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VOL 1 SUMMER 2011 NO. 2

St. Philip’s Church Bedford Stuyvesant & Beyond Bishop Provenzano Visits St. Philip’s to Baptize and Confirm Inside this issue: Baptism & Confirmation


Baptism & Confirmation


Jazz Concert


S.T.A.N.D. Senior Choir

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Youth Sunday



he crisp Sunday morning of May 15, 2011 was graced with the presence of The Right Reverend and Mrs. Lawrence C. Provenzano. Highlighting the Eucharist was the presentation of candidates for baptism and confirmation. Bishop Provenzano was assisted by Deacon Nelson as well as The Reverend Carver W. Israel, Rector of St. Philip’s (Decatur Street).

Co—Editors Sydney S. Moshette, Jr. Edna Carson Moshette

Photographer Steven Kelly, Jr. Contributing Columnists Lenton Clemmons Inez Lambert Wendy Malliet

In his sermon, Bishop Provenzano made a clear analogy to being a “good shepherd and a guardian of his sheep”. He also noted that the staff carried by bishops is more than merely a ceremonial prop. The youth in attendance were amused when it was mentioned that this staff was used by a shepherd to keep the sheep from straying away. The procession to the Baptismal Font was accompanied by the hymn, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hand”. Anthony Harding, an acolyte at St. Philip’s, renewed his commitment to Christ. Seven candidates for confirmation from St. Paul’s Church (Flatbush) also received confirmation. A repast was offered in the parish hall (The Bishop and Mrs. Richard B. Martin Hall) following the Eucharist allowing the parishioners to become better acquainted with our diocesan bishop and his gracious wife, Jeanne Provenzano. The bishop’s visit was his first to St Philip’s since his installation. St Philip’s members were honored to welcome him to their historic parish. As St. Philip’s strides ahead in its 112 th year we are implementing a Strategic Plan which will enable this congregation to grow in faith and empowerment. Lenton Clemons


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St. Philip’s Church Bedford Stuyvesant & Beyond


Volume 1, Issue 1

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Kaleigh Pearl Davis Kyle Arnold Malliet Solomon Leibowtiz


Corey Adams

Patricia Edwards*

Adrian Israel

Christopher Corbin

Anthony Harding*

Clyde Brown*

Malcolm Harding*

Aishah Scot

Edwin Archer

Marcus Boatwright


Congratulations to St. Philip’s 2011 Graduates 5th Grade: Myla Njai 8th Grade: Jihai Grant Dante Watson Malcolm Watson High School: Clyde Brown Talib Ransom College:

Kristia Coombs Nadejja Ross



Union of Black Episcopalians Mrs. Beck, Mr. & Mrs. Charity, Mrs. deBarros-Butcher, Mrs. Harriss, Ms. Jenkins, Mrs. Lambert, Mrs. Mosley, Ms. Osborne, and Mr. & Mrs. Tempro represented the St. Philip’s chapter at the 43rd Annual Meeting and Conference held June 27th – July 1st in Norfolk VA. This year’s theme was Practicing Our Faith – Using Our Gifts.


ev. Stephanie Spellers, priest for the Crossing Community at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Boston MA, was the keynote speaker. Rev. Spellers is the author of Radical Welcome: Embracing God, the Other and the Spirit of Transformation. The Rev. Canon Hartshorn Murohy of CREDO spoke on the changes that present challenges to congregational wellness. The Rev. Canon Petero Sabune presented on the global impact of the new Jim Crow – the prison industry. The Rev. Dr. Kortright Davis provided responses to the presentations. As always he was insightful and edifying. All of the presentations dealt with change – changes that have occurred and changes that need to occur to keep the church viable in the years to come. Rev. Harold Cobb, Grace Church Norfolk (the host chapter) was the opening night preacher. The Rt. Rev. Nathan Baxter preached the James Solomon Russell Memorial service. Rev. Kym Lucas was the Youth service preacher. Rev. Wilmot Marchant preached the closing service. The messages were stimulating; they challenged us. Practicing our faith is an all encompassing activity not limited to Sunday services. We must use the gifts that we have been given; we need to be inclusive and open to different ways of sharing the Good News that is Christ Jesus. Sixty youth attended the conference. Their presentation was an impassioned request of Bible study, acceptance of the good and bad youngsters, Christian summer activities, and an explanation of church services (why we do what we do). A request for a dress down service generated much discussion. There was misunderstanding of the term dress down. What was requested was a simplified service. The youth also suggested that fundraisers be held to sponsor youth because of the cost associated with attending a conference. Please talk to any of the attendees about their experiences. If transforming structures that prevent equality interest you, come to a meeting of our chapter. The next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17 th at noon in the Vestry Room. Look for more information about UBE in the future.

