All churches in the Resurrection Brooklyn network are participating in a ministry called Safe Families for Children that reaches out to children and their parents in our community who are in crisis due to situations like homelessness, domestic violence, job loss or illness. Safe Families for Children is an alternative to foster care that through the involvement and resources of the local church, both human and financial, enables families to remain intact and to thrive. Safe Families for Children has not previously had a presence in NYC and we are excited to be a part of its startup! There are many ways to be involved in this ministry. We are seeking both individuals and families that have an interest in coming alongside families in crisis, reaching out to at-risk youth and kids, or participating in the type of biblical hospitality that opens our homes to those who are suffering in this way. You can also visit the website at http://www.safe-families.org to learn more about the 3 key volunteer roles. If you are interested in the next training day or in becoming a host family, email Laura Galt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resurrection Sheepshead Bay youth in grades 6th-12th participate in twice a month meetings on Friday nights with teens from the other congregations in our Resurrection Brooklyn network; Park Slope, Clinton Hill, Williamsburg, and Brooklyn Heights. Our RezYouth gather at our downtown office location (367 Jay Street) for pizza, games, and meaningful conversations about the Christian faith. We also partner with several organizations in the city to help serve our neighbors and are continually seeking new opportunities to serve and love Brooklyn. For more information or to get involved, email our Youth Group Director, Steven Gil or contact Pastor Brian. Also check out our calendar of events for the next meeting!
Celebrate the efforts of the 2016 Ethiopia ACT Mission Team!
Hosted by Red Hook Winery, and catered by Brooklyn Icehouse, we invite you to come and support the service of our current and future missions teams as they work to fight the AIDS epidemic in Addis Ababa.
RED HOOK WINERY
April 7th, 7:30PM
$50 per person | Space is limited
Missy Haggerty is a born and raised Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn native. On the night of Hurricane Sandy, Missy – along with Peter McCandless – assisted in the evacuation of neighbors along their 27 home court of bungalows, many of them elderly, as the storm surge began to flood their homes. While enough to deserve an award in itself, Missy has tirelessly been serving her south Brooklyn neighbors for the past three plus years. A strong advocate for her community, Missy has become both the harshest critic and most valuable ally of city agencies still seeking to assist Brooklyn residents with resilient rebuild of their community. Missy’s love for her neighbors, shown both in word and deed, is why New York Disaster Interfaith Services at their Annual Meeting and Partnership Awards honored Missy as its 2016 Brooklyn Volunteer of the Year.
Congratulations, Missy, from your Resurrection Sheepshead Bay family! Thank you for all the ways you serve our neighbors and our church well.