St. Mary’s Announcements for January 19!

Sunday, January 21, Coffee Hour: Black Lives Matter: Modern Racism
During coffee hour, we continue our year of praying and learning together with some history around our Church. January’s theme is Black Lives Matter. Join us for January 21: Modern Racism; January 28: Internalized Oppression.

Saturday, February 10, 10:30 am: Blessed Absalom Jones Celebration
At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Celebrant: the Rt. Rev. Andrew M. L. Dietsche, Bishop of New York. Preacher Ruby Sales, African American social activist and revered figure of the Civil Rights movement. Congregational participation has made the celebration great. Save the date and join the celebration! If you would like to help plan, contact Carla Burns at biblio999@gmail.com.

Sunday, January 28, Coffee Hour: Wisdom Circle
Seniors are a vital, integral part of the spiritual life and longevity of St. Mary’s and our communities. This Circle is an opportunity for elders of the community to share life stories, wisdom and presence with one another. It will include sacred dialogue, varying topics, Bible study- according to the desires of the group. First topic: The Wisdom of My Life. For more information, call the parish office 212.864.4013, stmarysharlem@gmail.com or talk to Atticus Zavaletta.

 NY Cares Coat Drive
The annual NY CARES Coat Drive has begun. The donation period runs from Nov 14 – Dec 29, 2017. Donations of clean used warm coats are accepted at most police precincts, including our own 26th precinct, across the street. For a list of more donation drop off sites, and how to volunteer, go to  https://www.newyorkcares.org/coat-drive. Information as to where and when individuals can get coats is available in the parish office and the Food Pantry.

Recycling for a Good Cause
The drive this fall to collect used inkjet cartridges raised $120.10 for St. Mary’s. Thank you to everyone who participated! We will have another drive in the spring. If you want to donate any type of inkjet cartridges before the next drive, there is a collection box in the vestibule, next to the door to the Rectory. Your donations help the environment and St. Mary’s!

Pray for:

Partners: Harlem Insight, Unity Fellowship Church, NYC; NYC Adventist Forum; Pamsula Zen;
Alanon; Alcoholics Anonymous; Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP);
Narcotics Anonymous; Network Support; Urban Qi
Neighbors: 26th Precinct, Eglise de Dieu, Emergency Services, Manhattan North Task Force,
Manhattanville Health Center, Old Broadway Family Residence, Old Broadway Synagogue, Templo Biblico;
  Everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week,
and anyone who is not able to be with us.

 X Prayer Requests for Health & Healing X

Ozier Muhammad and Lisa Redd, Radford Arrindell, Joel Kovel, Jorge Blanco, Aiden Smith, Queen Esther Hall, Martha Elizabeth Smith, Saban Carter Hooks, Arthur Williams III, Denise Stokes, Carol White, Professor Bradley,  Philindia Smith, Julian Pentopoulos, Sebastian and Darley Gurski-Corniel, Evie Fortna, Alfred Slocum, Rodney Simmons, Maggie, Hershell & Ola Bullard, Lane family, Effie Scott, Gloria Ellis Smith, Shirrell & Tyrone Felder, the Crawford family, Harding family, April & Barbara Jackson, Marion Smith, Doris Rodriquez, Bonnie Phelps & family, Lois Coe, Mary Kelly Brown, Betty Littlefield, Heather Jean Balsdom, Eva Greene & family, Patterson Family, Shirley Hilliard, Matthew Jones, Stephanie Miranda, David Wreck, Liya Pagani, Camilo Lopez, Tonya Yates, Wilfredo Perata, Pearl Harris, Lisa Slocum, Inez Alexander, Carmen Antoniella Torre, James Allen, Anthony Howell, Asha Taylor, Harriet Wyatt, Zachary and Arin Mazza, Carmen Cabrera, Rachel Furer and family, Raheem Harris, Stephanie Lane, Mary Wilder, Gertrude Ellis,  James Leung, Michelle & Devante, Margaret Bell, Andrea Polanco, John McNeil, Alton Davis, Barry Harris, Kafka family, Cynthia Bullard-Perez.

 

X  Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church! X

Ecclesia
Every 1st Sunday 2:00 p.m. in Marcus Garvey Park. St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the first Sunday of each month. We always need some volunteers to help prepare and serve the “Second Meal” following the service.

 Harlem Insight
Meditation for all levels. By donation.  All are welcome. No experience is necessary. Saturdays 10 am-12 pm in the Rectory.

 Unity Fellowship Church of New York
Led by Sr. Bishop Zachary Jones. Unity worships on Sundays at 2:00pm.

 Metro New York Adventist Forum
Led by Ms. Janet Schultz. Adventist Forum gathers on the second Saturday of the month (please check for specific dates).

 Pamsula Zen Meditation
Teacher Daiken Nelson. Every Monday evening at 6:00 pm in the rectory.
(6:00 Beginning Instruction, 6:30 Meditation, 7:00 Meditation, 7:30 Talk, Discussion Q&A)

 Birthdays and Baptismal Blessings first Sunday of each month.
 Spirit and Strife Peer Support Group the first Sunday of each month at 12:30 pm in the rectory – Come share your burdens and joys in this prayerful circle of support.  New members always welcome.

Dorcas Arts Hemming pants, skirts and dresses. Sew on buttons and small repairs. Contact: Sandra-May Flowers 646-856-2912 or Sandra.Flowers90@myhunter.cuny.edu.

Healing Prayer third Sunday of each month.

Women’s Prayer Group All women are invited to this discussion and prayer time, second  Sunday of the month.

4th Sunday Potluck: Bring a dish to share following 10:30am worship.

The Vestry meets on the fourth Sunday of every month at 1 pm.  All are invited. Next meeting: Jan. 28.

Tuesday Writing Group – 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7pm in the Parish Hall. Bring your work, your journal, or just come ready to write something… creative, factual, non-sensical. All are welcome.

Miriam, Mark and Marx: Our interfaith Justice and Peace Activism Community meets the last Thursday of each month. We gather at 6:00PM to share food, experiences, and feelings. We then plan how to advance in the struggle against racism, sexism, and expanding war in these very troubling times.  For information or Pastoral Care call Jim White at 201-956-5356, or leave him a message in the parish office.  Next meeting: Jan. 25.

Free Movie! Every Friday Night at St. Mary’s Church at 6:00 pm… St. Mary’s Movies! Jan. 26 :  Evita (1996, pg, musical bio-drama, 2h15min) Madonna and Antonio Banderas sing for Argentina. Come for the fellowship, the movie, the popcorn, dinner and the fun…  as always, volunteers are needed.  

Saturday Mobile Soup Kitchen: Help prepare sandwiches and lunch bags and then distribute them to our neighbors on the street. Every Saturday at 12 noon.

Urban Qi (free Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes for St. Mary’s members) every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 am at St. Nicholas Park @135th Street. Inclement weather–meet in the Undercroft.

Thrift.StMarys@gmail.com • 212-864-4013•Closed until April Donations accepted Wednesday, Friday, Saturday. All proceeds support St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and its mission to serve homeless and hungry people. Los ingress apoyan la Iglesia Episcopal de Santa Maria y su misión de servir a las personas sin hogar  y hambrientos de Harlem.     

If you have any information to share with St Mary’s church, please send it to stmarysharlem@gmail.com.
by Wednesday at 5 pm of each week to be placed in the weekly bulletin.
To reach the Rector: please call 929-266-6279 or email:
mlf.stmarysharlem@gmail.com.

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