Welcome to St. Mary’s!

St. Mary’s Manhattanville is the “I am not afraid” church, standing up as a community of faith in West Harlem to pursue justice and peace for the poor and oppressed, to pray and care for the sick, lonely and at risk and to put into practice the message of the Gospel by the power of the Holy Spirit. “Do not be afraid” Luke 1:30.

St. Mary’s is a small, very active congregation that supports a host of community activities and services. Something is happening every day and every night and we love to involve new people. The ministries that church members are directly responsible for include a Client Choice Food Pantry (on Mondays), a Saturday Outreach Mobile Soup Kitchen, and a Friday Movie Night social with food; 5 days per week mail service for those with no secure address, and a 7 night per week Shelter for homeless immigrant men. A total of 3 very part time staff and approximately 40 regular volunteers sustain these ministries. St. Mary’s also hosts six different 12 Step meetings, a weekly support group for persons recently incarcerated, a free weekly medical/dental clinic, and – to promote wellness – a twice weekly Tai Chi class. The New York Intern Program (NYIP), a year of social justice oriented work and discernment for 5 young adults is part of the Episcopal Service Corps New York (ESC NY), is also sponsored/hosted by St. Mary’s. Please click on “calendar” above to find out specific information.

We are part of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, and The Episcopal Church, as well as the world-wide Anglican Communion.

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Announcements for 10/14/2016

 Good Morning and welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church!  521West 126th Street  New York, NY10027 (212) 864-4013 http://www.StMarysHarlem.org http://www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

No More Stolen Lives Induction Ceremony, Saturday, October 22 at 5 pm
A solemn and empowering event at which recent and past victims of police killing are formally inducted into the roster of the Stolen Lives Project. The ceremony is an affirmation of life and a call to action. It brings together family members to affirm the humanity of their loved ones who have often been demonized. Family members and organizers will speak about those who have been killed and the continuing struggle for justice. For more information: http://stolenlives.org/

From Harlem with Love: A Mural for Yuri & Malcolm Mural Dedication, Sunday, October 23 at 2 pm
Celebrate the mural’s completion with the artists and organizers at 125th Street & Old Broadway

Diocese of New York – Pre-Convention Caucus, Saturday, October 29 10-2
The Strategic Plan for the Diocese of New York is for reading on the website (https://www.dioceseny.org/) – and even better, find out what is really going on by attending the Pre-Convention Caucus at the Church of the Intercession from 10 am to 2 pm, light lunch provided IF YOU RSVP! Topics include: how money is spent, what makes a congregation “imperiled” and what new ideas might be coming about how to be a diocese.

Dances for Seniors, Monday, November 7th at 2:30PM! in the church
A program by Dances For A Variable Population, is part performance and part participatory workshop promoting strong and creative movement to seniors of all ages and abilities. A great introduction to dance for everyone, the program emphasizes fun and friendship while inspiring seniors towards more mobility and expression. We are truly looking forward to this program to St. Mary’s on Monday November 7th at 2:30pm

Pray for:

Partners: Unity Fellowship Church, NYC; NYC Adventist Forum; Pamsula Zen;
Alanon; Alcoholics Anonymous; Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP); Narcotics Anonymous; Network Support; Queer Detainees Empowerment Project (QDEP); Urban Qi
Neighbors: 26th Precinct, Eglise de Dieu, Emergency Services, Manhattan North Task Force, Manhattanville Health Center, Old Broadway Family Residence, Old Broadway Synagogue, Templo Biblico
For everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week, and for anyone who is not able to be with us.

 Special Prayer requests and blessings 

Prayers for health and healing: Dorothy Boxley, Sarah and Wyatt Lane, Effie Scott, Gloria Ellis Smith, Shirrell & Tyrone Felder, the Crawford family, Ian Harding, Patrick Harding & family, April & Barbara Jackson, Marion Smith, Jacqueline & Anthony Rackley family, Doris Rodriquez, Gwen Walker & family, Bonnie Phelps and family, Lois Coe, Mary Kelly Brown, Grace Tesita, Marvin Jones, Michelle & Devante Atkins, Betty Littlefield, Heather Jean Balsdom, Eva Greene & family, Raivlston Walters, Maura Hammer, Sheila, Syida & Jamie Patterson, Shirley Hilliard, Matthew Jones, Stephanie Miranda, Patricia Pinnick, Teiggy, Andrew Polk, David Wreck, Liya Pagani, Camilo Lopez, Tonya Yates, Wilfredo Perata, Pearl Harris, Lisa Slocum, Inez Alexander, Carmen Antoniella Torre, James Allen, Anthony Howell, Latasha Wilson, Asha Taylor, Harriet Wyatt, Zachary and Arin Mazza, Carmen Cabrera, Manuel Furer and family (Vivian, Rachel, Jessica, Becky), Raheem Harris, Ruth Jervis

 Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church! 

Ecclesia, every First Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Marcus Garvey Park: St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the 1st Sunday of each month. We always need some volunteers to help prepare and serve the “Second Meal” following the service.

Unity Fellowship Church of New York Led by Sr. Bishop Zachary Jones. Unity shares office space on the lower level, worship on Sundays at 2: pm

Metro New York Adventist Forum Led by Ms. Janet Schultz Adventist Forum shares space with us in our Sanctuary every first & third Saturday at 11: am

Pamsula Zen Meditation
Teacher Daiken Nelson
Every Monday evening at 5:30 pm in the Rectory
(5:30 Beginning Instruction, 6-6:25 Meditation, 6:35-7 Meditation, 7-7:30 Talk, Discussion Q&A)

Birthdays and Baptismal Blessings first Sunday of each month
Bible Study – Sundays at 9 am, exploring the Book of Exodus!
“CRAFT CHURCH,” 3-7pm (the second saturday of every month) in the st. mary’s rectory common rooms. bring your craft project (any kind!) and make progress in excellent company. we also take a few moments out for prayer and reflection about the gift of creativity and how artistic pursuits can bring us closer to god. questions? email lisa at lisa.marie.slocum@gmail.com.

Dorcas Arts Second and fourth Sundays Hemming pants, skirts and dresses. Sew on buttons and small repairs. To assist in this project Concact: Sandra-Mae Flowers 646-856-2912 or send e-mail to Sandra.Flowers90@myhunter.cuny.edu
Healing Prayer third Sunday of each month
Men’s Prayer Group last Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m.
Women’s Prayer Group second Sundays following the 10:00 a.m. service. all women are welcome to join us!

4th Sunday Potluck: Bring a dish to share following 10am worship
The Vestry meets on the fourth Sunday of every month at 12 noon. All are invited. Next meeting October 23.
Miriam, Mark and Marx Gospel/Social Activism Group convenes on the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. Comrades from far and wide welcomed. Meet, eat, & defeat! For information on M,M&M. and Pastoral Care; please contact Mr. Jim White at (646)672-6186. Next meeting October 27.

Saturday Mobile Soup Kitchen: help prepare sandwiches, lunch bags, and take them to our neighbors on the street. Every Saturday at 12 noon, going out at (approximately) 2 pm.

Spirit and Strife Peer Support Group the first Sunday of each month – Come share your burdens and joys in this prayerful circle of support. New members always welcome.

Free! Movies Every Friday Night at St. Mary’s Church at 6:00 pm. the replacements (pg-13, 2000 sports comedy, 1h58 mins.) substitutes are hired in a football strike. Come for the fellowship, the movie, the popcorn, and the fun… as always volunteers are needed.

Urban Qi (free Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes) every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 am

Thrift.StMarys@Gmail.com • 212-864-4013•Fri 3-7, Sat & Sun 12-5 pm
all proceeds support St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and its mission to serve homeless and hungry people
los ingress apoyan la iglesia episcopal de santa maria y su misión de servir a las personas sin hogar y hambrientos de harlem

To all, if you have any information to share with St Mary’s church, please send it to Stmarysharlem@gmail.com by Wednesday at 5 pm of each week to be placed in the weekly bulletin.
To reach the Rector: please call 929-266-6279 or email: mlf.stmarysharlem@gmail.com.

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September 2016 Announcements

Welcome to September Happenings!
  from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church + 521 West 126th Street + New York, NY + 10027
 
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September Happenings at St. Mary’s
We return to a regular Fall schedule with some wonderful celebrations: 
This Sunday, September 4, at the 10 am service we will formally welcome NYIP participants Hannah Beachey, Rachel Crosby, Olivia (Liv) Heist, Catherine Jackson-Jordan, and Andrew Kumfer. They will begin at their worksites (Church of the Heavenly Rest Outreach, St. James Mission, Episcopal Charities, New Life School and University Settlement/Project Home.
Celebration of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
(St. Mary’s Festival Weekend)
 
Friday, September 9, Mary – Health of the Sick
6 pm Movie Night: Resurrection – a woman dies in a car accident and returns with healing powers, but all are not pleased by her miracles (Ellen Burstyn).
8 pm Compline
Saturday, September 10, Mary – Untier of Knots
10:30 am Tai Chi/Qi Gong Movement
11 am Rosary Making  — Knot Workshop for Children
  1 pm (Subversive) Book Making
  3 pm Meditative Drawing
  5 pm Processional Banner Making
Sunday, September 11, Mary – Mother of Justice
 8 am Contemplative Eucharist
10 am Festive Eucharist with Procession of the Infant Godbearer
12:30 pm Volunteer Justice Fair & Yard Sale
  1 pm Carnival Games, Food & Ice Cream
  3 pm Black Lives Matter Platform & TaNehisi Coates Between the World & Me
          what are we learning? how are we acting for justice?
& other possibilities tba – to conclude by 4 pm 
St. Mary’s Speakeasy is back!
     Saturday, September 17
 
7 pm to midnight.
Style, live entertainment, and fabulous food & drink.
$5 if wearing all black; $10 if even hint of color
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Happenings Reminders
IQ for Children – Saturday, September 10
11 am- 12:30 pm Knot Workshop
 
Bible Study – Sundays at 9:00 am beginning 9/18.
Exploring the book of Exodus with Seminarian Nicole Renna.
Peace of Pizza Wednesday 9/14 at 7 pm
The first community meal with this year’s interns!
Women’s Prayer GroupSunday 9/11, after 10 am service
Garden Work Day: Saturday, 9/3, 1-3:30 pm.
tasks for all abilities, all are welcome!
Vestry – the next Vestry meeting will be Sunday, October 23
4th Sunday Potluck Coffee Hour (9/25) following the 10 am service
Miriam, Mark & Marx –  (more info, call Jim White  646-672-6186)
Thursday 9/29 at 6:30 pm Regular Meeting.
Thrift Shop: Re-opens Friday, September 2, 3 pm
Speakeasy! Saturday, September 17, 7pm -12am
Guest preacher & Celebrant, returning friend of St. Mary’s: 
The Rev. Cn. Jeanne Person on Sunday, September 25, at 8 and 10 am.
and many weekly ministries: Monday Pantry, Tuesday Medical Clinic, Wednesday/Saturday Tai Chi, Wednesday Choir Practice, Thursday Network Support, Friday Movie Night, Saturday Outreach/Mobile Soup Kitchen, Weekday Alanon/NA/AA meetings, every night Shelter. 
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church | 212-864-4013| stmarysharlem@gmail.com 

 

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Announcements for 6/26/2016

 Good Morning and welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church!  521West 126th Street  New York, NY10027 (212) 864-4013 http://www.StMarysHarlem.org http://www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Seeking teenagers for Counselor internships, children in 2nd – 5th Grade for campers.
Volunteers encouraged and welcome!
Contact Mo. Mary – mlf.stmarysharlem@gmail.com or 212-864-4013

Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 pm, Film and Discussion:
Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA
In the Church

Next Garden Work Day: Saturday, July 2, 12 to 3:30 pm
Help weed and tidy in preparation for summer camp!

Saturday, July 9 – REPAIRS
On or before July 19 at 12:00 noon, we will be repairing locks, plastering columns, and more. If you would like to participate, please check in with Raheem Harris in the main office (212-864-4013 or stmarysharlem@gmail.com) or show up on 7/19. If you would like to put something on the list for repair, please contact Raheem.

*****
Campaign to Help Syrian Refugees
Aim: To assemble 8,000 emergency hygiene kits which will be shipped and distributed to Syrian refugees in refugee camps
Organizers: The Multifaith Alliance (MFA) for Syrian Refugees, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in collaboration with Heart to Heart International (HHI)
Date: sunday! June 26, 2016
Time: 12 – 5 p.m. (1 hour shift per individual)
Where: Lexington Avenue Armory on East 25th Street in Manhattan
commit to a one-hour shift between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. on June 26; please sign up by contacting NYIP Intern Nurana Radjabova, nurana.r.o@gmail.com.

