The John 3:16 Center Programs & Services

We have responded by offering the following FREE programs. Call or stop by the John 3:16 Center to complete an application and/or register for services.

Children’s Programs

Wired for Success (Free Afterschool Program Grades 1 & up)- Safe, structured environment for children to complete homework and engage in supervised activities. Registration is on a first-come, first served basis for the duration of the school year. Each family is required to complete 2 hours of volunteer service per week of the program.

You can complete the enrollment application here:

Camp J316 – free summer day camp for grades 1-7 with six 1 week sessions are available with 20 students per session accepted on a first come, first served basis. Participants enjoy field games, devotions, science experiments, and water games, plus great fun at our Lake Gaston waterfront property in Warren County. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Adult & Family Program

Weekend Events and Holiday Enrichment Programs

Outdoor Recreation Including Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Walking Trail and Playground – Open to the public anytime the Center is open.

GED and Literacy Classes – ♥ G.E.D. and Adult Basic Education classes are offered at our facility. Call to make an appointment to begin. 252-586-1800.

Positive Parenting – ♥ Parenting classes by trained professionals.

Financial Literacy Classes – ♥ Money management classes geared towards low income families. Topics of discussion include budgeting, taxes, savings, credit cards, etc.

Computer Lab – Computers are available to the public for educational and employment search purposes only.

Healthy Cooking on a Budget Classes – ♥Learn some new recipes to wow your family with healthy options.

Bible Study – ♥ Meetings are on Wednesdays at 1pm during the school year.

AA Meetings – ♥ AA meetings are held at the Center every Monday from 7pm-8pm.

Job Search Assistance – ♥ Meet with knowledgeable volunteers to assist you with building your resume, applying online, working on interview skills, and more.

Volunteer Project Days – ♥ Opportunities to use your talents to help us with specific tasks around the Center.

Referrals – We give referrals to counseling and other services provided by local agencies.

Programs with a ♥ symbol are voucher earning programs.
Those vouchers can be used for the following services. 

Family Outreach (home furnishings, hygienic items)
Limited home furnishings, hygienic items.

School Uniforms- 3 vouchers per family

One uniform per child, and any needed school supply items as available.

Christmas Outreach- 20 vouchers per family
Call for requirements.

Food Pantry- 3 vouchers per family
Call office to schedule an appointment and complete the initial application. This program is only available certain hours of the week as we do not schedule adult and children’s programs at the same time.

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