Monday, July 2, 2012

WE HAVE MOVED to integritynycmetro.org

Through the wonders of technology our blog will now be part of our main site http://www.integritynycmetro.org.  We are still working the kinks out but please visit us there often for updates and upcoming events.

Monday, June 4, 2012

The OASIS (Newark) Honors Louie Crew, Presents Awards


The OASIS, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, honored Integrity's founder, Dr. Louie Crew for a lifetime of justice ministry and presented its first annual scholarship and grant awards at a reception on Friday, June 3rd.  IntegrityUSA Vice President for National Affairs, The Rev. Jon Richardson, Province II Coordinator Chap James Day and Newark Diocesan Organizer Christian Paolino were among the attendees.

The Right Rev.  Mark Beckwith, Bishop of Newark, and OASIS Commission Chair John Simonelli presented Dr. Crew with a hand-illumined certificate of appreciation and announced the first recipients of the scholarship and grant created in his honor.

Dr. Crew founded Integrity, the national organization for LGBT Episcopalians, in 1974. A retired professor of English (most recently at Rutgers University) he served on the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church from 2000-2006 and represented the Diocese of Newark as a member of the House of Deputies  from 1993-2011, among many other acts of service to the church.  He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama, Doctorates of Divinity from the Episcopal Divinity School and General Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Human Letters from the Divinity School of the Pacific. Dr. Crew is extensively published, on matters of English composition, social justice, faith, and poetry.  Dr. Crew is a three-time recipient of the National Endowment for Humanities, was honored by the Ragdale Foundation and the Wurlitzer Foundation, and received the Bishop’s Cross from the Diocese of Newark.

The first Louie Crew scholarship was presented to Darnell L. Moore, a writer and activist who is currently the Associate Director of the Newark Schools Research Collaborative (NSRC) and an Affiliate of the Institute on Education Law and Policy (IELP) both at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Newark. He holds a BA in Social & Behavioral Sciences (Seton Hall University), MA in Counseling (Eastern University) and MA in Theological Studies (Princeton Theological Seminary). 
Moore also serves as the Chair of Mayor Cory Booker of Newark’s Advisory Commission on LGBTQ Concerns and Education, Chair of the Newark Pride Alliance, and has served appointments as a Visiting Fellow at Yale Divinity School and Lecturer in the Women & Gender Studies Department at Rutgers-New Brunswick, as well as Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University.  Moore plans to use the scholarship money to participate in two writing retreats to further his first book, tentatively titled To be Black, Queer and Christian: Essays on the Black church and Sexuality.

The first OASIS Grant was awarded to the Montclair Protestant Chaplaincy, an ecumenical collaborative, to support the work of the Rev. Deacon Diana Wilcox as chaplain at Montclair State University.  A recent graduate of Drew Theological School in Madison, Wilcox provides a progressive Christian presence at the university with weekly prayer services, spiritual counseling and other programming.  Wilcox studied at Montclair State University and Fairleigh Dickinson University before pursuing her Master of Divinity at Drew. Her campus group, the Web of Life Christian Community, became a Believe Out Loud Congregation in 2011, and took part in the response to bias incidents on campus this fall and winter.

The OASIS, founded in 1989, is a justice ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. Once providing “safe space” worship and spiritual counseling, the organization has evolved into an educational and advocacy role.  The Louie Crew Scholarship and Oasis Grant, which were first announced at the 2012 Diocesan Convention, will be awarded annually at the Oasis anniversary in June to individuals and groups working “at the intersection of sexuality and faith.”

Integrity Exec. Director Harry Knox Preaches at Intercession NYC

On Sunday, June 3, the Rev. Harry Knox, Interim Executive Director of IntegrityUSA, offered the sermon at the Church of the Intercession, the latest Believe Out Loud Episcopal Congregation in the NYC-Metro area.

