Appreciative Inquiry May 16, 2010

Held 9 AM-10 AM
Attended by 8 members of the congregation from the 8 AM service.

Themes

*** “An explosion of niceness”
** Welcoming
* Integrated, inclusive
* Group feeling “like a club” (in a good way!)
Kindness
Open to everyone
Down to earth
A little church that is “big” in spirit
Open to the Spirit
Members are supported to take initiative

Political activism
** Fighting injustice
** Using our group energy for activism
* Creating change

***After school program
** Music lessons

***** More Hispanics, Spanish speaking service
Immigration issues

* Social activism (eg, Food pantry, legal, dental, medical clinics)
* Medical clinic
** Many different areas of social concern

** Recruiting members for the congregation in the projects

Healing received, gratitude for healing

Coalition to Preserve Community

The Coalition to Preserve Community: will meet Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 6:30 pm at St. Mary’s Church. Come to discuss the current situation of the Columbia University expansion in the Manhattanville area. We will also discuss plans to make the voice of the West Harlem community heard. Tentative plans for the agenda include a speaker, “Rev. Billy” Green Party candidate for Mayor of New York City. Tell your friends and neighbors about this important meeting and help us to turn out our neighbors for concerned with maintaining a place for all people in West Harlem.

All Harlem Episcopal Service, Feb 1, 2009

There will be no 10 AM service at St. Mary’s Church on
Sunday, February 1, 2009
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All Harlem Episcopal Service
Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 11 AM
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
230 Lenox Avenue at 122nd Street

A Fond Appreciation and Farewell to
The Rt. Rev. Don Taylor,
Assisting Bishop of the Diocese of New York
before his upcoming retirement

Celebrate Black History Month with
Guest Preacher: Benjamin Jealous
Newly elected President of the NAACP,
Celebrating the centennial of its founding in 1909