October 26, 2015

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.

We are currently seeking volunteers for any of six Saturdays from February 25-April 15. The first pair of volunteers, from 11am to 1pm, will join a small group of children for lunch preparation and mentoring. The second set will prepare and share a food-related arts or music lesson from 2pm to 3pm with a larger group. We need parishioners interested in developing relationships with children and especially any of those talented in the arts and music. We will be nourishing minds, bodies and souls! Contact Tori Gilbert for more information at vgilbert@saintdavids.org or Outreach intern Anne Marie Witchger at outreach@heavenlyrest.org.

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Need a Prayer

PSALM 51
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.