Stay in Community Online

We are blessed that we can gather together online for Worship and other events, even as the physical distance created by the COVID-19 pandemic continues. There are many ways 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 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: The Gospel of Mark
Sundays, 10:00-10:40am
New to Christian faith and wanting to know more about Jesus? Not sure what you believe about hard-to-swallow stuff like the virgin birth? Just like to learn and grow and geek out about what makes one gospel different from the others? This fall, join us on Sundays before Worship for a read through of the Gospel of Mark. To tune in live or view the archive, please visit our live stream page.

Tuesday Evening Bible Study: The Book of Acts
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Join Rev. Anthony for an in-depth discussion of the second half of the Book of Acts and its stories of the earliest Christians. (Early sessions exploring the first half of Acts can be watched in the Bible Study archives of the Marble website.) Participants must be able to participate via online video chat here. This weekly class draws a committed group of people who want to go deeper into bringing the Bible to life. Come when you can. Email Anthony Livolsi for questions.

Online Events

Read Through the Bible: The New Testament
Beginning October 1
If you are not one of the over 100 participants currently Reading Through the Bible 2020, we invite you to join us for The New Testament. We would love for you to journey with us! Register by contacting Baleta McKenzie.

Homecoming 2020
Sunday, October 4, after Worship
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!

Film Night - Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
Monday, October 5 at 7:00pm
Gather online to watch Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, an inspiring, feel-good documentary about Camp Jened, a Catskills summer camp in the 1970s for teenagers with disabilities that fostered a sense of community, creativity, and led directly into the American disability rights movement. Click here to register and learn more. Watch the trailer.

Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 11 at the end of 11:00am Worship
Although we can’t be together on Fifth Avenue this year, we will still have a Blessing of the Animals. Have your favorite animals with you as we all gather around our computers for this special tradition.

Q&A about Membership
Sunday, October 11, 12:00pm
For anyone interested in becoming a member, or who may be thinking about it, but still has questions, please join Senior Minister, Dr. Michael Bos and Kim Sebastian-Ryan right after the service for a conversation about how to join the Marble family.

Women’s Sacred Writing Circle
Sundays, October 11, 18, and 25, 7:00-8:00pm
We will gather virtually to explore different writing styles. All sessions are open. Come to all or as many as you can. It’s up to you. Click here to register by Saturday, October 10, or contact Don Piper. Note: A link to access the video meeting will be sent to registrants on Sunday, October 11.

Afternoon Tea
Thursdays, October 15 and November 19, 4:30-5:30pm
Gather via video chat or telephone for a relaxed time of conversation over a cup of tea or your favorite beverage. For more information, please contact Kim Sebastian-Ryan or Siobhan Tull.

Through the Bible 2020 with Rev. Dr. Julie Faith Parker
Monday, October 19, 6:30-7:30pm
Rev. Dr. Julie Faith Parker, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at The General Theological Seminary, returns to help us go deeper as we continue reading Through the Bible in 2020. Please join us for this time of lively biblical and theological review and discussion on the book of Jeremiah (Oct. 19). Inquiries to Baleta McKenzie. Download the Through the Bible Brochure here.

Young Adult Pub Theology
Mondays, October 19, November 16, and December 21, 7:00-9:00pm
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. For details on how to join, contact Rev. Anthony Livolsi.

Wednesday Virtual Jazz Vespers
Wednesday, October 21, 6:15pm
Mark you calendar for a mid-week break with our upcoming virtual Jazz Vespers services, with Rev. Rashad McPherson and his message "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’: A Survivor’s Songbook" and featuring an exceptional lineup of musicians led by pianist and composer, Chris Whittaker.

Hallowtide Evening of Remembrance: Together We Rise in Hope
Friday, October 30, 7:00-9:00pm
Even though we can’t be together in person, all are welcome to join the Marble Women’s Ministry online for their annual Hallowtide evening during which we will honor loved ones who are now joined with God. Contact Don Piper for more information.

Eternal Voices: A Concert of Remembrance
Sunday, November 1, 12:00pm
You are invited to remain online following worship to join Kenneth Dake, The Marble Choir and Festival of Voices as they offer a musical tribute to those in our community who have crossed over to the heavenly choir of Saints. This 45-minute virtual concert will showcase a blend of archived selections from past services, new virtual videos that the choirs are creating especially for this occasion, intertwined with powerful readings and moving solo works. Please join us as we honor the legacy of those who have crossed over, as well as the many souls whose lives have been tragically cut short by Covid-19. Through music that transcends boundaries between heaven and earth, may their eternal voices continue to sing through our hearts and lives!

A Virtual Introduction to the Peale Society
Thursday, November 19, 7:00-8:00pm
This will be done by Broadview (similar to Zoom). We will provide the link and encourage you to either log in via a computer with video capability to see the program or you can always call in by phone.

This one-hour event will include:

  • Special Music and sharing by Peale Society member, Kenneth Dake, Director of Music at Marble;
  • Words of wisdom by Sister Carol Perry on thinking about and planning for the future;
  • An encouraging word from executive staff of Guideposts, a global ministry of hope and inspiration begun by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and Ruth Stafford Peale 75 years ago.

The Peale Society recognizes that with a strong and growing endowment the future strength of Marble can be assured. Your participation helps inspire generosity in others. If you are interested in attending this Virtual Introduction to the Peale Society, please contact Mike Thurlow, (212) 686-2770. Please join us! All are welcome, even if you aren’t sure you want to join the Peale Society yet.

Prayer Circle
Sundays in via Video Chat at 10:00am
All you need is a willing heart, an internet connection or telephone. Join us via video chat by clicking this link, or call (973) 854-6173 and enter meeting ID 112 651 7182. For instructions on how to connect, click here.

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.

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.

Caregivers Support Group
First Saturday of Month, 1:00-3:00pm
Learn how to provide better care to loved ones while protecting your own health and well-being. Please contact group leader Rev. Marion Gambardella or Judy Tulin.

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.

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 6:00 to 7:30pm. July 2 thru January 28, 2021. FREE of charge.

CYF Corner

Virtual Trick or Treat for UNICEF
Beginning October 1
Join CYF and the Women’s Ministry for this tradition, done in a new way this year, in support of the world’s children who struggle to receive life’s basic necessities. Stay tuned for details.

Virtual Halloween Party
Saturday, October 31, 12:00-2:00pm
Just because we can’t get together in person doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate! Put on your costume, exchange your COVID face mask with a Halloween mask and gather around your computer for this time of fun and fellowship. For details, contact Rev. Brittany Hanlin.

CYF Movie / Game Night
Friday, November 20, 6:00-8:00pm
Mark your calendars now and stay tuned to website for details.

Online Sunday School
Sundays, 10:00am
For details, contact Rev. Brittany Juliette Hanlin.

CYF Choirs
Cherub and Children’s Choir Rehearsal is at 11:00am, following Sunday School. Youth Choir Rehearsal is at 12:30pm on Sundays. For more information, contact Rev. Brittany Juliette Hanlin.

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.

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