Pray for:
Our Partners: Unity Fellowship Church NYC, NYC Adventist Forum, Ecclesia Ministries,
Pamsula Zen Meditation; Queer Detainees Empowerment Project (QDEP), and
For everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week, and for anyone who is not able to be with us.
 Special Prayer requests and blessings
Prayers for health and healing: Effie Scott, Gloria Ellis Smith, Shirrell & Tyrone Felder, the Crawford family, Ian Harding, Patrick Harding & family, April & Barbara Jackson, Marion Smith, Jacqueline & Anthony Rackley family, Doris Rodriquez, Gwen Walker & family, Bonnie Phelps and family, Lois Coe, Mary Kelly Brown, Grace Tesita, Marvin Jones, Michelle & Devante Atkins, Betty Littlefield, Heather Jean Balsdom, Eva Greene & family, Raivlston Walters, Maura Hammer, Sheila, Syida & Jamie Patterson, Shirley Hilliard, Matthew Jones, Stephanie Miranda, Patricia Pinnick, Teiggy, Andrew Polk, David Wreck, Matthew Valentin, Camilo Lopez, Tonya Yates, Philip Traynor, Pearl Harris, Lisa Slocum, Inez Alexander, Marisa Scaviallo, James Allen, Anthony Howell, Latasha Wilson, Mollie Westmore-Woods, Asha Taylor

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Announcements for 6/19/2016

 Good Morning and welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church!  521West 126th Street  New York, NY10027 (212) 864-4013 http://www.StMarysHarlem.org http://www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

IQ – Important Questions: TBA
Engaging and encouraging children’s questions about life, death, meaning and faith. We explore and tradition through art, movement, field trips, songs , stories, and service to others. Meeting in the Rectory.

TODAY at coffee hour! Addiction, treatment and policy
This is the third of an occasional series, today “What History Shows us about our Current Attitudes and Policies.” St. Mary’s Vestry member Frederica Brown-Carter presenting.

Portmanteau: A “Celexploration” of Black Concert Music
Join rising tenor and Harlem Opera Theater Vocal Competition finalist Marcus Bedinger for a wonderful evening here at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Manhattanville on Friday, June 24th at 6PM.
Portmanteau: A “Celexploration” of Black Concert Music blends your favorite classical composers with Black American composers and contemporary arrangements of Negro Spirituals, including some religious texts. Joined by Martin Garratt on piano. A love offering will be collected, and a donation of $10 is kindly requested.
All are invited!

COMMUNITY YARD SALE & SOCIAL JUSTICE SUNDAES
Saturday, June 25, 12 noon to 5 pm
Tables available to sell your handmade or gently used items (contact stmarys.flea@gmail.com); or come to shop, for ice cream with social justice toppings (payday candy bars for a living wage);
volunteers needed!

Saturday, July 9 – REPAIRS
On or before July 19 at 12:00 noon, we will be repairing locks, plastering columns, and more. If you would like to participate, please check in with Raheem Harris in the main office (212-864-4013 or stmarysharlem@gmail.com) or show up on 7/19. If you would like to put something on the list for repair, please contact Raheem.