Peace & Joy Inez Lambert



Seeking Another View on Fundraising Wendy P. Malliet Chairman, Budget and Finance Committee


t is a blessing that parish organizations raise funds to contribute to the church and community. However, during the development of the Strategic Plan it was determined that it might be more efficient and effective to combine efforts and reduce the number of fundraising events. As you are aware, under the area of Finances, there is a goal to review and refocus parish fundraising efforts so that there are only two or three events each year. Last month, the review process began. A group of organization representatives will guide the process; however, input from parishioners is an integral part of the process as well. Below is a brief survey for you to express your thoughts on parish-wide fundraising. Please name the top four current fundraising activities that you like most.

Please list the type (s) of fundraising activities you are most likely to support.

Do you prefer fundraising activities held in the Parish facilities? Yes


If yes, are you willing to attend events held at other locations? Yes


Are you willing to travel to other boroughs to attend events? Yes


When do you prefer to attend events

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____ Female

Morning Afternoon Evening Weekends Please place your completed survey in the Finance Committee mailbox in the Parish Office. We appreciate you for taking the time to respond.


St. Philip’s Episcopal/Anglican Church

The Diocese of Long Island 334 MacDonough Street Brooklyn, New York Phone: (718) 778 - 8700 Rectory Phone: (718) 467 - 5250 Church Fax: (718) 778 - 0165 Office Hours: Monday Thursday 10:00 AM - 3:00PM E-mail:

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Mrs. Inez Lambert, 2013

Junior Warden

Mr. Charles Lester Beck, 2013


Ms. Patricia Moorehead, 2012


Mrs. Phylis Arrington, 2012

Assistant Treasurer

Mrs. Norma Holder, 2012

Mr. Thurman Ransome, 2012

Mr. Glyne Bowen, 2011

Mr. Howard Dabney, 2011

Mrs. Cheryl deBarros-Butcher, 2012

Mrs. Jemma King, 2011

Mrs. Deborah Sealy-Adams, 2011

Mrs. Renee Gregory, 2013

Mr. Christopher Corbin, 2012 Ms. Wendy Malliet, 2013

The Reverend Carver W. Israel, Rector

Office Staff

The Right Reverend Lawrence C. Provenzano, Bishop

Othnell Miles, Part-time sexton

Hugh Knight, Senior Organist

Pauline Samuel, Parish Secretary The Ministry of Jesus Christ The Priest and People of St. Philip’s, Including Senior Organist and Choirmaster

Mr. Hugh Knight, AAGO

Assistant Organist

Ms. Patrice Evans

Gospel Choir Director

Mr. Elton Thorpe

Handbell Choir Director

Ms. Selvena Mosley

Altar Guild Director

Mrs. Annie Walker

BOSA/Crusaders Guild

Mr. James Tempro

Acolyte Master

Mr. Darnley Jones

Youth Advisors

Mr. Leon Phillips Mrs. Lisa Boatwright

The Newsletter Welcomes Passionate Shutter Photograph’s Creator St. Philip’s Own

Steven Kelly, Jr. All rights reserved

Episcopal Church Women President

Mrs. Audrey Slade

Women’s Guild President

Mrs. Norma Holder

Sunday School Director

Ms. Geri Davis Bell

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