Bulletin - Metropolitan Community Church of New York

MCCNY is a member of Metropolitan Community Churches, a global movement of faith with congregations in 28 nations.
The Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson, Moderator • The Rev. Elder Troy D. Perry, Founder
PASTORAL STAFF
The Rev. Pat Bumgardner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pastor
The Rev. Dr. Edgard Francisco Danielsen-Morales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asst. Pastor for Congregational Life
The Rev. Dr. Boon Lin Ngeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Clergy
The Rev. Gayle Parker-Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ph. D. Candidate and Staff Clergy
The Rev. Pang Wai Yep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Clergy/Hong Kong
The Rev. Dr. Elijah Nealy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Clergy
The Rev. Reg Richburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Clergy
John Fischer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Music
Carolyn Eufrasio-Traore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Praise & Worship Director
The Little Big Band
Michael Easterling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fiscal & Office Manager
Dana Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Personal Assistant to the Senior Pastor
John Garrett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sexton
Cathy Marino-Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Equality Liason
William Morán-Berberena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Director of Metropolitan Community Charities
Frances Wood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrator of Metropolitan Community Charities
Bianca Drew, LMSW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MCCNY Homeless Youth Services Social Worker
LaDedra Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Client Services Assistant
Naomi Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Client Services Assistant
Kristen Lovell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Project Coordinator
Miguel Angel de la Torre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Case Manager
Jaymes Grace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Food Pantry Director
Maribelle Vazquez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Queer Elder Spirit Director
BOARD OF DEACONS
Brenton Buchannan
Jen Heyward
Les LaRue
Mark Nomadiou
Philip Pares
Len Richardson
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Frances Wood
LAY DELEGATES
Vernon Bruette
Jaymes Grace
Mike Easterling
Deacon Jen Heyward
William Morán-Berberena
Daniel Schnorbus
Scotty Zinifire, alternate
Monte Clark, alternate
I still haven’t found
what I’m looking for. —U2
Sunday, February 08: 2nd Sunday in
African American History Month!
✛ Evolution Sunday
✛ Rev. Dr. Edgard Francisco Danielsen-Morales, preaching
8:00 amChoir Rehearsal for 9am
9:00 am Traditional Liturgy
10:00am Choir Rehearsal resumes!
11:00am Celebration Liturgy (Sunday School during 11am Service)
12:30pm Christians of African Descent with Deacon Brenton
12:30pm GenderPeople with Moshay Moses
4:00 pm Good Samaritan/Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5:30 pm Music Rehearsal for 7pm worship
7:00 pmPraise & Worship Service: Let Your Light Shine!
10:00 pm MCCNY HYS at Sylvia’s Place
Monday, February 09: Office Closed
10:00 pm MCCNY HYS at Sylvia’s Place
Rev. Pat Bumgardner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moderator
Matthew Dempsey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Events
Mike Easterling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fiscal Manager/SGI
Jaymes Grace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Technology Liaison
Joe Kennedy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scribe
Keith Wong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member at Large
Jasmin Shovlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Member at Large
CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY
Steve Johnson/Candidate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Open Arms MCC
Robert Ortiz/Formation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MCCNY
Tuesday, February 10
Celebrating 43 Years of MCCNY
A Year of Peace and Goodwill
Calendar for the week of February 8th
Friday, February 13
10:00am HIV Rapid Testing (Please call ahead for confidential tester availability)
1:00 pm Expanded Syringe Access Program - MCCNY 3rd floor
2:00pmPWA Groceries and Bag Lunch Distribution
4:00 pm The Gary Skala Super Duper Clinic (HYS)
10:00 pm MCCNY HYS at Sylvia’s Place
Saturday, February 14: St. Valentine’s Day!
✛ Anniv. of Takeover of Marriage Chapel at City Hall (2008)
11:00am Progressive Muslims (see Rev. Boon)
4:00 pm Trans Empowerment with Kristen Lovell
10:00 pm MCCNY HYS at Sylvia’s Place
Sunday, February 15: 3rd Sunday in
African American History Month!
✛ Blessing of Relationships at all services!
