Free Mail pick-up @ St. Mary’s
St. Mary's provides mail service for those who need a secure mailing address: Sign up at the Parish Office
Monday – Friday 10AM – 2PM
[COVID reduced hours Tues-Thurs 10am-2pm]
Wednesdays 10AM - 1PM
Please bring a photo-ID.
Food Pantry, Clothing and Community Referrals
If you need a referral to a community food pantry, stop by the Parish Office during open hours
[COVID reduced hours Tues-Thurs 10am-2pm]
Monday – Friday 10AM – 2PM
Wednesdays 10AM - 1PM
Free Health Clinic @ St. Mary's
The Columbia-Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership is a free medical clinic at St. Mary’s on Tuesday evenings. Medical students under the supervision of a physician and dental students under supervision of a dentist, perform physical exams, write prescriptions, and provide information about health resources. For more information including changes in clinic services related to COVID: http://chhmp.org/ or call 347-614-2121 to make appointment for 4/27.
Walk-In Hours: TUESDAYS at 5:30-7:30PM
re-opened! Masks required (and available)
Medical every Tuesday
Social Work every Tuesday
Dental 1st& 3rd Tuesdays
Psychiatry 1st Tuesdays
Occupational therapy 2nd& 4th Tuesdays
No ID required, appointment, or insurance needed!
Free FRIDAY Movie Night @ St. Mary’s
Doors open for set-up at 5pm, Feature Plays at 6pm, Clean-up happens around 8 or 9. Free showing of box office hits and classic favorites, complete with popcorn, and a hot meal every Friday night. All ages welcome (parents, please check schedule for movie ratings). Volunteers needed for equipment and snack set up, popcorn-making and clean up. Come join us! Please check/click “Announcements” for movie of the week.
FREE FILMS! FRESH POPCORN! FREE FUN! ALL ARE WELCOME – JUST AS YOU ARE!
¡películas gratis! ¡snacks gratis! ¡diversión gratis! ¡historietas a las 17:30, películas en 18:00 exactamente!
MOVIE NIGHT CONTINUES ONLINE during COVID Pandemic: look for us at 6 pm
MEALS TO GO on Fridays between 3-4 pm at the Red Door.
Spiritual, Meditation & Health Resources @ St. Mary’s
Spirit and Strife Peer Support Group 1st Sunday of each month at 12:30 pm in the rectory after service. 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.
Wisdom Circle (4th Sundays of each month) for at 12:30 pm for all elders.
COVID change: One Online Prayer Group at 1 pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 539 380 276 Passcode: notafraid
Dial +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) Passcode: 763253
Urban Qi FIT – Tai Chi/Qigong (Currently online, contact [email protected])
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:00 am at St. Nicholas Park @135th Street. Inclement weather–meet in the Undercroft.
Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes are free for St. Mary’s members. You can follow them at www.twitter.com/UrbanQiFIT
Martial Arts for Children and Adults Sundays starting at 3 pm. Led by Master Anthony Richards: [email protected]
Other Faith Communities @ St. Mary’s
Miriam, Mark, Muhammad and Marx is an interfaith community group at St. Mary's. The MMM&M-ers meet 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. (suspended during COVID)
Harlem Havruta is a liberation-based Jewish study group and St. Mary's partner. We occasionally gather in observance of holidays. Upcoming events can be found on the St. Mary's calendar and will be announced on the weekly email newsletter.
Unity Fellowship Church of New York Sundays at 1:30 pm. Led by Sr. Bishop Zachary Jones. (public worship suspended until September 12, 2021)
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).
Recovery Meetings @ St. Mary’s
(Harlem Harmony) Every Friday at 11 am in the Undercroft (look for the Red Door)
(We Have a Dream) Sundays at 7:00 pm in the Undercroft (look for the Red Door)
(Convent Ave Group) Thursdays at 7 pm in the Undercroft (look for the Red Door)
Currently online only:
Alcoholics Anonymous Mondays at 12pm in the Parish Hall
Narcotics Anonymous (Men Supporting Men) Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm in the Undercroft (look for the Red Door)
St. Mary's Thrift Shop
FRIDAYS FROM 2-4 PM
SUNDAYS 12-2 PM
Proceeds support St. Mary’s Church and its mission to connect with and serve the people of Harlem — through welcoming and inclusive worship services, food & outreach programs, activism, homeless services, fellowship opportunities & more!
