Our Church and Community Ministries
To Reach Up To God - To Reach Out To the Community - To Reach In To Our Gifts
ADULT BIBLE STUDIES
This group was inspired by the hate crime committed on June 17, 2015, in Charleston, S.C when nine African-American parishioners were murdered while participating in their weekly Bible class at historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Every week before class formally begins, the group reads the names of the victims as our church’s bells toll, nine times, in memory of our murdered brothers and sisters. The group offers its members the opportunity to grow in their faith with God and each other; to find God’s calling on their lives, and flourish within His divine purpose.
Weekly on Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.
SENIOR CITIZENS DINNER
This ministry offers a Sunday afternoon of great, bilingual fellowship and delightful meals catered to senior citizens. Dinner is provided in a socially safe and fun environment in which every person is served with the utmost level of dignity and respect. As announced from 2:30- 5pm
“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying: “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and gave you drink?
Following Jesus’ message, this ministry has team up with some local churches and community organizations to distribute food and renew hope for the community’s most vulnerable families.
Every Tuesday, except in July-August from 9-11am
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
- Mark 10:45
Our hope is to be living examples of the beliefs we hold—to be vigorous advocates for those less fortunate in our community and, in the likeness of Jesus, to be servants promoting social justice and protecting all of God’s creation.
The Earth Ministry is a group of parishioners responding to the global climate emergency and to the Episcopal Diocese of New York (EDNY) call to “promote policies that combat adverse climate change.” It is our mission to create awareness of our effect on the environment while looking for ways to change our destructive behavior and find ways to honor, protect, and restore God's creation, either individually or collectively.
The Ministry engages with EDNY efforts to encourage environmental activism within the local Bronx community, including other faiths and social activist groups. We publish suggestions for ways parishioners can take action; we host parish forums to provide education and information; we provide opportunities for advocacy on behalf of Earth friendly policies; We are hands on through gardening, composting, and providing fresh produce to the community by hosting a seasonal Farmers Market.
The Earth Ministry provides foundational support for an Annual Bronx Community Green Fair with other faith and community partners to raise awareness of the climate emergency and the destructive impact human commerce and culture is having on the health of the planet. Food was the focus of this year’s fair, held Sunday, October 14th 2018 at The Church of the Mediator.
It included food sustainability and the role food production, distribution, and consumption play in determining the health of our Bronx communities. It was a success!