Compassion Day is a NCC tradition where the entire congregation goes into the community and shows Christ’s love in practical ways.

Individuals and small groups have organized service projects that others in the congregation can join to meet a need somewhere in the Pittsburgh area. Most of the projects occurred on Saturday, October 12, the designated church-wide Compassion Day, but there are several projects on other days, too. 

Great things are being reported from many of the projects held on Saturday, October 12. We will celebrate and hear how God used many of us on Sunday, October 27. 

Currently, there are a few other opportunities to serve the community:

Nature Center at North Park (Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Contact: Rebecca Harper at

This is a great family project to serve together to help prune and remove bushes and weeds along trails, around the barn, and in the fields at North Park. Enjoy a nature hike at the end.

Urban Impact (Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.)

Contact: John or Betsy Sicher at

This is a great family project to help organize, clean, and perform minor repairs at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. UIF uses the church for their Performing Arts department.

Somali-Bantu Community Thanksgiving Celebration (Saturday, November 16, from 12-7 p.m.)

Contact: Anne Marie Emswiler at

Help is needed to set up, tear down, and serve meals to 400 Somali-Bantu people. If you are not able to go to Northview Heights for the afternoon or even part of the afternoon, providing a pie would be amazing, too!

Somali-Bantu Community Boaz Project

Contact: Anne Marie Emswiler at

Adopt a family and provide a seasonal basket. Gather your small group, collect a list of essentials for the local refugee families, and deliver the basket directly to the family.