agencies such as Community Missions to provide mission opportunities and mission projects. The Mission House is located at 8254 Buffalo Avenue in the LaSalle neighborhood of Niagara Falls, just minutes from the Falls, beautiful parklands, and many mission and civic agencies. The facility features multiple rooms for gender separated sleeping arrangements, a game and lounge area, a fireplace room, showers and a small kitchenette. A full kitchen facility is available next door at First United Methodist Church. Reservations may be made for dates after May 1, 2012. The Mission House can accommodate groups of up to 15-20 people. There are sometimes options for housing larger groups (please call for details). Currently there is no charge to stay, but donations for use and upkeep of the facility are accepted.
More information is available at the Pendleton Center United Methodist Church website: www.pendletoncenter.org. You may also get more information and make reservations by calling (716) 283-3370 or sending email to email@example.com.
Every day of the year, thousands of people from around the globe come to experience Niagara Falls and see all the region has to offer. It can be daunting to know how to set up a meaningful visit that gives the true flavor of this part of NY State.
To help make your mission trip to Community Missions a success on all fronts, Encounter Niagara Tours, longtime friends of Community Missions, are available to assist with planning your exploration of this world-famous wonder! There’s so much to see and do, and the team at Encounter can help you plan a trip that runs from “no cost” to “low cost” to a complete sightseeing excursion. Contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (716) 359-6170 for more information. Visit them online at www.encounterniagara.com.
Community Missions was founded in 1925 as a result of a Billy Sunday Revival held in Niagara Falls. Since that time we have been blessed to minister to those in need providing emergency housing and other crisis services.
Over the past 87 years, we have expanded our ministry and now provide a unique blend of residential and community-based service throughout Niagara County. We offer crisis services such as a 42 bed homeless shelter, community kitchen, food pantry, as well as services for at risk youth, adults and youth living with mental illness, a parole re-entry program, the only residential program in Niagara County for individuals with HIV/AIDS, and much more. Our Crisis Services are offered at no charge and provide compassionate support geared to help individuals and families make sustainable transitions to greater stability and independence.
Even if you can not embark on a mission trip at this time, you can still become a Ministry Partner by supporting Ministry at Community Missions. Churches can collect a special offering or including us in their annual Mission Giving.
Contributions can be made payable to:
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc.
1570 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, NY 14303
(Please put “Ministry Partner” in the check Memo.)
You can also send your offering or designated Mission Giving online using PayPal.
Because Community Missions is a Validated Ministry of the ABC-NYS offerings and Mission Giving from American Baptist Churches can be direct to Community Missions using the ABC-USA United Missions Form.
Include the amount you are giving to Community Missions in the “Specifics” box and writing the following in the “Details” section: NYS—Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc.