April 30, 2012
A Journey through NYC Religions: Marcus Garvey Park Congregation. Sunday they are there, Monday they are not
Those in attendance for Sunday service receive two meals: a spiritual meal of Holy Communion, and a bagged sandwich lunch.
July 16, 2010
New York Times: Ministry Steps Outdoors
One by one, in a procession of penance, homeless and hard-luck men and women joined a circle of prayer and worship led by a cross-denominational group of ministers and church members who brought services to those not likely to find their way into a traditional house of worship.
April 5, 2010
Columbia Spectator: Keeping the Faith in an Outdoor Church
A church community among the homeless where those marginalized in society feel comfortable being church in Marcus Garvey Park.
Greenwich Village Gazette: Ecclesia Ministries Meeting the Spiritual Needs of Homeless New Yorkers
On any given Sunday, beginning at 2 PM, if you happen to walk through Madison Square Park in Manhattan, you’ll see people gathered around an alter, holding a worship service complete with scriptural readings, prayers, the singing of hymns, a short sermon, and communion for all those who wish to receive it. This will be followed by a "second meal," also served from the alter, to make sure that no one – participant or passerby alike – goes away hungry in body or spirit.
May - June 2006
Episcopal New Yorker: Sacramental Outreach - Ecclesia Ministries of New York
Forming new church communities and spiritually nurturing their new members is at the heart of Ecclesia Ministries' mission.