Each year during the season of Lent, we gather on Tuesdays or Thursdays for four evenings of lecture and discussion; Previous years' topics include "Cracking the DaVinci Code", "Understanding Islam", and "Creation, Evolution, and Belief".
Lenten Series 2011
Good News: Transformational Ministry in New York
Tuesdays, March 15 through April 5
6:15 pm Evening Prayer
6:30 pm Soup Supper
7:00 pm Presentation and Discussion
There are powerful witnesses of the Gospel all around us – but those ministries are often done quietly and without much fanfare. Epiphany will give speakers an opportunity to share their ministries with us so that we may be inspired and see what is possible through prayer and hard work.
March 15 ~ Prison Ministry at Sing Sing: The Rev. Canon Petero Sabune
The Rev. Canon Petero Sabune was the pastor chaplain at Sing Sing from 2002 to 2010. He based his ministry on prayer, study, action, and reflection, and it grew into a vital source of hope for men incarcerated at this maximum security facility. Sabune received a Trinity Fellowship for his work there, and is now the Episcopal Church’s Officer for Africa.
March 22 ~ Living Green: The Community of the Holy Spirit
The Community of the Holy Spirit is a religious community of women founded in 1952. They recently built a new, “green” convent building in Harlem which was featured in the New York Times. Their other residential community is Bluestone Farm in Melrose, New York, a working farm where almost all the food consumed has been grown on the property. Sister Faith Margaret will explore how they came to see that sustainable living was a part of their ministry, and show what is possible when a community commits to living green.
March 29 ~ Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen: The Rev. Dr. Bill Greenlaw
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen has grown from serving 35 meals a day in 1982 to over 1,200 meals a day in 2011. Presiding over much of that growth was Holy Apostles’ Rector, Bill Greenlaw, who retired in 2009. His tenure included the restoration of the church after a devastating fire in 1990; a resurrection story that turned tragedy into possibility when the new church rebuilt to specifically accommodate the growth in their feeding ministry to better serve their guests.
April 5 ~ Panel Discussion: Ministry with Epiphany’s Neighbors
Cherilyn Frei, Chaplain at Ronald MacDonald House
The Rev. Theodora Brooks, Vicar, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church
The Rev. Dr. Derek Darves, Chaplain and Clinical Pastoral Educator, NY Presbyterian Hospital