Stay in Community Online
We are blessed that we can gather together online for Worship and other events, even as the physical distance created by the COVID-19 pandemic continues. There are many ways for us to stay connected.
If you do need to go out, help protect others and yourself from COVID-19 by wearing masks, practice social distancing and good hand washing hygiene. We wish you good health! Marble Collegiate Church has masks for purchase for $9.95, if you buy 5 masks, get 1 free.
Sunday and Wednesday Worship services will be held online until further notice.
Sunday Worship at 11:00am*
To tune in live or view the archive please visit our live stream page.
*Prelude begins at 10:47am
Call-In Sunday Worship
We are pleased to announce that for those without internet, they can call (866) 893-5381 to listen to Sunday Worship, either the full service or sermon & scripture only, 24/7. Please spread the word!
Wednesday Worship at 6:15pm
To tune in live or view the archive please visit our live stream page.
Sunday Morning Bible Study: The Gospel of Mark
New to Christian faith and wanting to know more about Jesus? Not sure what you believe about hard-to-swallow stuff like the virgin birth? Just like to learn and grow and geek out about what makes one gospel different from the others? This fall, join us on Sundays before Worship for a read through of the Gospel of Mark. To tune in live or view the archive, please visit our live stream page.
Tuesday Evening Bible Study: The Book of Acts
Join Rev. Anthony for an in-depth discussion of the second half of the Book of Acts and its stories of the earliest Christians. (Early sessions exploring the first half of Acts can be watched in the Bible Study archives of the Marble website.) Participants must be able to participate via online video chat here. This weekly class draws a committed group of people who want to go deeper into bringing the Bible to life. Come when you can. Email Anthony Livolsi for questions.
Read Through the Bible: The New Testament
If you are not one of the over 100 participants currently Reading Through the Bible 2020, we invite you to join us for The New Testament. We would love for you to journey with us! Register by contacting Baleta McKenzie.
Talk Back on Racial Justice
Sunday, October 25, 12:00-1:15pm
Stay online after Worship for this special Talk Back about Marble, Racial Justice and Our Future with Dr. Michael Bos, Rev. Susanah Wade and Marble Board member, Ted Gregory.
Through the Bible 2020 with Sister Carol Perry
Sunday, October 25, 2:30-3:30pm
We still need those prophets of Israel. The heart of their message is as true today as it was in the past. Let's rediscover it for 2020 with Sister Carol Perry leading Don’t Muzzle the Prophets: Old Testament Review - Ezekiel thru Malachi. Inquiries to Baleta McKenzie. Download the Through the Bible Brochure here.
Women’s Sacred Writing Circle
Sunday, October 25, 7:00-8:00pm
We will gather virtually to explore different writing styles. All sessions are open. Come to all or as many as you can. It’s up to you. Click here to access the Office Suite meeting (similar to Zoom) and make sure your computer’s video and sound are turned on. For information, email Don Piper.
Hallowtide Evening of Remembrance: Together We Rise in Hope
Friday, October 30, 7:00-8:00pm
During this 2020 Hallowtide season, more than ever before, we are called to gather and pause in gratitude for those beloved lives who have left us this past year to soar on eagle’s wings into the arms of God. In a live-streamed Evening of Remembrance, be uplifted and comforted through prayers and words from our spiritual leaders, Dr. Kenneth Ruge, Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton, and Rev. J. Elise Brown. Through the magic of technology, our beloved pastor, Dr. Arthur Caliandro, offers a message of encouragement and support. And Rev. Rashad McPherson and Deah Harriott provide musical meditation. A candle lighting ceremony and our virtual *Altar of Remembrance closes the evening with a period of reflection to honor the names of those saints we have lost this past year. Please join us in lighting your own candle of love.
*You are invited to email the names of one or two loved ones you would like included in a visual montage at the Altar of Remembrance. Send names to program coordinator Don Piper no later than Saturday, October 24. This program is hosted by the Marble Women’s Ministry and open to all.
