Neighborhood Renewal Workshop

The Church as Good Neighbor: Participating in the Well-Being of Our Community

Saturday October 29
9am-12pm at PS 115
586 W. 177th St. (Between Audubon and St Nicholas Ave)

Led by Al Santino; Neighborhood Renewal Coordinator; Uptown Community Church
Cost: $15

The Lord calls us to love our neighbor as the greatest earthly expression of our love for Him.  He also calls us to extend this love toward our community and seek its well-being (shalom) as responsible citizens.  In this workshop we will discuss some principles and practices to help guide us in blessing our communities with the good deeds of God’s Kingdom.
Topics include:

  • Prayer Walking
  • Getting Into The Community Flow: Listening and Asset Identification
  • Practicing Good Neighboring
  • Participating In Community Service Opportunities
  • Crossing Broadway: Opportunities for Reconciliation and Justice

For more information and to register contact Al Santino at or 917-903-5569

English Version

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Saturday, November 19th
Juan Pablo Duarte School
185 Wadsworth Avenue (on 183rd Street)

Are you looking for a good reason to clear out your closets before Winter? Then join us on Saturday, November 19 for the Uptown Community Church Clothing Swap in partnership with Trinity Grace Church Thanksgiving Food Distribution. What a great way to support families in our community!

9:00am - 11:00am — Drop off gently used, clean clothing (no rips or stains) at the Juan Pablo Duarte School, 185 Wadsworth Avenue @ 183 Street
11:00 - 1:00pm — Swap begins! ‘Shop’ for clothes

If you don’t have clothes to swap, please feel free to ‘shop’ (no money will exchange hands). Shopping bags will be available for all our Swap ‘Shoppers’ — as long as supplies last! Leftover clothes will be donated or recycled.

To learn more about our events visit us online at or more information call Al Santino 917-903-5569.

Version en Español

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Sábado 19 de Noviembre
La Escuela Juan Pablo Duarte
185 Wadsworth Avenida (en la calle 183)

¿Está buscando una buena razón para vaciar los armarios antes de Invierno? Pues, se unan a nosotros el sábado 19 de noviembre por el "Swap" de la Iglesia Uptown Community Church en asociación con La Iglesia Trinity Grace. Qué gran manera de apoyar a las familias en nuestra comunidad!

9:00am - 11:00am — Traiga ropa usados en buen estado, ropa limpia (sin rasgones o manchas) a la Escuela Juan Pablo Duarte, 185 Wadsworth y la calle 183.
11:00 - 1:00pm — Intercambiar comienza!

Si usted no tiene la ropa que intercambiar, no preocupe, puede escoger ropa(sin dinero intercambiará manos) bolsas para la ropa estarán disponibles para todos nuestros compradores de intercambio — el tiempo que duren! Ropa sobrantes serán donados o reciclados.

Para obtener más información sobre nuestros eventos Visítenos en línea en Para más información llame Al Santino (917) 903-5569.

Healthy Communities Initiative
Uptown Go Green
Thanksgiving Food Distribution

Saturday November 19th, 2016
10:30am to 12:30pm

Currently there is great need for emergency food in the Washington Heights/Inwood community with 27% living below the poverty line. Sixty percent suffer from being overweight or obese and 10% from diabetes.

In response to this need, Uptown Community Church and 6 other local churches are working in partnership with residents, businesses, schools, and other community organizations through healthy communities initiative "Uptown Go Green". This is our 5th year participating in the renewal of the food landscape in Washington Heights/Inwood by providing free tote bags of fresh groceries to needy residents of the WaHI.

We are looking for donors to sponsor tote bags of fresh produce at $25 each. Our desire is to provide a healthy meal for 1,600 needy families with this collaborative effort.  Help us make this thanksgiving a memorable one to the needy families in Uptown.

To donate online please visit All proceeds will be use exclusively towards this effort. Your gift is tax deductible.

To volunteer please email

If your family would like to receive a tote bag please register.