May 17, 2009

A Blessed Easter and Welcome to St. Mary’s Church!

The Episcopal Church Women will meet on Today Sunday May 17th following the 10:00 am service. Please see Ms. Glenda White, ECW President, for more information.

“Shine a Light” a concert of New Music: Today May 17th 3:00 pm, with St. Mary’s own Lorrell Manning and his band, La Res, and others including Jessie Murphy In The Woods, Erin & Her Cello, Leah Siegel, Dandelion Wine & Desk This concert will be a benefit for St. Mary’s Food Pantry & Homeless Street Outreach Ministry. Presented by One Light Left.

New Life in Harlem: We have started a new Church & about 2 dozen attended! Thanks be to God!!: This afternoon at 2:00 pm Ecclesia Ministries of New York will continue a new, outdoor church in Marcus Garvey Park. Service is at 2:00 pm every Sunday. If you can help, please call Father David Madsen, (646) 753-1771. Thanks to all who helped prepare meals last week, including Delores Jones, Celia Braxton and Liz Player.

Eastertide Tuesdays: Prayer, Soup and Bible Study – During Eastertide we will gather on Tuesday evenings for prayer, soup and fellowship and Bible Study. We will begin with prayers for peace at 5:30 pm, have some soup together about 6:00 pm and undertake an “African Bible Study” from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. All are invited as we seek to follow the new light in our lives given to us in our savior Jesus.

Black Radical Congress Forum, on the occasion on Malcolm X’s birthday, May 19th, 7:00 pm at St. Mary’s Church. For more information, please call Jessica at (917) 573-5812.

The Men’s Monthly Prayer group meets Saturday, May 23 at 8:00 am. All men welcome!

St. Mary’s Summer Camp: Get ready for an exciting Summer Camp this year for children ages 6–13  years old. The camp program begins on July 6. Recreational, educational and cultural activities are the focus of the program. Please see Ms. Pearl Harris or call the Church office for more information (212) 864-4013.

Political Forum in Commemoration of Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Early 20th Century Harlem Radicalism: “Which Way Forward for the Black Left? A Critical Analysis of Obama’s Presidency & the State of Black Politics” Sunday, May 31st, 2:00 – 500 pm at St. Mary’s Church. Panelists: Cynthia McKinney, Presidential candidate 2008 and former US Congresswoman; Glen Ford, Executive Editor, Black Agenda Report;  Professor Anthony Monteiro, African American Studies Department, Temple  University; Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report Editor & Senior Columnist; Nellie Bailey, Harlem Tenants Council; For information: Nellie Hester Bailey 212-663-5248 harlemtenants@gmail.com.

Manhattan North Interparish Council: “Annual Celebration Event” June 12th, Eucharist 6:30 pm; Dinner 7:30 pm; St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 435 West 141st St. at Convent Ave. Donation: Adults: $40.00; Children (under 12 yrs.) $20.00. Please see Rev. Kooperkamp if you are interested in attending.

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