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.
New York Cares Volunteer Day, Saturday, October 20 – Once again MABC will send a team to participate in New York Cares Day, a day for volunteers to help beautify the City’s schools, parks, and other public spaces. (Stay tuned for more information about start time and what our specific assignment will be.) Those interested in volunteering should go to the NY Cares web site (follow this link), click on “join a team”, and search for Madison Avenue Baptist Church. There is no fee for signing up. For more information, contact Jacki Friedmann, firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-307-7305.
Volunteer Opportunity with the Bowery Mission Food Truck – Join us on Saturday, November 10th, as we again assist the Bowery Mission food truck. We’ll arrive at Tompkins Square Park at 8:30 a.m. and report to David Smith and/or Julian Stephenson. Volunteers will help unload the truck, set up for food pantry and hot food service, serve hot soup, distribute groceries, and pray with those who request it. We’ll be finished by 10:00 a.m. For more information and to sign up, please contact Adom Crew, email@example.com.
Winter Coat Drive – Through our partnership with Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries (RMM) – for which Susan Sparks serves as a board member – MABC will participate in the annual winter coat drive, now until early 2019. We will collect coats, shoes, scarves, gloves, hats, and socks each Sunday in a donation box at the back of the sanctuary. The greatest need is for men’s larger sizes and toiletries.
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.
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.