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Gifts of Food & Clothing

“I was hungry and you fed me….” (Matthew 25:35) It is as simple as picking up an extra box of cereal, pasta, pudding, or canned-goods when shopping and then dropping them off in the “Yorkville Pantry” shopping carts in the Narthex or Church House Lobby on a Sunday morning. Check the Pastoral Staff Newsletter for what it is that our partner, Yorkville Common Pantry, needs. It is also as easy as slipping a few dollars in the yellow offering envelopes on the first Sunday of the month, as that money helps support the Shelter Dinner and our other food programs for those in need. 

"I was naked and you clothed me.” (Matthew 25:36) This requires nothing more than taking time to go through the closet to cull out those suits, dresses, jackets, slacks, shirts and sweaters we are no longer wearing but that still have lots of wear left in them. Clothing items for both men and women, in clean and appropriate condition, are always needed by our partners at the Jan Hus Clothes Pantry at 74th Street and 1st Avenue. Drop them off there, or place them in in sealed plastic bags, leave them in the MAPC coatroom off the Church House Lobby, and notify the church receptionist that you have done so. More than one bereaved spouse has found healing in giving away a loved-ones wardrobe, when the time came that they were able to do so.

Caring for the hungry, homeless and poor are basic acts of discipleship that strengthen everyone.

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