Volunteer With Us

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.

Save the Date – Saturday, May 21! “MABC Cares Day” @ Daniel Wilson Garden

The Board of Community Ministries is excited to announce details about our upcoming event at the Daniel Wilson Garden in May.  For the past few years, congregants from MABC have volunteered their time cleaning, painting, planting flowers, and beautifying this wonderful community space in Harlem.  We have termed these biannual volunteer events at the Daniel Wilson Garden as MABC Cares Day and they have turned into some of our most popular activities.  This month, we will be continuing our partnership with the Daniel Wilson Garden in our Spring MABC Cares Day on Saturday, May 21st in the morning.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Jacki Friedmann at jackikf@icloud.com for specific details and to sign up!

Community Ministries May Focus

Asian Americans for Equality

For the month of May, the Board of Community Ministries has chosen to focus on supporting an organization within the Asian-America 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 continue to be subjected to an increased level of hate and violence since the beginning of the pandemic.  This year, we decided to support an organization called Asian Americans for Equality (https://www.aafe.org/) which does many wonderful things within the AAPI community, including providing food, clothing, and financial assistance for those in need; protecting tenant rights within housing developments; and working to keep AAPI individuals safe from hate crimes and violence.  Please consider helping us donate to this wonderful charity and helping our local brothers and sisters from the Asian-American community. 

If you are interested in helping us support this missions, 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 we hope to really make an impact for those in need.  For more information, email Adom Crew, adom.crew@gmail.com.

Community Ministries Clothing Drive

Metro Baptist “Winter Clothing Closet”

This winter 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!

Ecclesia Ministries Sundays

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.

Lay Readers Wanted!

Are you interested in reading scripture during our virtual services?  We’d love to include you!  If you would like to participate, please contact Brian Crowson, bcrowson@mabcnyc.org, to find out more information.

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Volunteer for Coffee Hour and Ushering

We’re using VolunteerSpot to organize our upcoming signups for Coffee Hour and ushering. Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot.
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Bowery Mission

Madison Avenue Baptist Church partners with the Bowery Mission through their meal service and outreach program.

Letter-Writing Volunteers Needed

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 adom.crew@gmail.com for more information.

St. Peter's Church

Early Morning Volunteer Opportunity

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, adom.crew@gmail.com.