Intercession describes itself as follows: "We are a community of followers of Jesus in the tradition of the Episcopal Church. As Episcopalians we strive to be a middle way between the Catholic and Protestant traditions of Christianity. At Intercession you will be surrounded by a beautiful building but more importantly in an open and welcoming community. Our community is multicultural and worships in English and Spanish."

Intercession is located at 550 West 155th St. (at Broadway).

Transit:
  • 157 St. (Broadway) 1
  • 155 St. (St. Nicholas) C

Sunday services are as follows:
  • 8 a.m. Said Mass in English
  • 10 a.m. Sung Mass in English
  • 12:30 Santa Misa en español 
 We commend it to you as a welcoming community of faith.


Integrity is in the midst of raising funds for its presence at General Convention, the triennial legislative gathering of the entire Episcopal Church.  Slightly more than half of the $110,000 budget has been raised.  These funds help us provide a diverse range of voices from the LGBT community, many of whom would not otherwise be able to attend.  Please give if you are able.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Queens Pride Today

Integrity NYC-Metro has a table at Queens Pride today, which takes place on 75th St at 37th Road in Jackson Heights.

TRANSIT:
74 St - Broadway (275 ft SW) 7 
Roosevelt Ave - Jackson Heights  EFMR

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Heritage of Pride March, June 24th in NYC

 
Please see details below regarding the Episcopal presence in the Heritage of Pride March:
Dear Fellow Episcopalians,
 
For the past several years, the Committee on LGBT Concerns has organized a float in the annual LGBT Pride March, to be held this year on Sunday, June 24th, 2012. Several hundred Episcopalians, from parishes large and small, from Staten Island to Sullivan County, march down Fifth Avenue with the float under the slogan “The Episcopal Church Welcomes You”.  For the past two years we have been by far the largest religious contingent in the entire March!
The Episcopal Church has, for years, been in the forefront of the full inclusion of LGBT persons in all of the sacraments.  While we may not yet have attained all of our goals, we are well on our way.  The annual LGBT Pride March is one of the most visual and important ways that we have of reaching out to the LGBT Community, many of whom have given up on or been driven away from any organized religion.
In order to do this again in 2012, we need your help.  The LGBT Pride March is not a budgeted item.  We rely on donations from individuals, parishes and groups in order to make it possible.  The cost is between $5000.00 and $6000.00 and our suppliers (float, music, registration) require payment in advance. 
The Church of St. Luke in the Fields has agreed to act as our treasurer again this year.  Please make your checks payable to The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, note Pride March in the memo field and mail to:
                Paul J. Lane
                c/o The Church of St. Luke in the Fields
                487 Hudson Street
                New York, NY 10014
 
The March takes place on Sunday, June 24, 2012.  It will proceed down Fifth Avenue from the lower 30s to its usual end point on Christopher and Greenwich Streets in the West Village.  Our exact meeting  time and location won’t be known  until about two weeks prior to the actual March.   You will not need to register your group separately.  We will take care of registration and marshals.  All you need to do to participate is show up.  We will post the information on the LGBT Concerns web-page:   and Facebook page  as soon as the March organizers let us know.
If you have any questions, please contact Paul Lane at 646-456-8705 or LGBTConcerns@dioceseny.org
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there,
Paul J. Lane - LGBT Pride March Coordinator
The Committee on LGBT Concerns of the Episcopal Diocese of New York

Screening of "Love Free or Die" in Morristown June 10

On Sunday, June 10 at 3 p.m., there will be a screening of Love Free or Die,  the award-winning biography of Bishop Gene Robinson, at the Church of the Redeemer in Morristown, N.J., an Integrity Proud Parish Partner.

The screening will be free.  A freewill offering will be taken to support further promotion of the film.  A discussion will follow the screening and refreshments will be available.   Redeemer is an easy walk from the Morristown train station (see map below).

Winner of a special jury prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Love Free or Die is "compelling storytelling, even for those familiar with the outlines of Robinson’s story: his 2003 consecration as a bishop, the backlash from conservatives within the U.S. and global church, and the Episcopal Church’s decision at its 2009 general convention to continue to ordain gay bishops and to develop blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples," as reviewed by Peter Montgomery in Religion Dispatch.