*****
Campaign to Help Syrian Refugees
Aim: To assemble 8,000 emergency hygiene kits which will be shipped and distributed to Syrian refugees in refugee camps
Organizers: The Multifaith Alliance (MFA) for Syrian Refugees, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in collaboration with Heart to Heart International (HHI)
Date: June 26, 2016
Time: 12 – 5 p.m. (1 hour shift per individual)
Where: Lexington Avenue Armory on East 25th Street in Manhattan
What you can do: To disseminate information (newsletter, listserv, website, etc); To assemble at least 20 volunteers that will represent your organization and will commit to a one-hour shift between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. on June 26; please sign up by contacting NYIP Intern Nurana Radjabova, nurana.r.o@gmail.com.
Pray for:
Our Partners: Unity Fellowship Church NYC, NYC Adventist Forum, Ecclesia Ministries,
Pamsula Zen Meditation; Queer Detainees Empowerment Project (QDEP), and
For everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week, and for anyone who is not able to be with us.
 Special Prayer requests and blessings
Prayers for health and healing: Effie Scott, Gloria Ellis Smith, Shirrell & Tyrone Felder, the Crawford family, Ian Harding, Patrick Harding & family, April & Barbara Jackson, Marion Smith, Jacqueline & Anthony Rackley family, Doris Rodriquez, Gwen Walker & family, Bonnie Phelps and family, Lois Coe, Mary Kelly Brown, Grace Tesita, Marvin Jones, Michelle & Devante Atkins, Betty Littlefield, Heather Jean Balsdom, Eva Greene & family, Raivlston Walters, Maura Hammer, Sheila, Syida & Jamie Patterson, Shirley Hilliard, Matthew Jones, Stephanie Miranda, Patricia Pinnick, Teiggy, Andrew Polk, David Wreck, Matthew Valentin, Camilo Lopez, Tonya Yates, Philip Traynor, Pearl Harris, the repose of the soul of Ronald Stewart, Lisa Slocum, Inez Alexander, Marisa Scaviallo, James Allen, Anthony Howell, Latasha Wilson, Mollie Westmore-Woods, Asha Taylor

 Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church! 
Ecclesia, every First Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Marcus Garvey Park: St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the 1st Sunday of each month. We always need some volunteers to help prepare and serve the “Second Meal” following the service.

Unity Fellowship Church of New York Led by Sr. Bishop Zachary Jones. Unity shares office space on the lower level, worship on Sundays at 2: pm

Metro New York Adventist Forum Led by Ms. Janet Schultz Adventist Forum shares space with us in our Sanctuary every first & third Saturday at 11: am

Pamsula Zen Meditation
Teacher Daiken Nelson
Every Monday evening at 5:30 pm in the Rectory
(5:30 Beginning Instruction, 6-6:25 Meditation, 6:35-7 Meditation, 7-7:30 Talk, Discussion Q&A)

Birthdays and Baptismal Blessings first Sunday of each month
“CRAFT CHURCH,” 3-7pm (the second saturday of every month) in the st. mary’s rectory common rooms. bring your craft project (any kind!) and make progress in excellent company. we also take a few moments out for prayer and reflection about the gift of creativity and how artistic pursuits can bring us closer to god. questions? email lisa at lisa.marie.slocum@gmail.com.
Dorcas Arts Second and fourth Sundays Hemming pants, skirts and dresses. Sew on buttons and small repairs. To assist in this project Concact: Sandra-Mae Flowers 646-856-2912 or send e-mail to Sandra.Flowers90@myhunter.cuny.edu
Healing Prayer third Sunday of each month
Men’s Prayer Group last Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m.
ECW Prayer Group second Sundays following the 10:00 a.m. service. all women are welcome to join us!

4th Sunday Potluck: Bring a dish to share following 10am worship
The Vestry meets on the fourth Sunday of every month at 12 noon. All are invited.
Miriam, Mark and Marx Gospel/Social Activism Group convenes on the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. Comrades from far and wide welcomed. Meet, eat, & defeat! For information on M,M&M. and Pastoral Care; please contact Mr. Jim White at (646)672-6186. Next meeting June 23rd
Spirit and Strife Peer Support Group the first Sunday of each month – Come share your burdens and joys in this prayerful circle of support. New members always welcome.

Free! Movies Every Friday Night at St. Mary’s Church at 6:00 pm. June 24,2016 (1973, PG, 88mins, sci-fi thriller) a robotic glitch wreaks havoc at a futuristic theme park. w/Yul Brynner (compline @ 8pm)

Urban Qi (free Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes) every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 am

Thrift.StMarys@Gmail.com • 212-864-4013
all proceeds support St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and its mission to serve the homeless and hungry people of Harlem. los ingress apoyan la iglesia episcopal de santa maria y su misión de servir a las personas sin hogar y hambrientos de harlem
To all, if you have any information to share with St Mary’s church, please send it to Stmarysharlem@gmail.com by Wednesday at 5 pm of each week to be placed in the weekly bulletin.To reach the Rector: please call 929-266-6279 or email: mlf.stmarysharlem@gmail.com.

