Neighborhood Center, Inc.
The Neighborhood Center, Inc. is an urban outreach mission of the Greater New Jersey Conference United Methodist Churches, and part of the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist church.
The work began in November 1913 when the Women’s Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church recognized great needs among the people of South Camden that were unmet by the organized church. The work began at 271 Kaighns Avenue under the direction of a deaconess and continued there for the next 8 years. In 1921, the Kaighns Mansion at 278 was purchased and became the center of operation until its demolition in 1925. The present building, erected on that site was built for $120,000, which was raised by over 7,000 contributions. It was called The Deaconess Home and has been in continuous use since 1925. A building on adjoining ground (acquired in 1958) was renovated and dedicated in 1964. It is being used at the present time by the Daycare and Preschool Programs. Several changes in the name of the Center took place over the years, however, in 1968 it acquired the present name: Neighborhood Center, Inc.
Timothy Humeniuk is the Executive Director
278 Kaighn Avenue, Camden, NJ 08103
- United Methodist Homes
- Summer Camping Program
- Africa University
- Hope School, Beit Jala, Palestine
- Ranch Hope for Boys
- Red Bird Mission
Summer Vacation Bible School
Epworth has an exciting and fun-filled Summer Vacation Bible School (VBS) program for children 3 – 12 years of age. The program is one week long and is open to all children of the community. Each day’s session is from 9 am to 12 noon. The kids will enjoy Bible Crafts and exciting games, experience thrilling Bible Stories, sample tasty snacks, and hear unforgettable music! Plus, everyone will meet lots of new friends. Epworth is sensitive and committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all attending children and has adopted a church-wide “Safe Sanctuaries” Policy that defines the requirements to ensure the safety and protection of all participants of children and youth based church activities. If you have any questions or want additional information about VBS or our “Safe Sanctuaries” Policy, please contact the church office (856-829-1908).