St. Mary’s supports our community in a number of ways:
Food Pantry – Mondays 4:30 PM – 6 PM
St. Mary’ s Client Choice Food Pantry, staffed by church and community volunteers, serves up to 100 family units every Monday from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. People may select enough items for three days from various food groups, using a point system based on the number of family members. Those who use the pantry are under-employed, unemployed, or unable to work. They may visit the pantry once a month.
Each week from June to November we offer three fresh vegetables from an upstate farm, through cooperation with Just Food and the United Way. Clients can sample unfamiliar produce, and a trained community volunteer, who is bi-lingual, does regular cooking demonstrations.
Last year the pantry provided more than 35,000 meals to people of all ages, one-fourth children and one-fourth elderly.
Saturday Outreach Soup kitchen – 12 Noon-4pm
The Outreach Soup Kitchen serves 80 to 90 homeless individuals each Saturday afternoon. Teams of volunteers prepare bag lunches, including hot soup in the winter, and take them to people on the streets and in parks in Harlem. Volunteers and homeless neighbors become acquainted with each other, and information is shared about resources and services in the area. DRIVERS WITH VEHICLES NEEDED EACH WEEK!
Free Health Clinic – Tuesdays 5:30 PM
The Columbia-Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership is a free medical clinic at St. Mary’s on Tuesday evenings. Medical students under the supervision of a physician and dental students under supervision of a dentist, perform physical exams, write prescriptions, and provide information about health resources. Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm; free medical clinic with dental consults 1st& 3rd Tuesdays, psychiatry 1st Tuesdays, occupational therapy 2nd& 4th Tuesdays. No ID required. For more information see visit the CHHMP website.
FRIDAY Movie Night @ St. Mary’s
Doors open for set-up at 5pm, Feature Plays at 6pm, Clean-up happens around 8 or 9. Free showing of box office hits and classic favorites, complete with popcorn, and a hot meal every Friday night. All ages welcome (parents, please check schedule for movie ratings). Volunteers needed for equipment and snack set up, popcorn-making and clean up. Come join us! Please check/click “Announcements” for movie of the week.
FREE FILMS! FRESH POPCORN! FREE FUN! ALL ARE WELCOME – JUST AS YOU ARE! ¡películas gratis! ¡snacks gratis! ¡diversión gratis! ¡historietas a las 17:30, películas en 18:00 exactamente!
Robert D. Jones Memorial Shelter
About Robert Daniel Jones, 1951 – 2012
If you are a refugee seeking shelter, please contact our intake coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit the RDJ REFUGEE SHELTER website.
Free Mail pick-up @ St. Mary’s – Monday- Friday 10am -2pm
Use St. Mary’s as your mailing address. Sign up at the Church during office hours Monday – Friday 10AM – 2PM.
St. Mary Interfaith Community Groups
Refugee Arts Workshop Tuesdays at 7:15pm in the Parish Hall. For more information contact Lysander Puccio.
Miriam, Mark, Muhammad and Marx meets the last Sunday of each month for interfaith justice and peace activism and community. On second Thursdays, our agenda is hands-on work. We gather at 6:30PM to share food, experiences, feelings, followed by strategies for advancing the struggle. For information call Jim White at 201-956-5356.
Recovery Meetings @ St. Mary’s
Narcotics Anonymous (We Have a Dream) Sundays at 7:30 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous Mondays at 12pm in the Parish Hall.
Narcotics Anonymous (Men Supporting Men) Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm.
Narcotics Anonymous (Convent Ave Group) Thursdays at 7:30 pm
Alanon (Harlem Harmony) Every Friday at 11 am.
Health & Meditation @ St. Mary’s
Martial Arts for Children and Adults Sundays starting at 3 pm. Led by Master Anthony Richards.
Pamsula Zen Meditation Mondays at 6:00 pm in the rectory (6:00 Beginning Instruction, 6:30 Meditation, 7:00 Meditation, 7:30 Talk, Discussion Q&A)
Urban Qi FIT – Tai Chi/Qigong Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 10:00 am at St. Nicholas Park @135th Street. Inclement weather–meet in the Undercroft. (Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes, free for St. Mary’s members). You can follow them at www.twitter.com/UrbanQiFIT
Other Faith Communities @ St. Mary’s
Unity Fellowship Church of New York Sundays at 2:00pm. Led by the Rev. Deborah Rice. Sr. Bishop Zachary Jones.
Metro New York Adventist Forum Led by Ms. Janet Schultz. Adventist Forum gathers on the second Saturday of the month (please check for specific dates).