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Posts from January 2020

NYAPC Families, Godspell Jr. rehearsals are underway!

The main parts have been cast, but there is still time to join the Ensemble rehearsing most Sundays from 12:15-1:45 pm. If your child or youth (ages 6-middle school) would like to participate, please email Jenete St. Clair (jenetesaint@gmail.com).  The lower elementary class will also have an opportunity to sing a few songs that they will learn during children’s choir.  They do…

Staffing Update

NYAPC Members and Friends, Church Administrator Jasmine Jowers Prout is going on family leave very soon. We welcome Nicole Johnson who will serve as the Temporary Church Administrator while Jasmine is away.  Nicole will be in the church office Monday, Wednesdays, Thursday and Friday 8:45-4:45 and on Tuesdays from 8:45 am to 12:45 pm.  She is at Nicole.johnson@nyapc.org.  Please send all announcements, calendar queries and…

New Members Class Sunday, February 23, 12:30 p.m.

Would you like to join us?  If you might be interested in joining The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church congregation, our next New Members Class will be on Sunday, February 23, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Parlor on the 1st floor of the church. We will welcome you with open arms! If you have any questions, please contact Paul Dornan at…

2020 Stewardship Update

It is 2020 and we are still taking pledges for the year to reach our goal of $700,000. If you have yet to pledge for 2020, please do so! Pledges are accepted online (https://tinyurl.com/tmjkaoz) or with a paper pledge card placed in the offering plate. Thank you to the 142 individuals and families who have pledged $670,238 thus far! New York Avenue would…

Book Party, Sunday, January 19

Join NYAPC’s Spiritual Reading Group at 12:15 p.m. in the Docherty Center for a Book Party to celebrate Calling Mother: Out of Darkness into Light, a book by Cathleen Lauer about healing ordinary relationships through creativity. The book contains conversations with Cathleen’s mother that show how being present in ordinary conversation allows space for the Holy Spirit. The author and book designer Kathy Hettinga will discuss…

Free 2020 Calendars Available

The McClendon Scholar Program has once again purchased copies of the Equal Justice Initiative’s 2020 Calendar on The History of Racial Injustice and they are available free to NYAPC members who are interested. The limit is one per family and you can pick up your calendar at the main reception desk in the church office as long as supplies last.

Lenten Devotional Booklet Submissions due February 9

Lenten Devotional booklet contributions are being solicited.  Please contact Miriam Dewhurst at miriam.dewhurst@gmail.com. Contributors are asked to write a short devotional essay related in some way to the lectionary texts for a particular day of the Lenten season. These essays are printed in a booklet that is used in the church and beyond.  Deadline for submission is Sunday, February 9.

2020 First Havana Supply Drive Collecting Jan 5-19

We know it’s right after the holidays, but our Cuban friends will see us very early in 2020! The annual Supply Drive will be collecting donations from January 5 – 19, 2020. Gifts of over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, Depends, toiletries, USB drives, linens, and summer clothes are gratefully accepted in the marked box at the front desk. All items will be hand-carried by trip participants in February.…