This year’s “Re-Connecting” 2023 Stewardship Campaign presents an opportunity for us all to re-connect through our giving of our time, talent, and treasure. At its best, such spiritually-based giving is a two-way street. Or as St. Francis of Assisi put it, “For it is in giving that we most truly receive.”
To read the 2023 Pledge Letter from the Stewardships and Finance Committees:
Central is committed to supporting our community with strategic, impactful giving. Current and previous recipients of our missional giving include:
Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon, Family Promise of Essex, Park Street Academy, Human Needs Food Pantry, The Presbytery of the Northeast, Presbyterian Disaster Relief Foundation, Mountainside Hospital Chaplaincy, Salvation Army - Cornerstone Housing, Heifer International, Safe House at Clara Maas, HomeCorp, Brick City Kids Foundation of UMNDJ, Face to Face/ Faith to Faith - Auburn Seminary, Senior Care, Doctors Without Borders, Community Food Bank, Montclair Community PreK, UNICEF, National Youth Recovery Foundation
Human Needs Pantry
The Human Needs Food Pantry (HNFP) re-opened its doors to clients on a limited basis. Although the Pantry recently began accepting non-perishable food donations, due to pandemic safety precautions, we will continue to accept monetary donations - no food donations. If you would like to contribute, Central will be collecting money to donate to HNFP.
If you would like to help, please click "Give Now" and choose the
Red Wagon fund.
Winter Food and Coat Drive
This year, in conjunction with the Junior League of Montclair/Newark, Central's Deacons is sponsoring food and coat drives in partnership with local businesses Yarnia and Paper Plane Coffee.
Items being collected (no glass):
Peanut butter, Tuna Fish, Oatmeal, Cereal, Canned beans; Snacks such as breakfast bars, nuts, etc;
New or gently used coats
(children's/youth coats are particularly needed).
Donation drop-off boxes will be found in the Narthex and Fellowship Room through November 19th for first set of donations,
and January 17th for second set.
Gather & Give
Advent Food Drive @ Central
Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you; or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in a prison and go to visit you? The King will reply, I tell you the truth, whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me. - Matthew 25:37-40
As we read these verses from Matthew, and think about the coming of Advent, consider what you can do to help individuals and families that are living with the challenge of food insecurity.
An Advent calendar food item list is one way to help.Provide one food item per day throughout the month of December. Bring it all to Central to support local food banks on December 24.
Consider taking this on yourself, or with a friend.