Scroll through this page to see opportunities to help in many ways, and updates from our Outreach partners on their ministry.
If you are able, this is also a great time to give blood. Supplies of blood are critically low across the country. The Red Cross is practicing extra care at drives, so if you are healthy and able to give, find a donation center somewhere nearby and share a little life.
Trinity and Moorestown Food Pantries
Trinity Food Pantry hours have changed. The food pantry will now be open on Wednesday mornings from 9-11 am.
You can drop off items on Wednesdays between 9-11. Otherwise please call the office first to see if anyone is here before dropping off food.
We are also giving out ShopRite gift cards to those who use our pantry to help with fresh food and perishable items. You can mail gift cards to the church, or drop them through the mail slot. Be sure the value of each card is clear!
We continue to support our neighboring pantries with any excess from our pantry, so your donations will go quickly to a hungry family.
You can donate to any of these needs by mailing a (clearly designated!!) check to our office at 207 W. Main Street, Moorestown, 08057 or using our online giving portal – again, clearly designating your gift.
Moorestown Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Moorestown Rotary Club and the Moorestown Parks and Recreation Department are working together to assist at-risk Moorestown residents during the COVID-19 crisis. We provide assistance in acquiring food and necessary items that residents are otherwise be unable to attain due to any number of factors including transportation limitations, financial difficulties, or personal health considerations. You can donate, volunteer, or request assistance online.
New Jersey Medical Reserve
The New Jersey Medical Reserve Corps (NJMRC) is looking for Community Health volunteers. Community Health volunteers serve a variety of important functions including reception and clerical services, information technology, language translation, assistance to disabilities and access and functional needs individuals, hospitality, food services, and security.
If you want to find a match for your non-medical skills, or if you are able to provide clinical health services, follow the links here to register as a volunteer.
New Jersey’s Volunteer Portal
If you are looking for opportunities to volunteer; manage space that might be available, or want to find out if your skills can be useful in the fight against COVID-19, visit the State of New Jersey’s comprehensive “How You Can Help” page.
Food Bank of South Jersey
The Food Bank of South Jersey needs volunteers (teens 13 and up can help if accompanied by a parent). Sign up here
State of NJ COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal
Visit jobs.covid19.nj.gov/, to view places in New Jersey that are hiring, a resource for those who have lost jobs or income during the shut down.
Keeping Current with your Pledge
Online giving is also a good way to keep current with your pledge if you can’t come to church. Mailing a check or using your bank’s online payment system are even better ways to keep up a pledge! We’ll be navigating the financial challenges that come with these disruptions right along with you, supporting one another.
If you are experiencing economic difficulty with daily needs, please contact Mother Emily or Deacon Leslie. If you are unable to get to the grocery or other errands because of essential work or because you are high-risk, and would like help, please contact Mother Emily or Deacon Leslie.
At this time, we are unable to prepare meals at the Cathedral Kitchen. Here is a request from our partners at Cathedral Kitchen in Camden
- Please consider a financial contribution – no matter how big or small. Financial contributions enable us to prepare for an increased need as more closures take place in our community. Donate online HERE
- Drop off bottled water for our meal guests
- Make sandwiches (cheese and turkey or beef bologna). Please use gloves and properly disinfected surfaces (using bleach or alcohol cleaners) to make them
- Drop off individually packaged snacks in bulk. For example, pre-packaged individual servings or small Ziploc bags with cheese and crackers, granola bars, trail mix, etc.
If you have any questions, please contact me at 856-964-6771 or email@example.com.
Christian Caring Center
Christian Caring Center is holding an event: Restock the Pantry Party – through June 8th! Donate goods here to help! Your contributions will strengthen our community by helping others in need.
An Update from the Christian Caring Center
Please pray for us & our community, make a DONATION through our website or donations of hygiene items, non-perishables like individual cheese & crackers, cup of noodles, granola bars, tuna , etc. to fit in a zip lock bag. For our pantry boxes we could use non-perishable items, jelly (we have peanut butter), soups, chili , beef-a-roni, & mac & cheese, cereal, oat meal, breakfast bars, tuna, spaghetti sauce & pasta items and we do have freezers & refrigerators.
If you have children, they could color pictures, write notes of encouragement, write down their favorite bible verses, go out and find rocks and paint them, etc to put in the pantry boxes.
Thanks to all for all you do!
Madelyn Sutton, firstname.lastname@example.org
An Update from Urban Promise[April 21, 2020]
There is such great news to share! All the students from kindergarten through 12th grade are now participating in online classroom learning! It has been a challenge to get everyone on a computer. There were some families who did not have any suitable device at home to use while others have multiple children doing online school and needed more than one computer. UrbanPromise was able to loan computers to all those who needed them. After we exhausted the classroom laptops from school, a friend of the ministry, Lakim, rallied his colleagues and friends and they donated enough for us to order additional computers! As we’ve seen over and over again at UP, one person can make such an impact on a child, the family, and the community.
If you missed it, watch the video about Lakim: https://vimeo.com/409451486
All our Academy high school students have been visited by the Office of Experiential Learning team (UrbanTrekkers, BoatWorks, Ecology). The students were encouraged to keep up with their schoolwork, participate in the online challenges, and take video/photos of them sharing some traditional trekker food with the family. See the team delivering to our students: https://vimeo.com/406897777
Our seniors are moving forward with college acceptances. Gail Koplin, Educational Support Specialist, is very busy helping our students get their financial aid packages, making decisions, registering for school and applying for scholarships. It’s a very busy time.
Finally, there has been no decision made about returning to the school for classes or for graduation. We are all still in the wait-and-see mode. Keep our students in prayer.
Finally, but most importantly, pray.
Pray for those throughout the world who are ill, or in need of medical care.
Pray for the health care professionals going above and beyond to care for all their patients and protect their communities.
Pray for those who are anxious and uncertain, feeling hopeless or living in fear.
Pray for those who are ill but can’t seek care, and those suffering catastrophic economic loss.
Pray for those who are lonely and isolated.
Pray for those who are restless, bored, and tempted to break quarantines or home-keeping guidelines.
Pray for those making difficult decisions in this ever evolving situation.
Pray that our leaders may lead with humility and courage, and are guided in wise judgement.
Pray for clear communication and public trust that enables us to best care for one another and ourselves.
Pray for those we can’t think of by name or category, but who still need our prayers!
And give thanks. Count the blessings that appear in the midst of crisis, give thanks for the signs of love and the actions of care that blossom. Give thanks for the presence of God holding us up when we lose our balance.