October 26, 2015

Outreach Volunteer Opportunities

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

Join Outreach for the Race4Reentry
You are invited to participate on Saturday April 20 in the Race4Reentry, a good cause 5K casual run in the Bronx to “raise awareness, inspire collaboration and implement solutions for people impacted by incarceration”. Cost is $15 until April 15, then increases by $5 with $25 ‘day of’ registration. Please use this link to self-register Need help? Reach out to Caitlin. You must register individually AND let Caitlin know via email to be included in CHR group coordination.

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.

Partnership 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.
© Copyright - The Episcopal Church of Heavenly Rest | website design in new york

Need a Prayer

Open my lips, O Lord,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from your presence
and take not your holy Spirit from me.

Give me the joy of your saving help again
and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.