Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pre-Diocesan Convention Rally

Are you ....

A Delegate to the New York Diocesan Convention?

A member of the clergy?

On the Vestry??

A Concerned Parishioner???

If so, please come to the Church of the Holy Apostles on Tuesday, October 28th to hear about what YOU can do to help support the Resolution on Civil Marriage Equality in New York State. There will be a Eucharist at 615pm, followed by the rally / presentation at 7pm

Find out more about the resolution, the pre-convention caucuses and more!

Special thanks to the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns for crafting the resolution.


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Welcome Back BBQ Photos

There was quite a showing at St. Luke in the Fields for the Welcome Back BBQ. Despite the threat of rain, we had a grand time. Thanks to St. Luke in the Fields for hosting the event, and especially to Paul Lane and the LGBT Life Committee at St. Luke's.

Here are some photos.
Paul Lane

Jacob Miles and Michael Mallon

Rachel Furer, Stephen McFadden, Paul Lane, David Casey

Jacob Miles, Michael Mallon, Marlin Matteson, Weiban Wang, Rachel Furer

Friday, August 15, 2008

Welcome Back BBQ

Saturday, Sep 6, 2008 (12:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
at St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street @ Grove Street

To kick off our second year, Integrity NYC is partnering with St Luke in the Fields to have a "Welcome Back from the Summer" BBQ!

Come one, come all for a time of fellowship, networking and to hear about what's on tap for the Fall!

$20 donation requested. Proceeds will defray the costs of the BBQ and go towards the work of iNYC.

Looking forward to seeing everyone! Special thanks to St Luke's for providing a space for us.


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Doing the Lambeth Walk

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2008 (6:00 PM)
at Church of the Ascension
5th Avenue and 10th Street

Brenda Harrison, Lambeth Administrator for Inclusive Church, and Lambeth Administrator for Changing Attitude will be in New York on Tuesday, June 3rd to give us an update on planning for the inclusive presence and specifically the LGBT presence Lambeth. She will also speak to the importance of hearing voices from Africa and other non western Provinces, and anything else that might be of interest.

She would also welcome the chance to hear our thoughts on Lambeth in general.

Location is at the Church of the Ascension.

The parish's regularly scheduled mid-week Eucharist is at 6pm, Brenda's talk will follow at around 645pm (ish!)

Come one, come all! Bring your friends.


NYC Pride March 2008

The Episcopal Diocese of New York invites everyone to participate in the annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride March, Sunday, June 29th 2008.

The meeting place for the March is 53rd Street between 5th and Madison Avenues. Please be there and ready to march at 1:30p.m.

For those for whom walking such a great distance might prove a challenge, The Church of St. Luke in the Fields has sponsored a Trolley. Space is limited, so please let us know if you would like a seat on the Trolley. The Trolley will be ready for boarding on 53rd Street beginning at 12:30p.m.

All are welcome to participate in the Pride March, but please only RSVP to this invitation if you wish to march with iNYC. If you are marching with your parish or the Diocese and would like some Integrity identification, buttons with the Integrity NYC logo will be provided.

Integrity New York City will sponsor a Street Eucharist on 53rd Street prior to the March at 12:45p.m. We are honored to have the Most Reverend Carlos Touché-Porter, Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of Mexico as celebrant.

After the March, we hope that you will join us at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, located at 487 Hudson Street just below Christopher Street, for a Festive Choral Evensong at 6:30p.m. The Most Reverend Carlos Touché-Porter, Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of Mexico will preach. A reception will follow on the grounds.


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Tea With Susan Russell Photos

There was an amazing crowd at Jacob's apartment. Afterward, several people joined the Steering Committee for an impromptu dinner with Susan Russell. Here are a couple photos for your enjoyment. We were also joined by Neil Houghton, VP for Northeast Region from Integrity USA.

