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United Methodist Church of Hyde Park

1 Church Street●Hyde Park, NY 12538●(845) 229-2114

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21Nov
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE
Start-07:00PM
22Nov
PRAYER BREAKFAST
Start-07:30AM
22Nov
CHOIR REHEARSAL
Start-07:30PM
22Nov
BIBLE STUDY
Start-07:30PM
23Nov
LET US GIVE THANKS
Start-12:00AM
26Nov
BC COLLEGE CONNECTIONS GOODIES
Start-12:00AM
26Nov
COMMUNION SERVICE
Start-07:30AM
26Nov
CONTEMPORARY SERVICE
Start-08:45AM
26Nov
CHURCH SCHOOL
Start-09:50AM
26Nov
TRADITIONAL SERVICE
Start-11:00AM
27Nov
BC COLLEGE CONNECTIONS BOXING
Start-09:30AM
27Nov
DC LUNCHBOX VOLUNTEERS
Start-10:45AM
27Nov
WALKING MONDAY
Start-05:00PM
27Nov
MONDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
Start-06:00PM
27Nov
BAND REHEARSAL
Start-07:00PM

THIS SUMMER HELP SERVE THE MEAL AND PROVIDE HOSPITALITY TO THE HOMELESS GUESTS

 

Reprinted from June 2008 Messenger.

 

Dutchess County Coalition for the Homeless (DCCH) is an organization that is part Hudson River Housing, and part Hudson River Housing at Hillcrest House, which is a 60 bed shelter for adults. Dinner and breakfast are provided along with showers and laundry facilities. Advocacy and referral services are also provided. For the past several years the Hyde Park United Methodist Church has "adopted a night" at the shelter. What this involves is for volunteers to serve the meals, providing one of them.

The shelter has had many transitions in the past years. At one time we had volunteers help transport guests, warm up meals, do laundry, spend the night, and serve a breakfast the next morning. That was when there were only twelve guests. The shelter volunteers DO NOT spend the night any more!

 

Last June, the shelter expanded to providing shelter for sixty adult guests. Now our volunteers are assisted by paid personnel and their main job is to serve the meal and provide hospitality to the guests. a one or two hour commitment

Our church's commitment is for the 3rd Sunday of the month. If you are interested in volunteering at the shelter, Karen Becker is our contact person.

 

Meals have also changed as of last June. Instead of a hot meal for twelve, we now provide sandwiches, fresh fruit, and desserts such as cookies or brownies for sixty.

 

Last fall, we also started serving soup. The kitchen facilities are not very big so it is difficult to do a hot meal. For the past nine months the senior high Sunday school class has been making sandwiches and soup for our "adopt a night". Volunteers have been supplying the bread, fruit, and dessert. The filling for the sandwiches and ingredients for soup has come out of the mission budget.

 

Something different will have to be done for the months of June, July, and August when the Sunday school does not meet. We will be looking for people to donate bread, cans of tuna, sandwich filling, etc. We may also need volunteers to help put the sandwiches together. If you didn't fill out a "time and talent" survey or did but now would be interested in volunteering to help donate food or make sandwiches, please contact Regina Calabro.