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*Racism Awareness Program - June 8, 2019

New date is Saturday, June 8, 2019. 

Please read below.

Last Safe Church date until the Fall - Please Register Now!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

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. 

Godly Play

What children experience in church is what they associate with Christianity ~ Jerome W. Berryman

What a powerful statement....click and read more! 

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Welcome Spring!
Date posted: Thu, Mar 14th, 2019

The Mercer School's Spring program catalog has arrived, and it presents an abundance of opportunities to develop clergy and lay leadership skills.  New programs such as Invite-Welcome-Connect and Renewalworks have been initiated to enhance hospitality ministry and to support parochial spiritual self-assessment. In May, workshops in congregational stewardship will be offered by our Canon for Stewardship.  Tried and true events for Parish Vestry and Officers, as well as Parish Administrators are repeated. First Tuesdays, the clergy continuing education program continues through June.  And The Path, a parish group participation reading and study journey of scripture stories will be previewed on May 11 at the Ministry Resource Day.

The spring term of the School for Ministry opened on Saturday, February 16   The Bishop was present to celebrate at our 12 noon Eucharist.  On the same day seven new Postulants for Holy Orders met at Mercer with their Bishop at the Postulants' Retreat.  We began conversations with them about their needs going forward.  They will be pursuing different paths on their journeys to ordination and will attend some special classes at Mercer beginning on March 16. A "Lunch & Learn" program on the Book of Common Prayer conducted at mid-day four Tuesdays in Lent has attracted twenty-one lay people from eleven parishes in the diocese.  School for Ministry offerings are growing!!

All of these programs can be found in the booklets available in parish offices or here on this webpage.

Click in the cover photo to the right for a complete listing of offerings and join us this season as we plant new ideas to grow our spiritual lives and to enrich our parishes and communities.

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There are four options:

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.

2019 Spring Program Catalog
Welcome to Mercer!
Diane Muscarella
Director of Operations
Ted Gerbracht
Director of Academic Programs

Charles Egleston
Aissa Hillebrand
Media Specialist/Safe Church Coordinator