Trick or Treat for UNICEF continues to be our outreach effort in support of the world’s children who struggle to receive life’s necessities. Stay tuned for how to donate online. To begin your Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF virtual experience, please click here.
Virtual Halloween Party
Saturday, October 31, 1:00-3:00pm
Just because we can’t get together in person doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate! Put on your costume, exchange your COVID face mask with a Halloween mask and gather around your computer for this time of fun and fellowship. Register online here, for details, contact Rev. Brittany Hanlin.
Eternal Voices: A Concert of Remembrance
Sunday, November 1, 12:00pm
You are invited to remain online following worship to join Kenneth Dake, The Marble Choir and Festival of Voices as they offer a musical tribute to those in our community who have crossed over to the heavenly choir of Saints. This 45-minute virtual concert will showcase a blend of archived selections from past services, new virtual videos that the choirs are creating especially for this occasion, intertwined with powerful readings and moving solo works. Please join us as we honor the legacy of those who have crossed over, as well as the many souls whose lives have been tragically cut short by Covid-19. Through music that transcends boundaries between heaven and earth, may their eternal voices continue to sing through our hearts and lives!
Monday, November 2 10:00-11:00am
Have you downloaded the program to join Marble via video chat, but could use some support in navigating it? If so, you’re not alone and we are here to help! Please join Siobhan Tull & Clay Hale for this online tutorial to help build your confidence connecting with the church online. To register please email Siobhan Tull. Please note, this class is designed for those on video chat. If you need support with connecting over the phone, please reach out to Siobhan Tull or Clay Hale as they will be able to assist you.
Peace and Unity: An Election Prayer Vigil
Monday, November 2 thru Thursday, November 5, 12:30-1:00pm
Join Rev. Brittany Juliette Hanlin and the Marble Prayer Ministry Team online as we pray for healing, peace, comfort and guidance for our country and the world. Rev. Hanlin and others will open with scripture and prayer and will invite all to pray and reflect. Check website for the video chat link/call-in number or contact Judy Tulin.
GIFTS: LGBTQ Fellowship Virtual Coffee Hour
Sunday, November 15 12:00pm
LGBTQ people and allies, bring your own coffee and check in via video chat. Click here to access the Office Suite meeting (similar to Zoom) and make sure your computer’s video and sound are turned on. Or to join by phone, dial (646) 741-5292 and enter meeting ID: 111 1697 2895. For information, email Don Piper.
Young Adult Pub Theology
Mondays, November 16, and December 21, 7:00-9:00pm
Our monthly Pub Theology meetup has moved online. Grab a beer or whatever you have in the fridge, and share in time of casual conversation on faith and life. For details on how to join, contact Rev. Anthony Livolsi.
Thursday, November 19, 4:30-5:30pm
Gather via video chat or telephone for a relaxed time of conversation over a cup of tea or your favorite beverage. Please email Siobhan Tull with any questions.
Arts Ministry: Workshop
Thursday, November 19, 6:30-8:30pm
This 90-minute video workshop focuses on several chapters of the "Precious & Honored - a Spiritual Handbook for Artists" by artist Mario E. Sprouse. Purchase of the handbook is recommended for the workshop. Go to PreciousandHonored.net to buy a copy of the book. For more information contact, Mario Sprouse, (212) 686-2770 ext. 227. Registration is required, you can register online here.
Celebration of Giving Back – An Introduction to the Peale Society
Thursday, November 19, 7:00-8:00pm
This virtual event is an Introduction to The Peale Society featuring John Temple, CEO of Guideposts, Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts’ Director of Ministries, Rebecca Ehrhardt, Dr. and Mrs. Peale’s Granddaughter, Sister Carol Perry, music by Peale Society Member Kenneth Dake, hosted by Gary Thompson (also a Peale Society Member), with other special guests. Zoom Link to be emailed to registered participants one day in advance. Register online here, or contact Mike Thurlow, (212) 686-2770. Please join us! All are welcome, even if you aren’t sure you want to join the Peale Society yet.
