February 2017 Archive for Media Room

RSS By: Metropolitan New York Synod

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.

Called, gathered and sent

Feb 22, 2017


"I’m everything personally that most people don’t expect in pastors," said Nicolette Faison. "You see me walking down the street with tattoos, nose ring, my hair—no one is expecting me to say, ‘Oh, yeah, I work in the Lutheran church,’ much less be a missionary."


A student at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Faison’s one-year call is learning how to be a pastor with the United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina and Uruguay as her mentor. She gives back to the church as an intern with the San Lucas congregation in suburban Buenos Aires, and is one of four who serve in global companion churches through the ELCA’s Horizon International Internship program.


Read the full article about missionaries, including MNYS Candidate Nicolette Faison, from Living Lutheran

Why a Musical About the Sex-Crazed Mystic Rasputin Plays a Church in Brooklyn

Feb 20, 2017


90St. John’s Lutheran Church becomes home to the Russian mystical faith healer in a racy, immersive staging of Dave Malloy’s new musical.


Off the G train, in the heart of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, theatregoers travel to a decaying 165-year-old church, where scaffolding covers the altar, theatrical lighting hangs above the pews, and a small rock band plays in the corner. It’s what writers Dave Malloy (who recently debuted his Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 on Broadway) and Jason Craig, and director Ellie Heyman deem the perfect home for their musical Beardo, the story of Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin.


Read the full article from Playbill.com.


Declaration of Concern by Religious Organizations

Feb 16, 2017


We are the leaders of congregations and communities of faith in Northern Westchester and Putnam Counties. We are keenly aware that as a result of recent actions and statements that have been made by the federal government, there are communities and groups of our neighbors who are now fearful of what may become of them and their families. ...


In keeping with our own deep-seated beliefs, we pledge to offer whatever lawful aid and assistance we can to our neighbors who are now in distress. We will draw upon the talents and skills of our membership to provide support to them. We can do no less.


Read the full declaration from TapInfo.