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The                     DOMINION
NEWS OF THE DIOCESE OF LONG ISLAND                                                                                                                         May 2002

   The Rev. Mark R. Clevenger                                                                  Valerie Braithwaite - Nelson
   Named Stewardship Deputy                                                                    NYC Woman of Achievement
   And ECA Executive Director                                                                  Valerie Braithwaite- Nelson, Esq., Vice
                                                                                            Chancellor of the Diocese of Long Island,
                                                                                                                                          of the legal profession. She has served as
                                                                                                                                          legal counsel to two presidential appointees
                                             forward with anticipation to the               has received a Women of Achievement           of the National Labor Relations Board and
                                             development of a creative and dynamic          Pacesetter Award from the New York City       as an assistant to a presidential appointee
                                             stewardship program.”                          Council. She received the prestigious honor   of the Occupational Safety and Health
                                                    Fr. Clevenger holds a Master of         at a celebration on March 20 in the City      Review Commission. Her experience also
                                             Divinity degree from Berkeley Divinity         Hall Rotunda followed by a ceremony in        includes an appointment by the Office of
                                             School at Yale University and a Doctorate      the historic City Council Chambers.           the NYS Governor. She has served as legal
                                             in Law from the University of Kansas             Cited as an exceptional woman from the      liaison to her former state senator and as
                                             School of Law.                                 27th Council District, Queens, Ms.            adjunct professor of law. She is an
                                                In welcoming Fr. Clevenger to his new       Braithwaite -Nelson is recognized as an       experienced litigator who has lectured,
                                             positions, Joyce Hogg, Vice President of       outstanding and highly respected attorney     supervised and trained other attorneys. She
                                             Episcopal Charities said: “His energy and      and community advocate. She graduated         has represented a variety of clients
                                             enthusiasm will, we are sure, breathe new      with a B.A., with honors, from Syracuse       including, individuals, community
                                             life into both Episcopal Charities and the     University and with a Juris Doctor degree     organizations, labor unions, private
                                             Office            of        Stewardship.”      from George Washington University             corporations, churches and other religious
                                                Fr. Clevenger described his view of the     National Law Center in Washington. She        institutions and the government.
                                             coming challenges: “ In the Diocese of         began her legal career as legislative and       Ms. Braithwaite - Nelson has always been
                                             Long Island, my goal is to build on the good   legal assistant to former Congresswoman       deeply committed to social justice and
                                             work of Canon Hogg, Bishop Walker,             Shirley Chisholm, working on a variety of     issues involving youth, community and
  The Rev. Mark R. Clevenger                 Archdeacon Greco and all those who have        significant issues, including education and   civic affairs. She is a former member of
                                             served on the board of Episcopal Charities.    labor legislation.                            the New York State Youth Advisory Board,
   The Rev. Mark R. Clevenger has been       Experience serving dioceses has taught me         Ms. Braithwaite-Nelson’s record of
named Bishop’s Deputy of Stewardship for     that when we assist congregations to           accomplishments has placed her at the top        (Continued on Page G)
the Diocese of Long Island as well as        accomplish their vocations, those
Executive Director of Episcopal Charities.   congregations respond with gratitude.
He begins his duties as of May 1.               “There are a variety of vocations in the
     Fr. Clevenger brings extensive          Church, but they all share in common the
experience to these positions, having        call to bring all people and things into
served as the Diocesan Mission Developer     relationship with God through Christ. This
in the Diocese of Chicago, Canon Mission     is an essential understanding in a diocese
Strategist in the Diocese of Minnesota and   funded by volunteer support.
New Church Developer in the Diocese of          “ If we help congregations do the mission
Kansas.                                      of the Church more effectively than they
    Bishop Walker, in announcing the
appointment stated: “We are very excited
                                             can themselves, it will only make sense for
                                             them to support the diocese.
                                                                                             Kids of
about Fr. Clevenger’s arrival.
    “Based on his past ministry we look         (Continued on Page B)
                                                                                            the King-
   Five Appointed As Honorary                                                                  dom
    Canons Of The Cathedral
  Under the provisions of the Constitution   Nils Blatz, Rector of Grace Church,
and Statutes of the Cathedral of the         Brooklyn, Robert Fardella, Esq.,
Incarnation, the Cathedral Chapter has       Chancellor of the Diocese and Joyce (Mrs.
ratified Bishop Walker’s nominations of      William A.G.) Hogg, Vice President of
five persons as Honorary Canons of the       Episcopal Charities of Long Island.
Cathedral.                                       They will be honored at a service of
     They are: The Venerable Jerome J.       institution at a future date. Bishop Walker
Nedelka, Archdeacon of Suffolk; The          asked all to “rejoice with me that they have
Venerable Bernard O. D. Young,               been honored in this way for their many
Archdeacon of Queens; The Reverend E.        years of devoted service to us all.”

                                                                                                   Episcopal Life/TheDOMINION                                 May 2002 A
                                                                                                  FCS Receives ERD Grant For
                                                                                                  Aid To September 11 Families
                                                                                                     Family Consultation Service has been       qualifying for preventive services in
                                                                                                 awarded a grant for assistance to families     Brooklyn and Queens will be referred to
                                                                                                 affected by the tragedy of September 11,       FCS’ or other preventive service programs.
                                                                                                 2001. The Rt. Rev. Orris G. Walker, Jr.,       These will provide long term counseling
                                                                                                 Bishop of the Diocese of Long Island, was      and advocacy for families in crisis at no
  “Life has changed, not ended!” So goes           In the face of extraordinary developments     instrumental in securing the grant from        cost to the client. Those not qualified for
the proper preface for the dead. September       in contemporary technology, we are              Episcopal Relief and Development for           preventive services will be referred to other
11 has produced profound changes in the          witnessing the conquest of many age old         those affected in this diocese.                social service providers.
way we view things. I have noticed that          problems. I am thankful that I have been           The grant will enable FCS to provide           General guidelines for applying for a
people are more sensitive in the way they        blest to live long enough to witness the        specific financial aid to those directly or    grant include the following :
treat others, especially those of different      marvelous sufficiency of God’s grace in         indirectly affected by the attack on the         Each family or individual must present
racial or ethnic groups. “Profiling”, so         what we have been able to accomplish. The       World trade Center.                            verifiable information indicating how they
much a part of American life, has at long        quality of life for human beings on this           To determine eligibility, each applicant    have been adversely affected by the
last come under serious public scrutiny. The     planet must be a constant concern.              will be required to attend a face to face      traumatic events.
classification of individuals with its            As Christians we celebrate the reality that    interview with a Family Consultation              Expenses that can be covered include
accompanying stereotyping is becoming            “ God was in Christ reconciling the world       Service social worker , who will               rent, utilities, food, clothing and expenses
increasingly less acceptable. The events of      to himself.” We have been invited to join       incorporate case management in the             needed to assist in finding employment.
last September have brought our present          in this sacred victory and celebrate the        planning phase of the application.               For an appointment for an interview with
situation into sharper focus.                    benefits of this divine action. September          Case management will include helping        a social worker, please call: Brooklyn 718-
     Episcopal Relief and Development,           11 has compelled us to look anew at the         the individual locate other funding sources    498-4100; Queens 718- 776-2333; Nassau
through a grant to the diocese, made it          image of God impressed on the                   if necessary in addition to advocating for     and Suffolk 631 - 665-7701. Ask for the
possible for me to respond to several            countenance of other human beings. Our          the client as needed. In those cases where     WTC caseworker.
requests for assistance. Suddenly I became       baptismal covenant bids us to “seek and         long term case planning is needed, those
very proud to be a member of this church.        serve Christ in all persons” and to “respect
The generosity of many Episcopalians
made it possible for me to respond to some
                                                 the dignity of every human being.” We
                                                 must be careful not to fall victim to the                    Children In Church
of the pressing needs of families in distress.   subtle temptation of excluding others -
                                                                                                 By Lindsay H. Freeman                          much to teach us and we have much to
Monies were required for such things as          namely, our enemies - from this baptismal          The next time you see a child in church,    teach them.”
medical bills, school tuition, rent and          imperative.                                     says Jerome Berryman, author of Godly              Also exploring the topic of Christian
mortgage payments. While we were not                 The days ahead will challenge us to         Play and director of the Center for the        formation for children are author and
able to address all the requests, this faith     practice what we preach. Right now I give       Theology for Childhood, get down on that       chaplain Suzanne Guthrie; author Caroline
community was able to play an impressive         thanks for this community of faith which        child’s level or make a profound bow. Look     Fairless, the founding director of Children
role in helping people get on with their         has responded so compassionately to the         that child in the eye and say slowly, “I’m     at Worship ~Congregations in Bloom; and
lives.                                           challenge of September 11.                      glad to see you.” The results, he says, will   Sharon Pearson, the consultant for
   In response to this crisis the bishops of                                                     “change you, the children, and the church.     Christian Education in the Diocese of
our church have called upon our                                                                    Writing in the April/ May issue of Vestry    Connecticut..
membership to wage reconciliation. We                                                            Papers, Berryman explores the                     Vestry Papers is published five times a
have been challenged to be more sensitive                                                        ambivalence that many Episcopalians have       year by Cornerstone and the only
in the way in which we deal with other                                                           toward children in church: on the one hand,
religious traditions. For now it is essential                                                                                                     newsletter in the Episcopal Church
                                                                                                 they are welcomed as the next generation         designed especially for vestry members.
that all religious traditions find ways in                                                       of the faith; and on the other hand, they
which to join together in the “ Mission of                                                                                                        Sharing both theological groundwork on
                                                                                                 can be disruptive, even annoying.                issues as well as a range of practical tips,
God”, a mission which seeks to establish                                                           Even in a typical parish, says Berryman,
freedom, justice , peace and an equitable                                                                                                         Vestry Papers is mailed to 1,400
                                                                                                 feelings can range from “a passionate and        subscribing congregations, with a total
sharing of the resources of this planet. For        Annual ECW Book of                           single- minded advocacy to an unintended         readership of 15,000.
too long we have talked about the “haves”
and the “have nots.”                               Remembrance Service                           blindness.”                                        To read archived issues or to subscribe
                                                  The Annual ECW Book of Remembrance                To begin dealing with that dichotomy,         to Vestry Papers, visit Cornerstone’s
          The DOMINION                           Service will be held on May 23 at 10:30         Berryman writes, first “admit in all             website                                  at:
       Vol. 13, No. 5 May 2002                   am in the Cathedral of the Incarnation.         dialogue that children need adults and  < http://
       The Diocese of Long Island                Bishop Michel will be the celebrant.            adults need children to be fully human,>
                                                    At the luncheon following the service,       regardless of one’s lifestyle. Children have
    The Rt. Rev. Orris G. Walker, Jr.,           Gail Madden. Diocesan Coordinator of
                 Bishop                          Episcopal Relief and Development, will be        New Stewardship                                    Suffolk ECW Visits
         Marcia Yeates, Editor                   the guest speaker. There will be displays
                                                                                                   Deputy And ECA                                    Little Portion Friary
                                                 of the work done by the Episcopal Church
  The DOMINION/Episcopal Life is                 Women in the diocese and the larger                                                                Suffolk Archdeaconry ECW made an
  prepared by the Diocese of Long                community.                                       Executive Director                            inspiring pilgrimage to Little Portion Friary
  Island, 36 Cathedral Avenue, Garden               Tickets for the luncheon, at a cost of            (Continued from Page A)                   in March. Approximately 50 women
  City, NY, 11530, and published by the          $12.00, are available from Archdeaconry                                                        attended.
                                                                                                   “Changing lives this way is the one thing
  Domestic and Foreign Missionary                Presidents.                                                                                      Brother Clark Berge explained the history
                                                                                                 we have to offer that people cannot easily
  Society, Inc. (ISSN 1050-0057). $1 per            Those planning to attend are asked to                                                       and purpose of the labyrinth walk , a deeply
                                                                                                 find elsewhere. We do this in a uniquely
  copy;                                          purchase tickets before May 17.                                                                spiritual experience.
                                                                                                 Anglican manner that is the world’s best
                                                                                                                                                   After lunch, the Rev. Peter Larom,
                                                                                                 kept secret. My ministry will be to assist
  Postmaster: Send address changes                Women’s Day In Hollis                          congregations to change lives. When
                                                                                                                                                Executive Director of the Seamen’s Church
  to Episcopal Life, P.O. Box                                                                                                                   Institute, talked about the institute’s work
                                                     The Episcopal Church Women of St.           people find God through Jesus, they can’t
  1337, Bellmawr, NJ 08099-1337                                                                                                                 in Manhattan, in other parts of this country
                                                 Gabriel’s Church, Hollis will celebrate their   help but be grateful; that’s the true
   ISSN:1050-0057                                                                                                                               and world wide. He spoke about the
                                                 third Women’s Day on Sunday, May 5 at           Eucharist.
                                                                                                                                                Christmas At Sea program and gave out the
 Send Articles, Parish Stories, Letters to       9:00 am. Assemblywoman Barbara Clark               “ One very important way of saying
                                                                                                                                                knitting yarn he had brought with him. Yarn
               The Editor                        of the 33rd Assembly District will address      thanks is how we spend our money. I want
                                                                                                                                                will be available at all future ECW
         36 Cathedral Avenue                     the theme: Women of Faith.                      Charities and the Diocese to be places
                                                                                                                                                meetings in the archdeaconry. He also
        Garden City, NY 11530                       The church’s female youth group known        where people can be confident their
                                                                                                                                                talked about the active participation of the
         NOT LATER THAN                          as the Genesis Dancers will perform. A skit     monetary expressions of gratitude are being
                                                                                                                                                Episcopal churches, priests and deacons at
           May 7, 2002 for                       entitled “Women of Faith” will be produced      well spent.”
                                                                                                                                                Ground Zero, beginning with the first few
  INCLUSION IN THE NEXT ISSUE.                   by the women of the church.                        Fr. Clevenger and his wife, Beth, have
                                                                                                                                                hours of the attack on the World Trade
         Fax # :516-248- 1616                      . For further information, call 718- 465-     moved into their new home in West
                                                                                                                                                Center and continuing in the present
                                                 2876.                                           Hempstead.
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    Clergy Housing Allowance                                                                            Women of Faith Luncheon
     Exemption Threatened
 By Louise Baietto, Deputy For Finance & Administration
    Recent events have transformed the            Status: The government appealed the Tax
Warren v. Commissioner tax case from a          Court decision to the Ninth Circuit Court
dispute over the amount of housing              of Appeals where it was assigned to a three
allowance a cleric can claim into a potential   judge panel. Oral arguments were heard in
$2.3 billion tax increase for clergy over the   December, 2001. Prior to the court hearing
next five years. In essence, the Ninth          the Tax Court notified the parties that it
Circuit Court of Appeals has turned a tax       would ask them if they thought the case
deficiency case into one that challenges the    could be decided on constitutional grounds,
constitutionality of the tax code’s housing     During oral arguments both parties
allowance exemption for clergy.                 responded that they thought the issue was
   The Church Pension Fund, while not a         one of statutory interpretation and that
party to the Warren case, is pursuing           neither party was claiming or pursuing a
constructive ways to preserve the housing       constitutional argument.
allowance exclusion for all clergy as a            On March 5, the three judge panel, in a
member of the Church Alliance, a group          2- 1 decision, issued a rather unusual order
of chief executive officers from 32 pension     appointing a University of Southern
                                                                                                    Nassau ECW sponsored a Women Of Faith Luncheon program at St. Elisabeth’s Church,
boards of Protestant, Catholic and Jewish       California Law School professor as amicus
                                                                                                  Floral Park on March 16. More than sixty lay and ordained women attended. Canon
faith organizations. The Church Alliance        curiae and requested the professor and all
                                                                                                  Cecily Broderick y Guerra, rector of St. John’s Church, Hempstead, gave the sermon
promotes legislation to strengthen              other parties to file briefs regarding: (1) the
                                                                                                  entitled: “What part of the Body are you?”. Shown are participants Ruth Haugaard, Mother
employee benefit programs for churches          authority of the Court to decide the case on
                                                                                                  Abigail Murphy and Carol Fielding, Nassau ECW President
and synagogues.                                 constitutional grounds; (2) if the Court has
  Background: The tax code provides that                                                          .