Others in the church - both for and against Bishop Robinson's ordination - are interviewed, including the Right Rev. Otis Charles, who came out and married his partner after retiring as bishop of Utah; the Right Rev. Barbara Harris, the first female bishop in the Anglican Communion; and a Ugandan woman living with HIV.

Footage from some of the major public events in Bishop Robinson's episcopacy are featured, including a dramatic confrontation with a heckler while preaching in England.

The first of a series of screenings around the Diocese of Newark, this event is co-sponsored by the Church of the Redeemer and St. Gregory's Episcopal Church in Parsippany, with assistance from The OASIS and Integrity NYC-Metro.

PLEASE HELP US spread the word about this event by sharing this flyer. Facebook users please RSVP and invite your friends here.

Reviews of Love Free or Die:
EVENT SNAPSHOT:
  • WHAT: Screening of Love Free or Die
  • WHEN:  Sun., Jun 10 at 3pm
  • WHERE: Church of the Redeemer, 36 South Street, Morristown, NJ
  • COST: Free (contributions welcome)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

IntegrityUSA General Convention Reception June 2


Integrity is hosting a wine-and-hors d'ouvres reception on Saturday, June 2 at noon, at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery in NYC to share information about our plans for General Convention 2012 and beyond.  The event will be hosted by Lis Jacobs, the Treasurer of IntegrityUSA

If you are curious about  Integrity's work and would like to know more, or have ideas about where you think we should be headed, Please attend or contact us for more information. We have offered some perspective on the relevance of Integrity's work in a recent post.  

St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery,  is located at 131 East 10th Street, on the corner of 2nd Avenue. It is the second-oldest church in Manhattan and the oldest continuously-operating place of worship in New York City.  They are an Integrity Proud Parish Partner and we are grateful to them for hosting this event.  We hope you will join us!

EVENT SNAPSHOT:
  • WHAT: IntegrityUSA General Convention 2012 Reception
  • WHEN:  Sat. June 2, 12-2 p.m.
  • WHERE: St. Mark's Church in the Bowery
    131 East 10th Street  New York, NY 10003
    (Transit: 3rd Ave at 14th St.  )
  • COST: Free (contributions welcome towards Integrity's General Convention 2012 campaign)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Free HIV Tests at Church of the Intercession this Saturday

This event, not sponsored by Integrity NYC-Metro, is shared as a public service.

The Church of the Intercession together with the National Black Leadership Coalition on AIDS, the New York City Council Faith Based HIV/AIDS Initiative, and Harlem United will be hosting their third HIV testing and awareness campaign at the Episcopal Church of the Intercession, 550 West 155th Street (located on the southeast corner of 155th and Broadway).

The public is invited for free testing and to receive valuable information on HIV/AIDS.

  • When: Saturday, May 19th, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Episcopal Church of the Intercession, 550 West 155th Street (located on the southeast corner of 155th and Broadway)
    TRANSIT: 157 St 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

For Just Such a Time as This

 "Who knows? Perhaps you have come to royal dignity for just such a time as this."
ESTHER 4:14

A question that seems to be in people's minds, if not verbalized, is "Why do we need Integrity around here?" Our bishops ride on Pride floats and speak out for the rights of LGBT people. We have numerous congregations who are welcoming and LGBT people are involved in all levels of ministry. We perform same-sex marriages and blessings in our churches.  And today, the sitting President of the United States announced in an election year that he personally supports same-sex marriage.

Amid all this progress, there's a temptation to sit back and be satisfied.  After all, for LGBT people in our area, finding a church where you can participate fully without your orientation presenting a barrier is easy.  We're past all that, aren't we?

And yet, we're not.

