✠ Good Morning and Welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church! 

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Sanctuary floor renovation = Worship in the Garden/Rectory

Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, our new space sharing partner, is renovating the sanctuary floor! While we look forward to the final product, August will be full of changes for our worship space – worship will be in the Garden or the Rectory (depending on the weather). If you would like to know more about the specific work and schedule, please contact a member of Vestry or the Parish Office.

St. Mary’s Recycles!

Starting this month, St. Mary’s will be asking all parishioners and programs to separate trash for recycling! Look for the new labeled bins in the Rectory, the Parish Hall and the Undercroft to sort plastic/glass/metal and paper. The Food Programs already do this, let’s all do our part! If you are not sure where something goes, please ask.

Welcome Union Seminary Students! (including EDS@Union)

On August 23, St. Mary’s will welcome a group of Union Theological Seminary students, some of whom are also enrolled in Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) at Union, who will live in the apartment in the Parish Hall for this academic year. Stay tuned for opportunities to meet and support these students!

St. Mary’s Summer Camp

St. Mary’s Summer Camp continues! Please remember that church grounds will have restricted access while camp is in session; mail service will be provided at the portico.

Raising My Voice-KIN: Story Telling and Leadership Training at St. Mary’s

Raising My Voice-KIN is a story telling and leadership initiative designed for men and women who have a member of their family that is incarcerated or recently released that have experienced first-hand the impact of incarceration and reentry and want to share their story.  Training will be held on Saturday afternoons (peer lunch 12:00-1:00 and training 1:00-3:00) on the following dates: August 3, 10, 17, 24, Graduation August 31. There is a $30 stipend per session, metro cards and lunch provided. For more information contact: Lila Garcia at (646) 296-5319 or Lila@circlesofsupport.org. 


EDNY 4th Annual Global Mission Fair: “The Way of Love: Engaging Globally”

Saturday October 12, 2019  @ 10am – 3:30pm (Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.)

Christ Episcopal Church 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Complimentary round-trip bus service from Manhattan provided by the Global Mission Commission. Admission: $20 when registered by October 1 $30 thereafter. Lunch included. Parking on premises. For more information and to register, go to www.Dioceseny.org/gmFair19 or call 212-316-7484 with any questions.

Traducción simultánea disponible para este evento

The MAAFA Suite: A Healing Journey (Bus Trip Sponsored by the EDNY Reparations Committee)

Fri, September 20, 2019 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Registration deadline: September 3

Bus leaves from outside the Cathedral of St. John the Divine at 4:30p.m. 

The MAAFA Suite: A Healing Journey is an original theatrical commemoration. Through drama, song, rhythm, and dance, The MAAFA Suite tells a story of Africans confronted with the arrival of white slavers, the voyage of Africans to America, and the complex circumstances under which enslaved Africans were oppressed. Now in its 11th season, the production inspires and uplifts as it reminds us of the resiliency of the human spirit. Cost $65, including bus fare and theater ticket. To register: https://www.dioceseny.org/ednyevent/maafa2019/ 

We ask your Prayers for

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 (MNIPC); Narcotics Anonymous; Circles of Support/Network; St. Mary’s Center; Urban Qi; Master Anthony Richardson Martial Arts; Forces of Nature Dance Theatre. Our Neighbors: 26th Precinct, Eglise de Dieu, Emergency Services, Manhattan North Task Force, 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.  And for the broader church: The Diocese of New York (www.dioceseny.org/ ) | The Episcopal Church (www.episcopalchurch.org/) | The Anglican Communion (www.anglicancommunion.org/)

Prayer Requests for Health & Healing

Carlos Arias, Freddi Brown-Carter, Professor Bradley, Jamilah Danielson, Taino Danielson, Dorothy Dicent, Jackie Edwards, Edna Estime & Family, Shirrell and Tyrone Felder, Rachel & Jessica & Becky & Vivian Furer, Jennifer Garamedia Turcio, Eva Greene & Family, Khadijah Harden & Family, Elnora Harewood, Junie Harewood, Gail Harper, Paula Herz, Ana Jimenez & family, Donna Sue Johnson, Joseph Munzer, Wilfrido Peralta and Carmen de Peralta, Pat Puccio, Dawn Reeves, Derek + Ruby Reeves, Virginia Robinson, Lisa Rivers Mazza, Kym Roberts, Yolanda Royal + Family, Yolanda + Vic, Lizetta Sanjuago, Thomas Sayee, Effie Scott, Marion Smith, Philindia Smith, John Raymond Smith, Gwen Walker + + +

 If you have any information to share with St. Mary’s church, please send it to parishoffice@stmarysharlem.org 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: rector@stmarysharlem.org

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


  • Birthday and Anniversary Blessings 1st Sunday of each 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. TODAY Sunday, August 4!
  • Women’s Prayer Group 2nd Sundays of each month at 12:30 pm – All women are invited to this discussion and prayer time.  Sunday, August 11!
  • Healing Prayers 3rd Sundays of each month: laying on of hands/ prayer offered at the 8 & 10:30 services. Sunday, August 18!
  • Wisdom Circle  3rd Sundays in the Rectory Common Room at 12:30 pm. Next Circle:  Sunday, August 18!
  • 4th Sunday Potluck Bring a dish to share following 10:30am worship.  Sunday, August 25!
  • 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: Sunday, August 25!
  • 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.
  • 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


  • 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: st.marysfoodprograms@gmail.com.
  • 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)
  • Harlem CoDA Mondays at 6:45pm in the Parish Hall. For more information visit www.nyccoda.org or email coordinators at codany370@gmail.com


  • 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.
  • Refugee Arts Workshop (will not be meeting in August)


  • Urban Qi Every Wednesday, Thursday 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)
  • St. Mary’s Choir Every Wednesday at 6 pm—no audition required, newcomers welcome!
  • Narcotics Anonymous (Men Supporting Men) Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm.


  • Miriam, Mark, Muhammad and Marx meets the last Sunday 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, followed by strategies for advancing the struggle.  For information call Jim White at 201-956-5356. Next meeting:  July 25. 
  • Narcotics Anonymous (Convent Ave Group) Thursdays at 7:30 pm


  • Al-Anon (Harlem Harmony) Every Friday at 11 am.
  • Free Friday Movie Night! every Friday at 6:00 pm. aug. 9 pee wee’s big adventure (1985, pg, 1h31min, comedy) pee wee’s bike is stolen and he’ll go to ANY lengths to get it back. w/ paul reubens, dir. tim burton


  • Saturday Mobile Soup Kitchen every Saturday starting 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).

Free Mail Pick-Up

Monday – Friday, 10am-2pm. Use St. Mary’s as your mailing address. Sign up at the Church.

St. Mary’s Thrift Shop

Fridays 2-5, Saturdays 12-5, Sundays 12-3. All proceeds support St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and its mission to serve homeless and hungry people. Los ingresos apoyan la Iglesia Episcopal de Santa Maria y su misión de servir a las personas sin hogar y hambrientos de Harlem.

RDJ Memorial Refugee Shelter

Every night! 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 admin@rdjrefugeeshelter.org.