Upcoming Events

Featured Events
Safe Church Trainings now OPEN!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Racism Awareness Program (RAP) - Thurs., Oct 19, 2017 10am-4pm

Topics covered include the legal, ethical and theological foundations for the prevention of sexual abuse or harassment and the development of safe working and learning places. New church employees and lay leaders are encouraged to register for these workshops. The training is required for lay leaders and church staff, including Sunday School teachers and all parishioners who work with children. Class size is limited. There is no fee for this event. Lunch will be provided.

This class takes place on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 10am-4pm.  

Register Here 

Safe Church Training Bilingual (Spanish Language) Session Nov 4th in Queens

This session of will be conducted in both English and Spanish.  

Class size is limited. There is no fee for this event.
Lunch will be provided.
Register by phone at St Mark's Church 718-639-8893.

Parish Communicators Day Sat., Oct 21, 2017 10am- 3pm

All parish
communicators are invited for a day of workshops and
fellowship to improve skills, share ideas, and network with
other communicators across the diocese.

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Welcome to our new academic year!
Date posted: Thu, Aug 31st, 2017


As we approach the Sesquicentennial anniversary of our diocese, we are looking forward to an exciting academic year as we introduce new programs and events while continuing to support our regularly scheduled offerings and trainings. As we have no new postulants for holy orders entering our academic program this year, we will be spending some time reviewing and refining our existing curriculum for local formation of clergy to more closely align our education and training with the changing shape of theological education in our diocese and in the church at large. We will present rich new refresher and continuing education programs for our clergy and laity as well as complete the final phase of academic preparation for three diaconal candidates in time for their ordination in January 2018.

In addition, in partnership with the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Mercer School presents "A Year with the Saint John's Bible." Deemed "one of the extraordinary undertakings of our time" by Smithsonian magazine. Visit saintjohnsbible.org for the history of this magnificent work. Gospels & Acts, the sixth volume of the Saint John's Bible, will also be on display at the Cathedral in Garden City. Seminars will be co-sponsored by the Mercer School as we share the volume through Bible study and theological exploration.

The Mercer School also sponsors two important educational opportunities which have been operating in our diocese for some time. Education for Ministry (EfM) and Diocesan Church Development Institute (DCDI) are multi-year learning programs where clergy and laity work together with mentors to develop new solutions for the work of the church. These are described more fully in the Program Catalog sent to parishes in early September.

The training events listed in this catalog are only a few of the programs we hope to schedule across the diocese. Safe Church, Racism Awareness and lay leadership workshops are being planned for additional locations outside of the Diocesan Center in Garden City. We urge you to visit www.mercerschool.org and the Diocese website www.dioceseli.org often for information as these plans are completed. We hope to see you at Mercer and look forward to a great year!

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Welcome to Mercer!
Diane Muscarella
Director of Operations
Ted Gerbracht
Director of Academic Programs

Charles Egleston
Aissa Hillebrand
Media Specialist/Safe Church Coordinator