Our prisons are disproportionately filled with black and Latino prisoners for minor non-violent drug offenses while studies consistently show whites commit these offenses at roughly the same proportion yet do not enter the criminal justice system. Alexander makes her case using detailed analysis and a vast body of research to show that this has become a situation as damaging to the black population as Jim Crow was of former days. You do not need to read the book to attend. Please come and learn about both the justice and spiritual issues this book raises.
Our St. John's Restoration Campaign began in April 2013. After much fund-raising, being awarded several grants, developing plans for the restoration of the front façade of the church we now wish to announce to the public some good news. Please join us for an after-work celebration on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at the Yonkers Brewing Company.
It is appropriate to hold the event at the local brewery because one of the windows being restored memorializes Edward Underhill whose family built the first Yonkers Brewery once located on Chicken Island.
Come join us as we celebrate this historic building and our efforts to care for it! You can make your reservation by clicking the link below.
The parish meets once each year to elect officers, to thank people for their ministries, to examine our finances, and most importantly to think and pray about our mission here in Yonkers.
All those who have been regular attendees at worship in 2014, who contributed to the parish financially in 2014, who are over the age of 18 are voting members of the parish. Those who do not meet these criteria may still come to support and learn about the parish.
If you would like to read the bulletin that is published for this annual meeting you may read it HERE.
Fourth Sunday of Advent Sunday, Dec. 21 at 10:00 A.M. Advent Lessons and Carols & Sunday School Pageant Christmas Eve Service Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 9:00 P.M. Reception Following Christmas Day Service Thursday, Dec. 24 at 10:00 A.M.
Life is now, not way off in the future. Love is now. God is now. We are a movement that opens hearts to experience peace and joy today right where we are because of Jesus Christ. Following his teaching to love God and neighbor, we proclaim the Good News that God desires peaceful joyful lives for us, our communities, our world. It is called the Kingdom of God. Our lives can be blessing for those who hunger in body and spirit, who hunger for friendship and understanding. Jesus gives us this vision and in pursuit of this, we ponder his teaching, we celebrate Baptism and the Holy Eucharist (also called Holy Communion) and we imitate his service to others. The Resurrection is not about pie in the sky, it is about living a new life NOW. Come follow Jesus Christ with us and begin the exciting journey to fuller life for everyone NOW!