October 26, 2015

Outreach Volunteer Opportunities

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

Save the Date: Culinary Training Graduation!
CHR Outreach has been hard at work on a pilot Culinary Training program in partnership with Mandala Cafe that results in participants receiving soft and hard skills for the Culinary industry as well as support gaining employment and the necessary certification to be qualified. SAVE THE DATE for the Culinary Training School Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, June 6 at 6:30pm in Darlington Hall! All are welcome to attend and support the trainees. We hope to see you there! Questions? email Caitlin at outreach@heavenlyrest.org

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.
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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.