                                                the authority, whether or not it should
a minister may exclude the rental value of
housing provided by a church or a housing
                                                exercise it; and (3) whether Section 107 (2)
                                                of the Tax Code is constitutional. .Even
                                                                                                   Episcopal Charities Report
allowance provided as part of his or her        more unusual, the Court published                 by the Rev. Dr. Steven F. Crowson, Chair of the Archdeaconry and
compensation. This housing allowance            concurring and dissenting opinions with the       Church-based Grants Committee         This year we voted to give priority to
provision has its origins in the 1921 tax       judges attacking each other’s decisions in              Episcopal Charities is a wonderful          grant applications for outreach programs
code and has existed in various                 rather harsh tones. The briefs were due in        resource for ministry and outreach in the         that address the needs of hunger, housing
formulations ever since. Nearly every           mid-April with reply briefs due 21 days           Diocese of Long Island. This is reaffirmed        and hopelessness.
minister in most every denomination relies      thereafter.                                       at every E.C. Board meeting I attend.                Because we have limited funds, we want
upon this tax provision. If it were to be          In the event that the Ninth Circuit strikes    Episcopal Charities Appeal enables the            to target critical human and spiritual needs
declared unconstitutional, clergy of all        down the housing allowances as                    gifts of faithful Christians, past and present,   that are under served or unmet.
faiths would face a tax increase of $500        unconstitutional the parties could seek to        to continue to serve Christ and his Church            Your gifts to Episcopal Charities are
million annually or $2.3 billion over the       appeal the case to the Supreme Court which        in pastoral ministry with infirm elderly and      prayed over, and after full board approval
next five years.                                would not have to take the case. This result,     robust youth, and with outreach to hungry         for each application, are distributed to well
   Facts: The Rev. Warren (who is not an        or an affirmation by the Supreme Court of         and hurt people, people in need or trouble,       thought out, focused and accountable
Episcopal cleric) purchased a home and for      a determination that the housing allowance        I thank God for Episcopal Charities               outreach ministries.
three years (1992- 1995) excluded a             is unconstitutional, would eliminate the          particularly because it is our ministry: our           100% of your gifts are given for
portion of his compensation received from       housing allowance altogether.                     stewardship and our energy expressed in           programs that affect the human welfare and
his church on the basis of the exclusion in         Clergy who claim part of their income         human love and concern in our                     spiritual health of Long Island people.
Section 107(2) of the Tax Code. The IRS         as housing allowance are encouraged to            communities to our friends and neighbors.              If your parish or mission has an
determined that the amount the Rev.             contact members of Congress to prevent the          We have increased the amount of money           opportunity to reach out to share the gifts
Warren excluded from income during the          elimination of this long standing tax benefit     allocated for Archdeaconry and Church-            of God with those in need, Episcopal
years in question should have been limited      Unless Congress acts soon, a federal court        based grants because both the need and the        Charities wants to help you to begin or
to the fair market rental value of his home     appears poised to strike down the clergy          opportunities for outreach in our                 continue those good works.
for the same period and assessed a              housing allowance exclusion. The result           communities are growing.                             Call 516- 248- 4800, ext. 19 for a Grant
deficiency. The Rev. Warren contested the       would cause an unprecedented tax increase               Your gifts are being used in our            Application, or call me for information at
deficiency and ultimately the dispute           and burden for clergy who can exclude from        buildings and at our doorsteps. The               631- 749-0770.
landed in the United States Tax Court. In       taxes a portion of income they attribute as       outreach is personal and it is vital. In the        God bless Episcopal Charities and God
May, 2000, the Tax Court ruled that the         housing.                                          past, the Board of ECA has approved grant         bless you for your generosity, helping us
IRS erred in finding that the Rev. Warren’s         On April 3. the Church Pension Fund           requests for outreach programs such as            help you help others.
housing allowance exclusion under Section       mailed to all Episcopal clergy, active and        music, dance, computer literacy and other
107(2) of the Tax Code was limited to the       retired, a sample letter they can use when        innovative community ministries.
fair market rental of his home.                 writing or e-mailing their elected
  Law: Section 107 (1) of the Tax Code          representatives.                                    Civil Rights Lawyer at St. Mary’s, Clinton Hill
provides that a minister need not include           U.S. Representative Jim Ramstad is
                                                                                                     In a combined celebration of Black             Law School, Ms. Browne- Marshall did
the rental value of a home furnished as part    planning to introduce legislation to clarify
                                                                                                  History and Women’s Months, St. Mary’s            post graduate studies in international law
of compensation. Without this exemption         the provision in law and “resolve the
                                                                                                  Church, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, welcomed          at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
a minister would have to include the fair       pending court case without risking a
                                                                                                  noted civil rights lawyer Gloria Browne-             She is currently on the faculty of Vassar
market rental value as income. In 1954,         disastrous tax increase on America’s
                                                                                                  Marshall at its February 17th morning             College and John Jay College in Manhattan
Congress added clause (2) to the section        ministers.” Clergy may obtain copies of the
                                                                                                  service. She was introduced by the Rev.           and is Executive Director counsel to the
excluding rental allowances paid a minister     sample letter and the press release from
                                                                                                  Reginald Nuamah, Priest in charge.                Law and Policy Group, Inc. in New York.
as part of compensation to the extent           Congressman Ramstad’s office from the
                                                                                                    A graduate of the St. Louis University              In her address, she focused on the past
actually used to provide a home. The Rev.       Diocesan Office at 516-248-4800, ext.10.
Warren successfully argued before the Tax                                                                                                           heritage, present situation and future
Court that neither clause (2) nor the                                                                                                               course that African Americans should take
regulations under that clause impose a “fair
                                                        Suffolk Holy Trinity Cluster Has New Address                                                to achieve a respected citizenship in this
market rental value” limitation and                                                                                                                 society. “Education is needed on both sides
therefore the exclusion amount is limited             The main office for the Holy Trinity        Giacomini (Secretary) to this new address.        of the fence to achieve this goal”, she
only to the amount of income earned as a         Episcopal Cluster (St. Mark’s, Medford;          The office is open Mon-Fri 9-5pm; lunch           stated.
minister and the amount actually spent on        St. Cuthbert’s, Selden; St. John the Baptist,    12:30-1:30. At the present time , we are
housing. The IRS argued that the limitation      Center Moriches) has moved to:                   upgrading our telephone system, so you
                                                 St. Mark’s, 208 Jamaica Ave., Medford,           may have to leave a message when you call.
                                                                                                                                                           Kids of the Kingdom
of fair market value was well established
in a 1971 revenue ruling. Until this Tax         NY 11763 . Phone # 631-475- 7406.                Please do so as messages are monitored                         May 18
Court decision the church benefits               Please send all correspondence for Fr. Blair     frequently.
community generally understood that the          M. Hatt, Fr. James Spata and Janet
limitation applied.
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     Mothering Sunday Honors                                                                           Caribbean Night At Grace
    Muriel Sobers At St. Francis                                                                      Church, Jamaica on May 31
                                                                                                     Grace Church, Jamaica, will present a       12 and under. Ticket price includes:
                                                                                                  Caribbean Night on Friday, May 31 from         appetizers, food, music, beverages ( punch,
                                                                                                  8:00 pm to 1:00 am. at Grace Memorial          coffee and tea) and five hours of fun.
                                                                                                  House. The event is part of the 300 Year         The event is sponsored by the Rector’s
                                                                                                  Anniversary Celebration at Grace Church.       Committee. Proceeds will benefit the
                                                                                                  Featured will be calypso, socca and reggae     Tercentennial Celebration. For tickets and
                                                                                                  music by DJ Carol and authentic Caribbean      raffles, contact Connie and Lola at 718-
                                                                                                  food from all the islands.                     322- 6494; Phyllis and Denise at the parish
                                                                                                      There will be prizes for the best          office at 718- 291- 4901. Grace Memorial
                                                                                                  costumes and a Limbo contest. The              House is at 155-24 90th Avenue, Jamaica
                                                                                                  donation is $25 for adults; $15 for children   Center.

                                                                                                        Leadership Program For
  At St. Francis of Assisi’s 45th annual Mothering Sunday Communion Breakfast, Muriel
                                                                                                      Musicians At Mercer School
Sobers (center,front row) was honored. Also in attendance were: (front row: the Rev.                 An informational meeting for the            at 3 West 65th Street, Manhattan. The May
Berry Parsons, vicar; former honorees, Catherine Collings and the Rev. Ruth Lorenson.             Leadership Program for Musicians will be       19 meeting begins at 3:45 pm. All who
(Back row) Margaret Frazer, Barbara Schwarz, Joan Sanderlin and Joan Derle, who are               held on May 19 at Holy Trinity Lutheran        wish may remain for Vespers at 5:00 pm
also former honorees                                                                              Church in New York City.                       and the reception that follows. Please
.                                                                                                    The leadership Program for Musicians        contact Cynthia Holden, coordinator, at
               St. Philip’s, Brooklyn,                                                            Serving Small Congregations is a national
                                                                                                  two year, seven course program carefully
                                                                                                                                                 631- 665- 0051, ext. 12 or e-mail
                                                                                                                                                 <> to find out more
               Celebrates 103 Years                                                               structured to prepare capable and confident
                                                                                                  musical leaders who will enable their
                                                                                                                                                 about the informational meeting or the
                                                                                                                                                 course to be offered. To register for LPM,
    by Lenton A. Clemons                           In 1926, St. Philip’s achieved parish status   congregations to sing well and take their      contact the George Mercer School of
     Historic St. Philip’s Church on             and appointed the Rev. Nathaniel Peterson        part in the liturgy of the church.             Theology at 516-248-4800, ext. 40 or
MacDonough Street in Brooklyn,                   Boyd as its first rector. The church moved          The program will be offered for the
celebrates 103 years of worship and service      from Dean St. in 1944 to a large Gothic          second time on Long Island commencing
in the community at a 10:00 am. Eucharist        structure on MacDonough Street, which is         in September, 2002. The program will be
on Sunday, May 5. Families, neighbors and
friends of St. Philip’s will gather to observe
                                                 its current site.
                                                      The current (sixth) rector is the Rev.
                                                                                                  presented at Mercer School, Garden City.
                                                                                                  Among the faculty are David Caesar-Dare,
                                                                                                                                                      Kids of the
this special event.                              Canon Alonzo Clemons Pruitt. St. Philip’s        the Rev .James Dalton-Thompson, Richard
  The anniversary address will be given by
Monique Greenwood, former editor in
                                                 is the second oldest African-American
                                                 congregation in the diocese.
                                                                                                  Erickson, the Rev. Dr. Gerald Gaeta,
                                                                                                  Cynthia Holden and Joseph Waterman.
chief of Essence magazine, entrepreneur,              Several liturgical, musical and social         An informational meeting to greet
restaurateur and author.
        Autographed copies of Ms.
                                                 events have been planned to celebrate the
                                                                                                  faculty, discuss the overall program and
                                                                                                  course content and answer questions will
                                                                                                                                                       May 18
Greenwood’s latest book, Having What                  The St. Philip’s, St. Joseph’s and St.      be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Matters: A Black Woman’s Guide To                Stephen’s Chapter of the Union of Black
Creating The Life You Really Want , will         Episcopalians attended the Northeast                Cathedral Choirs in Concert on May 5
be available following the service.              Regional Conference in April at Camp
                                                                                                      The Choirs of the Cathedral of the         Te Deum & Jubilate Deo Collegium Regale
  St. Philip’s was founded on May 1, 1899        DeWolfe. The theme was “Witnessing Our
                                                                                                  Incarnation will present a concert of          of Herbert Howells. Lawrence Tremsky is
at a meeting of thirteen men and women           Faith- Disciples Making Disciples With a
                                                                                                  English sacred music on Sunday afternoon,      the Canon Musician of the Cathedral,
in the home of Esther Reese, located in the      Listening Heart.”
                                                                                                  May 5 at 4:00 pm.                              assisted by Associate Organist/Choirmaster
Weeksville area of Brooklyn. Its first             The senior choir will be in concert on May
                                                                                                      This concert, sung by the Cathedral        Jonathan Scarozza.
service was held in a vacant store on Pacific    5; a parishioner will be honored on Mother’s
                                                                                                  Choir of Men & Boys, the Cathedral Girls’       Tickets for the concert are $15.00 general
Street on May 14, 1899, but a church site        Day and the Acts 29 Episcopal Revival
                                                                                                  Choir and the Schola Cantorum, will            seating and $20.00 preferred seating;
on Dean Street in Brooklyn was soon              Ministry is scheduled for October 18
                                                                                                  feature masterpieces of 20th century music     $10.00 for students , and children under 13
acquired.                                        through 20.
                                                                                                  from the English Cathedral tradition.          are admitted free. Tickets will be available
                                                                                                  Featured will be the cantata Rejoice in the    at the door the day of the performance, or
      Cursillo Cathedral Day In September                                                         Lamb by Benjamin Britten, Mass in G            can be reserved by calling 516- 248- 5704.
                                                                                                  Minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams and the

                                                                                                                            Labyrinth Walk
                                                                                                                         Friday, May 24, 2002
                                                                                                                          Little Portion Friary
                                                                                                                            Old Post Road
                                                                                                                        Mount Sinai, NY 11766
                                                                                                                  Potluck Dinner and Walk
                                                                                                                           7:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                 Taize -style Prayer Service
                                                                                                                           8:45 P.M.
 The Annual L. I. Episcopal Cursillo Cathedral Day will be held on Saturday, September                For more information, please call 631- 473- 0553.
7 at the Cathedral of the Incarnation. Festivities will begin at 10:00 am., with a Eucharist
at 11:00 am , followed by a family picnic on the grounds.                                                        No reservation necessary
  A day of worship, fellowship, singing and fun is promised for everyone who attends.                     Directions: visit our website :
Everyone is welcome. Shown are happy participants in Cursillo Day 2001
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                                                                                                         St. Augustine’s Reenacts
                  PARISH STORIES
                                                                                                         Passion of Jesus Christ
  Glenworth D. Miles Installed
 As 14th Rector of St.George’s
                                                   Previously the pastor of Grace Episcopal
                                                 Church West Farms, The Bronx, and three
                                                 term dean of the deanery there, Dr. Miles
                                                 was the bishop’s appointee to the
                                                 Commissions on Ministry, the Episcopal
                                                 Lutheran Dialogue and recipient of the
                                                 bishop’s medal for Pastoral Care. A
                                                 graduate of Hunter College, General
                                                 Theological Seminary and Drew
                                                 University, he was ordained in 1991. Prior
                                                 to serving at Grace Church West Farms, he
                                                 was deacon and associate at St. Luke’s
                                                 Church in Williamsbridge, The Bronx.