Yesterday, the people of North Carolina, egged on in large part by religious leaders, voted to enshrine discrimination against same-sex couples into their constitution.  Last week, a video circulated in which a pastor in that state advocated physical abuse of effeminate boys.  Our local pride events are frequently protested by "ex-gay ministries" and NYC's new cardinal has warned Catholic churches who dare minister to LGBT people without reminding them of their "disordered" state.

Despite efforts by many progressive Christian leaders to the contrary, the overwhelmingly dominant message on the American airwaves remains that if you're gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, there's no place in church for you.  As rapidly as America seems to be evolving in its acceptance of LGBT issues, the perception is that the institutional church is stubbornly staying behind, and the fact that a recent Pew study showed that over a quarter of young people claim no religious affiliation at all is a telling indicator of what this means for our relevance, leaving young people like this one wondering if the church will be around for them when they're our age.   Also, although in the same poll 70% of Episcopalians support LGBT inclusion, we still have dioceses -- including one nearby -- where people with a same-sex partner are not able to pursue ordination or have their relationships acknowledged by the church.

It will take witness from every single one of us to turn this tide. Some of this work happens at the congregational and even individual level, and our chapter continues to partner with The OASIS and the LGBT Concerns Committee of the Diocese of New York to make that happen here.  But a national voice is also needed.  Integrity is the largest advocate for the LGBT community within the church, and traditionally represents our interests at General Convention.  Our work is entirely supported by our members and partners, with no funding from the national church.  We've set an ambitious goal of $100,000 to mobilize a team of volunteers, of which nearly half has already been contributed, thanks be to God..

Integrity's platform for GC12 includes:

  • Advocate for liturgical blessings for same gender couples throughout the Church.
  • Support the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music's call for a church wide conversation on marriage.
  • Fervently advocate for full inclusion of our transgender sisters and brothers, by supporting a resolution which adds "Gender Identity" and "Gender Expression" to the church's non-discrimination canons and
  • Release Voices of Witness 3: OUT OF THE BOX. A video and study guide on transgender issues, and provide a copy to all bishops and deputies
  • Call for strong church wide response to all aspects of bullying, especially that which is based on sexual orientation or gender expression.
If you are able to support Integrity in this work, please consider a donation of any size to our General Convention fund. We also seek to forge or re-establish ongoing partner relationships with congregations in the Dioceses of Long Island, New Jersey, Newark and New York. Our partners work with us to plan programming in the area, receive a voting seat on our national Stakeholders' Council, and we actively promote them as welcoming places of worship to our members. If you are not an official member of Integrity, please consider joining us.

Please contact us if you have any questions or ideas about Integrity's presence at GC12 or are willing to work with us to make these goals a reality. Our NYC-Metro Chapter is already helping with a fund-raiser next month, and we'd love to see you there (details soon). We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Movie Night! "Taboo... Yardies" at General Seminary

Integrity NYC-Metro is not sponsoring this event. We are passing this relevant opportunity along as a courtesy.

GLBT at GTS and Students of Color are proud to present a screening of Taboo ... Yardies on Friday, April 28th at 7 p.m. in the Seabury Auditorium at General Theological Seminary.

"The concept of the documentary Taboo Yardies is to explore the perception of Jamaica as an island that is saturated with homophobia by providing Jamaicans who are pro, con and everywhere in-between on this highly controversial issue an opportunity to share their own realities. Additionally, the film gives a voice to those Jamaicans who dare to speak up and out about the intolerance and violence towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, particularly as it pertains to an individual’s human rights. 
We hope to give viewers an opportunity to decide for themselves whether to view Jamaica as a homophobic culture is perception or reality. More importantly, we hope Taboo ... Yardies becomes a vehicle that spurs an open an honest conversation that ultimately promotes respect and tolerance for all people regardless of sexual orientation. This documentary is unashamedly in support of human rights and against violence being advocated and/or perpetrated against LGBT Jamaicans."
Enter the campus on 21st street between 9th & 10th avenues.

