REMINDER:  Sunday Worship will be at 8 and 10:30 am from now on!



The Mothers March for Justice for Mohammed Bah

September 25, gather at 11 am, vigil at 12, followed by a march to the State Office Building

 On Sept. 25, 2012 Hawa Bah called 911 to request an ambulance for her son, Mohamed, who was in physical and emotional distress. NYPD ESU officers arrived instead. They forced their way into Mohamed’s home with guns drawn and killed him. The last bullet was fired at close range while Mohamed lay on the ground. The state and federal criminal justice systems have failed to hold Officers Edwin Mateo, Andrew Kress and Michael Green – who all fired at Mohamed – accountable, but Mohamed’s mother has remained steadfast in her demand for justice for her son and all other victims of police violence. Please join Mrs. Bah, her family, other families who have lost loved ones to the police from New York and across the country, faith leaders and community organizations and supporters on Sept. 25 to honor Mohamed and continue the call for justice.

Wednesday Evening Prayer Continues!
September 27 @ 7 pm

 Join St. Mary’s members and friends for Evening Prayer services, at the 125th Street Pier!


Thursday Dance!

Join Dances for a Variable Population and teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas for creative movement for adults of all ages and abilities. Thursdays from 5-6:30 pm in the Undercroft.

September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7


Help Build a Sukkah!

October 1 at 12 noon

Have you ever seen a little shack built during October for the Jewish Holidays? Or have you ever seen a person wearing Jewish/religious clothing carrying what looks like a palm branch and a lemon? What is this holiday called Sukkot? What can we who are Christian learn about it?

Join Rabbi Mira Rivera for a brief overview of the holiday,

followed by the construction of a Sukkah in St. Mary’s Garden!

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.

 +Prayer Requests for Health & Healing +

Shawna and her family, Ozier Muhammad and Lisa Redd, 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, Rachel Furer and family, Raheem Harris, Stephanie Lane, Mary Wilder


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

Ecclesia, every 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 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 12:30pm in the rectory – Come share your burdens and joys in this prayerful circle of support. New members always welcome.

 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  restructuring, for more information call the Parish Office.

  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 10:30am worship.

 The Vestry meets on the fourth Sunday of every month at 1 p.m.  All are invited. Next meeting: September 24.

 Tuesday Writing Group – every 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: September 28.

 Free Movie! Every Friday Night at St. Mary’s Church at 6:00 pm… September 29: St. Mary’s Movies! the fate of the furious (2017) pg-13, action adventure, 2h16min, a mystery woman seduces vin diesel into a world of terrorism and betrayal. w/Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson. 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. • 212-864-4013•Sat & Sun 12-5 pm 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
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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