Haiti Mission Trip

January 13-20, 2018

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Oct
27
October 27
Friday 4:00 PM
If are under 11, please bring a parent to help!
All welcome.
Mulford Hall
Oct
27
October 27
Friday 5:30 PM
Highschoolers only and Adult Chaperones.
Help deliver the lunches to the homeless in NYC.
Bridges Outreach 120 Morris Ave. Summit, NJ 07901
Nov
19
November 19
Sunday
All are asked to bring non-perishable cannned goods to the 9:45 am and/or 11:15 am worship services. All food, paper products will be donated to the Interfaith Food Pantry.
Sanctuary
Dec
09
December 09
Saturday 9:30 AM
Buy some yummy, homemade cookies as gifts (or for yourself!), stope into our cafe for a cup of tea, shop our "Treasures"! All proceeds go to mission. This is an annual traditon you won't want to miss!
Mulford Hall
Feb
02
February 02
Friday 4:00 PM
All welcome. 11 and under bring a parent to help.
Mulford Hall
Feb
03
February 03
Saturday 9:30 AM
Must be in highschool. Adult chaperones also needed.
Help distribute sack lunches to the homeless in Newark.
Bridges Outreach 120 Morris Ave. Summit, NJ 07901
Mar
18
March 18
Sunday 5:00 PM
Apr
27
April 27
Friday 4:00 PM
All welcome. If you are age 11 or under, please bring a parent to help. We will be assembling and making sack lunches for the homeless.
Mulford Hall
Apr
27
April 27
Friday 6:00 PM
Must be highschool age or older. Adult Chaperones also needed. Help distribute sustainable lunches to the homeless in NYC.
Bridges Outreach 120 Morris Ave. Summit, NJ 07901

Mission & Outreach

Our Mission projects continue to be based around addressing the needs of our local community by working to end hunger, address homelessness and reduce poverty.  There are many ways to get involved including the annual Pumpkin Patch, now a PCCT institution and community favorite which raises money for two of our hunger-related charities.  

PCCT has made commitments to provide monthly volunteers to the organizations listed on these pages.  Sign-ups are generally handled via email on a month-by-month basis, making these opportunities easy to take advantage of whether you want to join us regularly or just once in a while.  Please email Rev. Tom Brown if you would like to be added to a list of potential volunteers for any of these organizations.  Simply respond to the email if you are available that month – we’ll be glad to have you join us!

Community Food Bank (Hillside)

October 21, November 18, December 16, January 20, February 17,

March 17, April 21, May 19

The Community Food Bank of New Jersey facilitates a regional distribution network of critical food supplies to emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and feeding programs in more than half the counties of New Jersey. Volunteers ages 12 and up generally help sort and repackage food for distribution, but are sometimes asked to sort clothes, restock the free teacher's supply store or any number of other tasks.  We never really know what’s in store until we arrive!  A carpool leaves PCCT at 8:15 am and returns by 11:30 am.

 

Community Soup Kitchen (Morristown)

Fourth Thursdays, 9:30 am.

At the Community Soup Kitchen, lunch is served to 200 hungry people each and every day. PCCT serves food at the Morristown facility.  A sign-up board is posted in the upper lobby for volunteering to serve and/or donate bread and milk.

Kitchen Training for the Community Soup Kitchen

Many of you already volunteer in the serving line when PCCT has their day at the Community Soup Kitchen (CSK), which is typically one day a month.  But did you know that at PCCT we only have 3 people trained to work in the kitchen on our CSK day?  It would be great to have a couple more people trained and able to serve, so that the same 3 people don’t have to do it every month. Taking this training enables you to volunteer to work in the kitchen and you will learn many food safety tips, which are useful in your own kitchen.  The CSK staff  members who run the kitchen are super friendly and you partner with people from other churches.  It is rewarding and lots of fun!

Family Promise

Family Promise, in partnership with dozens of churches and synagogues throughout Morris County, provides a rotating shelter for families experiencing a temporary loss of housing. It is one of the few organizations that houses families together as an intact unit.  PCCT serves as a host site four weeks per year, and a team of our volunteers makes each week run smoothly.  Volunteers are needed to host guests at PCCT, cook dinner, stay overnight, provide groceries, and do laundry. 

Annual Pumpkin Patch 2017!

It's Pumpkin Patch Time!  

Volunteer HERE!

Our Annual Patch officially opens on Friday, October 6. The patch benefits The Community Soup Kitchen of Morristown, The Community Food Bank, and the Navajo Nation in New Mexico where the pumpkins are grown.  

Hours are:

Monday - Friday:  2 pm - 6 pm

Saturday:  10 am - 6 pm

Sunday:  11 am - 6 pm 

Many people will not go hungry thanks to your support. While the purchase of the pumpkins themselves help support the Navajo Indians in New Mexico who grow them, all profits made by their sale are distributed between the Morristown Community Soup Kitchen and the Hillside Food Bank. 

About 100 PCCT members volunteer their time to help sell the pumpkins, in addition to over 60 energetic teens who helped unload the truck and spread them over the front lawn. Even the rotten ones are used by local farmers as feed for animals and the leftover pumpkins go to an animal shelter. This is truly a community effort.

Thank you for your support and for helping to feed the hungry.  

 

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Bridges Sandwich Making & Run

Friday, October 27, 2017

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Volunteer Here!

Help prepare sandwiches and sack dinners to be delivered to hungry people in New York City later tonight.  Open to all ages, those under 11 should bring a parent to help! 

Bridges Run

Friday, October 27, 2017

5:30-10:30 pm

Volunteer Here!

You can make a difference for someone on the streets by helping to fight off hunger for another night.  Open to grades 9-12 and limited to 12 participants. Sign up early by emailing Pastor Tom at tbrown@pcct-nj.org

Each year, Bridges makes over 200 "Runs" providing food, clothing and necessities to people in need in New York City, Newark and Irvington. Our congregation sponsors three of these runs, one each in the fall, winter and spring, by packing and delivering sack dinners to people on the streets of the city.

Food Collection 

A bin is located in the upper lobby for donations of low sodium soups, tuna fish, canned goods, cereal, peanut butter and other non-perishables that are donated to the Interfaith Food Pantry.

Harvest Festival

The Sunday before Thanksgiving

Since 1991, the Harvest Festival has been a way for us to express our thankfulness through gifts of food and time. Please bring non-perishable food items (no glass containers) to worship and plan to stay after the service to help sort cans. Food will be delivered to The Interfaith Food Pantry in Morris Plains. Make this a family event – children of all ages can contribute.



America’s Grow-A Row’s

The mission of America's Grow-A-Row is to positively impact as many lives as possible through a volunteer effort of planting, picking, rescuing, and delivering free fresh produce. We host seasonal family days to help plant and harvest produce.

 

Earth Care

In January 2016 PCCT was again certified by Environmental Ministries of Presbyterian Church (USA) as an Earth Care Congregation. This is the fourth year in a row that we have received this certification.  Please let the Earth Care Team know what you would like to see implemented in the coming year.