Transit 23 St (8th Ave) AC

Friday, April 20, 2012

Love Free or Die Recap

Integrity Leaders at Screening of Love Free or Die:
(back) Christian Paolino, Paul Lane, Mary O'Shaughnessy, Marlin Mattson
(front) The Rev. Megan Sanders, Dr. Louie Crew, Chap James Day
We were pleased to welcome about 40 people from both sides of the river to a recent screening of Love Free or Die at Grace Church in the Van Vorst section of Jersey City. The film is a biography of The Right Rev. Gene Robinson, the first out gay person to be ordained a bishop of any church,

Among us were Integrity's founder. Dr. Louie Crew; the Rev. Liz Edman, Board President of the Hudson Pride Connections Center, which co-sponsored the event along with The OASIS, the LGBT ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark; and Michael Cudney, Chair of the LGBT Concerns Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New York.  Chapter President Mary O'Shaughnessy greeted everyone afterwards and shared news of upcoming Chapter events.

After the film and a short discussion, we were led in Compline (a short prayer service that is the last component of the Daily Office) by our chapter's recently-called Chaplain, The Rev. Megan Sanders.  Megan splits her time between the Seamen's Church Institute at Port Newark and St. Luke's Church in Montclair, N.J.

The film was a look back at Bishop Robinson's ministry and the world's reaction to it, beginning not at his consecration but the Lambeth Conference of 2008, to which he was specifically not invited by the Archbishop of Canterbury.  It presented not only his reactions and views, but gave a voice to those for whom his ordination was deeply troubling.  We enjoyed seeing many familiar faces in the film, including several people in the room.

If you were there and want to share your impressions of the film, please comment!  If you missed the screening, please stay tuned as we have had several offers to host another one.  Thank you to The Rev. Dr. Barrie Bates, Interim Rector at Grace Church Van Vorst, and parishioner Donald Gallagher, for their hospitality and assistance.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

New Parish Partner: Trinity Church, Ossining, N.Y.

We're flushed with gratitude as we announce our fourth new Proud Parish Partner in under a week!  Joining the ranks is Trinity Church in Ossining, N.Y., part of the Episcopal Diocese of New York.

Trinity was founded in 1868 by veterans of the Union Army returning from the Civil War.  It met first in a basement, then was a tenant in a Presbyterian church which stood where the current Trinity structure is today.

Trinity is currently in a period of exploration in partnership with Ossining's other Episcopal parish, St. Paul's-on-the-Hill,  under the interim leadership of The Rev. Cooper Conway.  The parishes are celebrating Holy Week together with events scheduled at both locations, and examining new ways to cooperate as they plan their respective futures.  The schedule has been added to our list of Holy Week events at our Proud Parish Partner congregations in the area.

Thanks to Tam Hernandez for making this happen.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Holy Week Schedule at Our Parish Partners

Holy Week, which begins on Palm Sunday, is the most important time in the church year.   If you are looking for a welcoming place to commemorate Christ's death and resurrection, here is a list of our Proud Parish Partner congregations, with service times.  Click on the church name for details about its events. If you have any questions or notice anything which requires correcting, please do not hesitate to contact us for help.

Manhattan

  • Church of the Holy Apostles
    296 9th Ave (at 28th St), Manhattan
    (212) 924-0167
    info@holyapostlesnyc.org
    Transit: 23 St (0.2 mi S) ACE


    SERVICE TIMES:

    • SUN 4/1 (Palm Sunday) 11 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms,  Palm Procession, Dramatic Reading of the Passion, and Holy Eucharist
    • WED 4/4  8 p.m. Tenebrae (Service of Darkness) a freewill offering will be taken for Episcopal Relief and Development's relief efforts in Japan 
    • THU 4/5 (Maundy Thursday) 7 pm The Last Supper of Our Lord, with Foot Washing, and Stripping of the Altar (all-night vigil at the Altar of Repose follows)
    • FRI 4/6 (Good Friday) 12 noon The Solemn Liturgy, including the Singing Passion According to St. John, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion from Reserved Sacrament
    • SAT 4/7 (Holy Saturday) 10 a.m. Holy Saturday service, 8 p.m. Great Vigil of Easter, concluding with congregational singing of the "Hallelujah Chorus" and a celebration follows.
    • SUN 4/8 (Easter Sunday) 11:00 am Procession and Festival Eucharist. With full choir and musicians. Celebration & Easter Egg Hunt follow

