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.
Sunday, March 8th, 5:30 p.m.
MABC is again looking for volunteers to serve dinner to homeless guests at the Bowery Mission. Volunteers arrive at 227 Bowery at 5:30 p.m. We will report to the kitchen staff on duty, get oriented, help prep the meal, serve, and clean up after dinner. We’ll be finished by 7:30 p.m. (The Bowery Mission is between Prince and Rivington Streets on the northeast side of the street. A large red door makes this building stand out.) For more information or to sign up, please contact Adom Crew, email@example.com.
Saturday, April 25th @ Daniel Wilson Garden in Harlem
Once again we’re having a “MABC Cares” Volunteer Day @ Project Harmony – Daniel Wilson Garden (219 West 122nd Street, New York, NY 10027). We’re going to clean up, plant bulbs, and beautify the garden, and we’ll go to lunch afterwards. Anyone interested should contact Jacki Friedmann at JackiKF@icloud.com, 917-370-3705, or speak to her at coffee hour after church.
MABC is now officially a sponsoring congregation for Ecclesia Ministries which ministers to the poor and marginalized in public spaces throughout NYC through worship services and lunches. Our church will be responsible for the fifth Sundays which include the months of December, March, May, August, and November in the coming year. Rev. Susan Sparks will preach and our congregation led by our our Community Ministries Board will prepare lunches for each of these worship services. We are honored to be a part of this important ministry for New York City!
As many of you know, through our partnership with Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries (RMM), MABC is again participating in the annual winter coat drive, from now until the Spring of 2020. RMM’s Winter Clothing Closet is open each week and they’re often in danger of running out of many items. The coldest months of this winter season lie ahead of us, so check out the list of items below and donate what you can.
They are in dire need of the following items:
- Men’s coats and jackets (larger sizes preferred)
- Men’s sweatshirts and sweaters (larger sizes preferred)
- Men’s long sleeved shirts (larger sizes preferred)
- Men’s pants (larger sizes preferred)
- Gloves, scarves, and hats
- Large sized practical shoes
If you are able to donate any of these items, you can bring them to MABC and drop them in the box at the back of the Sanctuary. Or you can bring them to RMM at 410 West 40th Street in Manhattan. For more information, contact either Adom Crew (firstname.lastname@example.org), or RMM directly (212-594-4464 or email@example.com).
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.