Announcements for 06/12/2016

X Good Morning and welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church! X                 521West 126th Street X New York, NY10027 (212) 864-4013 www.StMarysHarlem.org             www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

 

IQ – Important Questions: TBA

Engaging and encouraging children’s questions about life, death, meaning and faith. We explore scripture (especially the Book of Genesis) and tradition through art, movement, field trips, songs , stories, and service to others.  Meeting in the Rectory.

 

“Homesteading Instead: Reclaim the Dream”

a FUN interactive theatre performance by the Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, Concrete Justice actors.  About fighting for our right to affordable, accessible housing.

Friday, June 17th, 5pm (BEFORE MOVIE NIGHT!!!) St. Mary’s Church Basement.

 

 

Portmanteau: A “Celexploration” of Black Concert Music

 

Join rising tenor and Harlem Opera Theater Vocal Competition finalist Marcus Bedinger for a wonderful evening here at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Manhattanville on Friday, June 24th at 6PM.

Portmanteau: A “Celexploration” of Black Concert Music blends your favorite classical composers with Black American composers and contemporary arrangements of Negro Spirituals, including some religious texts. Joined by Martin Garratt on piano. A love offering will be collected, and a donation of $10 is kindly requested.

 

All are invited!

 

Saturday, July 9 – REPAIRS

On or before July 19 at 12:00 noon, we will be repairing locks, plastering columns, and more. If you would like to participate, please check in with Raheem Harris in the main office (212-864-4013 or stmarysharlem@gmail.com) or show up on 7/19. If you would like to put something on the list for repair, please contact Raheem.

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Campaign to Help Syrian Refugees

Aim: To assemble 8,000 emergency hygiene kits which will be shipped and distributed to Syrian refugees in refugee camps

Organizers: The Multifaith Alliance (MFA) for Syrian Refugees, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in collaboration with Heart to Heart International (HHI)

Date: June 26, 2016

Time: 12 – 5 p.m. (1 hour shift per individual)

Where: Lexington Avenue Armory on East 25th Street in Manhattan

What you can do: To disseminate information (newsletter, listserv, website, etc); To assemble at least 20 volunteers that will represent your organization and will commit to a one-hour shift between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. on June 26; please sign up by contacting NYIP Intern Nurana Radjabova, nurana.r.o@gmail.com.

Pray for:

Our Partners: Unity Fellowship Church NYC, NYC Adventist Forum

Pamsula Zen Meditation; Queer Detainees Empowerment Project, and

For everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week, and for anyone who is not able to be with us.

X Special Prayer requests and blessings

XPrayers for health and healing: Effie Scott, Gloria Ellis Smith,Shirrell & Tyrone Felder, the Crawford family, Ian Harding, Patrick Harding & family, April & Barbara Jackson, Marion Smith, Jacqueline &  Anthony Rackley family ,the Snyder family, Doris Rodriquez, Anna Nash,  Gwen Walker & family, Bonnie Phelps and family, Lois Coe, Mary Kelly Brown, Grace Tesita, Marvin Jones, Michelle & Devante  Atkins, Betty Littlefield, Heather Jean Balsdom, Eva Greene & family Raivlston Walters, Maura Hammer, Sheila, Syida & Jamie Patterson, Shirley Hilliard, Matthew Jones, Stephanie Miranda, Patricia  Pinnick, Teiggy, Andrew Polk,  David Wreck, Matthew Valentin, Camilo Lopez, Tonya Yates, Philip  Traynor, Pearl Harris, Ronald Stewart.  Lisa Slocum, Inez Alexander, Marisa  Scaviallo, James Allen, Anthony Howell, Latasha Wilson, The repose of the soul of Donald Francis, Mollie Westmore-Woods, Asha Taylor

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Announcements 5/22/2016

X Good Morning and welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church! X                 521West 126th Street X New York, NY10027 (212) 864-4013 www.StMarysHarlem.org             www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

 

IQ – Important Questions: TBA

Engaging and encouraging children’s questions about life, death, meaning and faith. We explore scripture (especially the Book of Genesis) and tradition through art, movement, field trips, songs , stories, and service to others.  Meeting in the Rectory.

 

Ecclesia needs volunteers! St. Mary’s offers an outdoor Eucharist for the homeless at Marcus Garvey Park on the first Sunday of each month. Volunteers are needed to bring Eucharistic supplies, and to make and transport sandwiches for an agape meal after the Eucharist. If you are willing to help, speak to Mother Mary.

