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Watch: "Just Mercy" Event (Plus Resources to Take Action)

Redeemer Downtown and Hope for New York recently co-hosted the event, Connecting Just Mercy with Justice in New York City.

In June, Redeemer Downtown asked congregants to watch the movie, Just Mercy, which is based on Bryan Stevenson's memoir, and then join a group discussion. To encourage their community to take further action toward biblical justice, Downtown and HFNY then invited three HFNY affiliates to talk more about criminal and racial injustice issues in NYC.

Celebrating Our Fiscal Year 2020: Increasing Our Grants by 49%!

Our 2020 fiscal year ended on June 30, and despite the changes and challenges of a COVID-19 year, there are many milestones we want to celebrate!

FY20 Affiliate Grants

Every June, we distribute one set of direct grants to our affiliates to support their programs for the coming year. This year, we distributed over $2 million in direct grants to affiliates—a 10% increase from last year—to fund essential affiliate programs, staff and supplies for the coming year.
 

How Serving Deepened My Pastoral Connection to New York City

Chuck Armstrong joined the Redeemer Lincoln Square team as their Pastoral Resident in 2016 and was ordained in 2018 to become their Assistant Pastor. On Wednesday, July 1, Chuck will be planting a new church in Hell's Kitchen, called the Hell's Kitchen Community Church. Throughout his years in New York City and at Redeemer, Chuck has been involved in the mercy and justice ministry work through Hope for New York.

COVID-19 Stories of Hope: Seeing the Incarcerated

During the month of May, our Prayer Guide focuses on the currently and formerly incarcerated incarcerated, including adults and youth. As COVID-19 concerns has increased, the prison and juvenile detention systems in the U.S. have been faced with the overwhelming challenge of trying to isolate inmates and youth from each other, not just outside visitors.

The Power of Hope for New York's Network

As the COVID-19 situation became more and more “real,” Hope for New York continued to refer to our core mission and ask the hard question, “How is God calling us to respond?” For HFNY and our affiliates, the collective response is that we must continually innovate our strategies in order to meet those who are most vulnerable in our City. Across the HFNY affiliate network, organizations are re-imagining how we can most effectively meet the growing need for physical, emotional and spiritual care during this season.

Celebrating Our First Round of Relief Fund Grants

Two weeks ago, in order to mobilize resources for the financial needs of our affiliates, HFNY opened up the HFNY Relief Fund. With the incredible generosity of the HFNY community (thank you!), we provided $375,000 in the first round of grant funding to 27 affiliates, and this will support the relief efforts of their network.