  The Rev. Dr. Glenworth D. Miles                   In his address to the congregation he
                                                 stated: “ St. George’s, Brooklyn is a
      The Institution of the Rev. Dr.            venerable parish, and I will be walking in        Youth and adult members of St. Augustine’s Church in Brooklyn took part in a Passion
Glenworth D. Miles as fourteenth rector of       the footsteps of some past giants in            Play, Gospel Alive - The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, directed by Mark Paige,
St. George’s Church, Brooklyn, took place        ministry. I am eager to serve God shepherd-     Coordinator of Youth Ministries. The congregation was deeply moved by the above scene
on April 6 with Bishop Walker presiding.          ing his people in this part of the diocese.”   where Simon of Cyrene aids the fallen Jesus. The senior choir provided appropriate musical
                                                                                                 selections under the leadership of Joseph Waterman, Minister of Music.
   Fourth Annual Youth Gospel Concert                                                             Quiet Day In Brooklyn For 2 Deaneries
     In Brooklyn On Saturday, May 11
 The Fourth Annual Youth Gospel Concert          100 voices. At the concert the Rt. Reverend
of the Archdeaconry of Brooklyn will be          & Mrs Richard B. Martin Scholarship to
held on Saturday, May 11 at 5:00 pm. at          deserving youth in the Archdeaconry of
the Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew,            Brooklyn will be awarded.
Clinton Ave. in Brooklyn.                          Tickets are $10.00 in advance for adults;
   Dedicated to the memory of Michael            $12.00 at the door. Children’s tickets are
Parkes, who had been Youth Advisor at St.        $5.00. For information and tickets, call
Paul’s, Flatbush, the concert will feature the   718- 277- 5407 or 718- 774-8472.
youth gospel choirs of churches of the             The Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew
archdeaconry of Brooklyn and the                 is located at 520 Clinton Ave., between
Archdeaconry Mass Choir with more than           Atlantic Ave. and Fulton St.

South Shore Senior Ministry Consortium
    Holds Lenten Day of Reflection
   All Saints’ Church, Baldwin hosted a          Edyth K. Baker, Associate , Trinity-St.
Day of Reflection for senior citizens during     John’s, Hewlett and The Rev. SaraLouise         Some of those attending the Lenten Quiet Day at Christ Church in Brooklyn share a
Lent. Sponsored by the South Shore Senior        Krantz, Rector of Grace Church,                 moment with Fr.. John Paul Boyer (center).
Ministry Consortium, the program was             Massapequa. June Gerbracht handled
entitled: “Stories of Salvation and Grace:                                                         A Quiet Day in Brooklyn was sponsored        Archdeaconry of Brooklyn in this year’s
                                                 registration and logistics; lunch was
A Day of Reflection for Seniors.” The Rev.                                                       by St. Mark’s and St. John’s deanery at        Joint Lenten Program, “Faith in the Midst
                                                 prepared by Carol Fielding, Ruth Dubas
Dr. Joel Harvey, Director of Pastoral Care                                                       Christ Church in Cobble Hill on Saturday,      of Crisis”. He reminded participants that
                                                 and Lillian Bryson.
and Education at St. John’s Hospital, Far                                                        March 9.Some 75 people from the sixteen        the Christian God is the God of the Cross
                                                    More than 40 senior parish members
Rockaway conducted the program.                                                                  parishes of the two deaneries were led in      who suffers for and with people of faith.
                                                 attended. “Programs like this assist the
   The day included a celebration of the                                                         prayer and meditation by Fr. John Paul         God is present in our September 11’s and
                                                 church in meeting spiritual needs of our
Holy Eucharist , meditation and reflection                                                       Boyer, Canon Theologian of the Diocese         in our other times of pain and suffering.
                                                 senior members” said Fr. Ackerson. “These
sessions and lunch. Concelebrants of the                                                         of Western NY and Rector of St. David’s            A Lenten Luncheon of hearty lentil
                                                 events provide wonderful opportunities for
Eucharist were: the Rev. Dr. Charles                                                             Church in Seneca, New York.                    soup, fresh bread and salad was included
                                                 fellowship and inter-parish cooperation.”
Ackerson, Rector of All Saints’; the Rev.                                                           Fr. Boyer offered three Mediations and      in the day which began at 9 am and
                                                                                                 a short Homily at the Mass focused on the      concluded at 3 pm.
                                                                                                 topic which is being explored by the whole

                                                                                                      Steel Band Concert                         L.I. Brass Guild To Hold
                                                                                                    St. George’s Church, Hempstead will           Benefit Concert At St.
                                                                                                 present the City South Steel Orchestra in a        Peter’s, Bay Shore
                                                                                                 Steel Band Concert on Sunday, May 19 at
                                                                                                 4:00 pm. This event will be a part of the          The Long Island Brass Guild together
                                                                                                 ongoing 300th Anniversary Celebration at       with Cynthia Holden, organist will present
                                                                                                 St. George’s.                                  the program , Renaissance To Ragtime, on
                                                                                                   On Sunday, June 1, a Silver Tea will be      Saturday, May 4 at 8:00 pm. at St. Peter’s
                                                                                                 held at the Rectory on Peninsula Blvd. at      Church, Bay Shore.
                                                                                                 3:00 pm. St. George’s is located at 319           The suggested donation of $10.00 for
                                                                                                 Front Street, Hempstead. For further           general admission or $25.00 per family will
                                                                                                 information or directions, call the parish     benefit the Suffolk County Perinatal
                                                                                                 office at 516- 483- 2771                       Coalition. For further information, call 631-
 The Rev. Dr. Joel Harvey (center) joins with members of the South Shore Ministry                .                                              665-0051, ext. 12.
Consortium at the conclusion of the Lenten Day of Reflection program.
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    Experience Of A Lifetime!                                                                             Camp DeWolfe Gets Ready
      by Brooks Johnson, DYM
   This summer Diocesan Youth Ministry
                                                     Another exciting opportunity is EYE
                                                  2002 (Episcopal Youth Event). This
                                                                                                          For A New Season in 2002
is offering two amazing experiences to            triennial event, put on by the National
learn about history and other cultures and        Church, will take place at the University
to discuss issues facing the Episcopal            of Wyoming in laramie. Attending will be
Church on a national level. Each trip will        10 to 15 thousand youth representing each
prove to be a memorable one, as                   diocese in the country. It will be a week to
participants will have a chance to grow on        remember while having a chance to make
their own spiritual journey.                      an impact through voicing opinions on
    The first is the second annual DYM            several topics that the Episcopal Church
mission trip. This year, the youth will travel    faces. There will be games and activities,
to Logan, West Virginia. The trip begins          workshops, discussion groups of all kinds,
with two days of sight seeing on our journey      dance drama and music for all to enjoy.
into the Appalachian Mountains. The                 The youth in the Diocese of Long Island
second day we will spend at the Beckley           and the youth of the Diocese of New York
Coal Mining Exhibition learning about the         will again be collaborating on this event.
culture and history of the area at the restored   We will gather on July 13 with the Diocese
coal mining village.                              of New York i fellowship by the pool at St.