 

Campaign to Help Syrian Refugees

Aim: To assemble 8,000 emergency hygiene kits which will be shipped and distributed to Syrian refugees in refugee camps

Organizers: The Multifaith Alliance (MFA) for Syrian Refugees, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in collaboration with Heart to Heart International (HHI)

Date: June 26, 2016

Time: 12 – 5 p.m. (1 hour shift per individual)

Where: Lexington Avenue Armory on East 25th Street in Manhattan

What you can do: To disseminate information (newsletter, listserv, website, etc); To assemble at least 20 volunteers that will represent your organization and will commit to a one-hour shift between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. on June 26; please sign up by contacting NYIP Intern Nurana Radjabova, nurana.r.o@gmail.com.

 

#KNOWJUSTICEHARLEM

Monday, May 23, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
St. Philip’s Church, 204 West 134th Street, Manhattan
A discussion focusing on mass incarceration and its effects on the local community with Bryan Stevenson, author of New York Times best-seller Just Mercy, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and social justice activist. Free of charge.

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ACOLYTE and EUCHARISTIC MINISTER training! Wednesday, June 1, at 7 pm

We are recruiting new acolytes and Eucharistic ministers and will have a special training led by Mr. Wilfredo Aponte, member of the Acolyte Guild at St. Luke in the Fields. Please email or talk with Rev. Mary (mlf.stmarysharlem@gmail.com) or call the Parish Office 212-864-4013 to sign up.

 

Come join Theatre of the Oppressed NYC’s flagship troupe, Concrete Justice. Use theatre & fun to confront community concerns in Harlem and New York City! Last year’s CJ show, Homeless Woes addressed gentrification, unsafe shelter conditions and problems in the housing system.  No acting experience necessary, all ages welcome! Fridays: 3:30pm to 5pm, (April 1st to June 3rd), St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Basement, 521 W 126th St, Harlem

 

All are invited!

Saturday, June 11 – CLEAN OUT

On or before June 11 at 12:00 noon, all groups must clean out any extraneous stuff, make sure needed supplies are put away in labeled cabinets/containers. ALL food must be stored in sealed glass, metal or hard plastic containers (rodent proof).

 

Saturday, June 18 – CLEAN UP

On or before June 18 at 12:00 noon, we will be washing walls, cabinets, trunks, chairs, tables, doors, etc.

 

Saturday, July 9 – REPAIRS

On or before July 19 at 12:00 noon, we will be repairing locks, plastering columns, and more. If you would like to participate, please check in with Raheem Harris in the main office (212-864-4013 or stmarysharlem@gmail.com) or show up on 7/19. If you would like to put something on the list for repair, please contact Raheem.

Pray for:

Our Partners: Unity Fellowship Church NYC, NYC Adventist Forum

Pamsula Zen Meditation; Insight Meditation, Harlem

For everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week, and for anyone who is not able to be with us.

X Special Prayer requests and blessings

XPrayers for health and healing: Effie Scott, Gloria Ellis Smith,Shirrell & Tyrone Felder, the Crawford family, Ian Harding, Patrick Harding & family, April & Barbara Jackson, Marion Smith, Jacqueline &  Anthony Rackley family ,the Snyder family, Doris Rodriquez, Anna Nash,  Gwen Walker & family, Bonnie Phelps and family, Lois Coe, Mary Kelly Brown, Grace Tesita, Marvin Jones, Michelle & Devante  Atkins, Betty Littlefield, Heather Jean Balsdom, Eva Greene & family Raivlston Walters, Maura Hammer, Sheila, Syida & Jamie Patterson, Shirley Hilliard, Matthew Jones, Stephanie Miranda, Patricia  Pinnick, Teiggy, Andrew Polk,  David Wreck, Matthew Valentin, Camilo Lopez, Tonya Yates, Philip  Traynor, Pearl Harris, Ronald Stewart.  Lisa Slocum, Inez Alexander, Marisa Scaviallo, James Allen, Anthony Howell, Latasha Wilson.

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Announcements week of 5/8/16

X Good Morning and welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church! X                 521West 126th Street X New York, NY10027 (212) 864-4013 www.StMarysHarlem.org             www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

 

IQ – Important Questions: Next meeting TBA

Engaging and encouraging children’s questions about life, death, meaning and faith. We explore scripture (especially the Book of Genesis) and tradition through art, movement, field trips, songs , stories, and service to others.  Meeting in the Rectory.

 

Ecclesia needs volunteers! St. Mary’s offers an outdoor Eucharist for the homeless at Marcus Garvey Park on the first Sunday of each month. Volunteers are needed to bring Eucharistic supplies, and to make and transport sandwiches for an agape meal after the Eucharist. If you are willing to help, speak to Mother Mary.

