Greene Street Mission Center
In March 2014, GAP Ministries purchased the former Greene Street Presbyterian Church. We have renamed the building the Greene Street Mission Center, and hope to fill the facility with activities which are faithful to the commands of Jesus to serve the needs of the poor and to create a community of shared love and blessings. This will include both an expansion of the GAP mission as well as opening the space for use by other groups or agencies with a similar purpose.
In order to do this, we have three tracks:
- Renovate and upgrade the building
- Listen for needs in the community which are not being met
- Communicate with other area agencies about their space needs
RENOVATE & UPGRADE:
Since we acquired the building we have consulted with Studio3 Design Group to develop a plan for the complete renovation of the building and addition of an elevator. We have repaired and painted the entire downstairs service area and repaired and painted portions of the upstairs for office space and a clothes closet. Our most recent upgrade is the renovation of the exit stairs to meet all fire codes necessary to allow full occupancy of the second floor. Next on the list is the renovation of the downstairs bathrooms. We continue to seek funding for renovation costs.
LISTEN FOR COMMUNITY NEEDS:
During the last few years we have added several new ministries and expanded others as we were able to renovate and upgrade space to house them.
Currently we have several partner agencies which operate from the Green Street building. Narcotics Anonymous meets every day but Sunday. The Smart Lunch Smart Kids program of Action Ministries has office space in the building and uses our facilities for some lunch preparation.