  • Church of St. Luke in the Fields
    487 Hudson Street (Christopher/Barrow), Manhattan
    (212) 289-4100
    info@stlukeinthefields.org
    Transit: Christopher St - Sheridan Sq (0.2 mi E)12, Christopher St (299 ft NW) PATH train

    SERVICE TIMES:
    • SUN 4/1 (Palm Sunday) 8 a.m. 9:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    • THU 4/5 (Maundy Thursday) 6:30 p.m. Choral Eucharist with Foot Washing, Agape Supper & and Stripping of the Altar, followed by vigil at the Altar of Repose*
    • FRI 4/6 (Good Friday) 12 noon The Solemn Liturgy, including the Singing Passion According to St. John, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion from Reserved Sacrament*
    • SAT 4/7 (Holy Saturday) 10:00 a.m. Holy Saturday Service, 8 p.m. Great Vigil of Easter*
    • SUN 4/8 (Easter Sunday)  8 a.m. 9:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist

      * Celebrant & Preacher will be The Most Rev. Frank Griswold, 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church

  • St. Mark's in the Bowery
    131 E 10 St. (at Bowery), Manhattan
    (212) 674-6377
    office@stmarksbowery.org
    Transit: 3 Av (0.2 mi N) L

    SERVICE TIMES
    : 
    • SUN 4/1 (Palm Sunday) 11 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    • WED 4/4  7 p.m. Tenebrae service
    • THU 4/5 (Maundy Thursday) 7 p.m.
    • FRI 4/6 (Good Friday) 12 noon Good Friday Blues - music, words and dance combine for a powerful telling of the Passion of Christ in the key of the blues.  Includes veneration of the cross and Communion from the Reserved Sacrament
    • SAT 4/7 (Holy Saturday) 7 p.m. Great Vigil of Easter
    • SUN 4/8 (Easter Sunday)  11 a.m. Holy Eucharist
     
  • St. Michael's
    225 W 99 St (Broadway/Amsterdam)
    (212) 222-2700
    Transit: 96 St (0.2 mi SW12

    SERVICE TIMES:
    • SUN 4/1 (Palm Sunday) 7:45 a.m., 10 a.m., 6 p.m. Holy Eucharist with the Liturgy of the Palms & the Passion According to St. Mark (performed by youth at 10 a.m.), Children's liturgy also at 10 a.m.
    • MON 4/2 - WED 4/4 7:45 a.m. Morning Prayer & Eucharist, 7 p.m. Holy Eucharist
    • THU 4/5 (Maundy Thursday) 7 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing and Stripping of the Altar, followed by vigil at the Altar of Repose
    • FRI 4/6 (Good Friday) 12 noon Good Friday Liturgy with Stations of the Cross, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion from Reserved Sacrament
    • SAT 4/7 (Holy Saturday) 9 a.m. Morning Prayer, 7 p.m. Great Vigil of Easter
    • SUN 4/8 (Easter Sunday) 7:45 a.m. 10 a.m., 6 p.m. Holy Eucharist

New Jersey


  • All Saints: Hoboken
    707 Washington Street, Hoboken
    (201) 792-3563
    Transit: 9th Street Station (0.6 mi NW)NJ Transit Light RailHudson-Bergen Light Rail


