Outreach & Missions
We encourage you to express your faith in action, helping those in need, hands-on and face-to-face.
Bridges at the Shore
“Uniting Communities–Creating Friendships”
This program builds bridges between people and communities in local communities. It is a person-to-person effort, meeting the homeless and low-income face to face, offering friendship as well as food, blankets and clothing. Although it began as a program of people in the suburbs going to meet with and help homeless folk in lower Manhattan, the program has now shifted to a local focus — serving low-income people in the communities of Keyport, Red Bank, and Freehold. Clothing is sorted on the Thursday prior to going out to distribute supplies on Fridays. Donations of clothing, toiletries, or school supplies can be dropped off in the shed on side of the church parking lot anytime day or night.
Contact: Kathy Logan through the church office: 732-946-8821 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEXT BRIDGES TRIP:
Friday, December 16th, clothes sorting, Thursday, Dec. 15th at 6pm
Calico Cat Food Pantry/Cupboard
96 Kings Highway
Middletown, New Jersey
The Community Outreach Group Inc., is an ecumenical effort of 10 local churches which sponsors the:
Calico Cat Food Pantry/Cupboard
Provides over 4000 clients yearly with food, cleaning supplies, personal care items, baby formula, diapers, clothing, small household items, baby equipment, and resource counseling.
Hours of operation: Wednesdays by referral & the 4th Tuesday evening of the month for working low income clients. Phone: 732-671-0550 or 732-671-8775.
Emergency Assistance Fund
Provides financial assistance to people in financial crisis. Main focus is preventing homelessness by helping with rent and mortgage payment, although assistance is also provided for medication, utilities, car repair and other extreme needs. Call 732-671-8775 for appointments.
Calico Cat Thrift Shop
This all-volunteer program operates the Calico Cat Thrift Shop. All proceeds are used to support the Emergency Assistance Fund, the Calico Cat Pantry & Cupboard and other non profit organizations within our local community who are helping people in need. Hours of operation: Mon – Thurs: 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM and Fri – Sat: 9:30 AM to 12 noon. Phone: 732-671-0550
Contact: Janice Liebenow 732-946-8525 Calico1015@aol.com
Bayshore Lunch Program, Keyport
Several times a year our church volunteers to serve lunch at the Bayshore Lunch Program. If you are unable to help serve the meal, there is always the opportunity to participate in our Meatloaf Ministry by putting a cooked meatloaf in our freezer to serve at the next meal, or by making mashed potatoes or dessert for a meal. Contact Bob and Betty Randall email@example.com
A group in our church has volunteers go out to visit with and support older adults, those who are disabled, and people who are homebound. Contact Liz Mueller of more information.
Other Mission Work/Projects
Each 2nd Saturday in March, we hold a large Turkey Dinner to raise funds for a local mission project such as Project Paul, Habitat for Humanity, Lunchbreak, the Parker Clinic, Interfaith Neighbors, Community Outreach Group and St. Mark’s Soup Kitchen. Over 400 people are served at four family style all-you-can-eat seatings. We even have take-out! Contact: Lynn Liebenow 732-946-8787
Every October we participate in the Red Bank Area CROP Walk to raise funds for humanitarian projects sponsored by Church World Services. Our members help by raising pledges, walking, assisting in the running of the event, and donating food. For more information about the walk, click here. For information about Church World Services, click here.
Habitat for Humanity
Through the Habitat for Humanity of Monmouth County, our church has assisted in the building of homes for low-income families. We have helped build houses in the Red Bank and Keansburg areas by providing financial support as well building crews and lunches for the workers.
Once a year we run a blood drive with the Central Jersey Blood Center or the Red Cross, usually the first week in January.
Sabang Church of Christ Disciples
We partner with the Sabang Church of Christ Disciples, our sister church in the Philippines, in their mission outreach projects to impoverished families, both in their community and in rural regions of their country. We raise money for these projects through the sale of Advent cards, and other fundraisers. We are currently helping Sabang with two scholarships for children in the Disciples Learning Academy. Contact: Rev. Rusty 732-946-8821
We have an annual “Christmas in July” fundraiser to support the children attending the Mbrizi School in Uganda. For more information, please visit www.sylviaschildren.org