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March 17, 2017
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(Music, performance and the arts are listed separately below) 

~ New! ~
Listings of Lenten, Holy Week and Easter Services
and Other Events
See the current listings, and make sure your parish enters theirs!

There are dozens of listings so far!
To view them on the homepage of the diocesan website:

Please note that parish clergy and parish offices were sent instructions on how to enter upcoming events and services. If you did not receive the instructions, click here to apply for the link to the event submission page - but please make sure you are not duplicating any efforts made by your parish colleagues by conferring with them and checking the existing listings. (Also note that any services and events listed in this edition of Events & More may not currently be on the diocesan website.)

Women's Economic Empowerment Across the Anglican World
Sunday, March 19, 2:00 p.m. (With a special sermon at the 11:00 a.m. service)
Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street, Manhattan

A panel discussion coinciding with the 61st session of the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women, including presenters from Scotland, Argentina, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and South Sudan.

The preacher at the 11:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist will be the Rev. Terrie Robinson, Director for Women in Church and Society for the Anglican Communion. Attending will be friends and dignitaries from the wider Anglican Communion.

For more information on the UNCSW, click here.  For a flyer featuring the above events, click here.
Choral Evensong in Honor of the Anglican and Episcopal Delegates to UNCSW
The Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool, preacher
Sunday, March 19, 5:00 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany, 1393 York Avenue at East 74th Street, Manhattan

The Global Women's Fund of New York and the Church of the Epiphany invite you to this special service where you can greet the Anglican and Episcopal delegates to the 2017 gathering of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Bp. Andrew Dietsche will offer greetings. Also participating will be the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies. The music will highlight the contributions of women to Anglican church music. A reception follows. For more information, click here or call 212-737-2720.

Water Justice: Trinity Institute 2017
Wednesday-Friday, March 22-24
Trinity Church, Broadway at Wall Street, Manhattan

The conference will provide guidance for churches and individuals wishing to take unified, faith-based action on the front lines of the water justice movement. Featuring Senator Barbara Boxer (keynote speaker), Maude Barlow, Winston Halapua, Katharine Hayhoe, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Christiana Peppard, and others.  For more information and to register, click here.

Partner Site: Please note that a simulcast will be available at St. James' Church, Hyde Park. For the flyer, click here. There is no charge, but registration is required by emailing

Godly Play Commuter Core Trainings
One remaining Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Church of the Heavenly Rest, 2 East 90th Street, Manhattan

Start a Godly Play Program at your church. Godly Play helps children explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, Godly Play serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond. The three modules are below. Click on each for information and to register: Cost: $155 per module. The daylong trainings include breakfast and lunch. For more information, click here or email Rhonda Sarrazin, Heavenly Rest's Director of Children and Family Ministries, at
POSTPONED ~ Fierce Conversations: Learning to Communicate for Effective Organizational Growth and Change
Originally scheduled for Saturday, March 25

We regret that this training has been postponed to a date to be announced. For more information, contact the Rev. Canon Altagracia Perez-Bullard at or 212-316-7433.
Lenten Quiet Day
With the Rev. Michael Shafer
Saturday, March 25, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
House of the Redeemer, 7 East 95th Street, Manhattan

Fr. Shafer, March priest-in-residence, will offer a quiet morning with five meditations on the Gospel of John. Lunch will be served at noon and the retreat will conclude with an informal celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Cost: $25. Advanced reservations are requested by emailing or calling 212-289-0399. For more information on this and other House of the Redeemer events, click here.
Building Bridges: A Christian-Muslim Interfaith Dialogue
The Rev. Masud ibn Syedullah, TSSF, moderator
Sunday, March 26, 1:30-4:00 p.m.
Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street, Manhattan

A thought-provoking "Conversation that Matters" will ensue as the speakers discuss and discover our common call as people of faith to bring justice, healing and peace to our world. The moderator is one of the founding members of what is now the Episcopal-Muslim Relations Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Free and open to the public. For more information and to register, click here. For the flyer, click here.
Episcopal Charities' New Grantseekers' Webinars
Tuesday, March 28, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26, 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 25, 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 27, 6:00 p.m.

