December 7, 2018
Events & More
Listings from the Bishop's Offices
~ Ongoing Feature! ~
Parish Services
and Other Events
including those for
Advent and Christmas
are now posted directly on the diocesan website. To view the listings, visit the homepage at or

Parish offices and clergy in charge of parishes were sent instructions on how to post things on the diocesan website. If you didn't receive or have mislaid the instructions, click here.
Don't forget to check...
the Cathedral calendar here .
To view online, click here .

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Episcopal Charities New Grantseekers' Orientation Webinars
Wednesday, December 12, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 8, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Thursday, January 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 13, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Online orientation sessions for anyone interested in applying for an Episcopal Charities grant. Required for all new grantseekers. For more information and to register, click here .
Celebration of a New Ministry at All Saints' Church, Harrison
Sunday, December 16, 10:00 a.m.
All Saints' Church, 300 Harrison Avenue, Harrison
The Rev. Tami Burks will be commissioned as priest-in-charge. The Rev. Carol Gadsden will preside and preach. For more information, click here .
Celebration of a New Ministry at St. Matthew's Church, Bedford
Sunday, December 23, 10:00 a.m. (Rescheduled due to snow on November 15)
St. Matthew's Church, 390 Cantitoe Street, Bedford
The Rev. John Zahl will be instituted and inducted as rector. The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche will preside. For more information, click here .
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day Service
Thursday, January 10, 7:00 p.m.
Church of the Ascension, Fifth Avenue at 10th Street, Manhattan
Sponsored by the diocesan Task Force Against Human Trafficking and the Task Force on Domestic Violence. The Rt. Rev. Mary Glasspool will preside, and the Rev. Dr. Pamela Cooper-White will preach.
Celebration of a New Ministry at St. Augustine's Church, Croton-on-Hudson
Saturday, January 12, 10:30 a.m.
St. Augustine's Church, 6 Old Post Road North, Croton-on-Hudson
The Rev. Jennifer Owen will be instituted and inducted as rector. The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche will preside. The Rev. James Lemler will preach. For more information, click here .
Anti-Racism Training Workshop (Bronx)
Friday and Saturday, January 18 and 19, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (each day)
St. Margaret's Church (Longwood), 940 East 156th Street, Bronx
For more information, click here .
Diocesan Chorister Festival
Saturday, January 26, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Manhattan
For more information, click here .
Blessed Absalom Jones Celebration
Saturday, February 9, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Manhattan
Don't just attend ~ Participate! For more information and to sign up, click here .
Celebration of a New Ministry at St. Barnabas' Church, Irvington
Sunday, February 24, 4:00 p.m. (Note new date.)
St. Barnabas' Church, 15 North Broadway, Irvington-on-Hudson
The Rev. Gareth Evans will be instituted and inducted as rector. The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin will preside. Br. Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE will preach. For more information, click here .
Adult Choir Festival
Saturday, March 2, 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Manhattan
For more information, click here .
Ordination of Transitional Deacons
Saturday, March 9, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Manhattan
For more information, click here .
Episcopal Charities Youth Opportunity Grants
"Intent to Apply" is due Friday, January 4, 2019 ( Click here for the form.)
The full application is due Friday, February 1, 2019

In early December, Episcopal Charities will begin accepting proposals for Youth Opportunity Grants (YOG) for the summer of 2019 and the 2019-20 academic year. These grants are awarded to parish-based outreach programs addressing the needs of children and youth in communities throughout the Episcopal Diocese of New York, including children’s academic enrichment, children’s arts, summer recreation, health and wellness, and skills-building programs. To learn more, click here .

