SAVE THE DATE: PRIDE March on Washington, DC 2017

Sunday, June 11, 6:00 am – 11:00 pm, The Mall (Washington, D.C.)

In light of recent events, a march on Washington, DC in support of LGBTQIA rights is being organized. Members of the Park Avenue Christian Church will be traveling to DC to join this demostration. If you are interested in joining us, please let us know either here on Facebook or by contacting the church office directly at 212-288-3246. More details will follow in the coming months regarding meet times, locations, and travel accommodations.

Please join this Conversation on LGBTQ Activism in a Changing America, April 30

Sunday, April 30, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, The Park
What Will Be Different: LGBTQ Activism in a Changing America

Despite celebrated and hard-won advances in equality, the deeply diverse LGBTQ community has always been targeted by bias and hate. In recent months that antagonism has flared, along with other forms of intolerance.  Now, as people who openly disparage LGBTQ rights fill key posts within the U.S. Government, and an old, anti-Other sentiment gains new legitimacy, what are the challenges and goals of LGBTQ activism today? What is the historical context for this battle, and what guides those at its front lines? Looking forward, how do we organize across communities to build a future where our differences are prized and human justice is available to all, regardless of gender identity or gender preference?

Join us for a conversation with Apphia Kumar, Chair, SALGA-NYC; Bashar Makhay, Founder, Tarab NYC; Cara Page, Executive Director, Audre Lorde Project; and Mustafa Sullivan, Executive Director, Fierce. Moderated by J. Bob Alotta, Executive Director, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Social Justice.   Pre-talk performance by Angel Nafis, Author, BlackGirl Mansion.

Presented by the Astraea Foundation, The Park Avenue Christian Church, and The Tate Group.

FREE IMMIGRATION CLINIC THIS SATURDAY 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Park Avenue Christian Church
La Segunda Iglesia Cristiana
And Church World Service
WILL HOST A

FREE IMMIGRATION CLINIC
CLÍNICA GRATUITA DE INMIGRACIÓN
ATELIER SUR L’IMMIGRATIONGRATUIT

Saturday, April 22nd
SABADO, 22 de Abril
SAMEDI, LE 22 Avril 10am-12pm

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CALL 212 288 3246
FOR AN APPOINTMENT

We can help with applications for citizenship, a green card, or other immigration statuses.

Location: La Segunda Iglesia Cristina (DdC) del Bronx
595 East 169th Street
Bronx, NY 10456

Call ahead to reserve your appointment.  We also accept walk- ins.

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PARA HACER UNA CITA

Lo podemos ayudar con formularios de ciudadanía, residencia, u otros estados de inmigración de los EE.UU.

Ubicación: La Segunda Iglesia Cristina (DdC) del Bronx
595 East 169th Street
Bronx, NY 10456

Llame con anticipación para hacer una cita.  Personas sin citas podrían ser atendidas.

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POUR PRENDRE RENDEZ-VOUS

Nous saurons vous assister à remplir les formulaires de citoyenneté, de résidence et d’autres étapes de l’immigration aux États- unis.

: La Segunda Iglesia Cristina (DdC) del Bronx
595 East 169th Street
Bronx, NY 10456
Appelez dès maintenant pour prendre rendez-vous. Nous recevons aussi même sans rendez-vous.

A flyer for this clinic is available here.

“God Meets You in Your Tears” by The Rev. Kaji Douša

Easter is the holiest and most exciting day of the year.  We celebrate because this is the day in which we remember that Jesus Christ, who did die, came back. And that he has risen, and that is such good news.  That is essentially the essence of good news. And the good news of the Gospels is that even if death happens, life always follows. Now, it can be for many of us that we want to jump straight to the resurrection, and we forget the despair and the anguish that Jesus’ followers felt just before they found out the good news. But I want us to remember that, too. We hear the story of Mary Magdalene, who went to the tomb expecting one thing, and seeing the stone rolled away, and she didn’t know. She thought that they have taken her Lord. And through her tears she wept. The angels asked her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”  And maybe we would hear that story and think that we’re not supposed to weep at death. Maybe someone has told us before that we need to have enough faith and trust in God enough and trust in the the resurrection and we don’t have to weep. But the reason the angels asked Mary why she was weeping wasn’t because they thought she shouldn’t, but it was because they were waiting for this answer: that they had taken her Lord. Her Lord. One who hadn’t met the expectations of Messiah, but the one who rose. She thought that they have taken her Lord, and even though all these other people abandoned him, he was still her Lord. And it was only through her tears that she saw Jesus.  Those tears that we cry can give us the clarity to see God in ways we never could. And so, weep. But Know that God meets you in your tears. Weep, and see even more clearly than perhaps ever before, that sometimes when our hearts crack open, it lets the light in. Know that light now. Amen.

Pastor Kaji’s Easter sermon is here: https://youtu.be/53mf0VMTaL4

Music at The Park Upcoming Concerts April 28 and 30

April 28th 7:00PM
aTonalHits, Violin and Piano Duo 

Katha Zinn on Violin and Illya Filshtinskiy on Piano.
Tickets $20.aTonalHits will perform works by J.S.Bach, Illya Filshtinskiy, Shawn Chang, J.Brahms, Falla and C. Frank. Visit atonalhits.com for more information.

April 30th Sunday at 12:30PM (Directly after the service)
Baroque Concertos
, performed by graduate students of Rebecca Cypess from Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Baroque Ensemble will perform works by Vivaldi, Albinoni, Telemann
Donations accepted.