 

This month, we welcome Orlando and Julius from QDEP (Queer Detainees Empowerment Program) – they and Executive Director Jamila, will be sharing space in 1/2 of the PH basement M-F, from 10 am to 6 pm. They will also have a support group for clients in the Rectory Common rooms on Tuesdays from 6 to 8.

 

ECW  May-15

Pentecost – Wear RED

12:15 ECW welcomes member Amanda Watermeyer to speak about USAID work with women and children.

#KNOWJUSTICEHARLEM

Monday, May 23, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
St. Philip’s Church, 204 West 134th Street, Manhattan

A discussion focusing on mass incarceration and its effects on the local community with Bryan Stevenson, author of New York Times best-seller Just Mercy, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and social justice activist. Free of charge.

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Dorcas “Arts”

ACTS OF SEWING SERVICE TO:

St. Mary’s & the surrounding community

Based on the book of Acts in the Bible

Hemming-Pants, Skirts and Dresses

  • Sew on Buttons, Small repairs

Second and Fourth Sunday 12:00-2:00- Undercroft

521 west 126th street, between old broadway and Amsterdam

Sign up for the upcoming:

“Teach me to sew workshops” TBA

To assist in this project Contact:

Sandra-May Flowers at 646-856-2912 or send email to:

Sandra.Flowers90@myhunter.cuny.edu

 

Come join Theatre of the Oppressed NYC’s flagship troupe, Concrete Justice. Use theatre & fun to confront community concerns in Harlem and New York City! Last year’s CJ show, Homeless Woes addressed gentrification, unsafe shelter conditions and problems in the housing system.  No acting experience necessary, all ages welcome! Fridays: 3:30pm to 5pm, (April 1st to June 3rd), St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Basement, 521 W 126th St, Harlem

Pray for:

Our Partners: Unity Fellowship Church NYC, NYC Adventist Forum

Pamsula Zen Meditation; Insight Meditation, Harlem

For everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week, and for anyone who is not able to be with us.

X Special Prayer requests and blessings

XPrayers for health and healing: Effie Scott, Gloria Ellis Smith,Shirrell & Tyrone Felder, the Crawford family, Ian Harding, Patrick Harding & family, April & Barbara Jackson, Marion Smith, Jacqueline &  Anthony Rackley family ,the Snyder family, Doris Rodriquez, Anna Nash,  Gwen Walker & family, Bonnie Phelps and family, Lois Coe, Mary Kelly Brown, Grace Tesita, Marvin Jones, Michelle & Devante  Atkins, Betty Littlefield, Heather Jean Balsdom, Eva Greene & family Raivlston Walters, Maura Hammer, Sheila, Syida & Jamie Patterson, Shirley Hilliard, Matthew Jones, Stephanie Miranda, Patricia  Pinnick, Teiggy, Andrew Polk,  David Wreck, Matthew Valentin, Camilo Lopez, Tonya Yates, Philip  Traynor, Pearl Harris, Ronald Stewart.  Lisa Slocum, Inez Alexander, Marisa Scaviallo, James Allen, Anthony Howell, Latasha Wilson.

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Announcements week of 17th

 Good Morning and welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church!  521West 126th Street  New York, NY10027 (212) 864-4013 http://www.StMarysHarlem.org http://www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

IQ – Important Questions: Next meeting April, 30th 2pm-4pm
Engaging and encouraging children’s questions about life, death, meaning and faith. We explore scripture (especially the Book of Genesis) and tradition through art, movement, field trips, songs , stories, and service to others. Meeting in the Rectory.

New York Sate Primary is Tuesday, April 19. Polls are open 6 am to 9 pm. Make your voice heard! To find your polling place or see a sample ballot, go to http://www.elections.ny.gov/ You must be a registered member of a political party to vote in that party’s primary.
Special Coffee Hour Sunday, April 24 after the 10 am service. Bring a dish, snacks or a dessert to share!
Ecclesia needs volunteers! St. Mary’s offers an outdoor Eucharist for the homeless at Marcus Garvey Park on the first Sunday of each month. Volunteers are needed to bring Eucharistic supplies, and to make and transport sandwiches for an agape meal after the Eucharist. If you are willing to help, speak to Mother Mary.