   We will have a tour of an original coal        Peter’s By the Sea, Bay Shore, to prepare
mine 2,000 feet inside the mountain. We           for our role at the event. Then we will travel
                                                                                                    Gardening Weekend at CampDeWolfe brought out a battalion of workers to plant, clean
will spend an overnight with an Episcopal         to Denver for Pre-event for Province II,
                                                                                                   and spruce up the grounds in preparation for the coming season. Mountains of leaves
Youth Group from Charleston.                      which will include a day at Elitch Gardens,
                                                                                                   were collected all over the grounds. Shown are: Karamarie Puttaggio, Ian Kolmos, Jim
  Once on location, the youth will stay at a      Six Flags Amusement Park. The trip will
                                                                                                   Camidge, Kathleen Loomis-Ward and Lucas Bennett.
local church while performing tasks such          take place from July 20 until July 28.
as light duty construction, assisting in              Robert Louis Stevenson said: “To miss                 Ecumenical Liturgy And Worship
elderly homes and helping with vacation           the joy is to miss all.” Please consider being
Bible School.                                     a part of either trip to see the joy that the                  Seminar At Oxford
    The twenty selected youth and adult           Lord offers to each of us each day as                An Ecumenical and Liturgy Worship         Robert Hawkins; Liturgy Director is the
leaders will work with youth and leaders          Christians. Together we can grow and make        Seminar is being offered from August 5        Rev. Dr. Stanley Sawyer and the Rev. Dr.
from other churches around the country.           new relationships as we journey down the         through 17 at Magdalen College, Oxford        Jerry Gaeta will serve as Sacristan and
They will have the opportunity to grow            road He has set before us. Contact the           University, England. Faculty members will     Master of Ceremonies.
spiritually while serving others and making       Office of Youth Ministries at 516 -248-          lead sessions on Anglican and Lutheran           The seminar is open to clergy and lay
a difference in the lives of people in need.      4800, ext. 18 or         occasional Sacramental rites considering      persons of all Christian denominations.
The trip is from June 28th to July 5th.           The registration deadline is May 15 for          historical background, current usage and      Further information and applications may
                                                  either trip.                                     their doctrinal implications.                 be obtained by contacting: ELWS, 1489
                                                  .                                                  The Dean of the seminar is the Rev. Dr.     Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-
                                                                                                   C. Marcus Engdahl of Virginia Beach ,
                              Boy Scout News                                                       Virginia. The Academic Director is the Rev.
                                                                                                                                                 6047. The telephone number is: 757-428-
                                                                                                                                                 8503; e- mail: or
        by Edward Sholander                                                                        Dr. Bryan Spinks; Lutheran presenter is Dr.
  The Protestant Committee on Scouting            also eligible to earn religious awards. Work
met on April 2 at Good Shepherd Lutheran          now goes forward on the all faith retreat,
Church in Levittown. Reports on the annual
Communion Service were favorable.
                                                  the Ten Commandment hike and the God
                                                  and Me Day.
                                                                                                    Franciscan Day of Reflection
     Bishop Michel and Fr. Ross were                  Anyone interested in the work of this                                Little Portion Friary
thanked for their prayers and support.            committee is urged to give Bob Graff a call
  Girl Scouts and 4H Club members are             at 516- 826- 1329.                                                 Music and Spirituality
 Annual Renewal of Ordination                                                                                         Dr. Judith Alstadter
  Vows At Cathedral Service                                                                                                Saturday, May 11
                                                                                                                         10:00 am. to 4:00 pm.
                                                                                                       Speaking the motivational words of the great composers of
                                                                                                   western music and evoking their spirituality with poetry and music,
                                                                                                   Dr. Alstadter creates a special opportunity to relate the beauty of
                                                                                                                      music to our spiritual journey.
                                                                                                     This is Dr. Alstadter’s third visit to Little Portion on Mother’s Day
                                                                                                    weekend. The workshop is offered in tribute to the great women
                                                                                                                   who have nurtured and sustained us.
                                                                                                     Participants will have a chance to meditate to music, sing, and
                                                                                                                  share the impact of the music on them.
                                                                                                                    Piano provided by Frank and Camille’s Piano.
                                                                                                                             Free will donation requested.
                                                                                                                           For more information
                                                                                                                             call 631‘-473- 0553
                                                                                                                     or e-mail
Bishop Walker and Bishop Michel approach the cathedral altar at the annual Renewal of                                 Visit our web site: S-S-F.ORG
Ordination Vows Eucharist and Blessing of Oil and Consecration of Chrism which took                                         Little Portion Friary
place in Holy Week. As deacons, priests and bishops renewed their vows, they heard the
prayer: ”May the Lord who has given you the will to do these things give you also the
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                                                                                                     Camp DeWolfe Benefit Variety
                                                                                                      Show at Cathedral House
                                                                                                    The Board of Managers of Camp               audience. There will be raffles and door
                                                                                                DeWolfe will sponsor a Variety Show to          prizes as well as CD’s of Sunday School
                                                                                                benefit the Camp Scholarship Fund on            songs and lullabies for people of all ages
                                                                                                Saturday, June 1 at Cathedral House in          on sale. Refreshments will be available.
                                                                                                Garden City. The evening’s entertainment          The Scholarship Fund provides a chance
ERD Praised at U.S. Senate Hearings             hardships of direct victims- unemployed         will be directed by Eve Puttagio, a veteran     for deserving young people to attend Camp
For Supporting AIDS Initiative in               survivors and families who lost loved ones.     performer and director of similar shows.        DeWolfe. These scholarships are in
Africa                                            The first part of this partnership responds   The event will celebrate the more than 50       addition to the generous funds given by
Episcopal Relief and Development was            to the emergency needs of victims by            years of service that Camp DeWolfe has          Episcopal Charities each year.
recognized before the U.S. Senate               providing critical financial assistance.        provided to the young people of the               Tickets are available for $25.00 through
Foreign Relations Committee for its             Many of those affected are unemployed           diocese.                                        the Camp Office at 631- 929-4325; Ruth
support of an innovative program to teach       low-wage earners, hotel workers, and               The program will include dancing,            Haugaard at 516-352- 4001 and Dorette
HIV/AIDS prevention and pastoral care to        suppor tstaff of the World Trade Complex,       singing, skits and some surprises for the       Headley at 718- 3158.
seminarians in Africa.                          as well as the families of deceased victims
   In a recent hearing, Dr. Peter Okaalet,      of the tragedy. They receive emergency
African Director of Medical Assistance          money to cover rent, food, and other basic
                                                                                                                Woman of Achievement
                                                necessities for a three-month period,            (Continued          from page A)                   Ms. Braithwaite -Nelson is a member
Programs (MAP) International, testified
                                                    Through Episcopal Social Services,                                                          and former warden of St. Gabriel’s Church,
before the Senate Foreign Relations
                                                Episcopal Relief and Development is             past first vice president of the York College   Hollis. She and her husband, Dr. Nicholas
Committee on the role of faith-based
                                                helping families cope with trauma and           Community Advisory Council and former           J. Nelson, have two children.
organizations in the fight against HIV and
                                                grief. Mental health specialists are made       member of Community Board Twelve,
AIDS. At the hearing, Dr. Okaalet
                                                available for people who need additional        Queens.                                          Benediction Of The Blessed
recommended ERD’s work, saying, “Four
                                                support. In addition to counseling services        At the present time she is Trustee and
Anglican seminaries in Kenya, Uganda,                                                                                                                   Sacrament
                                                for those affected by the attacks, the          Vice Chancellor of the Diocese of Long
Zambia, and South Africa have accepted
                                                program is helping them find jobs and           Island; Chairperson of the Legal Redress
the challenge and will integrate HIV/AIDS
                                                access additional sources of funding.           Committee, Jamaica Branch, NAACP; Girl
courses into their curriculum.”