Episcopal Charities offers online information sessions for anyone interested in applying for a grant. The webinar is required for all new grantseekers. For more information, click here. To register, click here.
Episcopal Charities' March Sustainability Institute Workshop (Webinar)
Wednesday, March 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m. 
Friday, March 31, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Would you like to provide more - and fresher - produce to the guests of your feeding program? Episcopal Charities' March Sustainability Institute Workshop (webinar), "Growing and Gathering: Adding nutritious, fresh food to your community kitchen or food pantry" will be presented by founders of the Pleasantville Community Garden. Whether you wish to start a garden or just increase fresh produce donations, father and son David and Devin Juros, members of St. John's Church in Pleasantville, will give you tools and advice to bring back a garden that has fallen into disrepair, start a new garden in a small space, rescue fresh produce from local vendors, and increase volunteer involvement, including youth. This webinar will be offered twice and is open to anyone affiliated with a parish outreach program in the Diocese of New York. To register, click here.
Power: Making the Transition to Renewable Energy
With Paul Curran, leader and facilitator
Saturday, April 1, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Christ Church Riverdale, 5030 Henry Hudson Parkway, Bronx

This environment workshop will be a time for congregations, vestry members, and clergy to share questions, knowledge, and experience about the transition to renewable energy in our church buildings. Sponsored by the diocesan Committee on the Environment. For more information and to register, click here.
Theology and Health Pastoral Dialogue: LGBT Issues and People of Color
With the Rev. Dr. Patrick Cheng
Saturday, April 1, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Cathedral House Conference Room, on the Close of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Manhattan

A talk through the lens of the speaker's book Rainbow Theology: Bridging Race, Sexuality, and Spirit. For more information on Fr. Cheng, click here. For more information, on the event, click here or contact Chanmi Byun at or 212-316-7483.

Panel Discussion: Help Heal the Legacy of Mass Incarceration
Sunday, April 2, 12:45-2:00 p.m.
Christ Church Riverdale Parish Hall, 5030 Henry Hudson Parkway, Bronx

Representatives from Alliance of Families for Justice, Getting Out Staying Out, Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison and Kairos Outside New York City will share what their organizations are doing and offer attendees opportunities to volunteer to help address the problems of mass incarceration. Follows the 11:00 a.m. service, but open to the public.
For more information, call Roberta Todd at 347-721-9077 or visit
Good Friday Blues
Friday, April 14, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street, Manhattan

Blues and gospel music woven around the Passion, with veneration of the cross and communion from the reserved sacrament. For more information, click here or call 212-674-6377.
Clergy Retreat: Re-Joice, Re-Plenish, Re-Create, Re-Lax
Led by Rev. Gwyneth MacKenzie Murphy
Wednesday-Friday, April 19-21
Holy Cross Monastery,  1615 Route 9W, West Park

Designed especially for clergy following the busy time of Holy Week and Easter. There will be opportunities to reflect, pray, have fun with fellow clergy, or just relax. There are jigsaw puzzles to complete, a labyrinth to walk, a library to peruse, chanting at the daily office, exceptional food, places inside and out to sit and read ... all in the context of Benedictine spirituality and hospitality. Cost: $245 ($80 deposit). For more information on this and other retreat programs at Holy Cross Monastery, click here or call 845-384-6660.

Rural & Migrant Ministry Coffee House
Saturday, April 22, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lower Children's House, Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, 6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale

Co-sponsored by the Church of St. James the Less, Scarsdale, the Coffee House benefits Rural & Migrant Ministry and will feature talent from both St. James' Episcopal and Hitchcock Presbyterian, as well as offer a brief introduction to the mission of RMM and an opportunity to hear from Youth Arts Group leaders. We hope you will join us for what promises to be a fun evening! Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 at the door; students/seniors: $10 in advance/$15 at the door. To purchase, call 914-723-6100 or email
Safe Church Training, Manhattan
A two-part program on two consecutive evenings
Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25, 6:00-9:00 p.m. (each evening)
Holy Trinity Church, 316 East 88th Street, Manhattan

This training teaches participants to recognize the signs of sexual abuse and the behavior of sexual perpetrators, how to respond to those signs and behaviors when they are observed, and provides screening information to help stop abuse before it happens.

Who should attend Safe Church Training? To view updated attendance requirements and expectations, click hereFor more information on this training, and to register, click here .

Clergy Pension Changes Informational Meetings

Significant revisions to the Clergy Pension Plan are planned to take effect on January 1, 2018.  Join a Church Pension Group representative to learn about the planned changes and how they will affect you.

While these changes are intended to maintain the overall value of benefits and will offer greater flexibility, consistency, and simplicity, all clergy in the diocese are urged to attend one of these informational meetings to ensure that they fully understand how these changes will affect them personally.