    SERVICE TIMES:
    • SUN 4/1 (Palm Sunday) 8 a.m., 9:20 a.m., & 11 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Liturgy of the Palms)
    • THU 4/5 (Maundy Thursday) 8 p.m. The Last Supper with Foot-washing
    • FRI 4/6 (Good Friday) 7 a.m. Morning Service with Communion from the Reserved Sacrament, 10 a.m. Stations of the Cross for children, 12 noon Good Friday Liturgy, 7 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy at St. John's, 16th & Palisades, Union City
    • SAT 4/7 (Holy Saturday) 8 p.m. The First Service of Easter
    • SUN 4/8 (Easter Sunday) 6:15 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service at Castle Point (on the Stevens Tech campus), 8 a.m., 9:20 a.m., 11 a.m. Holy Eucharist, 1 p.m. Holy Eucharist at St. John's, 16 & Palisades, Union City

  • Church of the Redeemer
    36 South Street, Morristown
    (973) 539-0703
    redeemer11@verizon.net
    Transit: Morristown (0.3 mi E)NJ TransitMorris & Essex LineMorris & Essex Line


    SERVICE TIMES:
    • SUN 4/1 (Palm Sunday) 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    • THU 4/5 (Maundy Thursday) 6:30 p.m. Eucharist & Supper
    • FRI 4/6 (Good Friday) 7:30 p.m. Service & Candlelight Procession
    •  SAT 4/7 (Holy Saturday) 7 p.m. Great Vigil of Easter
    •  SUN 4/8 (Easter Sunday)  8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

  • St. John's: Montclair
    55 Montclair Ave, Montclair
    (973) 746-2474
    Transit: Walnut Street (0.3 mi SW)NJ Transit Morris & Essex Line Montclair-Boonton Line
    bus Grove Street & Montclair Ave.

    SERVICE TIMES:
    • SUN 4/1 (Palm Sunday) 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Gather at 9:30 a.m. for palm procession. Children can bring percussion instruments) 6 p.m. Screening of Jesus Christ Superstar with pizza (youth group benefit)
    • THU 4/5 (Maundy Thursday) Maundy  7:30 p.m. Thursday Service
    • FRI 4/6 (Good Friday) 2pm Good Friday service
    • SAT 4/7 (Holy Saturday) 7:30 p.m. Great Vigil of Easter
    • SUN 4/8 (Easter Sunday) 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Holy Eucharist
     
  • St. Mark's: Teaneck
    118 Chadwick Road, Teaneck
    (201) 836-7275
    info@stmarksteaneck.org
    Transit: Cedar Ln at Grange Rd(459 ft N) NJ Transitbus 175, 753, 755, 772, 780

    SERVICE TIMES:
    • SUN 4/1 (Palm Sunday) 9 a.m. Child-centric Eucharist, 11 a.m.  Holy Eucharist, 6:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist with dramatic reading of the Passion by parish youth
    • THU 4/5 (Maundy Thursday) 6:30 p.m. Potluck Supper 7:30 p.m. Service with foot-washing, reading of the Passion, & stripping of the altar; vigil at altar of repose follows
    • FRI 4/6 (Good Friday) 12 noon & 7 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy
    • SAT 4/7 (Holy Saturday) 7:30 p.m. Great Vigil of Easter
    • SUN 4/8 (Easter Sunday) 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Downstate


  • St. Augustine's
    6 Old Post Rd North, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.
    (914) 271-3501
    august@bestweb.net

    SERVICE TIMES:
    • SUN 4/1 (Palm Sunday) 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist (later service includes palm procession)
    • WED 4/4 7 p.m. Service of Prayer & Light
    • THU 4/5 (Maundy Thursday) 6:30 p.m. Agape Meal (potluck) 8  p.m. Maundy Thursday Liturgy with foot-washing, overnight vigil follows
    • FRI 4/6 (Good Friday) 12 noon Good Friday service
    • SAT 4/7 (Holy Saturday) 7:00 p.m. Great Vigil of Easter
    • SUN 4/8 (Easter Sunday) 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Holy Eucharist, 10:30 egg hunt

  • Christ Church: Tarrytown
    (914) 631-2074
    43 South Broadway, Tarrytown, N.Y.