                                                Episcopal Relief and Development has            Scout Troop Leader; member of Alpha
      This curriculum offers hope to
                                                contributed $725,000 to support this            Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; and a member
communities crippled by the HIV/AIDS                                                            of the Board of Managers of Camp
pandemic. It educates seminarians about         program and will continue to assess and
                                                respond to the needs of those affected by       DeWolfe.
the illness and its transmission, and teaches
them how to deliver vital emotional and         this tragedy.
spiritual support to their local                    Peter Gudaitis of Episcopal Charities
congregations. With this curriculum, future     stated, “ERD’s funding is doing a lot. The       Annual Penny Social
clergy and lay leaders will be equipped to      organization understands that with this         St. Andrew’s Church, Williston Park, will
supply life-saving information, help            program, we’re doing more than writing a        hold its Annual Penny Social on Friday,
eliminate the cultural stigma of the disease,   check and never seeing these families           May 10 at 7:00 pm. Refreshments are in-
                                                again. We follow up. We think this is a                                                           During Lent at St. Francis of Assisi
and provide pastoral care for those dying                                                       cluded in the donation of $5.00. The church
                                                more responsible use of donors’ money and                                                       Church, Levittown, the Benediction of the
from AIDS, as well as care for their families                                                   is located at Campbell Avenue and Center
                                                a better pastoral response from the Church.                                                     Blessed Sacrament alternated with the
and orphaned children.                                                                          Street in Williston Park. For more infor-
                                                More than a hand- out, we give a hand-                                                          Stations of the Cross as special Lenten
    Sandra Swan, Executive Director of                                                          mation, or directions, telephone the church
                                                up.”                                                                                            worship services. The Rev. Berry Parsons,
Episcopal Relief and Development,                                                               office at 516- 746-5527.
                                                    In the days following the attacks,                                                          vicar, officiated.
elaborated further on this point. “ERD is       Episcopal Relief and Development                                                                .
committed to the fight against a disease                                                          A $25,000 emergency grant was given to        while assisting them to become
                                                received an overwhelming response from
that is devastating communities                                                                 the Diocese of Northern Malawi following        contributing members of society; Helping
                                                people around the world and immediately
worldwide,” said Ms. Swan. “We see the                                                          a drought and prolonged famine. Dry             Hands for single mothers who live in the
                                                responded with emergency support. In
ultimate goal of the curriculum as providing                                                    spells, sudden weather changes, and             foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains;
                                                addition to giving financial assistance,
future clergy with the tools necessary to                                                       sporadic rainfall patterns have caused crop     and Parenting Partners in the inner city
                                                Episcopal Relief and Development has
educate their communities about HIV/                                                            production to decrease significantly. The       environment where, once again, single
                                                supported relief workers at “Ground Zero,”
AlDS prevention and to distribute quality                                                       funds will supply food, particularly maize,     parents face the pressures of daily life.”
                                                helping provide places of refuge, rest, and
care to those both suffering from the disease                                                   to those vulnerable due to the famine.            Please pray for all the areas mentioned
and affected by it.”                                                                              A $25,000 emergency grant was awarded         above. and for ERD in its mission to those
                                                        Today, Episcopal Relief and
Episcopal Relief and Development is the                                                         to the Diocese of Peru following a market       in need all over the world.
                                                Development is strongly committed to
collective response of Episcopalians to help                                                    fire in the Mesa Redonda shopping area of       Send a check to ERD, PO Box 12043,
                                                rebuilding the lives of those directly
people in need. Its programs of emergency                                                       Lima in December, 2001. Hundreds of lives       Newark. NJ 07101-5043. Designate a
                                                affected by the tragedy. So far, it has
relief, rehabilitation, and long-term                                                           were lost and thousands lost their              project. location, or focus, e.g. AIDS.
                                                dispersed over $1.4 million to those dealing
development are specifically designed to                                                        businesses or jobs. The funds will assist in    Children, etc. Check the website:
                                                with the aftermath of September I1
strengthen local communities in the United                                                      the food distribution, site cleanup, building
                                                     We are distressed by the recent
States and around the world.                                                                    reconstruction, and other essential support     Questions or comments may be
                                                earthquake in northern Afghanistan that
You may have seen this billboard: AIDS:                                                         for families who lost loved ones and            addressed to me:
                                                killed hundreds and left tens of thousands
40,000.000 infected                                                                             merchants displaced by the fire. The funds      Gail Madden, ERD Diocesan
                                                homeless. The 6.1 magnitude quake struck
 00,000.00 cured.                                                                               will also help the Diocese collaborate with     Coordinator
                                                nearly 80 villages, some of which were
   Episcopal Relief and Development is                                                          the Ecumenical Church Loan Fund                 Box 226
                                                nearly totally destroyed by the March 25
committed to changing those zeros.                                                              (ECLOF) inproviding micro loans to              or telephone 1-631-298-8831
                                                disaster. Episcopal Relief and Development
  March donations from churches to              is in contact with other relief organizations   merchants looking to rebuild their              Laurel, NY 11948
ERD: St. Peter’s Church, Rosedale,              to assess how best to respond.                  businesses.
$1,1.11 for Congo disaster; Trinity-St.            Episcopal Relief and Development has            From May 30 to June 2, 2002, I will be
John’s. Hewlett, $1,465,10, undesignated.       given a $24,000 emergency grant to the          at the ERD network meeting in Fresno,
Thank you for your caring actions.              Anglican Diocese of Tamale following            California. Bishop John David Schofield,
   It has been 7 months since the world         drought conditions and subsequent civil         Bishop of San Joaquin welcomes us to his
witnessed the tragedies that occurred on        unrest in the Upper East region of Bawku        diocese: “Episcopal Relief and
September 11. Episcopal Relief and              in northern Ghana. There has been a             Development has played a major
Development continues to respond to the
needs of people surviving the horrific
terrorist attacks. Working with Episcopal
                                                significant loss of life and destruction of
                                                personal property as a result of unrest
                                                                                                supportive role in the Central Valley with
                                                                                                grants to Hope Now For Youth, a ministry                   ER-D
                                                between two communities. These funds            which has been successful in drawing
Charities and Episcopal Social Services,        will assist in providing food and clothing,     nearly 800 young men of Fresno’s gangs
Episcopal Relief and Development is             as well as seed distribution for crop growth.
