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September 2016 Archive for Media Room

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A listing of when and where Metropolitan New York congregations and members appear in the media. For more information or to share an article with us, contact Rebekah Thornhill.

Trinity Lutheran Holds Special 9/11 Mass

Sep 28, 2016

28p2.previewTrinity Lutheran Church in Astoria held a special September 11th Mass in memory of the almost 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks on our country 15 years ago.


NYPD officers Sean Marchia-Duckworth, Yuna Lee and Jean-Louis Amedee from the 114th Precinct came to meet the congregation and also answer questions from youngsters representing the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America.


Pastor Paul encouraged the youngsters to ask questions, and they asked, "Why did you want to become a police officer? Is it hard work? Do you enjoy what you do?"


Read the full article in the Queens Gazette.


Domestic Violence and Film

Sep 27, 2016

We sat with Antonia Clemente, Executive Director of The Healing Center, and Naima Ramos-Chapman, the filmmaker behind "And Nothing Happened" to discuss the realities of domestic violence, and how filmmaking can raise awareness of this issue.


Watch the video from BRIC TV here

Blessed are the children - and their backpacks

Sep 19, 2016

AR-160919960The children of Grace Lutheran Church of Greenwood Lake had their backpacks blessed by the Rev. Patt Kauffman on Sunday, Sept. 11, for the beginning of the new school year.


See the posting in the Warwick Advertiser here



Eger Lutheran Homes & Services celebrates a century of caring

Sep 18, 2016

Eger Lutheran Homes and Services celebrated its 100th anniversary at a "Red Ball" gala in the ballroom of the Excelsior Grand Saturday evening, where some 600 prominent community leaders, philanthropists and politicos attended to support the cause.


The evening sizzled with entertainment, fine food, elegant decor and dancing and was reminiscent of Hollywood's red carpet glamour.


Read the full article with photos at SIlive.com.

LGBTQ Harlem: Still Queer and Here

Sep 15, 2016

"When a person is homeless they’re really just fighting for daily survival," said Kevin Lotz, a social worker and co-founder of Trinity Place Shelter, an LGBTQ-focused youth and young adult transitional shelter.


HIV/AIDS awareness, testing, and intervention are very important, but the root is homelessness and its related ills. The unique nature of Harlem, both the history and community, attracts LGBTQ/SGL youth at a high rate, even if they can’t afford to live here.


For that reason, advocates want to shift the discussions from testing and prevention, to the risk factors contributing to new infections.


Read the full post from Medium here

Eger celebrates 100 years of senior health care with 'Red Ball'

Sep 09, 2016

Eger Lutheran Homes and Services, Inc., now a leader in the delivery of post-hospital, long term and end-of-life care and support services, strives to remain responsive to the diverse needs of Staten Island and its neighboring communities.


It seeks to provide a safe, caring and learning environment in which people can live and work, and is designed to enhance the quality of life for all, relying upon Lutheran values as its anchor in the heart of Staten Island's Greenbelt.


As Eger celebrates its 100th anniversary year, they mark the milestones of Eger and look forward to the next stages of their ministry, including major renovations and new construction to enable them to serve those in need in new and more proficient ways.


Read the full article from SILive.com.

The Jazz Church

Sep 07, 2016


Tucked in the massive Citicorp skyscraper at 54th Street and Lexington Avenue is Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, widely known for its jazz ministry. Especially at 5 p.m. on Sunday evenings.


That's the time for Jazz Vespers, created back in the 1960s by Pastor John Garcia Gensel. He believed that jazz musicians, who found it hard to come to church on Sunday mornings after working late Saturday nights, would welcome the accommodation.


Read the full article from NY Press

Pluck, Cluck, Luck

Sep 01, 2016


"It's not as hot as hell"

So said a roadside sandwich board on a sweltering evening in late July outside Incarnation Lutheran Church on Montauk Highway near Bridgehampton. The words could be interpreted a number of ways...


"Don't hesitate to go out on a limb, that's where the fruit is." What is it about the Lutherans and their roadside signs? This one was outside St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Greenport, spotted around the time we went to press. 


Read the full editor's letter from East Magazine.

West Village Church Launches 'Eclectic' Concert Series

Sep 01, 2016


St. John's Lutheran Church is launching a new fall concert series under the guidance of their new music director/organist, Janet Chung.


The church is donating their space at 81 Christopher St. for the performances, so proceeds from the ticket sales go to the artists.


Read the full article from DNAinfo here. 


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