East Harlem Ministry Call for Volunteers:
The Brick Church Deacons as part of the Cabrini Coalition and our outreach to the community in East Harlem, will be distributing 285 $100 “Cabrini Cards” and boxes of food at the Church of the Living Hope on East 104th St. to recipients who have been pre-selected from the community based on need. We are looking for volunteers to help with the distribution and will schedule volunteers to limit the number of people. The Cabrini Coalition is an interfaith partnership of Brick Church, St. Francis de Sales, and Church of the Living Hope, and, we will be partnering with Catholic Charities in this event. In our prior distribution, we found that 77% of recipients had lost their job due to the pandemic, 38% were staying home to care for their children, and the typical recipient lived with their spouse children and in some cases their parents. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jeff Shayne.
As part of our outreach to the community in East Harlem, on Nov. 20, 2020, the Cabrini Coalition, an interfaith partnership of Brick Church, St. Francis de Sales, and Church of the Living Hope, working with Catholic Charities, provided 120 families with $300 “Cabrini Cards” to be used for food and other necessities (VIEW A VIDEO FROM THIS EVENT HERE).
To find ways to help others in our community, or to find specific financial resources that are available in relation to the coronavirus crisis, please click the following link: Coronavirus Resources. 5.8.20.
Christians believe that God created us for life together and that the Christian life is most faithfully and joyfully lived in the community of faith that is the church. The community of faith sustains, nourishes and challenges us to greater and steadier faithfulness to Jesus Christ. To be a Christian is, for most of us, to be part of a community of Christians.
Prayer and Pastoral Care
One way we demonstrate our faithfulness as a Christian community is by caring for each other. All of our clergy are available to respond to your pastoral care needs. If you have a concern you would like to share with them please contact Chanel Robertson. We also pray together in Sunday worship, in our monthly Healing Service, after worship as part of our Prayer Partners team, monthly with our Prayer Matters prayer group and we also have an online prayer chain. Click here for more information.
We host a collection of annual events including the Park Avenue Tree Lighting and Social Hour, our Strawberry Festival, the Congregational Dinner and Annual Meetings, pancake breakfast fundraisers and summer barbecues. Click here for more information.
Our Women’s Association puts on numerous events for members and the community including the Fall Fling, the Brick Church Fair, the Dinner Dance and the Family Easter Tea Party. Click here for more information.