Donations of new or clean gently used clothing, housewares are welcome Tuesday-Friday 10 am - 2 pm or during Thrift Shop open hours.
PLEASE do not leave items outdoors subject to rain or squirrels,
WE DO NOT ACCEPT DONATIONS OF BOOKS, ELECTRONICS, PILLOWS, STUFFED ANIMALS OR OTHER TOYS.
inappropriate donations or donations left outside will be thrown away.
We Are Not Afraid...
As of 2020, St. Mary's outreach programs, the Elizabeth White (EW) Food Programs and The Robert D. Jones (RDJ) Refugee Shelter has incorporated into a 501(c)3 non-profit organization: We Are Not Afraid Community Resource Center (WANA).
(i) To provide support and advocacy for people seeking safety from oppression and/or bigotry
(ii) To provide support and advocacy for personal wellness, especially for people facing the debilitating consequences of poverty, including food insecurity
(iii) To provide welcome, connectedness and support to people facing economic hardship and housing insecurity, including facilitating access to resources available to community members.
The Elizabeth White (EW) Food Programs
was founded by a small group of church volunteers in 1982 as a small pantry and soup kitchen that has grown to include a client choice food pantry, mobile soup kitchen and hot meal and fellowship program. The EW Food Programs offer more than physical sustenance; community volunteers and staff offer guidance during periods of individual hardship and neighborhood instability. The programs provide access, education, and opportunities to develop a healthier diet. Through peer-based, women of color leadership, the programs establish meaningful connections with each individual that travels through our programs, including opportunities for networking, serving community, and leadership development. Volunteer led until 2015 when founding member Janet Dorman retired as Director, the Food Programs have evolved into a comprehensive community program supported by committed, long-term volunteers under the leadership of Director Ameya Biradavolu (since 2017) and client/coordinators. In the establishment of WANA, the Food Programs additionally defined a Poverty Alleviation component for program leaders. The EW Food Programs increased food provision during the COVID 19 pandemic, and never missed a day thanks to dedicated staff and volunteers!
Food Pantry – Mondays 4:30 PM – 6 PM
FRIDAY Movie Night @ St. Mary’s - set up starts at 5pm, Movie at 6 pm (COVID meal to go at 3 pm)
Saturday Outreach Mobile Soup kitchen – 12 Noon-3pm
visit the WANA website for more information about accessing services and/or volunteering and supporting the programs.
The Robert D. Jones (RDJ) Refugee Shelter
was founded in 2011 by church volunteers, led by member Lysander Puccio, as a bad weather shelter for people experiencing homelessness in our community. It soon became clear that immigrants were most vulnerable to falling through the cracks of the City's homeless programs and who did not qualify for assistance elsewhere. In 2015, RDJ received funding to hire a part-time Shelter Coordinator (Sydney Kornegay) who discovered the greatest need was for asylum seekers arriving in New York City. Thousands of individuals arrive every year to New York City, fleeing violence and oppression in their home countries. Once here, asylees wait an average of 5 – 6 months under the current law, and 1 – 2 years for those who arrived before 2018, to receive asylum. For many asylum seekers, city shelters are not an option, as they are either not eligible, or city shelters fail to provide the necessary support for this marginalized group. A generous grant from Trinity Wall Street led to the first full-time Director, Marianne Scharf. In 2018, Edafe Okporo became Director and oversaw tremendous growth in the shelter's visibility and reach, including the establishment of WANA. RDJ Refugee Shelter became 24/7 during the COVID 19 pandemic, expanding services!
The RDJ Refugee Shelter is administered through WANA including a team of program staff and social work interns. It is unique in New York City in specifically providing shelter and community for homeless asylum seekers and refugees. The RDJ Refugee Shelter provides up to 8 guests with a 6-month stay with holistic care, support and advocacy for asylum seekers who are experiencing housing insecurity and resources they need to thrive in their new home (including assistance with employment, legal, and language resources). Visit the WANA website for more information about accessing referrals, volunteering and supporting the shelter.