Important note: New applicants must attend a New Grantseekers’ Orientation Webinar. For more information and to register, click here .
New York Altar Guild 2019 Grants Cycle
Applications due Friday, February 1, 2019
For the guidelines and application form, click here .
Diocesan Fund for Clergy Critical Needs
Applications due Thursday, February 28
(for consideration at the March 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:
  • Medical/dental and other needs. See the application form here.
  • Educational grants. See the application form here.
For more information, click 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 Jeanne Person at 212-932-7355 or . Other funds are available that might be able to address the situation.)
Within the Diocese
Bedell Fund Grant
Open to churches in Region II (Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties)
St. Matthew's Church, Bedford accepts 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 the application, click here .
Church Club of New York
The Church Club works to strengthen the life and faith of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion by offering interchurch fellowship, educational, service, and social opportunities, and supports theological education and service ministries of young adults in the surrounding dioceses. For more information, click here , email or call 212-282-7418.
Clergy Rental Housing Available ~ Mount Vernon
New, lower rent
Spacious and freshly painted 3BR, 1-1/2 bath rectory home in a quiet family neighborhood on the Northside near the Pelham border. $1,500 month, excludes utilities. At least one occupant must be a deacon, priest or bishop. For more information contact Church of Saints John, Paul, & Clement vestry member Wendy Ball-Attipoe at .
Office Space Sought
Hearts and Minds, an established 501(c)(3) organization specializing in advocacy on extreme global poverty, seeks 300-600 square feet of office space. Flexible re layout; willing to share. Manhattan preferred, but other boroughs definitely considered. Contact Bill Blackman at or 212-280-0333. For more information on Hearts and Minds, visit .
Bookkeeper/Parish Administrator/Office Assistant (part time)
For the "help available" announcement, click here .
Clergy Positions Open in the Diocese of New York
Click here to view them on the diocesan website.
Lay Positions Open in the Diocese of New York
Click here to view them on the diocesan website.
Positions at The Episcopal Church
Position listings as posted by the Episcopal News Service
(Includes clergy and lay positions around the country)
Positions at the Seamen's Church Institute
Positions at Trinity Wall Street
Diocesan Calendar of Intercession
Also known as the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, invites prayers for the mission of the diocese as realized in many ministry settings and through the diverse vocations of ordained and lay leaders.  Click here to learn more and access the calendar.
Diocesan Clergy ID Cards
Contact Gina Brown at or 212-932-7326.
Episcopal Church Foundation
  • Vestry Resource Guide
  • Vital Practices
  • Webinars
And other helpful resources at .
Episcopal News Service - News in English, French and Spanish
  • For news and information about the Episcopal Church, click here.
  • For French-speaking readers, click here for Actualités.
  • For Spanish-speaking readers, click here for Noticias.
Each version has its own e-newsletter which can be subscribed to on its respective page.
Interfaith Calendar of Jewish and Muslim Holy Days
A project of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Committee of the Diocese of New York and the Episcopal Church's Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations. For more information and to view and download the calendar of festivals and prayers, click here .
ThriveNYC Mental Health First Aid Training
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene offers free Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to all New Yorkers. MHFA teaches the skills needed to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges and crises. This is an eight-hour training offered seven days a week in all five boroughs. For more information, click here .
Menu of Hope
An Immigration Resource from Rural & Migrant Ministry
The Menu of Hope is a resource guide for individuals, congregations, and other institutions that are looking for ways to stand with our immigrant brothers and sisters. The Menu is now available to download online or for print orders. Click here for the Menu's webpage.
NYC Clergy Parking Permits
For information, click here .
Phone Line Prayer
Wednesdays, 9:00 p.m.
Call 641-715-3865, and use Access Code 153978
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 .
Printing and Design Services from Mission Graphics
A Ministry of the Church of Our Savior, Manhattan
Established in 1976, Mission Graphics is a ministry by a church, for the Church and the Community. Let us help you with Stationery, Seasonal Campaigns, Annual Meeting Mailings, Fundraising Events, Directories, Newsletters, and more. Our capabilities include: Knowledge of Church Needs, Custom Graphic Design, Professional Quality Printing, Competitive Pricing, Quick Turnaround and Delivery, Mailing and Fulfillment. For a quote, call 212-233-2899 or email .
Undocumented: What Do Faith Communities Need to Know?
Resources for Congregations
Lectures and panel discussions covering the immigrant experience, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), temporary protected status, and sanctuary from the teach-in may be watched on demand - click here .
Paid advertising in The Episcopal New Yorker
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