Both the Old and New Testaments are very clear about what a person must do to live a fulfilled life. Over and over again God directs his faithful people to: feed the hungry, care for the widow, have compassion for the homeless and mentally ill, visit those in prison; Doing one or more of these needs to be a part of our spiritual practice. The highly recommended way to practice this aspect of faith formation is to get directly involved as a worker or volunteer. But, if you absolutely do not have time, or if you are in some way disabled, then contribute your money. Organizations working with the poor, the homeless and mentally ill, prisoners in jail and their families would welcome any amount.
BECOME INVOLVED IN ONE OF THESE MINISTRIES:
The FOOD CLOSET OF CAPE MAY is an ecumenical 30 year venture of many churches on and beyond our island. Volunteers distribute food to persons with marginal incomes twice a month from its store in the basement of our church. For more information about how you can be involved contact Tina Johnson at email@example.com.
FAMILY PROMISE focuses exclusively on homeless families in southern Cape May County. Under the leadership of its Director, Laurie Johnson, they provide temporary shelter, food, clothing, counseling, and assistance with obtaining permanent housing. CLICK HERE for more information.
The BACKPACK PROJECT is a specified mission of our church. Our congregation gives an annual contribution to the Glenwood Elementary School in Wildwood to provide food to low income children that they can take home every weekend in donated backpacks. For more information contact Barbara Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of our members have individually become involved with the BRANCHES ministry in Rio Grande. This ministry founded by Episcopal churches in Villas provides a Thrift Shop and Outreach Center for homeless persons in Rio Grande, Lower Township, Wildwood, Villas, and Stone Harbor. CLICK HERE for more information or contact Rebecca Davis at
If you would like to make telephone calls to elderly persons living alone from your home, CONTACT REASSURANCE OF CAPE MAY AND ATLANTIC COUNTIES helps you do just that. For more information CLICK HERE or call Ann Magee at 609-823-1850.