Neighbors in Christ, the crisis intervention agency serving residents of the Big Spring School District, continues to operate with limited staff and social distancing protocols in place.

Neighbors in Christ, located at First United Presbyterian Church at 111 W. Big Spring Ave. in Newville, will reopen on Saturday, April 18, and Saturdays thereafter, unless it is required to close or runs out of funds. Doors are open from 8:30 until 10 a.m.

“We currently have some bags of food available (thanks to the Big Spring Food Bank), as well as household products,” Amy Holl noted.

Financial contributions are currently being sought to help those in need during the pandemic.

Checks may be mailed to Neighbors in Christ, P.O. Box 71, Newville, Pa. 17241.

“The Board of NIC would like to thank the Newville community for supporting this ministry for over 30 years. Your contributions make a difference to neighbors in need, to help relieve suffering and worry,” Holl added.

Neighbors in Christ would also like to thank the church for allowing them to continue to meet there through this pandemic.

For those having trouble paying rent, utility and other bills, Neighbors in Christ asks that you contact your landlord, Adams Electric or PP&L, or other creditor before coming to the organization for help.

Neighbors in Christ must see a bill or invoice in order to provide assistance. For Adams Electric customers who qualify, Neighbors in Christ can distribute Project Helping Hand funds, which are applied toward an Adams Electric bill.

If there is an emergency need between our meeting times, you may call the NIC cell phone at: (717) 385-1053, or email:

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