Administration

SP&SA Divests From Fossil Fuels

Great news! SP&SA’s Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to divest our endowment of fossil fuels. This is an important step forward, a vital way to live Christ’s teaching that “For where your treasure lies, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). Read below for the official press release… CHURCH OF ST. PAUL AND…

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A Ravingly Grateful Love Letter to My Community

Lately I’ve been making a minor spectacle of myself on the subway. Certainly not enough to register among the usual display of flamboyant commuter behavior, but still somewhat out of the ordinary, as I choke back tears of emotion, head fervently buried in a simple pamphlet. The pamphlet is the 2015 “Lenten Devotional”— a collection…

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Great Moments from 2014, Great Hope for 2015

In many ways, 2014 showed us that we still live in a world where struggles for resources drive conflict, ideologies drive hate, and greed and fear drive oppression. We are seeing more and more clearly that our climate is irreversibly changing, as droughts and natural disasters mount, the seasons fail, and plants and species migrate…

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Community Table with CSA Veggies

Every Summer and into the Fall, St. Paul and St. Andrew hosts two CSAs that run out of our courtyard. A CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture, is a program by which individuals, families or groups can buy a weekly share of vegetables from a local farm. It is a way to support local,…

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Easter Mysteries Video

Ali Ewoldt, Ken Robinson & in for EASTER MYSTERIES at SPSA, 4/11-13 Easter Mysteries at Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew on April 11-13 Featuring Ken Robinson (Memphis, Baby It’s You), Ali Ewoldt (Les Miserables), and Mark Campbell (Mama Mia). Joining them are J. B. Adams (Far From Heaven, Parade), Michael Andrako (Fiddler on the Roof), Eileen…

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Chamber Choir Raises Money For Green Team

SP&SA’s sanctuary rang with the music of Henry Purcell Friday, March 14th, as NYC Chamber Choir Voctet performed a brief yet musically dense program of that composer’s finest anthems and songs. While free, donations were accepted and went to the Green Team. When all was sung and done, Voctet had raised $148, which will go…

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Sunday Composting

We are three weeks into the Organics Program at SP&SA, and all participating programs are doing a beautiful job sorting out the organics waste so that DSNY can truck it off to be composted. After today’s beautiful service, the Green Team collected all the organic waste from coffee hour for the first time. This will…

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Compost for Lent!

To celebrate the building-wide composting program set to launch March 3rd, the Green Team is proposing a special at-home composting challenge for Lent 2014. Details are below. Please let us know if you would like to participate in the challenge, and feel free to invite others to join as well! THE CHALLENGE The challenge is…

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The Inklings of Activity

It is January, and the face of the earth is barren and dead. A blizzard is sweeping across the city as I write, the temperature dropping into the inhospitable negatives. Outwardly, this appears to be the most lifeless time of the year. Inwardly, however, it is the most lively: the soil is a hotbed of…

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Green Team Makes Sustainable Candy for Haunted House

Last Monday evening, several sugar-loving members of the Green Team gathered in the parsonage to prepare a bounty of treats for the Youth Group’s Haunted House, set to take place the next day. Candy Apples, Maple Candy, Caramel Popcorn, Sweet Potato Bread–it was a delicious spread indeed, made all the more sweet by the sustainable…

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