Upcoming Events

Featured Events
Eucharistic Visitor Training

Saturday, August 25, 2018 

9am - 12 noon

Sister Joan Chittister at Cathedral in the Fall

The Rev Canon Suzanne Culhane, Canon for Stewardship

Godly Play Updates!

Godly Play Series a Success

Safe Church Training at Mercer!

Fall dates coming soon!  Please check back

Calling All Creatives forThe Path

We're looking for people to write prayers, do exegesis, make posters, write meditations, create on-lineresources, pod-casts, plays, dances, curate existing art, create pop upchildren's events, and whatever YOU may think of to expand our understanding of God!

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Summer has finally arrived!
Date posted: Tue, Jul 3rd, 2018

Dear Friends,
As the Mercer School program year draws to a close we want to thank the many people across the diocese who contributed to the success of this year.
In an effort to provide programming in a more localized way, some events were held at parish churches: two Godly Play Christian education trainings (Christ Church, Cold Spring Harbor & Church of the Redeemer, Astoria), several Safe Church trainings, and a workshop on the Stewardship of Church Property (St Ann & the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn). The events were well attended and served as the groundwork for more local events in the future. Their success was only possible with the cooperation and hard work of gracious church members and clergy.

The programs in Garden City this year were also well attended and presented topics of interest for parish development, Bible study, church history, and theology. The "Year with the Saint John's Bible" series was outstanding and revealed how a partnership between the Mercer School and the Cathedral can benefit a wider audience.

The first "Lunch and Learn" weekday lecture series offered visitors a chance to learn about the history of the Church and our diocese in anticipation of the celebration of the Diocese's 150th Anniversary this November. The class size grew as the sessions progressed and we hope to offer something new next year.

Some highlights for early Fall 2018 include a visit by bestselling author and social advocate Sister Joan Chittester on September 28, a Parish Resource Day in September for Stewardship and congregational planning, increased opportunities for clergy continuing education, and some School for Ministry courses will be open to interested lay students.

The Mercer School is indeed in bloom! Best wishes to all for a restful and enjoyable summer!

Dr Ted Gerbracht                                     Diane Muscarella
Director of Academic Program             Director of Operations

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1. Click on Programs & Events Tab at top of this page. Scroll through the headings to find events of interest. The online system should send a confirmation to your email address.

2. Click on the cover of the new Course Book pictured on the upper hand corner of this page. Then find your event and click on the link Register Here.Follow instructions for online registration. The online system should send a confirmation to your email address.

3. Find your event by date on the Google calendar located on the left side of this page. Click on the event and click on the Register tab located at the end of the description. Follow the instructions to register online. The online system should send a confirmation to your email address.

4. Register by telephone or email, contact the Mercer Office at 516 248-4800 Ext 140. or merceroffice@dioceseli.org.

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Director of Academic Programs

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