Newland United Methodist Church in Elizabeth City averages 70 people in worship. We partner with Northside Elementary School. Every year we collect school supplies for students, give new and gently used books for the “Give 5 – Read 5” program, and donate new and gently used winter coats for children so they will not be cold. Members of Newland also volunteer as proctors for beginning of year and end of year tests. Northside also gives us a list of students who live near Newland who are in need of assistance for Christmas. We give each student a few gifts, and the family also receives a meal so that they can celebrate and have a nice Christmas. This year we began tutoring students for reading at the school. When we were told that many of the students did not have a means of transportation to get to other places offering tutoring, we asked if we could come to the school and offer it. We received a resounding YES! Thirteen of us are tutoring 38 students every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00-4:00pm. We are very thankful to have this opportunity to serve students in our area.