Church of the Holy Apostles, Manhattan
|Date Posted||September 12, 2017|
New York (Deborah Tammearu)
|Health Benefits||Full Family|
|Average Sunday Attendance||80|
|Child Population in Church School||5|
|Teacher Population in Church School||1|
A vibrant church with lots going on each and every day, Holy Apostles is woven into the fabric of our neighborhood, the Diocese, and the culture of New York. Through our signature outreach program, the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, we’ve become a symbol of radical hospitality by serving over a thousand meals each week day for 35 years. Our commitment to the Christian life and liturgy has attracted an engaged congregation, making Holy Apostles a spiritual anchor in the community. We’re a congregation that sings loudly; we’re easy to laugh; and we’re wholly committed to social justice.
The Soup Kitchen program is larger than the Church in terms of staffing, budget and demands on the facility. An ongoing challenge is to find balance across the whole organization. While our church is full of life and on stable financial footing, we have seen no long-term growth in the number of parishioners. Additionally, funding for programs like the Soup Kitchen is increasingly scarce, making the fund-raising process especially challenging. The Vestry also serves as the board of directors for the Soup Kitchen; skill-sets do not always line up for the demands of both groups.
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Contact: Diane Wondisford