easing the emotional and financial                                                              Episcopal Life/TheDOMINION                                    May        2002         G
                                                                                                  DIOCESE OF LONG ISLAND - DAILY INTERCESSION LIST
                       MASTER CALENDAR                                                                  May 2002                  June 2002
                          May 2002                                                               1    St. Paul’s, Great Neck                   1   Church of the Advent, Westbury
                                                                                                 2    St. George’s, Hempstead                  2   The Archdeacons of the Diocese
    1    7:00 pm. Camp DeWolfe Board Meeting. Mercer                                             3    St. John’s, Hempstead                    3   St. Andrew’s, Williston Park
    2    12:00 pm. Investment Committee Meeting. Mercer                                          4    Trinity-St. John’s, Hewlett              4   St. Thomas’, Amagansett
    4    4:00 pm. Diocesan Regional Confirmation. Calvary& St. Cyprian’s,                        5    Holy Trinity, Hicksville                 5   St. Mary’s, Amityville
          Brooklyn                                                                               6    The Bishop’s Task Force on Lay           6   Christ Church, Babylon
           10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sexual Harassment/Exploitation Workshop. St.                              Ministry                             7   St. Peter’s, Bay Shore
         Philip’s, MacDonough St., Brooklyn                                                      7    St. Philip & St. James, Lake             8   The Diocesan Commission on
   5     10:00 am. Bp. Walker’s Visit: Christ Church, Oyster Bay                                          Success                                       Ministry
   8     12 noon. Episcopal Charities Board Meeting. Mercer                                      8    St. Francis of Assisi, Levittown         9   Christ Church, Bellport
  11     10:00 am to 3:00pm. Child Abuse Prevention Workshop. St. Philip’s,                      9    St. John’s of Lattingtown, Locust       10   Christ Church, Brentwood
          MacDonough St. Brooklyn                                                                         Valley                              11   St. Ann’s, Bridgehampton
          9:30 am- 11:30 am. Dept. of Budget Meeting. Mercer                                     10   St. James of Jerusalem, Long Beach      12   St. James’, Brookhaven
          4:00 pm. Diocesan Regional Confirmation, St. Luke’s, East Hampton                      11   Christ Church, Lynbrook                 13   St. John the Baptist, Center Moriches
  12     10:00 am. Bp. Michel’s Visit: St. Stephen’s, Port Washington                            12   Christ Church, Manhasset                14   Staff & Bd. of Dirs. of Family
         10:30 am. Bp. Walker’s Visit: St. Lawrence of Canterbury, Dix Hills                     13   Grace Church, Massapequa                          Consultation Service
  18     10:00 am. Kids of the Kingdom. Cathedral of the Incarnation                             14   Church of the Nativity, Mineola         15   Church of the Messiah, Central Islip
  19     10:15 am Bp. Walker’s Visit: St. Peter’s, Bay Shore                                     15   St. Mark the Evangelist, North          16   St. Patrick’s, Deer Park
         10:30 am. Bp. Michel’s Visit: St. Paul’s, Flatbush, Brooklyn                                     Bellmore                            17   St. Lawrence of Canterbury, Dix
  22      2:00 pm. Standing Committee Meeting. Mercer                                            16   Members of the Diocesan                           Hills
  26    11:15 am. Bp. Walker’s Visit: St. Matthias’. North Bellmore                                       Council & its Departments           18   St. Luke’s, East Hampton
  27    Memorial Day. Diocesan Offices Closed                                                    17   St. Matthias’, North Bellmore           19   Emmanuel Church, Great River
  28    7:30 pm. Dept. of Mission Meeting. Board Room, Mercer                                    18   St. Andrew’s, Oceanside                 20   Holy Trinity, Greenport
                                                                                                 19   Christ Church, Oyster Bay               21   The Diocesan Chancellor & Vice
                                                                                                 20   St. Margaret’s, Plainview                         Chancellor
 The Rev. Jeffrey T. Simmons Dies at 56                                                          21   Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn     22   St. Mary’s, Hampton Bays
                                                                                                 22   St. Stephen’s, Port Washington          23   St. John’s, Huntington
    The Rev. Jeffrey Terhune Simmons,            how a priest confronts his own cancer. The
                                                                                                 23   Church of the Ascension, Rockville      24   St. Mark’s, Islip
former rector of Christ Church, Port             tentative title is Riding A Roller Coaster
                                                                                                          Centre                              25   St. Mary’s, Lake Ronkonkoma
Jefferson, died of colon cancer on March         With Jesus. His brother hopes to see it
                                                                                                 24   St. Paul’s, Roosevelt                   26   St. Boniface, Lindenhurst
22, 2002. He was 56 years old.                   through to publication.
                                                                                                 25   Trinity Church, Roslyn                  27   The Diocesan Episcopal AIDS
  Father Simmons grew up in the Chicago             Fr. Simmons is survived by his wife of
                                                                                                 26   St. Luke’s, Sea Cliff                             Commission
area and western Illinois. He graduated Phi      31 years, Beverly; his son, Matthew, a
                                                                                                 27   The Cath. Chapter of the Cathedral      28   St. Andrew’s, Mastic Beach
Beta Kappa in Physics from the University        captain in the Air Force in Japan, and his
                                                                                                          of the Incarnation                  29   The Spouses of Diocesan Clergy
of Illinois before attending Union Seminary      brother, Steve, a Presbyterian minister in
                                                                                                 28   St. Michael & All Angels, Seaford       30   Church of the Redeemer, Mattituck
in New York City. He then studied at             Allentown, PA.
                                                                                                 29   St. Bede’s, Syosset
Nashotah House in Wisconsin and was                 A Resurrection Mass was celebrated on
                                                                                                 30   Holy Trinity, Valley Stream
ordained to the priesthood in the Episcopal      March 30 in Zion Episcopal Church,
                                                                                                 31   St. Jude’s, Wantagh
Church in 1973.                                  Wappinger Falls.
    After brief cures in Illinois and at St.       Contributions in his memory may be
Ann’s, Sayville, he began his 22 plus years
of ministry at Christ Church in Port
                                                 made to Renewal in Christ Ministries, PO
                                                 Box 94, East Moline, IL 61244-0094;
                                                                                                     Diocesan ECW Officers And
Jefferson. In February, 2000, he moved to
Peekskill, New York to become chaplain
                                                 Oratory of the Little Way, PO Box 221,
                                                 Gaylordsville CT 06755; or Organ
                                                                                                        Chairs of Committees
to the Community of St. Mary and the             Renovation Fund, Zion Episcopal Church,
Director of their Spiritual Life Center.         Wappinger Falls NY 12590.
    After his cancer diagnosis in August,         (Information supplied by Port Jefferson
2001, he began a book of reflections on          Times Beacon Record.)

   Thursday Noontime Recitals At Cathedral
   Thursday recitals continue at the              These programs are free and open to the
Cathedral of the Incarnation at 12:15 pm.        public. Free will donations are welcome.
 May 2 Meredith Baker, organ
          Most Holy Trinity Chapel
                                                 Other Musical Programs
          USMA, West Point
 May 9 Jonathan Scarozza, organ                   On Monday, May 27, at 1:00 pm and 3:00
          Cathedral of the Incarnation           pm., the cathedral will feature patriotic
 May 16 Andrew Sheranian, organ                  music and a sing along as part of the annual
           Christ Church, New Haven              Memorial Day Fair held on the cathedral
 May 23 Jennifer Learned, soprano                grounds.
           New York City
 May 30 Paul Stetsenko, organ                     On Sunday, May 9 at 8:00 pm. there will
          St. John’s Church,                     be a Solemn Eucharist for Ascension Day.
           Elizabeth, NJ

              CD For Sunday Schools To Aid                                                         The Diocesan ECW Officers and Chairs of Committees gathered for a group photo.
                                                                                                Shown (not in order) are: President, Barbara Schwarz; Vice President, June Gerbracht;
                     Camp DeWolfe                                                               Brooklyn President, Beverly Tempro; Queens President, Lois Rodney; Nassau Interim
   Steven Carnial and Kristen Puttagio,          the Whole World In His Hands” and “Rise        President, Carol Fielding; Suffolk President,Alison Hegeman; Recording Secretary,
producers of a children’s CD entitled            and Shine”, plus two original compositions     Catherine Ammons; Corresponding Secretary, Winifred Staudenmaier; Treasurer, Jane
“Sunday School Songs and Sing Alongs”            by Kristen.                                    Isaac; Finance Comm. Chair, Daphne Small; UTO Chair, Jane Ames; Asst. UTO Chair,
are offering to sell this $12.95 CD to friends     To place an order, call Steve at 516-759-    Marion Anderson; CPC Director, Carol Fielding; Book of Remembrance, Edith Schkrutz;
of Camp DeWolfe for $10.00 (with $5.00           3748 or send a check or money order for        ByLaws, Muriel Sobers; Cathedral Representative, Peppy Newsome; Prayer & Worship,
of each sale going to Camp DeWolfe. It is        $11.50 (postage & handling) to camp            Barbara Taylor; Handbook/Directory, Winifred Staudenmaier; Ministry in Action, Gloria
an ideal CD for Sunday Schools or for            DeWolfe at PO Box 487, Wading River,           Smith; Newsletter, June Gerbracht; Nominating Committee, Edith MacDoonald; ER &
children to enjoy at home.                       NY 11792. Please include name and              D, Enid Bradford; Registration, Margaret Maybury; Seamen’s Church Inst., Florence Hills;
 It includes old favorites such as “He’s Got     address for mail orders.                       Camp DeWolfe, Kathleen Loomis-Ward; Diocesan Altar Guild, Jane Ames; Episcopal
                                                                                                Charities, Pansy DeHart; Women’s Bd. of Henry B. Hucles Nursing Home, Vera Ellegor
Episcopal Life/TheDOMINION                                           May 2002           H       and Historian , Joan Derle.

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