Marble Collegiate Church Online

Online Events and Opportunities for Us to Stay Connected

Worship
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 now 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 and Prayer
Sundays, 10:00 - 10:45am
Prayer Circle and 10:00am Bible Study have been combined into a “hybrid” livestreamed offering. Please submit concerns and join in praying for those in need. There will also be a brief time of teaching.

To tune in live or view the archive please visit our live stream page.

Daily Bible Study
Weekdays, 12:00 – 12:30pm
The Marble ministers will lead us through the short New Testament books of 1, 2, 3 John and James. Share in exploring these beloved, powerful, and challenging scriptures which are foundational for Christian faith.Starting in June thru the month of July, we begin with A Summer with the Psalms to deepen your faith in this study of the prayer-book of the bible. View/Download the June/July Bible Study Calendar.

Join us on Facebook Live, accessible via Marble’s Facebook page.

Afternoon Prayer
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.

Chair Yoga
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.

Making the Most of Time in Quarantine
Tuesdays thru May 26, 7:00-8:00pm
In this 4-week series, Certified Professional Coach Mike Thurlow will use The Wheel of Life, a tool for exploring personal growth, to guide us in making the most of our time sheltering in place: setting goals, tracking results, and emerging as our best selves. For questions, email Mike Thurlow for more information.

NAMI NYC (National Alliance for Mental Illness New York City)
Saturday, May 30, 11:00am
Join us! Please consider making a donation; joining our team; and/or sharing The Marble Team fundraising link with your social media network: https://www.namiwalks.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.team&teamID=36857

Marble Action Committee is a proud supporter of NAMIWalks Your Way NYC: A Virtual Event! Every dollar raised will help NAMI provide services for those in our community who are living with mental health challenges. All gifts are 100% tax deductible. For questions, contact Tom Schneider. Learn more here.

GIFTS: LGBTQ Virtual Coffee Hour
Sunday, May 31, 12:15pm
It’s our monthly coffee hour for Marble’s LGBTQ fellowship and allies. Let’s chat about how you’ve felt God’s presence during “The Great Pause” and what you’ve learned about yourself. Join us for a video call by clicking here. For information, email Don Piper.

Church Family Game Night
Thursday, June 4, 6:30-8:00pm
Join us for a night of fellowship and fun over games online! All ages welcome. Registration required by Monday, June 1. Video chat capability required. Register online here. Email Kim Sebastian-Ryan for more information.

Marble Virtual Hymn Sing
Sunday, June 7, 12:00pm
Stay online after Worship and celebrate the Marble Community that likes to sing. We’ll have video of hymns from past services, plus Ken Dake shares some of his own reflections on the history and theology behind the hymns that serve as powerful touchstones of our lives.

Young Adults Pub Theology
Monday, June 8, 6:00-7:00pm
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. Email Rev. Anthony Livolsi for more information.

Never Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen
Tuesday, June 9, 6:00-7:00pm
This month, we’re meeting up in Great British Bake Off style! Join us in baking along from a shared recipe, or just show up for the conversation. (And bring your best British accent!) Join us via Broadview by clicking this link, enter meeting ID 111 909 9387, or call (646) 741-5293. For instructions on how to connect, click here. Email Rev. Anthony Livolsi for more information.

Homecoming 2020
Sunday, June 14, 12:00pm
Quarantine Fatigue? Us, too! We need a little laughter. Until we can be together again in the Sanctuary for a traditional Homecoming show, join the Marble Staff for a sneak peek with a few laughs, a little music and a whole lot of fun from our houses to yours!

Wednesday Virtual Jazz Vespers
Wednesday, June 17, 6:15pm
Give your spirit a mid-week lift in this casual service of jazz and meditation. Message by Rev. J. Elise Brown, Ph.D. Music led by Jazz pianist Chris Whittaker.

Bereavement Group
Mondays thru June 15, 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.

“Unorthodox” Discussion Meetup
Tuesday, June 23, 6:00-7:00pm
Unpack the big theme of the Netflix miniseries “Unorthodox” – how we find faith and find ourselves outside of religious communities that do not accept us for who we are. Email Rev. Anthony Livolsi for more information.

LGBTQ Film Festival
Sunday, June 28, 12:30-1:30pm
Spend Pride Month binge-watching LGBTQ movies and shows with us! Stream “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” “God’s Own Country,” “Moonlight,” “Hollywood” (Netflix), “Special” (Netflix), or “The Danish Girl” and join in the GIFTS virtual Coffee Hour on Sunday, June 28 at 12:30pm for a time of discussion. Email Don Piper for more information.

PrimeTime (55+)
Wednesdays, 1:00pm
Join us online as we share our experiences during this time of sheltering in place and move through this world event. Contact Baleta McKenzie or Clay Hale, (212) 686-2770, ext. 219 or 252.

Social Media
Connect with us and your fellow congregants through our social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Vimeo.

Call Ministry
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.

Encouraging Word
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.

Small Groups
Baleta McKenzie will work with the facilitator of each group to determine the best course of action. Some groups may meet online; others may pause for now and resume when the church reopens. Your facilitator will provide you with further details.

CYF Corner

Children of God Storybook Bible
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 1:00pm
Read through Archbishop Desmond Tutu's, Children of God Storybook Bible with Rev. Brittany on Instagram beginning with the story of Creation.

Virtual Parenting Connection
Led by Geoff Goodman directly following worship at noon. Join us via Broadview by clicking this link, enter meeting ID 112 605 3132. For instructions on how to connect, click here. For more information, contact Rev. Brittany Juliette Hanlin.

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.

Blessings,

Dr. Michael Bos
Senior Minister