December 5, 2010

Good morning and Welcome to St. Mary’s Church!!

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TODAY – the CRAFTS FAIR is HERE!!!

The Harlem (alter-knit-ive) Crafts Fair, Sunday Dec. 5th, 12noon – 5 pm at St. Mary’s Church
Jewelry, felted wool bowls, hats, scarves & “iMittens” silk and wool modern quilted throws, hand-painted note cards, purses, wallets & net bags, original framed artwork, children’s toys, unique holiday decorations, food, glorious food and tons more…
No entrance fee to shop for our truly unique, high-quality handmade holiday gifts. If you’ve already been, come on back for more great gifts and if you haven’t been, come on down!!
Tell your neighbors, friends, family and come for a great time!!

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Liberation & Dedication: telling the Hanukkah story and celebrating our continuing struggle against oppression! This afternoon at 1:00 pm, join our Sunday School children and friends and this dramatic interpretation of Hanukkah.

Sanctuary clean-up: Dec. 6th 5:00 pm: Come on over to St. Mary’s tomorrow and help us clean up the Sanctuary in preparation for Christmas. All are welcome!!

Where are the Jobs?? Columbia University promised job training and 7,000 jobs for their expansion into West Harlem. Join us in a demonstration to demand real jobs, not window-dressing! Dec. 7th (Tuesday) 3:30 – 5:30 pm at the “Employment Office” 125th St. and Broadway. Tell you friends and neighbors: We need JOBS!!

Peace of Pizza, Dec. 8th at 7:00 pm. Come to fellowship at the New York Intern Program

Work has begun on the Bell Cote! All the scaffolding in front of the Church is a sign of restoration for our Bell Cote. Please be patient as St. Mary’s gets a new ‘facelift!’ Thanks!

The Episcopal Church Women’s Prayer Committee meets on the second Sunday following the 10:00 am service. The session on Dec. 12th will be lead by Liz Mellen.

Eccelsia: Marcus Garvey Park: Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Mary’s is the lead congerga-tion on the first Sunday each month; TODAY, we need volunteers to help us make the lunches for the service. Also: St. Mary’s Homeless Street Outreach: Saturdays, 12:00 noon preparation and 2:00 pm street outreach. Please let us know if you can help and please keep the Homeless Street Outreach in your prayers.

Blue Christmas: Dec. 23rd at 7:00 pm: A service for those who feel the death of loved ones especially during Christmas and the Holidays. Come join us as we ask God’s care for them and us at this time. For more information, please see Rev. Kooperkamp.

Christmas Eve Service: Dec. 24th at 7:30 pm, Come to celebrate the birth of Christ and give God thanks for the great gift of our salvation.

Preaching Schedule: Dec. 12th: The Rev. Christopher Ferguson; Dec. 19th, Ms. Joya Colon; Dec. 26th Annual Parish Kwanzaa Celebration, Mr. Charles Kelly presiding.

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