Download our HFNY Resource Card as a way to engage homeless and hungry neighbors.
Read Tim Keller's outline of "Wholistic Ministry" and the Biblical call of the church to minister in both word and deeds of mercy and justice.
Watch our workshop on "How to Care for our Homeless Neighbors," outlining practical ways to serve our homeless neighbors and connect them to resources.
Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Road
Dr. Tim Keller
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Dr. Tim Keller
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To Live in Peace: Biblical Faith and the Changing Inner City
Mark R. Gornik
Even to your old age I am he,
and to gray hairs I will carry you.
I have made, and I will bear;
I will carry and will save.
Approximately 998,000 New York City residents are 65 and older, and that number is expected to increase by 35 percent in the next two decades, to 1.3 million in 2030. The poverty rate among older adults in the city has continued to increase (now 19.1 percent), even as the national poverty rates for seniors has declined (now 9.5 percent).
Seniors in New York face a number of issues. Nearly 120,000 people age 60+ have experienced elder abuse, with many of those suffering from financial abuse. Some 31 percent of seniors living in NYC are living alone, and 15 percent of New York senior households have an annual income of less than $10,000 and 36 percent less than $20,000.
So let us offer up prayers to a God who promises to carry and save us, even to our old age. Let us not neglect to petition God on the behalf of our elderly neighbors who may themselves be growing weary, for every new morning is filled with God’s sufficient mercy. Join us as we pray...