Dear Friends,

Thank you for your interest in being one of the weekly ministry partners for Cathedral in the Night! We are looking forward to having you join us for worship and meal and appreciate your support for the ministry of Cathedral in the Night. Cathedral in the Night was founded to be a ministry of the local community and congregations. Thank you for making this dream possible.

This letter hopes to answer some of the frequently asked questions we have received regarding ministry partners and outlines our expectations for ministry partners. Being an emergent and evolving ministry, we strive to adapt to the needs of those around us. That being said, the expectations and details described below are not “carved in stone” and if you have concerns or suggestions regarding anything in this letter, we hope you will contact us.

Thank you for your support and consideration! We hope that you will join us as a weekly ministry partner soon.

Cathedral in the Night

Expectations of Ministry Partners

Ministry partners are encouraged to prepare and bring a meal to Cathedral in the Night. Food is needed for 80 -100 people and must include at least 80 individually wrapped sandwiches (no mayo) and dessert (cookies, brownies, etc.). Please plan to bring a hot dish (chili, shepherds’ pie , soup, etc) and serving utensils for 100 people. Additional foods such as salads (pasta, potato, cole slaw, etc.) are very appreciated. For drinks – please bring water (in individual or large bottles) and coffee, cream and sugar for 80 people. Coffee pots can be plugged in to brew during the service (as long as it takes 30min or less) or to keep coffee hot. Also, please let us know if you are able to supply any of the paper products and utensils (e.g. bowls, plates, cups, forks, napkin, etc.). We have an insulated catering box to keep trays of food warm during the service.

Please plan to meet at First Churches no later than 4:45pm.

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Volunteers are expected to join us for worship at 5pm, to join us for the meal and to stay until 6:45 to help with clean-up and break down of worship space.

We hope you will bring a contribution to worship. It can be a prayer, music, spiritual reflection, skit, ritual or other element, which is special to your community. Please contact Pastor Steph by the preceding Wednesday with what you are planning to offer at worship so we can find an appropriate place in the order of worship.

Any and all donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and will go to helping sustain Cathedral in the Night ministries. Donations may be made online or by check.

Checks may be made out to: “Cathedral in the Night” and mailed to:

Cathedral in the Night
867 N. Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01002

If you have any questions don't hesitate to be in touch!

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