Just as the church is not the community it is called to be until it reaches out and offers itself to the world, we will not grow into the men and women God calls us to be until we reach out and offer ourselves to the service of others. This section provides information about mission outreach work being done by our congregation. We hope it will spark your interest and imagination to reach beyond yourself. Check out our Volunteer page to find out how you can get involved.
Day of Discipleship
The Day of Discipleship is a church-wide annual event that provides a rewarding service and fellowship opportunity to church members and their families. Spend a Saturday helping others at any of our partner sites including Church of the Living Hope, Urban Outreach, Little Sisters of the Assumption, New York Common Pantry, Search and Care, and others.
Brick Church members and former inmates are volunteers in The Brick Church’s “re-entry for former prisoners” program. There are many ways members of the congregation can help, including writing letters to present and former inmates, sending holiday and birthday cards, or meeting and mentoring recently-released men and women in a safe and welcoming environment.
Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter provides New Yorkers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with a home, a community, and access to the services that they need to thrive. They create innovative solutions and engage community partners to provide housing and support that can transform lives. Brick Church deacons host a weekly Tuesday Night Dinner Party for residents of NCS.
New York Common Pantry reduces hunger and promotes dignity, health and self-sufficiency. They focus on providing individuals and families with healthy life-sustaining food, fresh produce, whole grains, and lean proteins. Brick Church Deacons plan, market, and execute volunteer opportunities for our congregation to serve at NYCP as well as help lead food and toiletry drives.
The Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center is a non-profit, multi-service organization located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan focused on the needs of children and low-income families, out-of-school and out-of-work youth, and aging New Yorkers, including our isolated and homebound elderly neighbors. Brick Church Deacons work together to help children and low-income families celebrate Christmas through our annual toy drive.
Search and Care’s mission is to seek out older people in the community who need help in managing life's daily activities or accessing essential services, and to provide them the support and companionship they require to live with security and dignity in the manner they choose. Brick Church Deacons coordinate ways for our congregation to help vulnerable older New Yorkers feel loved and cared for through activities, cards, and other ways.
The Urban Outreach Center's mission is to create spaces of justice-centered hospitality where low-income New Yorkers can access the necessities and connections they need to thrive. Brick Church Deacons plan, market, and execute volunteer opportunities for our congregation to serve at the Urban Outreach Center such as pantry organization and preparation of community dinners.
Brick Church Grants
The Grants Committee and the Women's Association support our mission partners financially, through commitments of volunteer resources, and in advisory roles. Supporting our mission partners is an important way that we spread God's love and fulfill our responsibility to help those in need. Your financial support of the church allows us to directly serve these mission partners.