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

$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, ceaselessly clever and scarily talented.

McKay co-created and starred in the award-winning off-Broadway hit Old Hats and has written three acclaimed musical biographies – I Want to Live!, the story of Barbara Graham, the third woman executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin, Silent Spring: It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature, an exploration of environmental pioneer Rachel Carson, and A GIRL NAMED BILL – The Life and Times of Billy Tipton, named one of the Best Concerts of 2014 by The New York Times.

A recipient of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Humanitarian Award in recognition of her dedication to animal rights, Nellie is an annoyingly vocal advocate for feminism, civil rights and other deeply felt progressive ideals. She is currently part of the campaign to get horse-drawn carriages off the streets of New York City.

Nellie has released six full-length albums, including Normal As Blueberry Pie: A Tribute to Doris Day (“among the killer overhauls of American standards – The New York Times) and her latest, My Weekly Reader, music of the 60s produced by Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick ([;Nellie]; manifests more historical grasp than any psych band yet to show its hand. Robert Christgau).

She has won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum in the Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera and performed onscreen in the films PS I Love You and Downtown Express, as well as writing original music for the Rob Reiner film Rumor Has It and contributing to the Emmy-winning documentary, Gasland.

Nellie contributed the forward to the 20th anniversary edition of The Sexual Politics of Meat, by Carol J. Adams. Her writing has also appeared in The Onion, Interview and The New York Times Book Review.

Nellie will be sprinkling some holiday songs throughout her repertoire as a way to welcome the season and help raise funds for the preservation of St. Paul and St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church’s historic, landmarked building. There will be a silent auction from 6:30 – 7:00 pm. Check the church’s Web site at for an advance view of items as they come in.

St. Paul and St. Andrew UMC is a diverse, progressive, welcoming and growing congregation dedicated to serving God through worship, fellowship, and action. Rooted in Manhattans Upper West Side but taking the world as our parish, we are known for our work for racial, economic and environmental justice, interfaith action, and radical hospitality and inclusiveness. Energized by a dynamic worshiping congregation of all ages and professions, SPSA has emerged as a center for community action and engagement, launching an emergency food pantry, homeless shelter, after school tutoring program and meals on wheels deliveries for the elderly while partnering with congregations of other denominations and faiths, theater and arts groups and social justice advocacy groups to build a more just and peaceful world.

Tickets available online at:
For concert and auction info call: 212-362-3179

Vacation Bible School- Group’s “Egypt: Joseph’s Journey From Prison to Palace.”


Was August 15th-19th!

Date: 8/15/16-8/19/16
Time: 9am-3pm
Ages: Pre-K-5th grade

Spend a while on the Nile. VBS this year is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences set in ancient Egypt.  We helped kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life and enjoy the hands-on fun that our activities have to offer! Plus, we met lots of new friends!

Have questions?

Contact: Rev. Lea Matthews 212-362-3179 ext 131

A Community in Holy Response: A Time to Hold One Another in Grief and Rage.


In the early morning of June 12, 50 children of God at the Pulse Nightclub were murdered and 50+ others were injured.  We gather to respond to this evil, to feel grief and rage… and to do it together.
Following our service of liturgy and song, we will process to the historic Stonewall Inn for the 7 PM vigil.
This gathering is being offered by The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew and Church of the Village.

Today at 6 PM- 6:45 PM
The Church of the Village: 201 W 13th St, New York, Ny 10011 at 7th Ave.

House Calls

Wine & Wisdom
“Eat food with gladness and drink wine with joy…” 
Ecclesiastes 9 


We are launching a new program called, “House Calls”, as part of our effort to move the church beyond our walls.

K will travel to different homes around the city where people will gather for an evening of learning, conversation and fellowship.

The first series of House Calls will focus on the wisdom literature of the Bible.  he wisdom tradition, which runs through books like Job, the Psalms, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon, focuses not so much on theological questions as ethical and existential ones.  Why am I here? How should I live?  How do I make choices, set up a good life, live in community, relate to my neighbors, deal with my kids?

We invite you to gather at one of these places as we sip wine (or grape juice!), connect with each other and learn about this powerful tradition.

Here’s the schedule.  Pick one!

Monday, February 29, The Village – 7-9pm
Sunday, March 6, Riverdale- 6-8pm
Monday, March 7, Upper West Side (& another date)- 7-9pm
Monday, March 14, Upper East Side- 7-9pm
Monday March 21, Washington Heights- 7-9pm

To sign up for any, contact pastor to Lea Matthews or contact us.

We thank Julia Reidhead, Emily Stropp, Mark & Mary Ellen Kris, Vicki Clark & Tom Reidy, Lea Matthews & Rachel Black and Karen Collins & David Wilmann for agreeing to host these wonderful gatherings.

Raise The Roof! A Benefit Celebration 12/14


December 14, 2015 celebration of  the season with an evening of song, poetry and jubilee raisetheroofwith 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 MANY MORE!