Metro New York Adventist Forum
meeting at St Mary's Episcopal Church
521 W. 126th St, Manhattan

for more information call 212.468.4066

Next @ the Forum
1/13/2018 - note new speaker, 2:00 PM St Mary's
Member Speaker Margaret Christian
Theme for Day: Spirit and Society in 1550 and 2017: What the World Needs, Then and Now.
Bio: Dr. Margaret Christian is Associate Professor of English at the Pennsylvania State University, Lehigh Valley Campus. Her articles have appeared in Studies in Philology, Christianity and Literature, Sixteenth Century Studies, and Spenser Studies, among other journals. Her book Spenserian Allegory and Elizabethan Biblical Exegesis was recently published by Manchester University Press (2016). Margaret teaches first-year and advanced composition and many literature classes, including Bible as Literature, Shakespeare (to English majors as well as to undergraduates meeting general education requirements), The Short Story, and British Literature to 1798. A current interest is moving literature classes online while promoting her students’ sense of intellectual community and discovery.

A fourth-generation Adventist, Margaret, like both her parents, was born at the White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles. She graduated from Loma Linda Academy in 1976 and from La Sierra University in 1980 with a B.A. in English. She returned to Los Angeles to earn her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from UCLA, then moved to Pennsylvania in 1986. She is currently a member of the Allentown SDA Church, where she serves the Primary Sabbath School and Women's Ministry.

Notes: This talk was rescheduled from Dec 2 due to illness and continues her talk that she started Jun 15. Her talk examines Edwardian court sermons for their 21st century resonances. It's based on her Spectrum blog post

Our originally scheduled speaker, Jennifer Lin, will be reschedule for next fall and the discussion of Ron Lawson's paper to be lead by Ed Samuel will be scheduled for later in the year.

Remember, we start with a potluck at 2 PM with lecture and discussion to follow.

2/10/2018, 2:00 PM St Mary's
Guest Speaker Pastor Ryan Myers
Theme for Day: Pentecost
Bio: Ryan is the senior pastor of Vineyard One NYC, a church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Vineyard One is a part of God’s diverse family, creatively carrying on the work of Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit. Born into a Nazarene family, investigating everything Christian from Quakerism to Pentecostalism briefly, and nearly ordained in the Presbyterian Church (PCA), Ryan has now found his spiritual home in the Vineyard.

While not pastoring, Ryan teaches English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to immigrants in Queens. Prior to assuming his pastoral role at Vineyard One, Ryan had served as Executive Director for Prison Fellowship’s NY chapter and as the Program Director at the Bowery Mission Transitional Center. He earned his MA in Urban Mission at Westminster Theological Seminary through City Seminary of New York and his MA in Biblical Counseling through Colorado Christian University, where he studied under Larry Crabb and Dan Allender.

Ryan has been married to Carrie for 19 years and together they have three children whom they are extravagantly proud of.

Notes: Remember, we start with a potluck at 2 PM with lecture and discussion to follow

Winter 2017 News
Fall 2017 News
Dear Forum Community,

Welcome to another season of The Forum.

All our speakers are in place for the year and you can see the current schedule on our website.  Check back later as more information about our speakers and the titles of their talks.  The first service will be on Sep 9 when our speaker will be Yi Shen Ma

We remind you that this year we will be meeting only once a month, usually the second Saturday (except October).  All our services will be in the afternoon at St Mary's.  We will no longer have a morning service.  Each meeting will begin with a potluck lunch at 2 PM to be followed by the lecture and discussion.

Welcome to the Home of the Forum

The Metro New York Adventist Forum is a community worshiping together twice a month on Saturdays in St Mary's Church Manhattan. While many member are Seventh-day Adventists (SDA), anyone is welcome to worship with us.  St Mary's is our primary home, but sometimes we share a speaker with other churches often meeting in their sancuaries (as noted in our schedule listing).

Our services include music, liturgy, prayer and either a speaker or a discussion. The Forum is a chapter of the Association of Adventist Forums, but unlike most chapters, our meetings are worship services and meet at the traditional worship time of SDA churches. We have not sought recognition as an official church by the local SDA conference, but do serve as a worship home for many area students and others who find our format filling a gap not satisfied by other area churches.

Our members hold views ranging from conservative to liberal and our discussions encourage free explorations of varying viewpoints and avoid condemning any honestly held belief.

If you live near NYC consider joining our community or add your name to our mailing list. If you visit the NYC area, consider worshiping with us.

Consider helping us with our mission to the students of the NYC area by becoming a contributing member.

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