ECW

The Episcopal Church Women’s Prayer Committee will meet today Sunday, October 5, following the 10 AM service. All women are invited.

The Episcopal Church Women will meet next Sunday, July 20 following the 10 AM service.

The Episcopal Church Women will meet today, the first Sunday of the month, following the 10 AM service.

The Episcopal Church Women will hold a special meeting for August, meeting next Sunday, August 10th, following the 10:00 AM service. At this meeting the members of the ECW will plan our upcoming voter registration, voter education and voter mobilization program. All women are invited to attend.

ECW Meeting Sunday September 21, 2008 after the 10 AM service.

Men’s Group

Men’s Retreat: July 26, 8 AM – 2 PM. The St. Mary’s Men’s Monthly Prayer group will join with the Men of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church for a time of prayer, Bible Study and fellowship. All men are invited. Lunch will be served. Please let Rev. Kooperkamp know if you will be attend.

Men’s Group Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 8 AM.

Music At St. Mary’s

Music at St. Mary’s: A Summer Chamber Music Festival in West Harlem featuring African American Musicians and Friends.
Friday, July 11, 8 PM, Schubert Octet in F Major
Sunday, July 27, 1 PM, Afternoon with Esther Mellon
Friday, August 8, 8 PM, Festival of Winds
The concert last week received a rave review from the Amsterdam News, giving a special mention to the excellent work of our own Liz Player. Brava!!

M.O.R.E. Returns to St. Mary’s!
Monday July 14
Monday July 28
Don’t miss an opportunity to come hear the great sounds of the sixties arranged for a 14 piece jazz group. Tell your friends, family, neighbors and strangers on the subway! All are welcome!

Jazz at St. Mary’s: This month we welcome an extraordinary Monday evening Jazz program: Live it up with the funky 14-piece big band, M.O.R.E. June 2, June 9, and June 16 at 6:30 pm here at St. Mary’s. All concerts are free (donations gladly accepted). Please take a flyer and put it in your building, and invite your friends and family for a great evening of wonderful music.

Voices of the Neighborhood
Sunday, September 28 at 1 PM. A wacky and wonderful program of three World Premieres: The Green Project, The Garden Performance, and Madonna and Child, a cantata by Ishmael Wallace with words by local mothers and grandmothers. Featuring the Orpheus Duo, St. Mary’s Choir and other neighborhood performers. Free- please bring your family.

St. Mary’s Summer Day Camp: We welcome another year of fun and games for the children of this community, Our camp starts July 7th 9:am till 4:pm Monday- Friday. For more information please see Ms. Harris or Ms. Gwen at St. Mary’s Church.


New York Internship Program
Godspeed and farewell
to Annabel Kim, Yvonne Garcia, Monique Gilliam and Erik Hinderlie (as well as Jackie Matayoshi who finished earlier) as they finish the New York Intern program. As they prepare to leave, they leave with the blessing of St. Mary’s congregation, with best wishes in future service and taking up the struggle for justice. Thank you so much for all you have done for St. Mary’s and for our community. We will all miss you, but we hope to see you again soon. St. Mary’s will always be your home in NYC!

Other Special Programs

Reparations Now: Sunday, August 17, following the 10 AM service, we will have two special guests from the Diocesan Reparations Committee. Ms. Diane Pollard and Ms. Cynthia Copeland will lead members of St. Mary’s through a training module that was developed in accordance with a resolution concerning reparations for the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Please come join us for this important training.


Manhattanville Health Fair: June 21st 10 am – 4 pm
in the Sheltering Arms Park (next door to St. Mary’s Church). Come and join us as we find ways to better the health of our community. There will be a chance to learn about taking better care of yourself, activities for children and important information about how we can join together to improve the overall health of our neighborhood, especially through advocating for the re-opening of the Manhattanville Health Center. Tell your neighbors and come join us.

Sunday, January 20, Guest preacher John Shango Conyers of the Redemption Center, Brooklyn, NY.

Mary Our Mother Educational Series
Sunday, December 30, there will be a film on “Mary in Art through the Ages”. Discussion sessions in this series of talks will be led by Liz Mellon, Miguel Escobar, and Irene McKenzie.
Sunday, January 27 – Mary In Church History
Sunday, February 24 – Mary, advocate and intercessor, friend of the poor
Sunday, March 30 – Mary and our personal devotions
Sunday, May 30 – Mary and our personal devotions
Sunday, June 29, “Mary in Art in our Sanctuary” presented by Liz Mellen. Come to learn more about St. Mary and St. Mary’s Church.

Annual Meeting 2008

At the Annual Parish Meeting Sunday, March 3, 2008, we re-elected Delores Jones to serve another term as Church Warden. We also elected three new members of the Vestry; Lisa Rivers-Mazza, Thomas Sayee and Sheryl Patterson. We extend our thanks and gratitude for the service of our retiring Vestry members; Deborah Snyder-Ebron-Mitchell, Gewn Walker and Yves Ngabonziza.

We also passed a Budget for 2008 and heard reports from our important ministries of the Women’s Prayer Committee, the Food Pantry, the Choir, and the Evangelism, Education, Empowerment and Outreach Committee. Copies of the reports are on the bulletin board at the back of the church and on the back table.

Thursday, January 31, 7 PM. “Agents & Assets” – a theatrical production followed by panel discussion. Based on congressional hearings on the US government’s War on Drugs. Panel members include Deborah Small, Executive Director of Break the Chains, an organization devoted to fairness for communities of color in the war on drugs; and Nellie Hester Bailey, co-founder and director of the Harlem Tenants Council. Free Admission.

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