To read about these revisions on the CPG website, please click here . To learn more, plan on attending one of the following meetings:
  • Poughkeepsie
    Tuesday, April 25, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    St. Paul's Church, Poughkeepsie
  • Mamaroneck
    Tuesday, April 25, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    St. Thomas' Church, Mamaroneck
  • New York City
    Wednesday, April 26, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch, Manhattan 
Congregations at a Crossroads: Working Together in the Resurrection of Hope in Our Congregations
Saturday, April 29, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
St. Hilda's and St. Hugh's School, Manhattan

A day for congregations that are at a crossroads and have complicated or difficult decisions to make and could use a fresh take and some fresh air. Fierce Conversations training teaches people how to have vital conversations that interrogate reality, provoke learning, resolve tough challenges and enrich relationships. Participants will come away not only energized but also with skills to engage in conversations that encourage collaboration and move beyond "business as usual" to address issues honestly and openly. Training will include active opportunities to practice the skills presented.

Note: Churches planning to participate in this workshop will benefit by having completed the Fierce Conversations training on March 25.

Cost: $18 for the first attendee, $8 for additional attendees.  (After April 1, $20 for the first, $10 for additional attendees.)

For more information and to register, click here. For questions, contact the Rev. Canon Altagracia Perez-Bullard at or 212-316-7433.

Eucharistic Minister/Eucharistic Visitor Training (Cornwall)
Please note new date!
Saturday, April 29, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
St. John's Church, 66 Clinton Street, Cornwall

This training, required for these licensed lay ministries, will cover the Holy Eucharist, the roles of the Eucharistic Minister and Eucharistic Visitor, and offer hands-on experience in what it means to serve in these capacities.  (Originally scheduled for March 18.) For more information and to register, click here.

Entrenamiento para Ministros Eucarísticos y Visitantes Eucarísticos, Tarrytown
En español (In Spanish only)
Sábado, 29 de abril, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Christ Church/San Marcos Mission, Tarrytown

  • ¿Qué es la Santa Eucaristía?
  • ¿Cómo sirves tu como Ministro Eucarístico?
  • ¿Cómo sirves tu como Visitante Eucarístico?
Tendrás experiencia práctica sobre lo que significa servir en estos ministerios laicos licenciados.

Para inscribirse en este curso, haga clic aquí.
Anti-Racism Workshop
A two-part program held on two consecutive Saturdays
Saturday, April 29 and Saturday, May 6, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (each day)
St. Andrew's Church, 781 Castle Hill Avenue, Bronx

The purpose of the Diocesan anti-racism workshops is to help us become aware of how the sin of racism impacts all of our lives, and how we all unconsciously and consciously participate in racist systems.  It is required for clergy in our diocese and highly recommended for lay leadership. For more information and to register, click here.

For information on the diocesan Anti-Racism Committee, click here.
New York Altar Guild Workshop
Saturday, April 29, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Church of the Heavenly Rest, 2 East 90th Street, Manhattan

Save the date. Topics will include maintenance of vestments, sources of supplies, demonstration of practices, and ongoing training resources. Further information and registration materials will be mailed to all altar guilds in the Diocese in March. For further information, contact Judith Barba at 845-298-0552 or
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
St. Michael's Church, 225 West 99th Street, Manhattan

CareerSearchers is a job search support group open to all. For information, click here
or email
Wednesday Night Interfaith Bible Study
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Cathedral House on the Close of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Manhattan

All are invited to join rabbinical students from the Jewish Theological Seminary, Christian seminary students, and Cathedral clergy for a study of the Hebrew Bible. Readings will be taken from the traditional Jewish lectionary. Sessions will be held Wednesday nights throughout the fall, with some exceptions. For more information and to confirm your attendance, contact the Rev. Mary Julia Jett at
Phone Line Prayer
Wednesdays, 9:00 p.m.
Call 641-715-3865, and use Access Code 153978

Call in to pray together with the people of St. Augustine of Hippo, Manhattan and Christ Church, Riverdale - whether you are at home or on the road. The time together includes healing prayer, scripture reading, and reflections. Everyone is encouraged to participate at whatever level they would like - leading the service, praying extemporaneously, singing hymns, or contributing to the discussion of each evening's readings. For more information, email Fr. Nathanael Saint-Pierre at or Fr. Andrew Butler at For the Healing Service leaflet used during this service, click here.
And don't forget to check...
the Diocesan calendar here  and the Cathedral calendar here.

~ New! ~
Listings of Lenten, Holy Week and Easter Services
and Other Events
See the current listings, and make sure your parish enters theirs!

