"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me..." Matthew 25:35
LUNCH TIME MINISTRY Four days a week, Monday through Thursday from 8:00am - 12:00 noon, St. Matthew Trinity’s Parish Hall becomes an oasis for those who need a nourishing meal and a place to sit with friends. Supported by donations and volunteers, the Lunch Time Ministry provides food and a welcome to an average of 75 guests each day it is open. Volunteers are always needed. (To sign up, please write toVolunteers@StMatthewTrinity.orgor call the church office at 201-659-4499). We also need donations of coffee, sugar, styrofoam cups & plates, paper towels, canned soup and fruit, cookies or money to buy groceries. We are currently hiring a part-time, temporary LunchTime Ministry Supervisor. If you are interested in this position please click on the job description and follow the directions to apply.
HOBOKEN SHELTER St. Matthew Trinity is a sponsoring member of the Clergy Coalition Shelter. Mark Singleton serves as President of the Shelter Board and many members volunteer to prepare and serve dinner there and support the Shelter financially. For more information about the Shelter and volunteer opportunities check out the website at http://www.hobokenshelter.org/
IN JESUS’ NAME CHARITIES In Jesus’ Name has been providing emergency food, formula, milk, and winter clothing to the more vulnerable (especially children) in Hoboken for 24 years. This ministry is hosted by Our Lady of Grace RC Church on Willow and Fourth. St. Matthew Trinity supports this ministry financially and through volunteering. Don’t be fooled by our town’s affluent façade: about 18% of Hoboken’s population of 40,000 lives below the poverty level. You can learn more at http://www.injesusnamecharities.com/
THE LUTHERAN IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE SERVICE (LIRS),the U.S. Lutheran expression of service to refugees and migrants in America, works with affiliates and partners to resettle refugees, protect unaccompanied refugee children, advocate for just treatment of asylum seekers, and seek alternatives to detention for those who are incarcerated during their immigration proceedings. More information about this program and how to help is available on their website http://www.lirs.org/
LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF (LWR)works with partners in 35 countries to help people grow food, improve health, strengthen communities, end conflict, build livelihoods and recover from disasters. With people in the U.S., we work for justice for those we serve. (A portion of World Hunger Appeal gifts are shared with LWR.) http://www.lwr.org/
ELCA DISASTER RESPONSEis another way of giving in response to particular need, such as a hurricane, flood, or other disaster. You can send a check payable to "ELCA Domestic Disaster Response" or “ELCA International Disaster Response” to ELCA Disaster Response at P.O. Box 71764Chicago, IL60694-1764 or go online to learn more or to give http://www.elca.org/disaster/