✽ Nirvana Day (death of Buddha)
✛ Rev. Pat Bumgardner, preaching (Lev. 13: 1-2, 44-46 & Mk. 1: 40-45)
10:00am HIV Rapid Testing (Please call ahead for confidential tester availability)
2:00 pm PWA Groceries and Bag Lunch Distribution
4:00 pm The Gary Skala Super Duper Clinic (HYS)
10:00 pm MCCNY HYS at Sylvia’s Place
8:00 am Choir Rehearsal for 9am
Wednesday, February 11
✛ World Day of Prayer for Healing of the Sick
12:30pm GenderPeople with Moshay Moses
10:00 am HIV Rapid Testing (Please call ahead for confidential tester availability)
2:00 pm PWA Groceries and Bag Lunch Distribution
4:00 pm The Gary Skala Super Duper Clinic (HYS)
9:00am Traditional Liturgy
10:00am Choir Rehearsal
11:00am Celebration Liturgy
(Sunday School during 11am Service)
4:00pmGood Samaritan/Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5:30 pm Music Rehearsal for 7pm worship
7:00 pmPraise & Worship Service
10:00 pm Sylvia’s Place Youth Shelter
6:00 pm PASTORAL STAFF MEETING
PROGRAMMING
Religious Education/Membership
The Rev. Dr. Edgard Francisco Danielsen-Morales . . . . . . . Director
The Rev. Gayle Parker-Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilitator
The Rev. Dr. Boon Lin Ngeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilitator
Daniel Schnorbus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilitator
Michael Easterling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Membership
GenderPeople
Moshay Moses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilitator
Christians of African Descent
Deacon Brenton Buchannan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilitator
E-Prayer Group
Norma Sharp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilitator
Hospitality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bradley Curry
Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sophia Pazos
Sunday, February 08, 2015
10:00 pm MCCNY HYS at Sylvia’s Place
Jackson Hall Art Gallery
Yew Wyatt Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curator
Arcoiris Online
Rev. Dr. Edgard Francisco Danielsen-Morales . . . . . . . . Facilitator
Newsletter/Bulletin
Deacon Frances Wood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Query Editor
Deacon Les LaRue . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Query/Bulletin Design
Advertising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Howard Herrera
Video Ministry
Sarah Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Camera/Editor
John Phelps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back-up Camera
Web Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christoffer Baker
ASL Interpreter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Dash
MCCNY is a member of
Thursday, February 12
9:00 am
10:00am
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
Food Pantry Distribution
HIV Rapid Testing (Please call ahead for confidential tester availability)
PWA Groceries and Bag Lunch Distribution
The Gary Skala Super Duper Clinic (HYS)
6:00 pm BOARD OF DIRECTORS
10:00 pm MCCNY HYS at Sylvia’s Place
Ash Wednesday
Service
February 18th at 7pm
✛ SUNDAY WORSHIP TIMES!
✛ 9am Traditional Service ✛ 11am Celebration Liturgy ✛ 7pm Praise & Worship
✛ 4pm Good Samaritan/Kuala Lumpur Congregation ✛ Pakistan Congregations meet bi-weekly
✛ For pastoral emergencies ONLY: (646) 265-8138
446 West 36th Street | New York, NY | Phone: (212) 629-7440 | [email protected] | www.mccny.org
February 08, 2015
MCC globally celebrates “46 Years of Offering Our Light to the World”
MCCNY’s 2015 budget for General Offerings
43rd Anniversary Year at MCCNY: “A Year of Peace and Goodwill”
The Community at Worship 11am and 7pm
The total offering for 2014 was $182,354. Thank you for making MCCNY your spiritual home and for your financial discipline in
reaching out to all those whom MCCNY touches.
*Sunday School during 11am!
*Indicates 11am Celebration Only. Distinctions for 7pm service are printed in black bars.
ASL Interpreter (First, second and third Sundays of the month and special celebrations)
Pat Dash
*PRELUDE The Little Big Band
John Fischer, Director of Music
Colleen Sovory, Song Leader
7 pm: “Let Your Light Shine” Service
PROCESSION
CHRISTIANS OF AFRICAN DESCENT (C.A.D.) is part of the overall spiritual environment of MCCNY.
