Welcome to St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church | 521 West 126th Street | New York | NY | 10027

September  2015 Happenings at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church


Join in worship, action, study and fun

Monday, 9/7 the Parish Office will be CLOSED in observance of Labor Day

The Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 With great expectations for fun, learning, creativity and advocacy our first celebration of “Saint Mary” comes this month on September 12 and 13.
Join in for one event or the whole weekend! Free for all St. Mary’s members, suggested donations:
$5 for movement or arts workshop
$20 for the whole weekend
$50 to be a sponsoring “godparent”


St. Mary’s Festival Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, September 12-13, 2015            

Celebrate the Feast of the Nativity
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Justice

 with movement, creative arts, performance, procession, justice fair,
film and carnival games

 Saturday – 9/12

      10:15 am – Coffee and Gathering in the Garden

10:30 am – Urban Qi (Tai Chi/Qi Gong class) – Undercroft

11 am – Terror at the Towers, Rectory
reading with author Cathie Wright-Lewis,
author of Passion’s Pride: Return to the Dawning

1 pm – Rosary Making Workshop, Rectory*
Meditative Drawing, Parish Hall*

2 pm – St. Mary’s Concrete Justice Troupe – Church with Theatre of the Oppressed NYC; performance and participation
Healing Arts Workshop with Achinore School – Undercroft

4 pm – Icon Making Workshop, Rectory*
Reflections on the Magnificat (Bible study), Parish Hall*

Sunday – 9/13 

      10 am – Procession of the Infant Virgin and Festive Eucharist – Church

11:30 am Justice Fair – Garden with Social Justice Sundaes — ice-cream with social-justice themed toppings: red hot candies for attention to climate change, pay day candy bars for living wages.

12:00 noon – Carnival Games for kids and grown-ups – Garden

2 pm – Film: The House I Live In & Discussion – Rectory

5 pm – Meditation (Insight Meditation Society) – Rectory

*limited space, sign up in advance to guarantee participation (stmarysharlem@gmail.com)

St. Mary’s in Action: Real Living Wage

In 2014 a study confirmed statistically what many of us already know: more than two in five NYC households lack enough income to cover basic necessities such as food, shelter, health and childcare. The costs are increasing, and yet as measure by the federal poverty level, less than half of these families are officially designated as “poor.” The conclusion is a suggested $20/hour living wage. Read entire study. A number of St. Mary’s community will attend a kick-off event expressing faith communities’ support for this campaign on October 8; for more information visit the Real Living Wage NYC website.
Join in worship, action, study and fun
including free:
Friday Movie Night
Saturday Outreach
Monday Food Pantry
Tuesday Free Medical Clinic
Weekday NA/Alanon Meetings
Every night Shelter
Thrift Shop (Fri 3-7, Sat & Sun 12 to 5)


Urban Chi (Tai Chi/Qi Gong Wednesday & Saturday mornings at 10:30 am)
will meet in St. Nicholas Park at 135th Street on 9/5, 9, 19, 23, weather permitting
inclement weather and all other classes will be in the Undercroft

9/6 Ecclesia
9/13 St. Mary’s Festival Weekend
9/20 ECW Meeting & Prayer Group
9/26 Indaba weekend (St. Mary’s team visits St. John’s, Wilmot, New Rochelle)
Vestry Meeting rescheduled to Saturday, October 3

Wednesday, 9/9 Peace of Pizza – meet new NYIP interns!

Thursday, 9/24 Miriam, Mark & Marx Discussion and Action

Saturday, 9/19  Speakeasy at the Thrift Shop at 7 pm

9/26  Harlem Chamber Players Opening Concert at 4 pm  details!
Save the dates!

Saturday, October 3, 12 pm Thrift Shop 1st Anniversary!

Thursday, October 8, 6:30 pm
Real Living Wage Campaign Kick-Off
at First Corinthian Baptist Church

 To participate or for more information, please contact: stmarysharlem@gmail.com or 212-864-4013.

St. Mary’s is the “we are not afraid” church.
521 West 126th Street, Harlem, NY 10027


The Rev. Mary Foulke, Rector

Worship with us!

Sundays at 8 & 10 am

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church | 521 West 126th Street | New York | NY | 10027


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