Sundays in via Video Chat at 10:00am
All you need is a willing heart, an internet connection or telephone. Join us via video chat by clicking this link, or call (973) 854-6173 and enter meeting ID 112 651 7182. For instructions on how to connect, click here.
Weekdays, 4:00 – 4:20pm
Wind down your day with a brief time of sharing and prayer, led by Marble ministers. Join us via Broadview chat by clicking this link, or call (646) 741-5293 and enter meeting ID 111 712 8389. For instructions on how to connect, click here.
Thursdays, 10:00 – 10:45am
Join us for a beginner-friendly time of gentle movement as we center ourselves physically and spiritually. Please note that it is video only, call in will not work. Join us via Broadview by clicking this link, enter meeting ID 111 294 4994. For instructions on how to connect, click here.
Mondays, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Are you mourning the loss of a loved one? You need not travel this road alone. You are invited to join us in our online Bereavement Group where you will receive emotional, physical and spiritual support to help you in the healing process. Share your story in a confidential atmosphere of love and faith. Led by Dr. Ken Ruge. For video link and more information, contact Judy Tulin, (212) 686-2770, ext. 207.
Caregivers Support Group
First Saturday of Month, 1:00-3:00pm
Learn how to provide better care to loved ones while protecting your own health and well-being. Please contact group leader Rev. Marion Gambardella or Judy Tulin.
If you would like to help us call people from our congregation who live alone and might feel isolated, please fill out this form or call us to be added to the call list. You can reach us at (212) 686-2770 each day from 9:00am - 5:00pm.
We all need encouragement during this time. To hear an uplifting recorded message from one of Marble’s ministers, please call at anytime (212) 686-2774. The messages change periodically and are available to listen to day or night.
Faith and Feminism: A Holy Alliance
An “illuminating look at the alliance between spiritual conviction and social action” The book examines through a Christian lens the lives of five great women, each chosen for how they represent one aspect of the internal journey of the heroine. Led by Karla Hendrick. Here they are, and what each woman represents in the exploration: • Emily Dickinson (Claiming Your Pain) • St Teresa of Avila (Integrating Your Shadow) • Sojourner Truth (Finding Your Voice) • Lucretia Mott (Taking Action) • Dorothy Day (Living Communion)
Meets ONLINE Sundays from 1:30 to 2:45pm. October 11 & 18 and November 1 thru November 22. FREE of charge.
The Gifts of Imperfection: “Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to be and Embrace Who You Are”
Each day we face a barrage of images and ideas – from society & the media- telling us who we should be. We are led to believe that if we look perfect, live perfect and do everything perfectly we would no longer struggle. Brene Brown reveals that it is actually our imperfections and vulnerabilities that connect us together as human beings and make us who we are. Led by Kim Sebastian Ryan.
Meets ONLINE Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30pm. October 14 thru November 18. FREE of charge.
Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times
You’d be hard-pressed to overstate the extent to which fear, anxiety and worry permeate our lives today. Fear wreaks havoc on our relationships and communities. It leads to making bad decisions. It holds us back from the very pursuits that promise fulfillment and joy as the senior pastor in a large diverse church, Adam Hamilton has seen the cost of fear up close. He surveyed his congregation on how fear affects them, 2400 people responded, and eighty percent admitted to living with moderate or significant levels of fear. Drawing on recent research and fresh biblical insight, Adam Hamilton shows how to untangle the knots of fear and shows how believer and unbeliever alike can develop and sustain spiritual practices and embrace Jesus’ recurring counsel. “Do not be Afraid”. Led by Agatha Pratt.
Meets ONLINE Fridays from 5:30 to 6:30pm. October 16 thru October 23 and November 6 & November 13. FREE of charge.
Learning to Walk in The Dark
Follow Episcopal Priest Barbara Brown Taylor on her journey to understand darkness... our guide through a spirituality of the nighttime, teaching us how to find God even in the darkness, and giving us a way to let darkness teach us what we need to know. Led by Elder Eileen O’Connell.
