May 31, 2009

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

A Blessed Day of Pentecost to all members of St. Mary’s and guests! May the power of the Holy Spirit fill you today and in the days and weeks to come in tyour walk with Christ. Special thanks to our guest musicians today, Curtis Stewart, Nathaniel LaNasa and Kirsten Jermé for the lovely prelude and postlude. They will also perform in recital this afternoon at 1:30 pm. All are invited.

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” TODAY, 4:00 – 7:00 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.

The Property Committee will meet Friday, June 5 at 5:30 pm. All are invited.

C4 Presents American Voices: New York’s Premier New Music Chorus Performs Music By American Composers… Saturday, June 6, 2009, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 8:00 pm, $10 suggested donation. Information, please call Jonathan David, (917) 596-9931.

New Life in Harlem: We have started a new Church, 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, 2:00 pm every Sunday. Please call Father David Madsen, (646) 753-1771.

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.

Extras needed for Student Film: after service on Sunday, June 7, a film will be shot in the Undercroft. About two dozen extras are needed for a few hours to appear on film eating a meal. There is a free lunch and a chance to help dramatize a great story. Please let Rev. Kooperkamp know if you are interested in participating.

The Vestry will meet Wednesday, June 10, 5:30 pm. All are welcome.

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.

Music at St. Mary’s Returns! June 21st at 6:30 pm. A concert of Schubert, Beethoven, Poulenc and Mozart. Don’t miss this great music and bring your friends and neighbors.

Preaching schedule: Next Sunday, June 7, Trinity Sunday, the Rev. Christopher Ferguson, World Council of Churches.

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