Administration

The UMC: To Unite or To Divide

Make my joy complete: be of the same mind, have the same love, be of one mind ~Philippians 2 My Dad used to say that any organization that needs to include the word “united” in its name probably isn’t. Over the next two or three years our denomination will figure out whether we are able…

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Lent at SPSA

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Nellie McKay: A Holiday-ish Concert- A Fundraiser for the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew

Thursday December 8 7:30 pm. SPSA Box Office opens at 6:00 pm Silent Auction 6:30- 7:00 pm Doors Open at 7:00 pm Tickets: $50 General Admission $25 Students/Seniors $100 Preferred Seating* $250 Premium Seating* *Premium & Preferred tickets include post-performance reception with the artist. The New Yorker has warily described McKay as funny and touching,…

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Holiday-ish Silent Auction

This is our first year to offer a silent auction before the Holiday-ish Concert.  We are delighted to offer an outstanding slate of items to you.   The auction was held in the Parlor and  started at 6:30 pm on Thursday, 12/8/2016.  Download complete list of Auction Items with pictures (PDF)  Your Own Original, Personal…

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Rev. Vicki Flippin

 Rev. Vicki Flippin has a passion for bringing new people into the Christian community and helping the church live beyond its walls. She recently served as the Pastor of Social Justice, Exploring Faith, and Inter-generational Ministries at Church of the Village in the West Village. A graduate of Yale Divinity School (2008) and the University of…

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Raise The Roof! A Benefit Celebration 12/14

  December 14, 2015 celebration of  the season with an evening of song, poetry and jubilee with Broadway’s finest and help raised $18,000 in to repair the roof and facade of the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew. Featured Cast Members of Cinderella!  Dirty Rotten Scoundrels!  Aida!  Rent!  Wicked!  Fiddler on the Roof!  and…

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Overcoming the "Gap" Between Compassion and Activism

While many will not agree with me, I defiantly believe that people are mostly good. Most people feel compassion (at least in some circumstances) and are distressed at the suffering of others (at least in some circumstances). Most people would like to see injustice erased from the world. But often, there is a gap between…

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How Much Time Do You Spend in the Human World? Finding "Thin Places" Amid the Hustle & Bustle.

I recently spent an entire weekend indoors. I was outside for a total of maybe two hours, but the rest of the time I was in the house cleaning, unpacking, and dealing with all manner of computer-related tasks: budgeting, financial aid, scheduling, and the important business of following what smart people have to say on…

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An Exercise in Befriending (Tuscan) Yellow Jackets

Even as an avowed nature lover, the city gal in me is often unduly squeamish when coming face-to-face with fauna. Case in point, on a (very) recent trip to Italy with my sister Caroline and boyfriend Ryan, I was startled by the unexpected visitation of several yellow jackets at an otherwise perfect dinner at Salvadonica…

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An Overview of Religious Divestment

This weekend I had the privilege to be on a panel called “Shifting Money, Shifting Power: Fossil Fuel Divestment and Alternative Energy Reinvestment as a Strategy for Confronting Climate Change,” presented at the 2015 Left Forum at John Jay College. I spoke about religious divestment, and mentioned the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew! See the…

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