Friday, November 28, 2008

Your Help Is Needed!

Whether you have some free time or a few bucks, The United Methodist Church Of The Village really needs your help this holiday season. They'll be slicing, dicing and chopping on Saturday, December 6th from 1-4 p.m. To sign-up, contact Louise Fawcett at

If you can't make it in person, your tax deductible financial contributions are always welcome. Make sure you note "HNN" (Help For Our Neighbors In Need) on the "memo" portion of the check, or just stop by the church office:

The Church Of The Village/HNN
201 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011

Christmas Pageant: Live Nativity & Tap-Dancing Sheep

3rd Annual CHRISTMAS PAGEANT Benefit
The Church of the Village
201 W. 13th @ 7th Ave New York City


Come celebrate the Christmas story with Carols, Dance, a live Nativity Scene and TAP-DANCING SHEEP!

All are welcome, Children are invited to participate.

Admission is free, but please bring a gift for “Hope for our Neighbors in Need.”

Suggested items: $4 Metro-card, NEW socks, gloves, winter-hats, T-shirts, underwear, long-johns, sweaters, coats, earmuffs, headbands. There will also be a HOLIDAY BAZAAR, afterwards, a fund-raising sale to benefit Church of the Village Dance Ministries.

Health Of The Hungry

Astonishing answers About Hunger from The New York Times. They interview Joel Berg, Executive Director, New York City Coalition Against Hunger. Enlightening perspective on off-the-chart levels of obesity and diabetes in low-income and marginal neighborhoods in New York. It's not because they are over-eating, it's because the food quality they can afford to purchase is sub-standard.

Recession Hits City's Soup Kitchens

No longer counting on the largess of corporate donors, the city’s nonprofit groups are preparing for the inevitable: a season of nongiving.