Meets ONLINE Mondays from 5:15 to 6:15pm. October 19 thru November 16. FREE of charge.
Deepening Our Prayer (From The Companion in Christ Series) by Adele J. Gonzales
This six weeks resource for spiritual formation is designed to create a setting where you can respond to God’s call to deeper communion and wholeness in Christ – as an individual, as a member of a small group and as part of the congregation. You will experience new dimensions of prayer, try fresh ways of opening to God and learn what it means to practice the presence of God.
Led by Baleta McKenzie & Lucia Winston.
Meets ONLINE Tuesdays from 4:45pm to 5:45pm. October 20 thru November 24. FREE of charge.
Keeping Hope Alive - For a Tomorrow We Can’t Control
Lewis Smedes says, “Hope is as native to our spirts as thinking is to our brain. Keep hoping and you keep living, stop hoping and you start dying”. In Lewis' book, he us shows how hope powers every good thing we accomplish and helps us overcome every bad thing we encounter. He talks about how to keep hope alive in difficult times, discern false hope from true hope, and move beyond worry to trust in God. Led by Dr. Jeannette Aycock.
Meets ONLINE Mondays from 11:00am to 12:00pm. October 26 thru November 16. FREE of charge.
The Empowered Woman II
Wherever you are in life, make the next part the best and most fulfilling that it can be. Being empowered is also being liberated from whatever might be holding you back or blocking your way. We will work together to find your way, find your empowerment and be the woman who glows from within with confidence and assurance. Led by DD Headings.
Meets ONLINE Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30pm. July 2 thru January 28, 2021. FREE of charge.
Virtual Trick or Treat for UNICEF
Join CYF and the Women’s Ministry for this tradition, done in a new way this year, in support of the world’s children who struggle to receive life’s basic necessities. To begin your Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF virtual experience, please click here.
CYF Movie / Game Night
Friday, November 20, 6:00-8:00pm
Mark your calendars now and stay tuned to website for details.
Online Sunday School
For details, contact Rev. Brittany Juliette Hanlin.
Cherub and Children’s Choir Rehearsal is at 11:00am, following Sunday School. Youth Choir Rehearsal is at 12:30pm on Sundays. For more information, contact Rev. Brittany Juliette Hanlin.
Children of God Storybook Bible
Every Tuesday, and Thursday, 1:00pm
Read through Archbishop Desmond Tutu's, Children of God Storybook Bible with Rev. Brittany on Instagram beginning with the story of Creation.
A Letter from Dr. Michael Bos, Senior Minister
Dear Marble Family,
I’m writing to inform you that as of Sunday, March 15, we will be moving to online worship until further notice. This will be for Sundays and Wednesdays. The Prayer Circle and Ten O'Clock Hour will be combined and livestreamed at 10:00am, so please plan to join us online for this as well. This was an extremely hard decision to make, but New York City is directing all organizations with a seating capacity greater than 500 to cancel their events, and we want to join with others to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We are also very concerned for the safety and well-being of our congregation. Therefore, it was with this in mind that we made this decision.
These last few weeks have been surreal, and it seems each morning we wake up to a new reality. Who could have imagined that Broadway would close, public events would be canceled across the city, sporting events would be suspended, the market would decline significantly, and now we learn a number of states are closing schools. This has led to fear and uncertainty about our future.
In the midst of the physical distance this has created between us, we need to remember that we need each other more than ever. We are blessed that we can worship together online. We are working on ways for our ministries and groups to meet online so we can support one another. And through it all, our board, pastors, ministry leaders and staff will be providing spiritual, emotional and physical assistance to our community.
We ask that if you know of people in the congregation who do not use email or have access to our website, please call them to let them know what is happening. We are doing our best to contact everyone and can use your help. There will also be opportunities for people to join a “call” list to do outreach to people in our congregation who live alone and could use an encouraging word from their Marble Family.
As we consider how we face the growing crisis before us, let us remember the words in Isaiah: “Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand” (41:10). Because of our faith in God and the strength of our community, we will find a way forward together.
Dr. Michael Bos