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Announcements for 06/12/2016

X Good Morning and welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church! X                 521West 126th Street X New York, NY10027 (212) 864-4013 www.StMarysHarlem.org             www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

 

IQ – Important Questions: TBA

Engaging and encouraging children’s questions about life, death, meaning and faith. We explore scripture (especially the Book of Genesis) and tradition through art, movement, field trips, songs , stories, and service to others.  Meeting in the Rectory.

 

“Homesteading Instead: Reclaim the Dream”

a FUN interactive theatre performance by the Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, Concrete Justice actors.  About fighting for our right to affordable, accessible housing.

Friday, June 17th, 5pm (BEFORE MOVIE NIGHT!!!) St. Mary’s Church Basement.

 

 

Portmanteau: A “Celexploration” of Black Concert Music

 

Join rising tenor and Harlem Opera Theater Vocal Competition finalist Marcus Bedinger for a wonderful evening here at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Manhattanville on Friday, June 24th at 6PM.

Portmanteau: A “Celexploration” of Black Concert Music blends your favorite classical composers with Black American composers and contemporary arrangements of Negro Spirituals, including some religious texts. Joined by Martin Garratt on piano. A love offering will be collected, and a donation of $10 is kindly requested.

 

All are invited!

 

Saturday, July 9 – REPAIRS

On or before July 19 at 12:00 noon, we will be repairing locks, plastering columns, and more. If you would like to participate, please check in with Raheem Harris in the main office (212-864-4013 or stmarysharlem@gmail.com) or show up on 7/19. If you would like to put something on the list for repair, please contact Raheem.

*****

Campaign to Help Syrian Refugees

Aim: To assemble 8,000 emergency hygiene kits which will be shipped and distributed to Syrian refugees in refugee camps

Organizers: The Multifaith Alliance (MFA) for Syrian Refugees, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in collaboration with Heart to Heart International (HHI)

Date: June 26, 2016

Time: 12 – 5 p.m. (1 hour shift per individual)

Where: Lexington Avenue Armory on East 25th Street in Manhattan

What you can do: To disseminate information (newsletter, listserv, website, etc); To assemble at least 20 volunteers that will represent your organization and will commit to a one-hour shift between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. on June 26; please sign up by contacting NYIP Intern Nurana Radjabova, nurana.r.o@gmail.com.

Pray for:

Our Partners: Unity Fellowship Church NYC, NYC Adventist Forum

Pamsula Zen Meditation; Queer Detainees Empowerment Project, and

For everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week, and for anyone who is not able to be with us.

X Special Prayer requests and blessings

XPrayers for health and healing: Effie Scott, Gloria Ellis Smith,Shirrell & Tyrone Felder, the Crawford family, Ian Harding, Patrick Harding & family, April & Barbara Jackson, Marion Smith, Jacqueline &  Anthony Rackley family ,the Snyder family, Doris Rodriquez, Anna Nash,  Gwen Walker & family, Bonnie Phelps and family, Lois Coe, Mary Kelly Brown, Grace Tesita, Marvin Jones, Michelle & Devante  Atkins, Betty Littlefield, Heather Jean Balsdom, Eva Greene & family Raivlston Walters, Maura Hammer, Sheila, Syida & Jamie Patterson, Shirley Hilliard, Matthew Jones, Stephanie Miranda, Patricia  Pinnick, Teiggy, Andrew Polk,  David Wreck, Matthew Valentin, Camilo Lopez, Tonya Yates, Philip  Traynor, Pearl Harris, Ronald Stewart.  Lisa Slocum, Inez Alexander, Marisa  Scaviallo, James Allen, Anthony Howell, Latasha Wilson, The repose of the soul of Donald Francis, Mollie Westmore-Woods, Asha Taylor

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Announcements 5/22/2016

X Good Morning and welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church! X                 521West 126th Street X New York, NY10027 (212) 864-4013 www.StMarysHarlem.org             www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

 

IQ – Important Questions: TBA

Engaging and encouraging children’s questions about life, death, meaning and faith. We explore scripture (especially the Book of Genesis) and tradition through art, movement, field trips, songs , stories, and service to others.  Meeting in the Rectory.