We have general meetings open to all on the 2nd Sunday of the month following the 11am celebration,
September through March. For more information, call the Church office at 212-629-7440. All are welcome.
Next meeting is TODAY!
Carolyn Traore, Music Leader
The Little Big Band
“Lift Every Voice and Sing!”Printed
Please Stand as Able
* WELCOME
GENDERPEOPLE OF MCCNY meets every Sunday at 12:30pm, hosted by Moshay Moses. We are a
dynamic and confidential spirituality group of Transgender, Transsexual, Androgynous, Two-Spirit, and people
with other than man–male or female–woman gender experience. For further information, see Moshay
Moses or call 212-629-7440 ext. 221. Next “Bread of Life” dinner (Trans Community) and Rev. Pat’s
Finishing School will be February 26th!
The Rev. Pat Bumgardner
Metropolitan Community Church of New York
✛ The Sign of Peace
THE LESSON
La Lección Primera
Job 7: 1-7
The First Lesson
Job 7: 1-7
Job dijo, “La vida de humanidad aquí en la tierra es la de un soldado que cumple su servicio, la de un esclavo
que suspira por la sombra, la de un peón que espera con ansias su salario. Me ha tocado vivir meses enteros
de desengaño, noche tras noche de sufrimiento. Me acuesto y la noche se me hace interminable; me canso
de dar vueltas hasta el alba, y pienso: ¿Cuándo me levantaré? Tengo el cuerpo lleno de gusanos y de costras,
y me supuran las heridas de la piel. Mis días se acercan a su fin, sin esperanza, con la rapidez de una
lanzadera de telar. Recuerda, oh Dios, que mi vida es como un suspiro, y que nunca más tendré felicidad.”
+ Esta es la Palabra de Dios
TE ALABAMOS, O DIOS
Job said, “Do not human beings have a hard service on earth, and are not their days like the days of a
labourer? Like a servant who longs for the shadow, and like labourers who look for their wages, so I am
allotted months of emptiness, and nights of misery are apportioned to me. When I lie down I say, ‘When
shall I rise?’ But the night is long, and I am full of tossing until dawn. My flesh is clothed with worms and
dirt; my skin hardens, then breaks out again. My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and come to their
end without hope. Remember that my life is a breath; my eye will never again see good.”
+ This is the word of God
THANKS BE TO GOD
* RESPONSE
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION PROGRAM: Spiritual Direction is a process in which a mentor accompanies
one person - the directee - for an extended period of time. Through conversation, prayer, and spiritual
exercises, the mentor helps the directee clarify spiritual issues so that s/he can move toward a deeper
experience with the Divine. If you are interested in receiving spiritual direction, contact Rev. Edgard
Francisco at [email protected] or call ext. 223.
Choral Response
La Lección Segunda
Marcos 1: 29-39
The Second Lesson
Mark 1: 29-39
Cuando Jesús y los discípulos salieron de la sinagoga, Jesús fue con Santiago y Juan a casa de Simón y Andrés.
La suegra de Simón estaba en cama, con fiebre. Se lo dijeron a Jesús, y Jesús se acercó, y tomándola de la
mano la levantó; al momento se le quitó la fiebre y comenzó a atenderlos. Al anochecer, cuando ya se había
puesto el sol, llevaron todos los enfermos y endemoniados a Jesús, y el pueblo entero se reunió a la puerta.
Jesús sanó de toda clase de enfermedades a mucha gente, y expulsó a muchos demonios; pero no dejaba
que los demonios hablaran, porque ellos lo conocían. De madrugada, cuando todavía estaba oscuro, Jesús se
levantó y salió de la ciudad para ir a orar a un lugar solitario. Simón y sus compañeros fueron en busca de
Jesús, y cuando lo encontraron le dijeron: “Todos te están buscando.” Pero Jesús les contestó: “Vamos a los
otros lugares cercanos; también allí debo anunciar el mensaje, porque para esto he salido.” Así que Jesús
andaba por toda Galilea, anunciando el mensaje en las sinagogas de cada lugar y expulsando a los demonios.
