October 26, 2015

Outreach Volunteer Opportunities

E-mail Anne Marie at outreach@heavenlyrest.org with any questions about outreach ministries at Heavenly Rest!

SAVE THE DATE – Outreach Service Day
Save the date! This year CHR’s 4th Annual Outreach Service Day will be on  Sunday, October 28th after the 10:30am service at Marcus Garvey Park on 120th and Madison Avenue. This year we will be partnering with the New York Park Alliance to help clean up Marcus Garvey Park at 120th Street and Madison Ave. There will be food, games, and service opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. We’ll leave right after the 10:30am service – transportation provided. Thank you to parishioner Schuyler Rowe for her leadership on this effort. You can sign up here! Email Anne Marie or Caitlin for more information or with questions: outreach@heavenlyrest.org.

Snack & Story Volunteers Needed
The Outreach team is seeking volunteers to facilitate our Snack & Story program for the fall semester at P.S. 30 and P.S. 192. This is a fun opportunity to engage with children in our Harlem community by reading a story and providing a healthy snack. If you are free in the early afternoon on Fridays and would be willing to help out, please contact Caitlin to sign up at outreach@heavenlyrest.org.


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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