October 26, 2015

Outreach Volunteer Opportunities

To RSVP for any of these events, email Anne Marie at outreach@heavenlyrest.org

March For Our Lives 
At 10am this past Wednesday, the CHR community participated in the 17 minute student-led walk out against gun violence. We joined with schools in our neighborhoods and across the country. Indiscriminate violence is incompatible with the Gospel of Jesus Christ that we seek to follow. We will take part in the March for our Lives on Saturday, March 24 here in New York City. You are invited to march with us. Let us know that you want to participate and we will coordinate logistics.

Prison & Reentry Outreach Opportunity

Employment has great impact on the success of those returning from prison. Join this event which prepares formally incarcerated men and women to join the workforce. Mock Interviews: we practice interviewing participants to build their confidence and interview skills – Wednesday, April 4 11am-1pm. Located at Harlem Community Justice Center, 170 East 121 Street between Lexington and Third Avenues.


CHR’s MetroCard program provides the gift of free public transportation to our friends and neighbors in need. With the rising cost of public transportation, many New Yorkers struggle to get around. Whether it’s a formerly incarcerated person trying to get to a job interview or a senior trying to get to a doctor’s appointment, the gift of public transportation is transformative.  New and partly used MetroCards can be placed into the donation boxes, as well as cash and checks. Donation boxes are located at the 5th Avenue entrance of Heavenly Rest (90th Street and 5th Avenue) The church’s select Outreach partners will be distributing the MetroCards. Donate online here.

Volunteer Opportunity with Harlem Grown
Church of the Heavenly Rest’s nourishment efforts have recently expanded to a new partner, Harlem Grown. Harlem Grown provides mentoring to inner city youth through urban farming experience. Currently, they are working with 6 schools in Central and East Harlem.  Tony Hillery, the founder of Harlem Grown, spoke on January 29th during the Rector’s Forum; click here to see a video about Harlem Grown.
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Need a Prayer

Open my lips, O Lord,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from your presence
and take not your holy Spirit from me.

Give me the joy of your saving help again
and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.