TODAY, October 31, 3:30-6:30: All treats! 🦇🦇🦇
Help welcome and celebrate neighborhood children as they stop by St. Mary’s in their costumes! We need your help in one-hour shifts: 3:30, 4:30 or 5:30 pm
Monday, November 5, 7 pm: The American Slavery Project Presents: Unheard Voices
St. Mary’s will host Unheard Voices, an original play with music featuring stories by celebrated writers like Keith Josef Adkins, Dennis Allen III, Radha Blank, Dominique Morrisseau, Cassandra Medley, Judy Tate, Alexander Thomas, Cori Thomas, Mfoniso Udofia, and more. The stories are based on actual graves of people who lived long ago. It is a celebration and ritual honoring the African-descended people, enslaved and free, who lived, loved and toiled in colonial New York and are buried anonymously in African Burial grounds throughout the city. Suggested Donation $15
ELECTION DAY – St. Mary’s gets out the VOTE! Tuesday, November 6th. If you need a ride to the polls, let us know! Contact the Parish Office.
Saturday, November 10, 7 pm: Forgotten Soldiers from Our Forgotten War—Letter’s from Korea 1951-1953
First Flight Theatre Company presents a play written and directed by Frank Farrell, featuring Danny Beaton, Charlie Gillette, Charles Kennedy, and Stephen Kime. Stage Manager Claudia Egli. Playwright Frank Farrell found a tin canister of letters his father had saved for over 60 years in his closet. The letters were sent to him from his boyhood friends who were serving in Korea in the early 1950s. Farrell published the letters in 2016 and subsequently adapted them into this play. At St. Mary’s Church. Tickets: $15; $10 for students & seniors.
Sunday, November 11, 12 pm: Collage Icon Workshop with artist Simon Carr
Icons are images that Christians use as a focus for prayer, usually portraying a saint or a scene from Jesus’ life. They also often represent Mary the Mother of Jesus. This coffee hour workshop will concentrate on a contemporary version of the theme: Mary Help of Christians. You can bring small images of Mary, and of the events and associations you have with her—personal photos, images from the media, animals, flowers. We will take a sheet of cardboard and cover it with gold paper, then surround Mary with images.
Sunday, November 17, 4 pm: Ordination of Spencer Cantrell
By the grace of God and the consent of the people on behalf of The Right Reverend Brian L. Cole Bishop of East Tennessee, The Right Reverend Mary D. Glasspool Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of New York will ordain Spencer Daniel Cantrell to the Sacred Order of Priests at St. Mary’s Church.
Wednesday, November 21: Multifaith Thanksgiving Celebration
Come and join us for a delicious meal and prayer service sponsored by a host of religious leaders from Christian, Buddhist, Jewish and Hindu faith traditions who have come together to serve God, one another, and those in need. At All Souls Church, 88 St. Nicholas Ave. With Sai Baba Manhattan, Mandala Café, Harlem Havruta, and other partners. Everyone is invited!
Thursday, November 29, 6:30 pm – Austin Channing Brown Book Talk at St. Mary’s
In a time when nearly all institutions claim to value “diversity” in their mission statements, Austin Channing Brown offers a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words. She writes in riveting detail about her journey to self-worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice. Join Austin Channing Brown as she discusses her book and invites us to confront apathy, recognize God’s ongoing work in the world, and discover how blackness–if we let it–can save us all. To RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-dignity-in-a-world-made-for-whiteness-with-austin-channing-brown-tickets-50787483731
The Missions endorsed by St. Mary’s Vestry:
The Black Lives Matter Movement (https://policy.m4bl.org/platform/)
Jubilee USA (http://www.jubileeusa.org/)
The New Sanctuary Movement (http://www.newsanctuarynyc.org/)
Our Partners: Unity Fellowship Church, NYC; NYC Adventist Forum; Pamsula Zen; Alanon; Alcoholics Anonymous; Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP); the Episcopal Churches in Harlem; Narcotics Anonymous; Circles of Support/Network; St. Mary’s Center; Urban Qi; Master Anthony Richardson Martial Arts.
Our Neighbors:26th Precinct, Eglise de Dieu, Emergency Services, Manhattan North Task Force, Old Broadway Family Residence, Old Broadway Synagogue, TemploBiblico.
Everyone who comes to St. Mary’s throughout the week,
and anyone who is not able to be with us.
