"...I was a stranger, and you welcomed me..." Matthew 25:35
At PCUM, you can provide hospitality and tangible help to homeless neighbors in three active, "hands-on" ministries:
The MIDNIGHT RUN — Several times each year, PCUM's youth group and adult volunteers make the 25-minute drive into New York City from 10 pm to 1 am on a Saturday night to deliver food and supplies to homeless neighbors at several stops throughout Manhattan. They are supported by the Midnight Run program leaders in the field, and back at the church by teams of Middle School youth and other adults who have prepared the sandwiches, heated the soup, and assembled clothing and other personal items donated by the congregation. The Midnight Run is an exciting, educational and rewarding way to build new relationships, show God's love and fight homelessness — one person at a time! To volunteer or to get more information, contact a member of PCUM's Mission and Service Team at .
M.E.S.H. — PCUM is an active member of a coalition of Montclair-area churches and synagogues called M.E.S.H (Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless) — working together to provide hospitality and assistance to adults living on the streets of our hometown. PCUM prepares and serves the evening meal to hungry and homeless neighbors right here in Montclair on the first and fourth Saturdays of the month. There are many opportunities to prepare food, serve meals, and sing and/or play music for MESH guests. You can sign up at http://soo.gd/meshcafe. Contact the Mission & Service Committee at with questions. For more information on M.E.S.H., you can visit their website at www.meshmontclair.org.
7th Street Bistro - PCUM joins in partnership with several area Presbyterian congregations to serve at this Newark-based hunger ministry. Our volunteer-driven program enables us to provide and serve lunch to 50-75 neighbors on the 3rd Saturday of each month. To sign up to serve, contact the Mission & Service Committee at .