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.

Prayer Circle
Begins Sundays, August 2, 10:00 - 10:45am
You are invited to join the Prayer Circle every Sunday in August from wherever you are. All you need is a willing heart, an internet connection or telephone. Stay tuned for information on how to connect.

Midweek Devotional
Wednesdays, 12:00 – 12:30pm
The Marble ministers lead a time of spiritual conversation. Join us via video chat by clicking this link, or call (646) 741-5293 and enter meeting ID 112 251 6515. For instructions on how to connect, click here.

Young Adults Pub Theology
Monday, July 13, 6:00–7:00pm

Our monthly Pub Theology meetup has moved online. Grab a beverage and share in time of casual conversation on faith and life. Email Rev. Anthony Livolsi for more information.

GIFTS: LGBTQ Virtual Coffee Hour
Sunday, July 19, 12:15-1:15pm
We may be sequestered in our apartments but that doesn’t mean we’re giving up our GIFTS: LGBTQ Coffee Hour.

Click here to access the Office Suite meeting 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. Questions, email Don Piper.

Women's Ministry: How I Want to Rise from this Time! Creating a Vision Board
Monday, July 27, 7:00pm
Do you have a Vision Board at home? A Vision Board can be a sacred space – a collage – to share your hopes and dreams and bring them to life, especially as you plan your next steps after stay-at-home orders are lifted.

Together, we will create our own 3D Vision Boards and plan our road map out of quarantine. Items you could use to build your Vision Board might be: magazines, pictures, scissors, paper, glue, songs, quotes, your own artwork or a digital version on your computer... you get the idea. Afterward, we’ll have a fun show & tell of our creations.

Note: this program is best enjoyed by video conference. A link to access the meeting will be sent to registrants by Monday, July 27, 12 Noon. Click here to register in advance or email Don Piper.

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.

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.

Bereavement Group
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.

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.

Church Family Game Night
Postponed: More Information to Come
Email Siobhan Tull or Kim Sebastian-Ryan for more information.

Homecoming 2020
Postponed: More Information to Come
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!

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. Register for a Small Group online here or contact Baleta McKenzie, (212) 686-2770 ext. 219.

Enough: Finding Abundant Life in a World Striving for More
A book discussion group exploring how to find ultimate fulfillment in God. Led by Jeanette Aycock.
Meets ONLINE Dates TBD. 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 6:30 to 8:00pm. July 2 thru January 28, 2021. FREE of charge.

When God Is Silent
A book discussion group taking up the question of God’s absence in our world and lives. Led by Elder Eileen O'Connell.
Meets ONLINE Mondays from 5:15 to 6:15pm. July 13 thru August 10. FREE of charge.

CYF Corner

Virtual Vacation Bible Study
Monday, July 20 thru Friday, July 24, 1:00-2:30pm
Welcome to Wilderness Escape — an exciting journey with God’s people, the Israelites, that brings God’s Word to life for kids and the Israelites as they escape Egypt. Discover the truth straight from Moses—one of history’s greatest God-followers. See, hear, touch what it might have been like to live in the Bible-times wilderness! Children of all ages are welcome! Middle School and High School ages youth can participate as junior leaders. Each student will receive a T-Shirt, Bible Memory Makers, as well as the materials for each craft. Register online here. Last day for registration is Tuesday, July 7.

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. Please note Children of God Storybook Bible resumes on Tuesday, July 28 and the last day will be Thursday, July 30. We will resume starting Tuesday, August 25.

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