✠ Church Announcements ✠

Sunday, February 9 at 10:30 am Worship Service: Black History Month Worship with storyteller/singer April Armstrong.

Monday, February 17 at 2pm (President’s Day Holiday)
Cultivating Resilience: A Healing Yoga Workshop
Cultivating Resilience is a healing workshop for all of us who work too hard (whether we have a job or not) and give ourselves away to a greater cause, whether that’s our families and communities, or a vision of social and political change. This workshop is an opportunity to be guided in liberating movement and mindful self-care by trauma-informed yoga practitioner and educator Shri Diehl. This workshop is accessible for people with no prior experience with yoga, people with abundant bodies, and people with physical disabilities.

Friday, February 21 at 11am-3pm
Freedom Days Children’s Program
For more information contact Rev. Mary Foulke or the parish office at 212.864.4013 or parishoffice@stmarysharlem.org.

Saturday, February 22 at 9am-12:30pm
Urban QiFIT: The 14 Movements of the JinJing School of Qigong
The JinJing Shishi Shi is a complete system of external and internal exercises that balance Yin and Yang, open the meridians, tonify and circulate Qi, strengthen and nourish the body, quiet the mind and is suitable for both genders. Como learn the 14th movements with Dr. Robert J. Woodbine. Cost: $125.00, Sign up deadline: February 3, 2020. For more information: call (347) 974-3494. If you are interested in participating but cost is a problem, please speak with Dr. Woodbine or Rev. Mary.

Wednesday, February 26 at 7:30 am, 12 noon, 6:30 pm
Three Eucharists accompanied by the imposition of ashes. 
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me….Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.”  Psalm 51:10, 12

February 29 – 3-5 pm soup from 5-6 ; March 7 – 3-5 pm soup from 5-6m ; March 14 – 3-5 pm soup from 5-6. 
Your Help is Needed: LENT! Clean Up! Lenten Supper!
We are in the process of organizing a few clean up sessions during the Lenten Season, and St. Mary’s is scheduled for hosting a Lenten Service & Supper. Would you be able to help us get ready? If you feel inspired (even a little), please sign up to coordinate (when people arrive, welcome, and help match tasks and skills) and/or bring soup and bread. 


  • Saturday, March 21 at 4 pm: Harlem Chamber Players Concert with Opus 118 Harlem School of Music
  • Wednesday, March 25: Lenten Service & Supper for Manhattan North IPC
  • Saturday, April 4 at 3 pm: Memorial Service for Evelyn (Evie) Fortna

Community Announcements

The Harlem Chamber Players’ 12th FREE Annual Black History Month Celebration Concert
Thursday, February 13 at 6:30 PM (at Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, Lenox Ave & 135th Street)
This concert is part of the Harlem Renaissance 100 Celebration. This concert is FREE and open to the public. This venue is wheelchair accessible. RSVP is required. RSVP here via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harlem-chamber-players-annual-black-history-month-program-tickets-89427685615?aff=ebdssbeac 

Anointed No More? Faithful Living When Leadership & Institutions Fail
Thursday, February 27 at 11am-2pm (at The General Theological Seminary)
The Paddock Lectures 2020 will be hosting Rt. Rev. Dr. Jo Bailey Wells. For more information and to register: www.eventsatgeneral.com. General Admission: $50.00 (Sales end on Feb 26).

Celebration of San Romero de America
Saturday, March 28 at 1pm-3:30pm (at Holyrood Church, Manhattan)

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,  San Marco Anglican Church, Nicaragua. 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

Ayse Gul Altinay, Michelle Atkins, Freddi Brown-Carter, Donna Butler, Victoria Dove, Gloria Ellis-Smith, Edna Estime & Family, Furer family, Eva Greene & Family, Asha Hans, Gail Harper, William & Betty Jean Hill, Ivory Johnson, Camilo Lopez, Lisa Rivers Mazza, Pat Puccio, William Randolph, Kym Roberts, Talia Romano, Mia Sanchez, Effie Scott, Marilyn Seven, John Raymond Smith, Marion Smith, Jennifer Garamedia Turcio, Gwen Walker, Marsha Williams and family. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Loretta Richardson and for those who grieve.

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 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: rector@stmarysharlem.org or 929-266-6279.



  • Birthday and Anniversary Blessings 1st Sunday of each month.  Sunday, March 1!
  • 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.  Sunday, March 1!
  • Women’s Prayer Group 2nd Sundays of each month at 12:30 pm – All women are invited to this discussion and prayer time. Next: TODAY Sunday, February 9!
  • Theology Night Join in the conversation with scripture and one another about God’s power with seminarian Ryan Felder. TODAY Sunday, February 9!
  • Healing Prayers 3rd Sundays of each month: laying on of hands/ prayer offered at the 8 & 10:30 services. Sunday, February 16!
  • Wisdom Circle  3rd Sundays in the Rectory Common Room at 12:30 pm. Next Circle: Sunday, February 16!
  • 4th Sunday Potluck Bring a dish to share following 10:30am worship. Next: TODAY, Sunday, January 26!
  • 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: Next: TODAY, Sunday, January 26!
  • Ecclesia Service & Meal Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in Marcus Garvey Park, volunteers always needed.
  • Unity Fellowship Church of New York Sundays at 1:30pm. 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. 
  • 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)


  • 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 next meeting TBA


  • Urban Qi FIT – Tai Chi/Qigong Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 10:00 am in the Undercroft (in summer/good weather meet at St. Nicholas Park, 135th & St. Nicholas Ave). Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes, free for St. Mary’s members. Follow them at www.twitter.com/UrbanQiFIT 
  • 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 (MMM&M) meets the second and last Thursdays of  the month. We gather at 6:00PM for food and friendship and then engage in study and action planning, particularly to support the New Sanctuary movement and to stop NYPD from killing people in mental crisis  For more information write Jim white james.white173@gmail.com, or leave a message for him at the church office. Next meeting:  Small Group on Feb 13th (6-8) and Steering Committee at Feb 16 (3-5)
  • 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. BBM feb 14: earth, wind & fire: in concert (1984, nr, 1h, musical performance) recorded live on dec. 30 & 31, 1981 inoakland — at their peak. let’s groove tonight!


  • Saturday Outreach/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.

Forces of Nature Dance Theatre regular rehearsals, M-F, 6-10 pm. St. Mary’s members who wish to observe rehearsal are welcome.