    SERVICE TIMES:
    • SUN 4/1 (Palm Sunday) 10 a.m. Palm Sunday Combined Service (English/Spanish)
    • TUE 4/3 7:30 p.m. Liturgy of Healing
    • WED 4/4 7:30 p.m. Candlelight Taize Service & Labyrinth Walk
    • THU 4/5 (Maundy Thursday) 6:30 p.m. Agape Meal and brief "watch and pray" Liturgy
    • FRI 4/6 (Good Friday) 9 a.m. Morning Prayer, 12 noon Meditation on the Seven Last Words of Jesus, 7:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross
    • SAT 4/7 (Holy Saturday) 7 p.m. Great Vigil of Easter
    • SUN 4/8 (Easter Sunday) 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist followed by brunch, 12:30 p.m. La Santa Misa de Pascua (Easter Eucharist in Spanish) 
     
  • Trinity Chuch: Ossining
    (914) 941-0806
    7 South Highland Avenue, Ossining, N.Y.
    TRANSIT:  Ossining (0.5 mi SW) Morris & Essex Line Hudson

    SERVICE TIMES:
    • THU 4/5 (Maundy Thursday) 6:30 Maundy Thursday Liturgy (at St. Paul’s on-the-Hill), with potluck dinner, including the Maundy (the Washing of the Feet), followed by an all-night vigil at the Bethlehem Chapel at Trinity. 
    • FRI 4/6 (Good Friday) 12 noon Good Friday Liturgy with Stations of the Cross, the Solemn Collects and Veneration of the Cross 
    • SAT 4/7 (Holy Saturday) 7:30 p.m. Easter Even Liturgy with the Lighting of the Paschal Candle and renewal of Baptismal vows (at St. Paul’s-on-the-Hill)
    • SUN 4 8 (Easter Sunday) 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist, preceded by an organ prelude at 11 am; Festal Celebration of Eucharist (Rite One) followed by a reception hosted by our Vestry and an Easter Egg Hunt

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New Proud Parish Partner: St. John's in Montclair, N.J.

Another day, another new Proud Parish Partner!  Today we welcome St. John's Episcopal Church in Montclair, N.J., part of the Diocese of Newark.  St. John's has been participating in Believe Out Loud, and is home to a P-FLAG chapter, but LGBT equality is only part of their efforts towards social justice and radical hospitality.  They also hold a special Eucharist twice monthly which is especially geared towards children, especially those with special needs, for whom a typical Eucharist is not ideal.  They have also done extensive work for the disadvantaged, and held an interfaith prayer service with a Muslim group to foster greater mutual understanding and respect.

We will be adding St. John's to our website and blog and their service schedule will be included in our upcoming guide of welcoming places to observe Holy Week and Easter.  There's still time to register as a P3 and get your congregation included, too!

Thanks to The Rev. Andrew Butler, and the vestry and wardens for your support!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Welcome to our latest Proud Parish Partner, St. Michael's in Manhattan!

Integrity NYC-Metro is pleased to welcome our newest Proud Parish Partner, St. Michael's Episcopal Church on West 99th Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  Founded in 1807, St. Michael's mission is "to witness—through worship, ministries and community activities—to the spirit, teachings and love of Christ; to offer strength & love to each other; and to reach out and draw others into our diverse parish family."

As a supporter of Integrity's work locally and nationally, St. Michael's will be added to our list of local partner congregations and listed in our upcoming guide to Holy Week  services at welcoming congregations.   If you'd like your congregation there, too, there's still time to register or renew and be included.

"This is a time of year in which people who have been away from religious services often think about returning, and checking the web is a very popular way of locating nearby faith communities," said Mary O'Shaughnessy, NYC-Metro Chapter Convener.  "This is just one more way to help seekers find you."


Our thanks to the Rev. Elizabeth Maxwell, Interim Rector; Warden Jim Sparks; and Parish Administrator Galina Koubassova for answering the call to join our efforts.