Interfaith Community Martin Luther King Day Service Award
We are happy to announce that St. Michael's parishioner Kevin Mahoney is to receive the Cranford Clergy Council and Interfaith Human Relations Committee's 2018 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Award for Civil and Human Rights. The award ceremony will take place at the Thursday, January 18, 7:00 p.m. Interfaith Service.
Kevin was nominated jointly by the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, St. Joseph Social Service Center and Family Promise. Kevin is also a dedicated volunteer at Roselle Catholic High School and here at St. Michael's, Kevin and his wife, Nancy, coordinate and supervise our parish participation in Family Promise, which provides temporary housing for those in need of shelter.
Interfaith Community Martin Luther King Day Prayer Service
We encourage our parishioners to join the clergy and members of Cranford Houses of Worship at this year’s Martin Luther King Day Interfaith Service which will be held on Thursday, January 18, at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, North & Forest Avenues, Cranford, NJ.
Interfaith Community Service Project
Since Congress' 1994 passing of the King Holiday and Service Act, each year Americans across the country have come together to honor Martin Luther King by serving their neighbors and communities. On January 15, 4:30 - 6:30 P.M., the annual Cranford Interfaith Community Service Project will take place at the First Presbyterian Church, North Union & Springfield Avenues. This Service Fair is an exciting and fun opportunity for participants of all ages to help needy people in our community.
This year's Service Fair project is assembling and donating personal care products bags to three non-profit organizations:
- The YWCA Women's Shelter, which we have supported in the past;
- Community Access Unlimited (Elizabeth) and
- Covenant House (Newark) to support homeless, at-risk adolescents.
Items needed include: individually packaged toothbrushes; toothpaste - 6-8oz (no travel or family sizes); deodorant and soap. In addition full-size shampoos; conditioners; body wash; body lotion; hair products; chap sticks; etc. are needed. These items will be boxed separately and given to each agency. Cleaning products needed include: bottles of multi-purpose cleaner; spray cleaners; toilet bowl cleaner; wipes and/or sponges; various sizes of diapers and healthy snacks and individual fruit-juice packages for after-school snacks for Elizabethport.
Collection boxes are located in the vestibule of the church and in the Parish Center.