September 3 – NYS&JC Fellows Hosting Coffee Hour  
Come and have a meet and greet with the newest members of the St. Mary’s community!
Sunny, Raven, Sam, Alex and Callan kickoff a series of monthly coffee hours!

St. Mary’s Festival Weekend
September 8-10

Celebrate The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday Fundraiser, 4-6 pm: live music, hors d’oeuvres, and beverages in the garden!
6 pm film festival: three movies about leaders and members of St. Mary’s Church and their fight for social justice.

Saturday Workshops: nurture your spirit & creativity
10 am Harlem Insight Meditation (Rectory) by donation
Dolma Making (Parish Hall) w/Marianne Scharf
10:30 am Urban Qi (St. Nicholas Park & 135th St)
11 am Introduction to the Labyrinth (Garden) w/Lysander Puccio
11:30 am Rosary Making (Parish Hall) w/Freddi Brown-Carter
1 pm LUNCH – Dolmas and More (Rectory/Garden)
2 pm Writing Your Story (Rectory) w/Janet Dorman
3:30 pm Introduction to Mindfulness (Rectory) w/Rachel Furer
4 pm Macrame (Rectory) w/Judy Douglas
Introduction to Yoga (Undercroft) w/Sylvia Sable

Sunday Festival Worship & Justice Celebration
10:30 am With procession!

Wednesday Evening Prayer on the Pier Continues!
September 6, 13, 20 & 27 @ 7 pm

Join St. Mary’s members and friends for Evening Prayer services
at the southern pier in the Harlem Piers Park… look for the boat!

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

Radford Arrindell, Joel Kovel, Kym Roberts and family, 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, Dorothy Boxley, Lane family, Effie Scott, Gloria Ellis Smith, Shirrell & Tyrone Felder, the Crawford family, Harding family, April & Barbara Jackson, Marion Smith, Doris Rodriquez, Gwen Walker & family, Bonnie Phelps and family, Lois Coe, Mary Kelly Brown, Marvin Jones, Michelle & Devante  Atkins, 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, Latasha Wilson, Asha Taylor, Harriet Wyatt, Zachary and Arin Mazza, Carmen Cabrera, Manuel Furer and family, Raheem Harris, Stephanie Lane, Mary Wilder

 Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church!

Ecclesia, every first Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Marcus Garvey Park:                                    St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the 1st 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 10am-12pm 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 shares space with us in our Sanctuary every first & third Saturday at 11: am

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.

“CRAFT CHURCH,” 3-7pm (the second Saturday of every month) in the St. Mary’s rectory common rooms.  Bring your craft project (any kind!) and make progress in excellent company.  We also take a few moments out for prayer and reflection about the gift of creativity and how artistic pursuits can bring us closer to God.  Questions?  Email Lisa at        

Dorcas Arts Second and fourth Sundays. Hemming pants, skirts and dresses. Sew on buttons and small repairs.  Contact: Sandra-May Flowers 646-856-2912 or e-mail

Healing Prayer third Sunday of each month.

Men’s Prayer Group  last Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m.

 Women’s Prayer Group second Sundays following the 10:00 a.m. service. All women are welcome to join us!

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

The Vestry meets on the fourth Sunday of every month at 1 p.m.  All are invited. Next meeting: August 27

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: August 31.

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.

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

Free Movie! Every Friday Night at St. Mary’s Church at 6:00 pm… September 8: St. Mary’s Movies! Living as struggle, the Redeemer, Cousin Bobby! Come for the fellowship, the movie, the popcorn, dinner and the fun…  as always, volunteers are needed.   

 Urban Qi (free Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes) every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 am. • 212-864-4013•Fri 3-5, Mon, Sat & Sun 12-5 pm All proceeds support St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and its mission to serve homeless and hungry people. Llos 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
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:

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