There are dozens of listings so far!
To view them on the homepage of the diocesan website:

Please note that parish clergy and parish offices were sent instructions on how to enter upcoming events and services. If you did not receive the instructions, click here to apply for the link to the event submission page - but please make sure you are not duplicating any efforts made by your parish colleagues by conferring with them and checking the existing listings. (Also note that any services and events listed in this edition of Events & More may not currently be on the diocesan website.)

Songs of 1917
With the Rev. Michael Shafer and Robin Freund Epstein
Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 p.m.
House of the Redeemer, 7 East 95th Street, Manhattan

As part of the celebration of the House's Centennial, Fr. Shafer, March priest-in-residence, accompanied by Ms. Epstein, will present music and poetry current in 1917. Free of charge.
For more information on this and other programs at the House of the Redeemer, click here. To RSVP, email or call 212-289-0399.
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion
Choir of New College, Oxford and the English Concert Players ~ Robert Quinney, conductor
Tuesday, March 28, 7:30 p.m. (Pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m.)
St. Bartholomew's Church, 325 Park Avenue at East 51st Street, Manhattan

The timeless setting of the Passion according to St. John, and an established masterwork of the choral repertoire. Tickets: $100, $40, $25 (students and seniors receive a $10 discount for each category). Commbined pricing with the April 4 concert available. For more information and to purchase, click here.
J.S. Bach:  St. John Passion
Voices of Ascension Chorus and Orchestra with soloists ~ Dennis Keene, conductor
Thursday, March 30, 8:00 p.m.
Church of the Ascension, 36 Fifth Avenue at Tenth Street, Manhattan

Operatic in its scale, dramatic arc, tension, characterizations, and resolution, the work is one of the towering masterpieces of Baroque music. Tickets: $85, $40, $10; students, half-price at the door. For more information and to purchase, click here or call 212-358-7060.

Arvo Pärt: Passio
St. Bartholomew's Choir and soloists ~ William K. Trafka, conductor
Tuesday, April 4, 7:30 p.m. (Pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m.)
St. Bartholomew's Church, 325 Park Avenue at East 51st Street, Manhattan

The Estonian composer's Passio (1982), a setting of St. John's Passion in Latin, was inspired by the austerity of medieval monophonic settings of the Passion, but infused with Pärt's individual, compelling harmonic style. Tickets: $35 general admission; $25 students/seniors. Combined pricing with the March 28 concert available. For more information and to purchase, click here.
An Evening with Dave Barry
A Benefit Performance for St. Stephen's, Armonk
Thursday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.
Whippoorwill Hall, North Castle Public Library , 19 Whippoorwill Road East, Armonk

Enjoy the incomparable wit and wisdom of Armonk's very own Dave Barry. Ticket sales will help improve community facilities at St. Stephen's Church. A reception for reserved seating ticket holders will be held at 6:00 p.m. Book sales and signings will be available. Tickets: $50 general admission, $100 reserved seating and reception. For more information and to purchase, click here or call 914-273-3812.
Benjamin Britten: War Requiem
Manhattan School of Music Symphony and Symphonic Choir and Orchestra, The Oratorio Society of New York, Cathedral Choristers and soloists
Thursday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Amsterdam Avenue at West 112th Street, Manhattan

Over 350 choral singers, full symphony orchestra, organ and soloists gather to perform the epic musical tribute to the perils of war. The traditional text of the Requiem Mass is interspersed with the poetry of Wilfred Owen. Tickets: $60 preferred seating, $25 general admission. For more information and to purchase for the April 6 performance, click here. For April 7, click here.
And don't forget to check...
the Cathedral calendar here.
St. James' Church Grants
Applications due Friday, March 24

Grants are available for local non-profit organizations, specifically direct-service programs that meet human needs in New York City, with particular interest in programs providing food and shelter and services to strengthen families, rehabilitate prisoners and enhance educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth. The grant range is $3,000-7,000, and priority will be given to small, community-based organizations with budgets under $300,000. Parishes are asked to share this information with eligible organizations in the area (especially those that partner with churches or work within the boundaries of the Diocese). For the request for proposal/application, click here. For questions, contact Susana Ferrer at 212-774-4236 or
4th Annual Young Adult of the Year Awards
Applications/nominations due Friday, April 14

