PEEKSKILL PASTORS

A COMMUNITY UNITED THROUGH INTERFAITH DIALOGUE

OUR PURPOSE

The Peekskill Area Pastors Association is an interfaith collegium of religious leaders of the greater Peekskill area.  The purpose of the association is two-fold: to provide occasions for fellowship among religious leaders and persons in specialized ministries and to enable the leaders to address interfaith issues that will benefit the congregations and communities of the greater Peekskill area.

WHAT WE DO

THANKSGIVING MINISTRIES

Giving thanks at our annual interfaith service, and providing a free Thanksgiving Day community dinner, a 36-year tradition

MLK INTER-RELIGIOUS WORSHIP PROGRAM

Partnering with Mount Olivet Baptist Church of Peekskill to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE

Partnering with the First Hebrew Congregation of Peekskill to recall the Holocaust and honor the memory of the millions who perished

THE GARDEN OF HOPE

Growing and harvesting produce for local food pantries at the one-acre organic farm we operate since 2014

MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

A monthly interfaith event for education, awareness, and fostering understanding between our faiths

NOON-TIME MEALS

Our member congregations cook and serve daily meals at the Salvation Army with dedication

Seasonal Statement from Our President

Peekskill Area Pastors Association is thankful to have been blessed with yet another year of service to the greater Peekskill area. We work to provide a channel for interfaith collaboration throughout our region, to emphasize unity in diversity, to be a voice of justice amid obscurity, to aid those in distress, and to promote partnerships that serve the harmony and greater good of our residents.

Our annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner will take place at 12:00 noon on Thursday, November 22nd, 2018 at the United Methodist Church of Peekskill, 1040 Main Street, Peekskill.

As they have done for the past 36 years, volunteers will prepare and serve 400 freshly-made dinners to people who are alone or in need and deliver approximately 100 of these meals to the homebound elderly and sick members of our community.

It is during this time of year our organization makes our annual appeal to area citizens to support this dinner and the yearly cycle of our work. We thank you for your generous donations, which can now be made through the Donation page here on this website.

Please join us at our annual Pre-Thanksgiving Interfaith Service, which is at 5:00 PM on Sunday, November 18th, 2018 at Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, 31 Glengary Road, Croton-on-Hudson, where we will join together across communities in prayer and song on the theme of “Giving the Gift of Thankfulness.” A pot luck dinner and fellowship follows the service – feel free to bring a favorite or traditional family recipe. Vegetarian and dairy dishes only, please.

Sincerely,

Archbishop Michael Javchak Champion
President, Peekskill Area Pastors Association (PAPA), Inc.

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