And for the broader church:
The Diocese of New York (https://www.dioceseny.org/)
The Episcopal Church (https://www.episcopalchurch.org/)
The Anglican Communion (http://www.anglicancommunion.org/)
✠ Prayer Requests for Health & Healing ✠
Inez Alexander, Freddi Brown-Carter, Tyrone Benjamin, Carmen Cabrera & family, Shirley Hilliard, Anthony Howell, Barbara Jackson, Ivory Johnson, Bishop Zachary Jones, Cissy Justice, Jerry McMillan, Frank Munzer, Alice Xaveria Ombash, the Pfeffer & Phelps Family, Nurana Radjabova, Rivers-Mazza family, Marilyn Seven, Marion Smith, James & Kimberly Snyder, Harriet Wyatt, Suzy Zavaletta
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RDJ Memorial Refugee Shelter: The Refugee Shelter at St. Mary’s is always looking for volunteers for overnight shifts and more. This is a great opportunity to support immigrants and refugees in New York City. Please contact email@example.com.
Regular Happenings at St. Mary’s Church!
Birthday and Anniversary Blessings 1st Sunday of each month.
Ecclesia Service & Meal 1st Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in Marcus Garvey Park, volunteers always needed to help prepare and serve the “Second Meal” following the service. St. Mary’s is not serving this month.
Spirit and Strife Peer Support Group 1st 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.
Women’s Prayer Group 2nd Sundays of each month at 12:30 pm – All women are invited to this discussion and prayer time.
Healing Prayers 3rd Sundays of each month: laying on of hands/ prayer offered at the 8 & 10:30 services.
4th Sunday Potluck Bring a dish to share following 10:30am worship.
The Vestry Fourth Sundays of every month at 12:30 pm. The Vestry is the governing board of St. Mary’s. All are invited. Next meeting: November 25.
Unity Fellowship Church of New York Sundays at 2:00pm. Led by the Rev. Deborah Rice. Sr. Bishop Zachary Jones.
Martial Arts for Children and Adults Sundays starting at 3 pm. Led by Master Anthony Richards. Contact the Parish Office for more information.
Narcotics Anonymous (We Have a Dream) Sundays at 7:30 pm
Wisdom Circle 3rd Sundays in the Rectory Common Room at 12:15 pm. Next Circle: November 18.
Alcoholics Anonymous Mondays at 12pm in the Parish Hall.
St. Mary’s Food Pantry Mondays at 4 pm grocery-style shopping choices available for all neighbors. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pamsula Zen Meditation Mondays at 6:00 pm in the rectory (6:00 Beginning Instruction, 6:30 Meditation, 7:00 Meditation, 7:30 Talk, Discussion Q&A)
Columbia-Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm; free medical clinic with dental consults 1st& 3rd Tuesdays, psychiatry 1st Tuesdays, occupational therapy 2nd& 4th Tuesdays. No ID required.
Urban Qi Every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 am at St. Nicholas Park @135th Street. Inclement weather–meet in the Undercroft. ( Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes, free for St. Mary’s members)
Wednesday Evening Prayer at St. Mary’s Every Wednesday at 7 pm—on a brief hiatus.
Narcotics Anonymous (Men Supporting Men) Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm.
Miriam, Mark and Marx meets the last Thursday of each month for interfaith justice and peace activism and community. On second Thursdays, our agenda is hands-on work. We gather at 6:30PM to share food, experiences, feelings. We then plan how to advance in the struggle against racism, sexism, and expanding war in these very troubling times. For information call Jim White at 201-956-5356. Next meeting: November 29.
Narcotics Anonymous (Convent Ave Group) Thursdays at 7:30 pm
Free Friday Movie Night! every Friday at 6:00 pm. Nov. 2: oceans eight, 2018, pg-13, crime comedy. an all-female crew attempts a heist at the met gala. w/ s. bullock, c. blanchett, a. hathaway. Come for the fellowship, the movie, the popcorn, dinner and the fun… volunteers always needed and welcome.
Saturday Mobile Soup Kitchen every Saturday beginning at 12 noon. Help prepare sandwiches and lunch bags and then distribute them to our neighbors on the street.
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).
St. Mary’s Thrift Shop: Fridays 12-5, Saturdays 12-5, Sundays 12-3. 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 hogaryhambrientos de Harlem.