The Church Club of New York is currently accepting applications and nominations for the Young Adult of the Year Service Recognition Award,  a tri-state regional program that provides recognition to an outstanding young adult (in his or her 20s or 30s), or group of young adults, for exceptional volunteer missionary service work within the individual's or group's church or other community ministry acknowledged in the Episcopal Dioceses of New York, New Jersey, Newark, Long Island, or Connecticut. The Award is accompanied by a $1,000 honorarium, of which $500 is designated to the awardee and $500 to the church or community ministry, presented at the Church Club's Annual Meeting in June 2017. For application forms and complete guidelines click here.  For additional information, contact the Church Club office at or 212-828-7418.
First Steps and Next Steps Grants
Applications due Monday, May 15

First Steps Grants are expressly intended to provide funds to create stronger, healthier parishes. Funds awarded are to support activities that will serve as a catalyst for spiritual and numerical growth throughout the diocese.

A Next Steps Grant is given to support a congregation making the transition from pastoral to program size by providing temporary, partial funding for an assistant clergyperson.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Within the Diocese 

Anti-Racism Workshops
and other events in 2017  sponsored by the Anti-Racism Committee
Save the dates or register now!

For information on each of the upcoming events, click on the event name.
  • Anti-Racism Workshop
    (Registration is open)
    April 29 and May 6
    (A two-part program held on two consecutive Saturdays)
    St. Andrew's Church, Bronx
  • Jonathan Daniels Civil Rights Pilgrimage
    (Advance notice - exact dates and details to follow)
    August 10-13 (approximate)
    Visiting Atlanta, Georgia and Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery and Hayneville, Alabama
  • Anti-Racism Workshop
    (Registration is open)
    (A two-part program held on consecutive days)
    Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30
    St. Paul's on the Hill, Ossining
For information on the diocesan Anti-Racism Committee, click here.
Bedell Fund Grant
Open to churches in Region II (Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties)
St. Matthew's Church, Bedford is accepting applications from Region II churches for a grant for capital projects from the Bedell Fund.  The applicant must demonstrate stability and vitality and the commitment of the congregation to the project.  For more information and to apply, click here.
Church Club of New York Welcomes Episcopal Clergy to Join
The Church Club of New York has made changes to its Constitution and Bylaws, allowing Episcopal clergy to join for the first time in its 130 year history.  The Church Club provides inter-church fellowship and educational programs, and supports theological education and service ministries conducted by young adults. In addition to inviting clergy to become members, the Church Club has revised its dues structure to make it easier for everyone to connect and engage. Anyone interested in learning more about the Church Club may call Susan Ridgeway at 212-828-7418, email, or simply click here to view the membership page.
Clergy Rental Housing Available
City Island, Bronx

Light, airy 4-bedroom rectory in waterfront community. Renovated eat-in kitchen. 2 bathrooms/tub. Wood floors throughout. Washer/dryer on main floor. Spacious dining room. Living room with French doors to full front porch. Den/office. New windows, siding and roof. Closets in all bedrooms. Expansive side and back yards. Walking distance to highly ranked public school (K-8). Steps away from bus stop and express bus; 45 minutes from Manhattan. Walk to restaurants/and shopping. $2,500/month; utilities included. For more information contact Grace Church City Island's Senior Warden Paul Nani at
Creative Arts Camp
June 26-30, 3:30-5:30 p.m. each day
Calvary Church, 277 Park Avenue South, Manhattan

All children ages 4-15 are invited to participate in a time of creativity which includes singing, drama, crafts and story telling. Free of charge and only 100 spots available, so register now.  For more information and to register, click here or call 646 723-4178.

Deacons' Conference
Friday and Saturday, October 20-21

Details, location and times to be announced.
Diocesan Confirmations and Receptions
Saturday, June 3, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Manhattan
Diocesan Convention
Saturday, November 11, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Manhattan
Diocesan Fund for Clergy Critical Needs
Applications due Thursday, June 1
(for consideration at the June 8 meeting of the Committee)

The Diocesan Fund for Clergy Critical Needs Committee allocates grants to canonically resident priests, deacons or congregations of the Diocese of New York, as follows: 


1. Medical/dental and other needs:  To assist priests or deacons who have expenses related to severe illnesses or other household crises, lapsed medical insurance premiums, financial emergencies caused by unemployment and unusual medical or dental expenses.  See the application form here .


2. Educational grants: a.) to the children of priests or deacons with special needs or liv ing in critical mission areas where public schooling is clearly inadequate; and b.) to aid undergraduate college tuition for children of priests or deacons. Undergraduate education grants, which are only processed during the June meeting each year, have in recent years been in the amount of $2,000 for each student.  See the application form here .


