Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New website and survey

Greetings of about-to-be-Christmas, all!

I am writing to let you know that thanks to the hard work of the talented Christian Paolino of the Newark Diocese, we have a new website:

Please go to the survey and take a couple of minutes to fill it out--we want to know what you think.


Mary O'Shaughnessy

Friday, December 3, 2010

Meet Bishop Christopher Senyonjo - December 19th - The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, New York

Join the members of St. Luke in the Fields and Integrity NYC Metro as we listen to Bishop Christopher tell his story.

Bishop Senyonjo is the retired bishop of Western Buganda and the chaplain to Integrity, Uganda. He is back in the U.S. to update his supporters on his efforts to create a more inclusive community in his homeland, which is torn apart by a controversial “kill the gays” bill in Parliament and by a tabloid paper’s campaign urging the hanging of homosexuals and their supporters, including Bishop Christopher.

His visit earlier in the year allowed Bishop Christopher to open the St. Paul's Centre for Reconciliation and Equality, hire an office manager and a women's development specialist. The center works with, among other groups, LGBT people, victims of domestic violence and people living with HIV / Aids. He is creating a very impressive “gay/straight alliance” through self help projects and an inclusive faith community. He needs additional funding to keep the center going.

Please come and hear his story. If you cannot attend but would like to contribute, you may send contributions to the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014. Please mark any checks with Bishop Christopher in the memo field.

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields is located at 487 Hudson Street, just south of Christopher Street, in Manhattan.

The event will take place in Laughlin Hall, through the gate just to the right of the church.

Refreshments will be served beginning at 1:30. The Bishop will begin speaking at 2:00pm.

Bishop Senyonjo will also be the guest preacher at both the 9:15 and 11:15 services that day. At the 11:15 service there will also be the dedication of a new icon to the Theotokos.

Please feel free to pass this invitation on.