Garden Clean Up & Planting

St. Mary’s Garden mission is: to celebrate creation and to heal human relationships with the natural world. All are invited to our Garden Clean Up on Friday, June 16, from 9am to 3 pm – and Planting on Saturday, June 17, 1 to 3 pm, RAIN OR SHINE!

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Justice and Peace Revival/Evolution

Liberation scripture, dance and spoken word, singing and drum. On this weekend that Christians celebrate the Holy Spirit, be inspired to witness for justice for Deborah Danner, Mohammed Bah, and all victims of police violence; find strength to resist discriminatory deportations, and all anti-immigrant​/anti-Muslim actions, see Theatre of the Oppressed invite options in the face of aggressive policing. “Evolution” an arts and sales festival for St. Mary’s Thrift Shop begins at 12 noon in the Garden, with live music and refreshments.

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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 refugees and asylum-seekers. In July and August we offer St. Mary’s Summer Camp for children who have completed 1st through 5th grade. A total of 3 staff and approximately 50 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 (on Tuesdays), and – to promote wellness – a twice weekly Tai Chi/Qi Gong class. Please click on “calendar” above to find out specific information. Additionally, five young adults reside at St. Mary’s and commit to a year of social justice oriented work and discernment as part of the New York Service and Justice Collaborative.

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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Celebrate the Resurrection with us!

 

St. Mary’s HOLY WEEK AND EASTER Schedule 2017

 Wednesday, April 12, 7:30 pm
Tenebrae
A service of psalms and the extinguishing of lights

Thursday, April 13, 6:30 pm
Maundy Thursday Eucharist
with Footwashing, Stripping of the Altar, and Agape Meal

Overnight Vigil at the Altar of Repose
All are welcome to pray and meditate, to keep company with Christ in the garden.

Friday, April 14, 12 noon to 3 pm
Good Friday Liturgy
with the Veneration of the Cross, Communion from the Reserve Sacrament, and Stations of the Cross

Saturday, April 15
12:00 noon – Holy Saturday Service
in the Garden (weather permitting)

2:00 pm
Easter Egg Dyeing for Children and Adults
In the Garden (weather permitting)

7:30 pm
The Great Vigil of Easter
An ancient service celebrating the new fire of Easter, all salvation history, and the first alleluias!

 Sunday, April 16, 8 and 10 am
Festive Easter Worship
With Easter Egg Hunt in the Garden following the 10 am service

St Mary’s is located at 521 West 126th Street, New York, NY 10027, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue

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St. Mary’s in February

February 12 – Black History Month Celebration!

Poetry Sunday Worship at 10 am

To Harlem with Love: Yuri Kochiyama & Malcolm X presentation at 12 noon

Lent is coming! Ash Wednesday is March 1, services at 7:30 am, 12 noon, 6:30 pm

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Profiled – the movie

Please join us on Friday evening, January 13 at the screening of PROFILED and bring your friends who are sick and tired of the  profiling and murdering of Blacks and Latinos by the NYPD. 

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Margarita Rosario, the mother of Anthony Rosario and aunt of Hilton Vega both of whom murdered by NYPD officers in 1995; Chauniqua D, Young, a Center  for Constitutional Rights  attorney who was part of the successful  Stop-and-Frisk case;  Kristine Anderson-Welch, a community activist; and Kathleen Foster, the producer-director of Profiled. 
 
The screening of PROFILED will be free. 
Any donations will be used  to help with the further distribution of this important documentary  including the making of a Spanish subtitled version and to help with St. Mary’s important work for justice.
 
WMM A WOMEN MAKE MOVIES RELEASE  www.profiledthedocumentary.com
PROFILED
Fri. Jan.13, 2017 6:00-8:00 pm
ST. MARY’S  EPISCOPAL CHURCH
521 W. 126 St., NY, NY 10027
Profiled Poster Edited
PROFILED knits the stories of mothers of black and Latin youth murdered by the NYPD into a powerful indictment of racial profiling and police brutality, and places them within a historical context of the roots of racism in the U.S.

Ranging from the routine harassment of minority students in an affluent Brooklyn neighborhood to the killings and protests in Staten Island and Ferguson, Missouri, Profiled bears witness to the racist violence that remains an everyday reality for black and Latin people in this country and gives us a window on one of the burning issues of our time.

Reviews
“Excellent!  A very real film showing statistics and accurate data of how our families were brutalized then during our amcesors’ time and now! This has to stop! We are more than hashtags and body bags!”

Tawanda Jones, Community activist, Baltimore, MD.

Sister of Tyrone West who died in police custody 2013
Jones has been recognized by the local branch of the NAACP and Johns Hopkins University for her dedication to social justice.
“PROFILED is a powerful documentary and a crucial contribution to the discussion of race and racism in America — both in terms of its economic and ideological impact. First, it gives a voice to the family, friends and community members of the young men and women who have been killed by the police. Second, it provides interviews and evidence of the roots and importance of racism in American history from the beginning as a specific strategy of power elites to keep the American working class divided by race to weaken their abilty to improve the lives of themselves and their children,”

Pat Keeton, Prof. of Communication Arts

Ramapo College of NJ
 
WMM A WOMEN MAKE MOVIES RELEASE  www.profiledthedocumentary.com
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Harlem Alter-knit-ive Holiday Crafts Fair, December 10 & 11, 12 noon to 5 pm

All items hand made or personally designed!

Location
St. Mary’s Episcopal Churh
521 West 126th Street
Between Broadway and Amsterdam
New York, NY  10027

Get something unique and special for the holidays!
Support local artists and crafts people, and help support St. Mary’s!

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