Ways to get involved at MAPC with hands and hearts!
“Faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.” The following opportunities to participate in hands-on ministries are provided by the Outreach Committee. If you are interested in exploring any of these opportunities, e-mail Andy Smothers at . Let’s put our faith into action!
The Thursday Open Table Needs YOU!
Can you spare 2 hours on a Thursday evening from 6-8 pm? If so, then you can help feed up to 150 hungry neighbors a hot meal, offering them Christian hospitality. Please contact Rev. Andy Smothers at to volunteer for this program (formerly called Shelter Dinner).
Host at the Shelter
Hosts are needed for the Shelter! The Shelter is comfortable and safe and the experience of helping these men get their lives back on track is one that will change your heart. Two shifts are offered each evening. Early evening hosts volunteer from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm; overnight hosts volunteer from 8:30 pm to 7 am. Contact Rev. Andy Smothers at for more information.
English as a Second Language Classes
Are you interested in learning or teaching English as a Second Language? Volunteering in this way can do much to help someone new to the United States integrate into society and take advantage of essential services. Go to our ESL page for more information.
Search and Care
Can you spend an afternoon with an elderly person on the Upper Eastside to walk their pet, go with them to a doctor’s appointment, help them shop, balance their checkbook or even just offer them the gift of companionship? If so, contact Robin Strashun at .
New York Common Pantry
The New York Common Pantry offers opportunities for volunteers to help pack and distribute food to the working poor on Saturday mornings and other times each week. MAPC has supported this very well-organized and effective organization since its inception 30 years ago. This is a wonderful way to follow Christ’s command to “feed my sheep!”
Other Opportunities for Ministry
There are additional program areas with opportunities to serve that may be of interest to you. Worship, Education, and Music all offer places for you to practice your faith and/or connect with our community.