ST. MARY'S SPEAKERS 2023
From left to right, first row: Gary Cohn and ReSET Westchester, the Rev. Pierce Klemmt, Oren Fader
Second row: Linda Tarrant-Reid, the Rev. John Zahl, Pastor Merle McJunkin
Maryann Carr, Gary Cohn and John Bernson
The Rev. John Zahl
2023 CALENDAR OF SERVICES
Services are held at St. Mary’s 5:30 p.m. on specific Sundays, and on Thanksgiving Eve and December 23rd for Christmas. These are led by clergy, lay readers and parishioners of St. Matthew’s and St. Mary's, with diverse civic and religious leaders as guest speakers at each service. Many parishioners have chosen to be baptized or married in this lovely historic church.
Sunday, April 23, 5:30 pm
Gary Cohn, ReSET Westchester Inc.
ReSET Westchester welcomes and ensures new refugees have a safe home and are prepared to lead productive and independent lives in the New York area.
Sunday, May 21, 5:30 pm
The Rev. Pierce Klemmt: "I Am Spiritual, But Not, For Heaven's Sake, Religious!"
A massive new tribe in the universe of theism has broken loose from historical witness of congregations with people who are disillusioned with institutional religion. Rev. Klemmt will be exploring both the dangers and opportunities of such non-creedal ventures as well as contrasting the benefits and perils of the institutional church.
Rev. Klemmt is the retired rector of Christ Church, Alexandria, VA and has served as interim rector in NC, NJ and Bedford, NY.
Sunday, June 4, 5:30 pm
Oren Fader: Guitarist
Mr.Fader is a classical and electrical guitarist, well-known for his performances of contemporary music.
Mr. Fader received his undergraduate degree from SUNY Purchase and his Master of Music degree from Florida State University. He directs the classical guitar programs at SUNY Purchase and Montclair State University, and is on faculty of the Borough of Manhattan Community College.
Sunday, September 17, 5:30pm
Linda Tarrant-Reid, Executive Director of the Lincoln Park Conservancy in New Rochelle, NY
Ms. Tarrant-Reid will share her presentation “Race and Space” which describes the historic Black community before the erasure of
homes and businesses owned by African Americans and the introduction of a highway to nowhere that led to the dramatic decline of the Lincoln Corridor. Ms. Tarrant is the author of Discovering Black America: From the Age of Exploration to the 21st Century and several other books on the history of Black America.
Sunday, October 15, 10:20 am
Joint service with Antioch Baptist Church (Bedford Hills) at Antioch.
Sunday, October 22, 5:30 pm
Wednesday, November 22, 5:30 pm
Thanksgiving Eve Service: The Rev. John Zahl
For our traditional Thanksgiving service, we welcome again the Reverend John Zahl, the rector at St. Matthew's Church in Bedford. A strong spiritual leader in our community, John will lead this historic service filled with seasonal readings and hymns.
Saturday, December 23, 5:30 pm
Festive Christmas Service: The Rev. Merle McJunkin
St. Mary's welcomes back Pastor Merle McJunkin of Antioch Baptist Church in Bedford HIlls, for our traditional annual service of lessons and carols. Antioch Baptist's music director, Jim Farley, will lead the congregation in holiday song. This is a wonderful and moving service filled with the joy of the season.