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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Outreach intern Anne Marie Witchger at email@example.com.