Flower Fund – Mother’s Day is coming! Please make a small donation to the Flower Fund so that we can purchase carnations in honor of our mothers. .
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Dorcas “Arts”
ACTS OF SEWING SERVICE TO:
St. Mary’s & the surrounding community
Based on the book of Acts in the Bible

• Hemming-Pants, Skirts and Dresses
• Sew on Buttons, Small repairs
Second and Fourth Sunday 12:00-2:00- Undercroft
521 west 126th street, between old broadway and Amsterdam
Sign up for the upcoming:
“Teach me to sew workshops” TBA
To assist in this project Contact:
Sandra-May Flowers at 646-856-2912 or send email to:
Sandra.Flowers90@myhunter.cuny.edu

Come join Theatre of the Oppressed NYC’s flagship troupe, Concrete Justice. Use theatre & fun to confront community concerns in Harlem and New York City! Last year’s CJ show, Homeless Woes addressed gentrification, unsafe shelter conditions and problems in the housing system. No acting experience necessary, all ages welcome! Fridays: 3:30pm to 5pm, (April 1st to June 3rd), St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Basement, 521 W 126th St, Harlem
Pray for:
Our Partners: Unity Fellowship Church NYC, NYC Adventist Forum
Pamsula Zen Meditation; Insight Meditation, Harlem
For everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week, and for anyone who is not able to be with us.
 Special Prayer requests and blessings
Prayers for health and healing: Effie Scott, Gloria Ellis Smith,Ted Yanow, the Crawford family, Ian Harding, Patrick Harding & family, April & Barbara Jackson, Marion Smith, Jacqueline & Anthony Rackley family ,the Snyder family, Doris Rodriquez, Anna Nash, Gwen Walker & family, Bonnie Phelps and family, Lois Coe, Mary Kelly Brown, Grace Tesita, Marvin Jones, Michelle & Devante Atkins, Betty Littlefield, Heather Jean Balsdom, Eva Greene & family Raivlston Walters, Maura Hammer, Sheila, Syida & Jamie Patterson, Shirley Hilliard, Matthew Jones, Stephanie Miranda, Patricia Pinnick, Teiggy, Andrew Polk, David Wreck, Matthew Valentin, Camilo Lopez, Tonya Yates, Philip Traynor, Pearl Harris, Ronald Stewart. Lisa Slocum

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Announcements for April 3

Welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church!

521West 126th Street X New York, NY10027 (212) 864-4013 www.StMarysHarlem.org             www.facebook.com/st.marys.harlem

 

IQ – Important Questions: Next meeting April, 30th 2pm-4pm

Engaging and encouraging children’s questions about life, death, meaning and faith. We explore scripture (especially the Book of Genesis) and tradition through art, movement, field trips, songs , stories, and service to others.  Meeting in the Rectory.

 

. VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE

The Faith Communities’ 13th District Congressional Debate:

Healing and Building our Neighborhoods

 

CONFIRMED CANDIDATES:

Adam Clayton Powell, Clyde Williams, Guillermo Linares, Keith Wright, Mike Gallagher & Susan Johnson Cook

 

WHAT: An opportunity for civic engagement and a chance to learn about who could represent you and your communities (Harlem, Washington Heights, and the Bronx) in Congress.

WHEN: 6:30pm to 8:00pm on April 13, 2016.

WHERE: Grace Congregational Church located at 310 W 139th St, New York, NY 10030.

MODERATORS: David Rohde, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist (The New York Times & Reuters) and Elinor Tatum, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The New York Amsterdam News.

CO-SPONSORS: Grace Congregational Church, The Interfaith Center of New York, Union Theological Seminary, The Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood, The Amsterdam News, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, All Souls Church, and Church of the Intercession.

For Further Information contact: 212 870-3532

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Dorcas “Arts”

ACTS OF SEWING SERVICE TO:

St. Mary’s & the surrounding community

Based on the book of Acts in the Bible

 

  • Hemming-Pants, Skirts and Dresses
  • Sew on Buttons, Small repairs

Second and Fourth Sunday 12:00-2:00- Undercroft

521 west 126th street, between old broadway and Amsterdam

Sign up for the upcoming:

“Teach me to sew workshops” TBA

To assist in this project Contact:

Sandra-May Flowers at 646-856-2912 or send email to:

Sandra.Flowers90@myhunter.cuny.edu

 

Come join Theatre of the Oppressed NYC’s flagship troupe, Concrete Justice. Use theatre & fun to confront community concerns in Harlem and New York City! Last year’s CJ show, Homeless Woes addressed gentrification, unsafe shelter conditions and problems in the housing system.  No acting experience necessary, all ages welcome! Fridays: 3:30pm to 5pm, (April 1st to June 3rd), St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Basement, 521 W 126th St, Harlem

Pray for:

Our Partners: Unity Fellowship Church NYC, NYC Adventist Forum

Pamsula Zen Meditation; Insight Meditation, Harlem

For everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week, and for anyone who is not able to be with us.