+ Esta es la Palabra de Dios
TE ALABAMOS, O DIOS
WELCOME HOME
to MCCNY!
Metropolitan Community
Church of New York
is the Spiritual Center of the
Queer community in
New York City.
ARCOIRIS LATINO: Arcoiris Latino es un grupo “virtual” de reflexión espiritual para personas con
identidad latina. Si estás interesado/a en recibir reflexiones de caracter espiritual o información sobre
actividades de interés para la comunidad latina, envía un mensaje al Rev. Edgard Francisco y solicita ser
incluido/a en nuestra lista de correo-e. [email protected]
Arcoiris Latino is a “virtual” group of spiritual reflection for people who identify themselves as Latinos or Latinas. If you’re interested in receiving
our monthly spiritual reflections and information about events of interest for the Latino community, send an email to Rev. Edgard Francisco and
ask to be included in our email list. [email protected]
Our Manhattan congregation
offers a range of celebrations,
programs, and support services.
WANT TO HELP CHANGE THE WORLD? Bring your week’s accumulated change to church each Sunday and donate it to the Capital Campaign by
placing it in one of the clear receptacles at the door. Blessings!
If you have a pastoral need
or want to volunteer for any
ministry area, please contact
MCC’s office at 212-629-7440.
MCCNY E-Prayer Ministry: If you would like to participate or send prayer requests, please contact [email protected] You will receive a
weekly list of prayer concerns about members and friends of our congregation, the wider MCC community, and social justice issues.
Interested in
formally joining
our MCCNY faith
community?
Looking for an opportunity to
ask some questions, learn some
MCC history, share your spiritual
journey with others?
ATTEND A NEW
MEMBERS CLASS!
Questions?
Call Rev. Edgard
212-629-7440 ext. 223
NEXT CLASS:
March 22, 2015!
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
(If you need to schedule an
alternative class time, see
Rev. Edgard or leave
a message at ext. 223.)
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MCCNY E-Newsletter: This e-newsletter provides reflections, news and information for members and friends of MCC New York. If you want to
subscribe, email Mike Easterling at [email protected] or text MCCNY to 22828.
PLEASE REMEMBER to list the Church and our phone number among those to be contacted in case of illness or an emergency. Church Pastors
will contact and visit you. Please send your information to Mike at [email protected]
Credit & Debit Card
Giving has never
been easier!
Options abound!
•Sign up for one time or recurring giving at
www.easytithe.com/mccny
•Donate with just one swipe at
our new giving kiosk located in the rear of the sanctuary under the center stained glass window
•Donate by text message by sending any numerical amount to 646-681-7445
•Email Mike Easterling to have credit giving setup for you
Sundays at MCCNY:
You are welcome to join in any of the celebrations, ministries or programs offered by the Church. If you have a question
about where you fit in or how to best offer your gifts and talents, please feel free to speak to Rev. Edgard (x 223).
After each service you can pray privately with a
member of the Pastoral Staff by asking one of our
Pastors to direct you to a Deacon.
After each service everyone is invited to join
Social Hour in the 3rd floor Gallery!
If you would like to provide flowers for any
Sunday service, please call the office 212629-7440 OR if you want the Church to handle
your purchase, mark your $75 donation “Altar
Flowers” and attach a brief note specifying
the date you which to sponsor and any special
designation (i.e., “These flowers are provided in
the memory of ________.”).
To participate in the liturgy at any service, simply
arrive 15-30 minutes prior to worship time and
see the Liturgist.
For those who cannot be with us, MCCNY
worship services are aired every Sunday at
1:30pm on Time Warner Channel 1997, RCN
Channel 84 and FIOS Channel 35. If you have a
question about a CD you have ordered, please
leave a message at x 221.
If you would like to serve as a special
musician at our 11 am or 7 pm Sunday services,
please speak to John Fischer or Carolyn Traore, or
leave a message at 212-629-7440, x 221.