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October Outreach Spotlight

Northern Moore Family Resource Center

The mission of the Northern Moore Family Resource Center (NMFRC) is to encourage the development of strong families, healthy children, and caring communities by matching resources with needs in northern Moore County.  The area the center serves has been dramatically impacted by the loss of manufacturing over the last 30 years, which has resulted in the highest concentration of poverty in Moore County.  
To fulfill its mission, NMFRC has two areas of focus—supporting children in their education and helping improve housing and economic conditions in northern Moore County. Most recently, NMFRC opened HOPE Academy, which provides early-childhood education to 3- and 4-year-old children in northern Moore County. NMFRC is a United Way Agency, and the United Way helped make HOPE Academy possible. NMFRC believes that giving families access to early childhood education has the potential for transformational change in the community we serve.



A Glimpse of our Programs:

HOPE Academy

One of the most visible and exciting components of the Northern Moore Family Resource Center is HOPE (Harnessing Opportunity—Promoting Education) Academy. Recognizing the need for greater access to early-childhood education in the North Moore High School district, NMFRC opened HOPE Academy in the fall of 2015.
The capacity to serve students doubled in its second year of operation. NMFRC ultimately hopes to serve children in a combination of full and half-day classes.
HOPE Academy combines learning experiences and structured play in a nurturing, secure, literacy-rich environment.
The preschool program strives to meet the social, emotional, intellectual and
physical needs of each child. HOPE Academy recognizes the importance of parent involvement, and offers many opportunities for parents to interact with the staff and children. For more information, visit the “Family Support” section of our website.
The goal is that HOPE Academy will cultivate a love of learning, so that each child will enter kindergarten eager and ready to learn.


After School Program

For six years, the Northern Moore Family Resource Center served over 200 children in after school programs at Robbins Elementary School and Elise Middle School.
NMFRC partnered with Robbins Elementary and Elise Middle, employing staff at each school to run our program. Our After School Program Director coordinated with the principals at each school to ensure there was cohesion as children transitioned from the school day to the After School program. Teachers from Robbins and Elise indicated that children who participated in the After School Program came to class with completed homework and were more prepared to learn and participate in their daily lessons.
The benefits of the After School program are numerous and, we hope to secure funding to allow us to offer this program again soon.

Santa’s Workshop

Since 2012, NMFRC, along with numerous faith-based and civic organizations, has provided a helping hand at Christmas for families in northern Moore County. Parents visit NMFRC to select a toy, book, coat, pants and shoes for each of their children. In December of 2016 over 600 children received gifts through Santa’s workshop

This year, Emmanuel is asked to donate NEW books during the month of October. The books should be for children ages 3-18. Please place them in the basket by the Thistle Farms product display.


Red Door Ringers Thursday, October 19 @ 6:30 PM
AA meeting Friday, October 20 @ 8:00 PM
Holy Eucharist, Rite I Sunday, October 22 @ 7:30 AM
Holy Eucharist, Rite II Sunday, October 22 @ 9:00 AM
Holy Eucharist, Rite II Sunday, October 22 @ 11:00 AM
5:00pm Evening Service Sunday, October 22 @ 5:00 PM

350 E. Massachusetts Ave, Southern Pines, NC     eec@emmanuel-parish.org      (910) 692-3171

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