Mission & Service

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(this list is updated regularly - check back for more opportunities to serve)

Up-Coming Service Projects

Opportunities for the Fall Semester

You can sign up via Sign Up Sheets at the Interfaith Center or email uacornerstone@gmail.com


August 25 - Cooking for a Cause: Cookies for Homeless ShelterSeptember 20 - Climate StrikeSeptember 21 - Mooncatchers Project at HUPCSeptember 22 - Cooking for a Cause: Apple CrispSeptember 26 - Sundaes for SudanSeptember 30 - Community Dinner at First Lutheran
October 6 - Cooking for a Cause: Apple PiesOctober 18-19 Family PromiseOctober 24 - Hurricane Hygiene Kits for the BahamasOctober 28 - Community Dinner at First Lutheran October 31 - Riverview Baptist Harvest Party
November TBA - Fleece Scarf Making November 22 & 23 Bake a Thons November 25 - Community Dinner at First Lutheran
December 8 - Christmas Boxes for the Homeless

Community Dinners at First Lutheran Church - 4th Monday of Every Month

Once a month, our congregational partner FIrst Lutheran Church in Albany hosts a community dinner where volunteers come together to prepare and share a homecooked meal with members of the local community and distribute produce and other items to those who need it most. Cornerstone is happy to join them in this charitable event!There are two volunteer sessions available: 4-6PM Set up food bank and prepare dinner or 6-8PM Serve dinner, distribute food, clean up, and take down tables and chairs Shift 1 will leave the Interfaith Center at 3:45PM. If you can come any length of time, we'd appreciate the help! Please mention which shift you'd like to attend (so we can have enough transportation) and if you can drive, especially if you're coming for only the 2nd shift. You can also take the downtown campus bus or Route 11 CDTA to Western Ave. and Quail St. First Lutheran Church is right behind Mary Jane Books.

Family Promise Service Evenings: To be Announced

Join us as we serve homeless families in the Capital Region; We'll carpool from the Interfaith Center to Compassion in Action where we will prepare and serve dinner and interact with the families during the evening.

Projects Completed During the 2018-19 Academic Year

Family Promise of the Capital RegionHurricane Harvey Healthy Kits for Flood VictimsApple Picking and Pie Baking for ShelterHalloween Party for Riverview Baptist ChurchMeals for Interfaith Partnership for the HomelessChristmas at Sea Boxes for Maritime MinistryWinter Mission Trip to Houston, TXCommunity Gardens Patroon Farm; HarvestingPatroon Farm, Regional Food Bank
  • Can/Bottle Drive for Jackie: Help us as we support our newly adopted child - Jackie - in Uganda. By collecting your bottles and cans and bringing them to the Interfaith Center you can help us raise the $250 we give to Engeye Scholars, Inc. to help our child learn and grow. (www.engeyescholars.org)