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

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Dear Forum Community,

Welcome to another season of The Forum.

All our speakers are in place for the fall 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 and locations.

Our first service on Sep 8 will be special, celebrating the 50th anniversary of our Forum and will have services in both morning and afternoon:

This fall the Metro New York Adventist Forum will be celebrating our 50th anniversary with a special service on September 8.  Our president for most of those years, Dr Ron Lawson will be speaking in both the morning and afternoon services.  At the morning service he will be speaking on the history of our Forum and celebrating our contributions to the religious community in New York City.  In the afternoon he will repeat a presentation he gave at  the Friedensau Symposium in April on the impact of immigrants on the churches in Britain, France, and the Netherlands.

Both services will be at St Mary's Episcopal Church (521 W. 126th St, Manhattan) where we have met for the nearly 20 years.  The morning service will be from 11:00- 1:00 in the main sanctuary.  After the service we will enjoy a potluck lunch in the undercroft (behind the sancuary) and the afternoon service will also be in the undercroft at about 2:00.

Ron, is an emeritus professor of Sociology of Queens College (New York City) now living in North Carolina, where he is completing work on his major study on the sociology of the Seventh-day Adventist Church world-wide.  He was the major force behind our Forum beginning only a few years after its founding and continued until he moved to North Carolina a few years ago.

We remind you that this year we will be meeting only once a month, usually the second Saturday (except October).  Our Services will be at different locations so watch the schedule for the location each month.  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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