On Saturday, October 28, 2017, The Church of Heavenly Rest celebrated its 3rd annual parish-wide Community Connections Event. Beginning at 10am and throughout the day until 3pm, parishioners and community partners worked together to maximize our connection to each other while serving the NYC community. This year, we invited our community to dive even deeper by participating not just in OSD, but in a triduum: three holy days of community, outreach, and giving.
Community: Friday – a service of celebration and a community meal in the Church.
Outreach: Saturday, we put our faith into action by serving with our community in Harlem. From cooking and crocheting, to packing meals and hosting a Halloween party for kids, there was a service opportunity for everyone. The day ended with a shared meal & prayer service.
Giving: Sunday we launched our 2018 Annual Campaign “Let It Shine!” and had a celebratory breakfast.