Special Prayer requests and blessings

Prayers for health and healing: Effie Scott, Gloria Ellis Smith,Ted Yanow, the Crawford family, Ian Harding, Patrick Harding & family, April & Barbara Jackson, Marion Smith, Jacqueline &  Anthony Rackley family ,the Snyder family, Doris Rodriquez, Anna Nash,  Gwen Walker & family, Bonnie Phelps and family, Lois Coe, Mary Kelly Brown, Grace Tesita, Marvin Jones, Michelle & Devante  Atkins, Betty Littlefield, Heather Jean Balsdom, Eva Greene & family Raivlston Walters, Maura Hammer, Sheila, Syida & Jamie Patterson, Shirley Hilliard, Matthew Jones, Stephanie Miranda, Patricia  Pinnick, Teiggy, Andrew Polk,  David Wreck, Matthew Valentin, Camilo Lopez, Tonya Yates, Philip  Traynor, Pearl Harris, Ronald Stewart.

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December Happenings at St. Mary’s!

Welcome to Happenings! Craft Fair-Advent-Christmas and the real meaning of holiday cheer…

 

 

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Advent is here! in this season of preparation, we will offer Blue Eucharists on Wednesdays at 6:30 for those who find this a season of struggle and loss. Bible Study will continue on Wednesdays at 7 pm, the special celebration of Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Watchnight Service will take us into 2016. Ordinary activities in the midst of the holidays are equally important: feeding the hungry, encouraging wellness, and creating space for beauty and peace in our community.

 

December 5 & 6, 12-5 pm
Alter-Knit-Ive Holiday Crafts Fair

 

This wonderful sale of truly unique gifts, handmade or designed by local artists, artisans, crafters and kooks, is a celebration of loveliness. St. Mary‘s Recipe Calendar will be available for sale or order ($10-2016 pledging members, $12-all others, $18-send); plus beautiful jewelry, handknits, paintings, soap, lotion drawing, vintage, tchotchkes, ceramics, baked goods, and live music!
 

 

 

Blue Eucharists

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Blue Eucharists are contemplatives services that are designed to support those who struggle with “blue” feelings or experiences of loss and struggle in the midst of holiday preparations. All are welcome:
December 2, 9, 16, 23. Followed by Bible Study 12/2 & 16, Peace of Pizza 12/9.

 

How much is too much holiday cheer?
December 16, at 11:30 am
Join guest leader George Santana, from Boom Health in the Bronx, for an open discussion about the bio-psycho-social impact of the use of alcohol and drugs on individuals, relationships, families and communities. Learn about reducing harmful behaviors and building healthy self awareness.

 

 

Christmas Eve Eucharist

Thursday, December 24, at 6 pm
Join this intimate and beautiful celebration with special music
from returning soprano April Armstrong and guitarist Ayodele Maakheru.

 

Happenings Reminders

 

Sundays IQ for Children: 12/6,12/13,12/20 at 11:30 am

 

Bible Study: Wednesdays 12/2 & 12/16, at 7 pm

 

Thrift Shop: Fridays 3-7, Saturdays & Sundays 12-5 pm

 

Peace of Pizza w/NYIP: Wednesday 12/9, at 7 pm

 

Miriam, Mark & Marx: 12/17 at 6:30 pm
Vestry: 12/22 at 12:30 pm

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE WATCHNIGHT EUCHARISTThursday, 12/31 at 11:30 pm (after the movies), celebrate with our sisters and brothers from Unity Fellowship Church, Bishop Zachary Jones preaching.

 

and many weekly ministries: Monday Pantry, Tuesday Medical Clinic, Wednesday/Saturday Tai Chi, Wednesday Choir Practice, Friday Movie Night, Saturday Outreach/Mobile Soup Kitchen, Weekday Alanon/NA/AA meetings, every night Shelter.

 

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Advent at St. Mary’s!

World AIDS Day is Tuesday, December 1, please pray for our neighbors at St. Mary’s Center, for all who are affected by HIV and AIDS.

Bible Study in December: Wednesday, December 2 & 16, at 7 pm. Led by Seminarian Alex Barton.

Advent Blue Eucharists – Wednesdays at 6:30 pm starting December 2; a contemplative service designed to support all who struggle with “blue” feelings or experiences of loss and struggle in the midst of holiday preparations. All are welcome!

For all events, please visit our calendar!

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