Bulletin - Metropolitan Community Church of New York

MCCNY is a member of Metropolitan Community Churches, a global movement of faith with congregations in 40 nations.
The Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson, Moderator • The Rev. Elder Troy D. Perry, Founder
PASTORAL STAFF
The Rev. Elder 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
Colleen Sovory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Song Leader
Carolyn Eufrasio-Traore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Praise & Worship Director
The Little Big Band
Michael Easterling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fiscal & Operations Manager
John Garrett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sexton
Cathy Marino-Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Equality Liaison
William Morán-Berberena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Director of Metropolitan Community Charities
Frances Wood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrator of Metropolitan Community Charities
MCCNY Homeless Youth Services
LaDedra Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Client Services Assistant
Naomi Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Client Services Assistant
Kristen Lovell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Project Coordinator
Crys O' Neill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Food Pantry Director
BOARD OF DEACONS
Brenton Buchannan
Jen Heyward
Les LaRue
Philip Pares
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Len Richardson
Frances Wood
LAY DELEGATES
Vernon Bruette
Jaymes Grace
Mike Easterling
Deacon Jen Heyward
William Morán-Berberena
Daniel Schnorbus
Scotty Zinifire, alternate
Monte Clark, alternate
Full of the Faith the Past has Taught us, Full of
the Hope that the Present has brought Us...
—James W. Johnson
Bp. Pat Bumgardner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moderator
Matthew Dempsey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Events
Mike Easterling . . . . . . . . Fiscal Manager/Strategic Growth
Joe Kennedy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scribe
Jasmin Shovlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Events
Keith Wong . . . . . . . . . . . . . Communications and Graphics
3rd Sunday of Epiphany!
✛ Martin Luther King Sunday!
A Year of Fresh Beginnings
Thursday, January 21: ✛ Anniversary of Sam duBel (2012)
10:00am Choir rehearsal for 11am
9:00 am
10:00 am
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
11:00am Celebration Liturgy
6:00 pm MCCNY Board of Directors
✛ The Rev. Elder Pat Bumgardner, preaching
8:00 am Choir Rehearsal for 9am
9:00am Traditional Liturgy
(Sunday School during 11am Service for children 3-12 years; no nursery; 3rd floor)
12:30pm GenderPeople with Moshay Moses
12:30pm Young Adult Meet-up! (see Jaz Shovlin)
4:00 pm Good Samaritan MCC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7:00 pmPraise & Worship Service: Let Your Light Shine!
10:00 pm Sylvia’s Place Youth Shelter
Monday, January 18: Office Closed/Martin Luther King, Jr.
Holiday ✛ Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Begins
10:00 pm MCCNY HYS at Sylvia’s Place
Tuesday, January 19
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)
Steve Johnson/Candidate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Open Arms MCC
Robert Daniel Arnau/Formation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MCCNY
Celebrating 44 Years of MCCNY
Sunday, January 17
5:30 pm Music Rehearsal for 7pm worship
CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY
8:00 pm Online series: Queer Life & Faith with
Rev. Edgard Francisco (see ad)
Pantry “200” Distribution resumes January 7th
HIV Rapid Testing (Please call ahead for confidential tester availability)
Expanded Syringe Access Program - MCCNY 3rd floor
PWA Groceries and Bag Lunch Distribution resumes January 7th
The Gary Skala Super0 Duper Clinic (HYS)
10:00 pm MCCNY HYS at Sylvia’s Place
Friday, January 22
10:00 am HIV Rapid Testing (Please call ahead for confidential tester availability)
1:00 pm Expanded Syringe Access Program - MCCNY 3rd floor
2:00 pm PWA Groceries and Bag Lunch Distribution resumes January 7th
4:00 pm The Gary Skala Super Duper Clinic (HYS)
10:00 pm MCCNY HYS at Sylvia’s Place
Saturday, January 23
4:00 pm Trans Empowerment with Kristen Lovell
10:00 pm MCCNY HYS at Sylvia’s Place
Sunday, January 24: 4th Sunday of Epiphany!
✛ The Rev. Dr. Edgard Francisco Danielsen-Morales,
preaching (Neh. 8: 2-10 & Luke 4: 14-21)
8:00 am Choir Rehearsal for 9am
10:00 pm MCCNY HYS at Sylvia’s Place
9:00 am Traditional Liturgy
Young Adult Ministry
Jaz Shovlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chair
Jackson Hall Art Gallery
Bradley Curry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curator
Arcoiris Online/Queer Life and Faith Online
Rev. Dr. Edgard Francisco Danielsen-Morales . . . . . . . . Facilitator
Newsletter/Bulletin
Deacon Frances Wood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Query Editor
Deacon Les LaRue . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Query/Bulletin Design
Wednesday, January 20
11:00am Celebration Liturgy
Video Ministry
John Phelps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Camera/Editor
Sarah Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Camera/Editor
Web Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christoffer Baker
ASL Interpreter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Dash
✛ SUNDAY WORSHIP TIMES!
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, January 17, 2016
MCCNY is a member of
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)
5:30 pm OPEN Debtor’s Anonymous Beginner’s Meeting
in the Gallery- All are welcome!