 

Ecclesia needs volunteers! St. Mary’s offers an outdoor Eucharist for the homeless at Marcus Garvey Park on the first Sunday of each month. Volunteers are needed to bring Eucharistic supplies, and to make and transport sandwiches for an agape meal after the Eucharist. If you are willing to help, speak to Mother Mary.

 

Campaign to Help Syrian Refugees

Aim: To assemble 8,000 emergency hygiene kits which will be shipped and distributed to Syrian refugees in refugee camps

Organizers: The Multifaith Alliance (MFA) for Syrian Refugees, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in collaboration with Heart to Heart International (HHI)

Date: June 26, 2016

Time: 12 – 5 p.m. (1 hour shift per individual)

Where: Lexington Avenue Armory on East 25th Street in Manhattan

What you can do: To disseminate information (newsletter, listserv, website, etc); To assemble at least 20 volunteers that will represent your organization and will commit to a one-hour shift between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. on June 26; please sign up by contacting NYIP Intern Nurana Radjabova, nurana.r.o@gmail.com.

 

#KNOWJUSTICEHARLEM

Monday, May 23, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
St. Philip’s Church, 204 West 134th Street, Manhattan
A discussion focusing on mass incarceration and its effects on the local community with Bryan Stevenson, author of New York Times best-seller Just Mercy, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and social justice activist. Free of charge.

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ACOLYTE and EUCHARISTIC MINISTER training! Wednesday, June 1, at 7 pm

We are recruiting new acolytes and Eucharistic ministers and will have a special training led by Mr. Wilfredo Aponte, member of the Acolyte Guild at St. Luke in the Fields. Please email or talk with Rev. Mary (mlf.stmarysharlem@gmail.com) or call the Parish Office 212-864-4013 to sign up.

 

Come join Theatre of the Oppressed NYC’s flagship troupe, Concrete Justice. Use theatre & fun to confront community concerns in Harlem and New York City! Last year’s CJ show, Homeless Woes addressed gentrification, unsafe shelter conditions and problems in the housing system.  No acting experience necessary, all ages welcome! Fridays: 3:30pm to 5pm, (April 1st to June 3rd), St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Basement, 521 W 126th St, Harlem

 

All are invited!

Saturday, June 11 – CLEAN OUT

On or before June 11 at 12:00 noon, all groups must clean out any extraneous stuff, make sure needed supplies are put away in labeled cabinets/containers. ALL food must be stored in sealed glass, metal or hard plastic containers (rodent proof).

 

Saturday, June 18 – CLEAN UP

On or before June 18 at 12:00 noon, we will be washing walls, cabinets, trunks, chairs, tables, doors, etc.

 

Saturday, July 9 – REPAIRS

On or before July 19 at 12:00 noon, we will be repairing locks, plastering columns, and more. If you would like to participate, please check in with Raheem Harris in the main office (212-864-4013 or stmarysharlem@gmail.com) or show up on 7/19. If you would like to put something on the list for repair, please contact Raheem.

Pray for:

Our Partners: Unity Fellowship Church NYC, NYC Adventist Forum

Pamsula Zen Meditation; Insight Meditation, Harlem

For everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week, and for anyone who is not able to be with us.

X Special Prayer requests and blessings

XPrayers for health and healing: Effie Scott, Gloria Ellis Smith,Shirrell & Tyrone Felder, the Crawford family, Ian Harding, Patrick Harding & family, April & Barbara Jackson, Marion Smith, Jacqueline &  Anthony Rackley family ,the Snyder family, Doris Rodriquez, Anna Nash,  Gwen Walker & family, Bonnie Phelps and family, Lois Coe, Mary Kelly Brown, Grace Tesita, Marvin Jones, Michelle & Devante  Atkins, Betty Littlefield, Heather Jean Balsdom, Eva Greene & family Raivlston Walters, Maura Hammer, Sheila, Syida & Jamie Patterson, Shirley Hilliard, Matthew Jones, Stephanie Miranda, Patricia  Pinnick, Teiggy, Andrew Polk,  David Wreck, Matthew Valentin, Camilo Lopez, Tonya Yates, Philip  Traynor, Pearl Harris, Ronald Stewart.  Lisa Slocum, Inez Alexander, Marisa Scaviallo, James Allen, Anthony Howell, Latasha Wilson.

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