If you have questions about submitting either application, please contact Ms. Zoraida Marte at 212-316-7478 or

In cases where there is a need that cannot be met under these criteria, please contact the Rev. Canon Blake Rider at 212-316-7415 or . Other funds are available that might be able to address the situation.
Diocesan Investment Trust (DIT) Annual Shareholders' Informational Meeting
Wednesday, May 17, 12:00-12:45 p.m.
Andrew Hall, St. Thomas' Church, 1 West 53rd Street, Manhattan

Shareholders, beneficiaries, and prospective DIT investors are cordially invited to send one or more representatives to this meeting, at which reports will be received from the President and from the Investment Managers of our DIT Funds. In addition, representatives of legal counsel and of the independent public accountants for the Funds will be present. They and the Trustees will be pleased to respond to any questions from the floor. Lunch will be served. For planning purposes, please click here to register.
Diocesan Liturgy Festival
Saturday, October 7, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Manhattan

Save the date. Details and registration to follow.
Episcopal Charities ~ New Grant Opportunities
Program Investment grants will support capacity building projects and new outreach ministries affiliated with parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Grants will range in size from $10,000 to $30,000 annually over a period of one to three years. For more information, click here .
Current Episcopal Charities' grantees are also eligible to apply for
Professional Development grants to pay for training for both staff and volunteers. For more information, click here .
Questions? Contact Executive Director Mary Beth Sasso at or 212-316-7403 or Program Director Leeanna Varga at or 212-316-7426.
Global Mission Fair
Saturday, October 14, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Details, location and exact times to be announced.
Mid-Hudson Regional Council
Saturday, September 30, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Details, location and exact times to be announced.
Nightwatch Crossroads at the Cathedral
2016-2017 Season
For information on the Crossroads Christian and Crossroads Interspiritual retreats for middle and high school students, youth groups and their adult chaperones at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan, click here.
Ordination of Deacons
Saturday, May 13, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Manhattan
Ordination of Priests
Saturday, September 9, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Manhattan
Wardens' Conference
Saturday, June 17, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
St. Thomas' Church, 168 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck

This important annual event is designed for both new and experienced wardens.  Save the date! Registration to follow.
Beyond the Diocese 

Missional Voices National Gathering
Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22
Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Virginia

This year's gathering brings together church leaders, seminarians, church planters, entrepreneurs, artists, and everyday innovators to discuss innovative ministries and missional communities both within and outside of the traditional church context. Cost: $99 (includes meals); free to current seminarians. For more information and to register,  click here.
Tour: The Best of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Hosted by Bishop Mary Glasspool and Canon James Newman
Monday, June 12-Friday, June 23

Itinerary includes Belfast, Derry, Galway, Connemara, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Blarney and Dublin. For more information, including the trip brochure and reservation form, click here.

Cultivate: Resilient Hope ~ The  Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership Conference
Sunday-Wednesday, June 25-28
St. David's Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas

An Episcopal Church conference for leaders in ministry with young adults on and off college campuses. The focus will be on how leaders and mentors can "cultivate resilient hope" in the midst of everyday lives, the current events in our country, and in our communities. For more information, click here. To register, click here.
New Community Clergy and Lay Conference:  Affirming Life, Liberty and Justice
Wednesday-Saturday, July 19-22
Camp Allen, Navasota, Texas

This gathering of Asian, Black, Latino/Hispanic and Native American clergy and lay leaders provides a safe place for them to explore mission in ethnic ministries, share resources, best practices, hopes and dreams, needs and concerns, gifts and ministries, suffering and joy in the context of being the new community. It is a venue for the four ethnic groups to learn from each other to enable them to become successful partners in ministry. For more information, click here. To register, click here.
Holy Land Pilgrimage
With the Rev. Joade Dauer-Cardasis and the people of St. Peter's, Bronx
Monday, November 6-Wednesday, November 15

A wonderful pilgrimage and all-expense-included guided journey to the Biblical sites of Israel. The guided tour will be led by Journeys Unlimited.

Cost: $3,398 - includes round-trip airfare, hotel, breakfast and dinner daily, touring in a private air-conditioned motor coach with a professional tour guide to sites in Galilee, Jerusalem, Masada, and Tel-Aviv.

For the flyer with detailed information, click here. To reserve your space, please fill out the application on the back of the flyer and send in your deposit to Journeys Unlimited. Please also notify Rev. Dauer-Cardasis or Cheryl Seeley, Parish Administrator at or 718-931-9270.

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