Summer Volunteer Opportunities at Church of the Living Hope For Brick Church Members

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities in the local community? There are many opportunities to grow closer to our friends at Church of the Living Hope this summer. Here are three unique ways in which you can grow and serve with our neighbors on 104th street in East Harlem:

1. Are you interested in participating in a community meal with the migrant community in East Harlem and hearing their stories? Church of the Living Hope will be helping to host an event called “La Mesa” or “The Table.” In partnership with the Cabrini Coalition, we will be gathering with the migrant community around a meal to listen to stories, and learn how we might help serve those in East Harlem. The first “La Mesa” meal will be the evening of June 17 at 6:30 p.m.

2. Do you love to garden? Work continues on their brand new sacred green space throughout this season. Throughout the summer, volunteers are encouraged to help plant, tend to raised bed plants, or offer educational resources for aspiring green thumbs.

3. Would you like to lend a hand serving those in need? Jan Hus is distributing food and clothing up at Church of the Living Hope and in need of volunteers. Approximately 50 to 75 families and individuals receive food and clothing on a weekly basis Wednesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Opportunities to help set up the sanctuary as well as handing out food and clothing are welcomed.

Are you interested in any of these opportunities or do you have other ideas about how these two congregations may work together? Please contact Ruben Nuno or Rev. Doug King.

Summer Bible Study starts June 16

Join us around the table in the 3rd floor Dining Room at 9:45am each Sunday. The leaders and the schedule for the summer can be found here.

Wednesday Night Dinner Program (WNDP)

Include your family in WNDP where we cook, serve and clean up a meal for people from the Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter. This outreach opportunity takes place in the Watson Hall Kitchen and Watson Hall Wednesday nights from 5 to 7:15 p.m.and we would love to have your help. If you are interested, please contact Rev. Adam Gorman for information so he can get you involved in this wonderful ministry. More information and dates of meals are here on the website.

2018 Christmas Eve and Christmas Service Times Update

There is a time change for the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service in 2018. Pre-service music will begin at 9:30 p.m., followed by worship at 10 p.m. This is a one-hour change from previous years.

The complete schedule is as follows:

Christmas Eve

11 a.m. – Children’s Christmas Pageant and Family Service

9:30 p.m. – Pre-service Music for the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

10 p.m. – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Christmas Day

11 a.m. – Christmas Day Service of Worship

Congratulations to Amy Warden, the Next Director of The Brick Church School

We are delighted to announce that Amy Warden has accepted the position of Director of the Brick Church School, effective August 1, 2019. This announcement caps a six-month comprehensive search process that began in April when Lydia Spinelli announced her intention to retire. Amy’s expertise and consistent passion for early childhood education during her five-year tenure as Associate Director, as well as strong support from current and past parents of the Church School and from the faculty, make Amy the ideal next Director. Her knowledge, experience and vision align with the core values of the school and key areas for evolution; hence, she was the enthusiastic and unanimous choice for our next Director.