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.
In 2022, the Community Ministries Board will be continuing our mission of supporting a different organization each month. We are excited about the impact we’ve made in giving to a variety of wonderful charities and want to continue to provide resources for these groups making a difference within our communities. In January, we will be partnering with an organization called Homeward NYC — the focus of this charity is on supporting young mothers, LGBTQ young adults, and older adults experiencing hopelessness through housing services, case management, skill-building programs and more to help them live independent and productive lives. The pandemic has gravely affected certain, often overlooked, populations such as these and it is important for us to consider helping them during these difficult times.
Here are more specifics about the charity: https://homeward.nyc/we-offer/
We encourage anyone interested to help the Community Ministries board in donating to this worthy cause and assisting in its missions. As always, please earmark the funds for this specific purpose so we know how to allocate it. Remember, the Community Ministries Board will match donations provided by the congregation so make your dollar count!
Metro Baptist “Winter Clothing Closet”
For the months of December and January we will be partnering with our friends at Metro Baptist Church in their Winter Clothing Closet. This year, even more than others, they are in need of assistance as the donations usually provided by the New York Cares Coat Drive have been limited and inventory is very low. Specifically, they are in need of winter coats, sweaters, shirts, pants, scarves, gloves, hats, socks, and undergarments. Toiletry items are also being accepted and distributed weekly to those in need. We will have a box in the church for individuals to leave these garments, which we will deliver to Metro Baptist. Also, for those who would like to participate financially, please earmark any funds for this mission to the “Winter Clothing Closet” and we’ll be sure to get it over to Metro Baptist Church. As always, the Community Ministries Board will match funds donated to this wonderful cause.
You can donate HERE through Pushpay or by sending a check to the church. When making a donation, please earmark the funds for this specific purpose so we know how to allocate it. Remember, the Community Ministries Board will match donations provided by the congregation, so make your dollar count! Thank you as always for your continued support!
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.