Our primary local justice initiative, City Renewal Week is our twice-annual campaign to mobilize our congregation to serve the city at the points of highest need. Join us this week as we all commit to "renew the city" together.

 

A HOUSE ON BEEKMAN

A House on Beekman supports children and families in the South Bronx with holistic long-term care and services.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

WED, NOVEMBER 14 - Elementary After-School Help - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Helping elementary school students with homework

FRI, NOVEMBER 16 - Babies to Three - 9:30am to 11am
Watching infants and toddles while parents participate in a workshop

541 E 138th St

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THE BOWERY MISSION

The Bowery Mission has served homeless, hurting, and hungry New Yorkers since 1879. The Bowery Mission provides a full continuum of care, with the goal of ending and preventing homelessness. These services include: basic needs and emergency care to people experiencing homelessness, long-term recovery programs where adults overcome homelessness, collaborative social services for the unemployed and working poor, and mentoring and enrichment programs for children.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

SUN, NOVEMBER 11 - Bowery Breakfast - 7:30am to 9:30am
Bowery Campus, 227 Bowery

TUES, NOVEMBER 13 - Bowery Breakfast - 7:30am to 9:30am
Tribeca Campus, 90 Lafayette St

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EMMAUS HOUSE

Emmaus House was started by an orthodox Priest back in 1966. Traditionally Emmaus house has served the poor and homeless by providing a place for homeless men to live, teaching them about Jesus, and empowering them to go out and serve their community through job-training a community-building. 

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

SAT, NOVEMBER 17 - Community Brunch - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Serve and enjoy a meal with community members. Please bring a breakfast food item, i.e. fruit salad, bagels, quiche, etc or a breakfast juice. You are also welcome to bring their kids and families.

SUN, NOVEMBER 18 - Harlem Food Pantry - 1:40pm - 5:00pm
Assisting community members as they shop for food
160 W 120th St

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FATHER’S HEART

The Father’s Heart Ministries’ mission is to help people move from dependency to dignity and from poverty to prosperity. Needs are addressed through a variety of programs – Hunger Prevention – soup kitchen and food pantry where guests can access food stamps, free legal advice from Open Hands Legal Services and social service referrals – KidZone for children and their families, GED preparation, tutoring and ESL classes, men's transition program, and our job-training/mentoring program for teens, Alphabet Scoop.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

TUES, NOVEMBER 13 - KidZone Program - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Preparing and serving food, playing board games, nail painting, arts & crafts
545 E 11th St

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NEW YORK CITY RELIEF

New York City Relief is a mobile outreach that compassionately serves the struggling and homeless by offering hope and resources that lead towards life transformation. The Relief Bus & The Relief Co-Op create intentional and welcoming spaces where soup, bread, hot chocolate, socks, and hygiene kits are offered, and long-term needs are met during Life Care Visits — where guests are connected to shelter, job programs, detox, and drug rehabilitation.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

THUR, NOVEMBER 15- Relief Co-Op Lower Manhattan - 9:15am to 2:15pm
90 Lafayette St

THUR, NOVEMBER 15 - Workshop: “Creating a Culture of Dignity” - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
All Angels’ Church - 251 W 80th St
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FRI, NOVEMBER 16 - Relief Bus Harlem - 9:45am to 2:15pm

SAT, NOVEMBER 17 - Relief Bus South Bronx - 9:45am to 2:15pm

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PRAYER WALK

Take a walk throughout a variety of neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn and learn about justice issues that affect our city. Dig deeper into the expansive cultures that exist here, and learn about systemic problems that affect our neighboring communities. You will learn specific statistics about New York City, and will hear about various ministries that work to meet the needs of marginalized communities. It will be a time of education and reflection, as we take time to pray over the neighborhoods and issues that we learn about.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

MON, NOVEMBER 12 - Manhattan Prayer Walk - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Focusing on homelessness, gentrification, unreached people-groups, economic inequality
Meet in Chinatown

SAT, NOVEMBER 17 - Brooklyn Prayer Walk - 9:00am to 12:30pm
Focusing on mass incarceration, education, inequalities, gentrification, Jewish communities
Meet at Barclays Center

Bring a MetroCard, warm clothes and walking shoes
Details will be emailed out closer to walk dates

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RESTORE NYC

 

EVENT DETAILS:

MON, NOVEMBER 19 - A Night of Gratitude Fundraiser - 6:00pm
Junoon Restaurant, 27 W 24th St
Business attire, $50 tickets

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Volunteer opportunities are subject to change.

Questions?  Email us here.