The Way of Service
“Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”
Our love of God is expressed in our love of neighbor. Through the ministries hosted by Church of the Resurrection, members and friends can participate in the care of our neighbors and spread the love of God in our community.
Homes for the Homeless
Through Housing First, an M25 Initiative, we are participating in the county effort to place homeless women and men in housing as a first step to restoring stability in their lives. Church of the Resurrection has "adopted" an apartment and is in the process of collecting items for a "Welcome Home" kit for moving-in day.
More about the Housing First program in Cumberland County
To help with Church of the Resurrection's "Welcome Home" kit,
contact us [firstname.lastname@example.org] and indicate "Welcome Home" kit in the subject line of your e-mail.
With your financial support, Habitat for Humanity volunteers have constructed a ramp for the Heath family home in Bridgeton. What a difference generosity makes!
Unless the Lord builds the house,
Their labor is in vain who build it. (Ps 127:1)
We give thanks for Your presence in this house,
in the hands of the designers and builders of this new ramp,
in the support of financial contributors, friends, and spiritual companions.
We give thanks for the imagination and generosity that connected a need with a willingness to give.
We pray for the ministry of Habitat for Humanity in this place and throughout the world.
May their example inspire others to give themselves
to the work of making affordable and accessible housing available for everyone.
We pray your blessing on the Heath family this day, who will bless You, in turn,
as they travel this ramp in their daily comings and goings.
Bless all who enter this house that they may find it a place of welcome and a loving home.
May this home be governed by love and sustained by compassion and forgiveness;
and may your hope follow this family from their home, down the ramp, and into the world.
This we ask in your Name, Amen.
The Food Pantry at 186 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton, is a hands-on ministry, which benefits community members through the provision of supplemental pantry supplies and an afternoon meal during Food Pantry distribution hours. The Food Pantry is a member of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and is authorized to distribute USDA and SFPP foods. The Food Pantry welcomes donations of food and financial support for this ministry.
The Food Pantry is open on 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 12noon to 3pm.
Volunteers are needed to welcome and serve our guests and to participate in the operation of the Food Pantry. If you are interested in serving as a Food Pantry volunteer, please contact us [email@example.com], indicating “Food Pantry” in the subject line of your e-mail.
If you and your family are in need of food and are interested in receiving food through the Food Pantry, please contact the church office.
Code Blue Warming Centers
Church of the Resurrection participates in the Code Blue winter emergency shelter program, sponsored through the Cumberland County M25 Initiative. From November 1st through April 15th, when temperatures reach 32°F, Code Blue provides emergency shelter for our most vulnerable community members..
rom November 1st through April 15th, when temperatures reach 25°F, if the night is clear, or 32°F, if there is precipitation, the parish halls of the Church of the Resurrection church buildings are part of the emergency-housing rotation for homeless men, women, and children in our community. This is a demanding and rewarding ministry. Donations are needed and a list of current needs is attached, and volunteers are needed. Volunteer training is available through the M25 Initiative.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
AA group meetings are on Tuesdays at 7pm