We’re always looking for volunteers to help out at our Sunday Coffee Hour, ushering during services and at our many partner organization events. For more opportunities, visit the Community Calendar.
Continuing until Labor Day, the Community Ministries Board will once again be running a Back-to-School Drive to support an underserved middle school in the Bronx. Specifically, we will be working with MS 337 School for Inquiry and Social Justice. The school has requested any of the following items for donation: pencils, pens, markers, composition books, folders, loose leaf paper, handheld pencil sharpeners, tissues, hand sanitizer, glue sticks, scissors, tape, and construction paper. For anyone who wishes to donate, there will be a box in the Sanctuary for donations. If you don’t live in NYC and would like to participate, send a check to the church ear-marked for “Back-to-School Drive” and we will purchase supplies on your behalf. For more information, feel free to contact Adom Crew at email@example.com. Thanks!
As a way to both celebrate Madison Avenue Baptist Church’s 170th year and also to live more deeply into our inheritance as a kind and loving fellowship, members of our congregation have been invited to do one intentional act of kindness each day for the next 170 days: to say a kind word to somebody who is down, to offer help to someone who is in need, to come to the aid of someone who could use it. . . . And, as it turns out, 170 days from now will place us in Thanksgiving week. Therefore at the end of it all, we can circle back and see how the Holy Spirit has guided us to show the spirit of our congregation to the wider world and to give thanks to God for the legacy of this remarkable family.
Sunday, August 19th – Join us at Coffee Hour after the service when MABC volunteers will make bag lunches for the homeless. Susan and anyone else interested will take the lunches and serve them at a service in Madison Square Park where Susan will preach. All are welcome.
MABC Drive to collect hygiene supplies and toiletries – Working with Metro Baptist Church and New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth, MABC will begin collecting supplies, including: toothbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo, brushes and combs, deoderant, soap, feminine hygiene products, q-tips, as well as new and gently used towels. Donated items can be left in the box at the rear of the sanctuary. Items will provide LGBTQ homeless youth with the essential items they need for self-care.
We’re using VolunteerSpot to organize our upcoming signups for Coffee Hour and ushering. Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
- Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot.
- Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
- Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.
New Alternatives for LGBT Youth, an organization MABC partnered with earlier in the year for a soup kitchen ministry, has asked for volunteers in writing letters to some of their incarcerated clients. These at-risk individuals often become isolated and vulnerable in jail and this communication helps provide them with support along their journey. If anyone is interested in participating, please email Adom Crew at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Every Tuesday morning from 6:45 to 8:30 a.m., St. Peter’s Church in midtown Manhattan (619 Lexington Ave. @ 54th St.) runs a soup kitchen. They are always looking for volunteers to help out and would welcome members our MABC family with open arms. If anyone is interested in participating, please contact Adom Crew, who participates in this ministry weekly. For additional details, email@example.com.