The nave of the church is neo-gothic
If you are sightseein
Rest and Pray their sign reads.
Join us at 8am, 9am, and 10:30am for the Blessing and
Liturgy of the Palms. And for the special, candelit St. Mark's Sung
Passion at 7pm in the Church. The photos below are from last years sung passion! We hope you'll join us.
We usually say a hearty "Amen" at the end of a sermon, last Sunday there was thunderous applause. Listen to Lisha Epperson's full sermon from Sunday, March 18 here: http://heavenlyrest.org/sermon-by-lisha-epperson-for-sunda…/
Thanks to everyone who came to see Hudson Link's film: Zero Percent this past Friday! If you are interested in getting more involved in Prison and Reentry Outreach Ministry, we are holding mock interviews on Wednesday, April 4. We will practice interviewing participants to build their confidence and interview skills - it's a great way to get involved.
Feel free to reach out for more information or to RSVP!
Did you know Heavenly Rest has an Instagram? Click below to check out our profile and follow us! And don't forget to use the hashtag #heavenlyrest, and tag us @heavenlyrestnyc when you post on Facebook or Instagram.
Coming up this Sunday: Brainstorming and Listening Sessions for Children and Family Ministries.
Following the Parent Forum we had a few weeks ago, this Sunday, March 18, we are holding focus groups to brainstorm and listen about what could be possible for our Sunday programming and our neighboring community. All groups will take place in the Blue Room in the undercroft.
Noon - 12:45pm - Sunday School Focus Group
12:50pm - 1:40pm - Teens/Intergenerational/Confirmation Focus G...roup
1:45pm - 2:30pm - Harlem Partnership Focus Group
We hope to see all the families in our community there!
As a part of our ongoing outreach focus during Lent, this Sunday we will be packing more Grace-to-Go meals in the Church.
Join parishioners and staff after the 10:30 service as we pack shelf-stable Grace-to-Go meals for our partner organizations in Harlem and beyond.
At 10am we participated in the 17 minute student-led walk out against gun violence. We joined with schools in our neighborhoods and across the country. Our children are now leading us.
Indiscriminate violence is incompatible with the Gospel of Jesus Christ that we seek to follow. We want a culture that protects our children and honors our sacred places. This culture is more possible with fewer guns.
We will take part in the March for our Lives on Saturday, March 24 here in New York City. You are invited to march with us. Let us know that you want to participate and we will coordinate logistics.
As one of our final Lent outreach activities, we will be packing more Grace-to-Go meals! Join us after the 10:30am service (around noon) on Sunday, March 18 as we pack shelf-stable Grace-to-Go meals for our partner organizations in Harlem and beyond.
Watch the video below for more information about this ministry.
We are so incredibly proud of our Assistant Rector, Chief of Staff and Outreach Coordinator Anne-Marie Witchger, who was ordained this weekend at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Photo Credit: Angela James.
Don't forget that our rescheduled outreach film screening of Zero Percent is THIS Friday, March 16 at 6pm in the Undercroft.
Zero Percent is the story of Sing Sing inmates who created Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, an organization that now provides college education, life skills, and re-entry support to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men and women. We will host special guest Todd Young, alumni coordinator at Hudson Link, and other Hudson Link program graduates for a Q & A after the film. A light dinner will be served.
Join us tomorrow, Sunday, March 11, after the 10:30 service as we gather to consider how we might elevate our hospitality by elevating our welcome! If you've experienced a warm welcome here at CHR and would like to extend that to others, we hope you'll join the ushers and greeters and all others who are interested in making Heavenly Rest the most welcoming church in the city!