On-going Outreach Ministries
The Asbury congregation has a long-term, ongoing relationship with the following organizations. We help our neighbors by providing food and prepared meals.
Throughout the month, several area churches donate a dinner for the one to two dozen residents who live in this shelter that is located in downtown Peekskill. Many of these residents are recovering addicts, awaiting housing, and making a what can be a challenging transition into a drug-free life. Asbury serves dinner to the shelter residents on the second Sunday of every month.
The home cooking is much appreciated by the residents and serving up food with love at the Jan Peek shelter can be a very rewarding experience. Please speak with Jud Ramaker to offer culinary delights and/or assist with serving the meal.
Peekskill Hot Lunch Program
Peekskill Lunches: On the third Monday of every month, Asbury members provide a lunch of lasagna, salad, bread and dessert for the Peekskill Lunch Program, which offers daily hot lunches for the homeless and hungry population in Peekskill. We heat lasagna and make salad beginning at 9:30 a.m., leave for Peekskill at 11:15 a.m. and return around 1:00 p.m. Please speak with the Pastor (271-3150) to offer your assistance.
Each year the United Methodist Women hosts our annual Bedford Babies’ Shower for babies born in the Bedford Correctional Facility. The collected baby items will be delivered to the Bedford facility for the infants of mothers who qualify for a mother/infant program that allows mothers and their infants to stay together in the maternity unit for up to a year and a half.
The infants are then placed in family guardianships or in foster homes. Your NEW donated items (clothing for newborn through 18 months, crib size blankets and sheets, hats, socks, and original packaged pacifiers and teethers) will be greatly appreciated by the mothers who cannot baby shop for their babies. Please plan to attend the coffee hour shower and participate in collecting baby items for our Bedford Babies Shower mission project.
Croton-Cortlandt Food Pantry
Worshipers are invited to bring non-perishable food items to be received during the Offering for Others. All food is donated to the Cortlandt Emergency Food Pantry. Many members of the congregation volunteer their time and talents to ensure that the Food Pantry is there for those in need. The Food Pantry was started more than thirty years ago by Asbury. It is now an independent non-for-profit organization.
We are a community-based food pantry located in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, and serving clients throughout the town of Cortlandt. The food bank was founded in 1983 and is currently run by a volunteer board and more than 50 regular volunteers.
The food bank is now located in the basement of Holy Name of Mary Church in Croton. Every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon we operate our food pantry, giving about 3 to 4 days worth of nutritionally balanced meals to clients.