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.
For the month of May, the Board of Community Ministries has chosen to focus on supporting an organization within the Asian-American community. In addition to May being Asian-American and Pacific Islander month, we think it is important to stand behind and support these individuals who have been subjected to an increased level of hate and violence since the beginning of the pandemic. Being in New York City, we decided to support an organization called Send Chinatown Love (https://www.sendchinatownlove.com/) which helps small businesses in the NYC Chinatown area who have been deeply affected in the pandemic. Many of these businesses were unable to receive government loans due to being immigrant-run and with an increase in anti-Asian sentiment, many have significantly struggled. Please consider helping us donate to this wonderful organization. The funds raised will be used to purchase meals from Chinatown merchants and these gifted meals will be used by local organizations to feed individuals in need, so it is a win-win for all!
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 during the year. Rev. Susan Sparks will preach and our congregation led by 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!
Please note: During this time of pandemic, our volunteer effort with the Ecclesia lunch program has been suspended.
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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.