It is hard to tag the people below, but Chap Day, Elizabeth Jacobs, Winnie Varghese +, Jacob Miles, Michael Mallon, Neil Houghton, David Casey, Susan Russell +, and Mark Hummell + are among those below.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Tea With Susan Russell

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 (4:00 PM to 6:00 PM)
at Home of Jacob Miles
302 West 12th Street, Apt 14A

The Reverend Susan Russell, President of Integrity USA will be in New York at the Desmond Tutu Center near General Seminary for a conference on the proposed Anglican Covenant. She will also be spending some time with us on Saturday, April 12 from 4pm – 6pm to talk about Integrity's witness at the Lambeth Conference as well as her thoughts on the conference at the Tutu Center. In conjunction with this, we are participating in Integrity's Canterbury Campaign and will be accepting donations to support our witness at Lambeth.


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Present Day Experiences of Gay Christians in Kenya and Nigeria - Follow Up

This event was very informative, and well attended by a large mix of people. David Casey, Chap Day, and Michael Mallon were among the iNYC attendees. Davis MacIyalla spoke earlier that day at St. Luke in the Fields.

Here is an official statement from Davis' experience in New York as told to Steve Parelli by Mac-Iyalla, February 27, 2008, Bronx, NY
How I came to be invited to speak at The Riverside Church
When I told Steve I was coming through NYC on my way to a speaking engagement I had in California, and that I would like to stay with him a couple days, he arranged with Maranatha, the LGBT group at The Riverside Church, a forum on The Present-day experiences of Gay Christians in Kenya and Nigeria. I have known Other Sheep since 2006 when I first met Steve in Geneva, Switzerland. Subsequently, I spent a brief time with Steve in 2007 when I came to the United States for a tour. When Other Sheep and Maranatha invited me to speak as a panelist at a forum to be held at The Riverside Church, I was honored, and did not hesitate to accept their

The panel participants and what we talked about
The event was a success. Emmanuel Kamau of Kenya and Jose Ortiz of the States, who spent last July and August in Kenya, joined me as panelists. Together, we shared with our American counterpart what it is like to be gay and Christian in a hostile environment.

My gratitude to Other Sheep and Maranatha; special thanks to Steve and Jose for their hospitality
I am grateful to Other Sheep and Maranatha for the opportunity to speak. I am also grateful for the offering they took on my behalf. Too, I want to express my gratitude for the hospitality Steve and Jose showed my while I was here by keeping me in their home, providing for my daily needs, and for seeing me to and from the airport.

My second visit to St. Luke's in the Field
In addition to The Riverside Church meeting, I was able to worship and speak in St. Luke's in the Field in the Village, Manhattan. I spoke here in 2007 and so I was returning to be with friends I had made there on my previous visit. It was wonderful to be with them again. They are so loving
and welcoming. I will always want to return and visit again St. Luke's in the Field.

Davis accompanied iNYC's Chap, Michael, and Tim Martin to dinner following the event.

A full account of the Event can be found on the Other Sheep & Maranatha Riverside website.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Church Crawl

Sunday, Mar 9, 2008 (11:00 AM to 8:00 PM)
at Church of the Ascension and Grace Church

iNYC is proud to announce our first Parish Crawl which is taking place in Manhattan on Sunday, March 9, 2008. We will be visiting the Church of the Ascension for their 11am service and Grace Church for their 6pm service. Itinerary for the day is as follows

11am Principal Service, Church of the Ascension: Fifth Avenue at 10th Street, Holy Eucharist at Main Altar, with full choir and sermon

12pm Coffee Hour, Church of the Ascension. This is our chance to mingle with parishioners of Ascension and spread the Good News of God’s inclusive love for GLBT Christians in the Episcopal Church and to talk about iNYC.

1pm-ish .. Brunch on our own + free time

6pm Evening Service, Grace Church in New York: 10th Street and Broadway, Holy Eucharist in the Chantry, with sermon.

7pm Wine and Cheese Reception, Grace Church in New York.

Please RSVP Here for your attendance to either or both of these services. It is asked that if you are attending only one of the Churches, that you please leave a comment as to which one you are attending.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Present Day Experiences of Gay Christians in Kenya and Nigeria - 17 Feb 2008 - Riverside Church

Sunday, 17 February 2008
Riverside Church
490 Riverside Dr, Rm MLK 411

Other Sheep and Maranatha of Riverside Church are hosting a panel of three LGBT persons from Kenya and Nigeria. The panel includes Jose Ortiz, Emmanuel Kamau, and Davis Mac-Iyalla the Anglican founder of Changing Attitude Nigeria.

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