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 August, the Community Ministries Board will be focusing our efforts on our children going Back to School and helping provide resources for those in need. We are excited to partner with the organization Volunteers of America – Greater New York and help them with their program called Operation Backpack. Within this campaign, grade-specific school supplies are provided to students living in New York City homeless or domestic violence shelters in time for the first day of school. As noted on their website, Volunteers of America believes that helping children succeed in school is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty and simply having the necessary school supplies plays a role in higher rates of homework completion, class participation, and ultimately, graduation. Please consider helping us assist this wonderful organization in their mission! You can donate HERE through Pushpay or by sending a check to the church. If interested, 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.