7:00pmRestoration Temple Ministries w/Rev.Yvonne Harrison
10:00 pm MCCNY HYS at Sylvia’s Place
10:00am Choir rehearsal for 11am
(Sunday School during 11am Service for children 3-12 years; no nursery; 3rd floor)
12:30pm GenderPeople with Moshay Moses
1:30 pm ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING!
4:00 pm Good Samaritan MCC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5:30 pm Music Rehearsal for 7pm worship
7:00 pmPraise & Worship Service: Let Your Light Shine!
10:00 pm Sylvia’s Place Youth Shelter
✛ 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
January 17, 2016
MCCNY’s 2015 budget for General Offerings
MCC globally celebrates “46 Years of Offering Our Light to the World”
(includes the 9 AM, 11 AM, and 7 PM services and all general giving through
credit cards and paypal) is $205,000. The weekly offering needed to reach this goal is $3,942 (or $17,803 per month). The total general offering through
October is $121,184. Thank you for making MCCNY your spiritual home and for your financial discipline in reaching out to all those whom MCCNY touches.
44th Anniversary Year at MCCNY: “A Year of Fresh Beginnings”
The Community at Worship 11am and 7pm
*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
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]
mccny.org or call ext. 223.
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 212-6297440. All are welcome. Next meeting is February 14th!
Carolyn Traore, Music Leader
The Little Big Band
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 January 28th!
“Come, Let Us Dream”Printed
Please Stand as Able
* WELCOME
✛ The Sign of Peace
THE LESSON
La Lección Primera
Isias 62: 1-5
The First Lesson
Isaiah 62: 1-5
Por amor a ti, Sión, no me quedaré callado; por amor a ti, Jerusalén, no descansaré hasta que tu victoria
brille como el amanecer y tu salvación como una antorcha encendida. Las naciones verán tu salvación,
todos los gobernantes verán tu gloria. Entonces tendrás un nombre Nuevo que Dios mismo te dará. ú serás
una hermosa corona real en la mano de tu Dios. No volverán a llamarte “Abandonada”, ni a tu tierra le
dirán “Destruida”, sino que tu nombre será “Mi predilecta”, y el de tu tierra, “Esposa mía”. Porque tú eres
la predilecta de Dios, y Dios será como un esposo para tu tierra. Porque así como un joven se casa con su
novia, así Dios te tomará por esposa, te reconstruirá y será feliz contigo, como es feliz de una esposa con otra.
+ Esta es la Palabra de Dios
TE ALABAMOS, O DIOS
For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until vindication shines out like
the dawn, and salvation like a burning torch. The nations shall see your vindication, and all the rulers your
glory; and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of God will give. You shall be a crown of beauty
in the hand of God, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. You shall no more be termed Forsaken,
and your land shall no more be termed Desolate; but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her and your land
Married; for God delights in you, and your land shall be married. For as a young person marries, so shall
your builder marry you, and as the one spouse rejoices over the other so shall your God rejoice over you.
+ This is the word of God
THANKS BE TO GOD
RESPONSE
Choral Response
La Lección Segunda
San Juan 2: 1-12
The Second Lesson
John 2: 1-12
Al tercer día hubo una boda en Caná, un pueblo de Galilea. La madre de Jesús estaba allí, y Jesús y los
discípulos fueron también invitados a la boda. Se acabó el vino, y la madre de Jesús le dijo: “Ya no tienen
vino.” Jesús le contestó: “Mujer, ¿por qué me dices esto? Mi hora no ha llegado todavía.” Ella dijo a los que
estaban sirviendo: “Hagan todo lo que él les diga.” Había allí seis tinajas de piedra, para el agua que usan en
los ceremonias de purificación. En cada tinaja cabían de cincuenta a setenta litros de agua. Jesús dijo a los
sirvientes: “Llenen de agua estas tinajas.” Las llenaron hasta arriba, y Jesús les dijo: “Ahora saquen un poco
y llévenselo al encargado de la fiesta.” Así lo hicieron. El encargado de la fiesta probó el agua convertida en
vino, sin saber de dónde había salido; sólo los sirvientes lo sabían, pues ellos habían sacado el agua. Así que
el encargado llamó al novio y le dijo: “Todo el mundo sirve primero el mejor vino, y cuando los invitados ya
han bebido bastante, entonces se sirve el vino corriente. Pero tú has guardado el mejor vino hasta ahora.”
WELCOME HOME
to MCCNY!
Metropolitan Community
Church of New York
is the Spiritual Center of the
Queer community in
New York City.
Our Manhattan congregation
offers a range of celebrations,
programs, and support services.
If you have a pastoral need
or want to volunteer for any
ministry area, please contact
MCC’s office at 212-629-7440.
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:
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]
WANT TO HELP CHANGE THE WORLD? Bring your week’s accumulated change to church each Sunday and donate it to the Endowment
Campaign by placing it in one of the clear receptacles at the door. Blessings!
FIND MCCNY ON THE WEB at www.mccny.org • Facebook: /MCCNY • Youtube: /MCCNYC • Twitter: MCCNewYork • iTunes:mccny • Vimeo: /MCCNY
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.
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
March 13, 2016
➤ Donate by text message by
(If you need to schedule an
alternative class time, see
Rev. Edgard or leave
a message at ext. 223.)
➤ Email Mike Easterling to have
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
sending any numerical amount to
646-681-7445
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 212-629-7440 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.