Rutgers Presbyterian Church has made put the ministry of Peace and Social Justice at the forefront of the work we do. This includes hosting many events throughout the church year on a broad range of topics. Some of our past events included an Interfaith event sponsoring the performance “Coming Out Muslim” and an annual discussion every May centered around International Family Equality Day. Last year we partnered with Spence Chapin exploring LGBTQ adoption and surrogacy. We have several events planned for the upcoming year so continue to check our website for more information.
You’re invited to dinner with Mayada and friends
NOVEMBER 6 & DECEMBER 4 DINNERS ARE SOLD OUT! NEW DATE ADDED – JANUARY 8
Dear friends and neighbors,
We are happy to announce that Mayada, a Syrian refugee who arrived in the U.S. with her husband and four children six months ago co-sponsored by Rutgers Presbyterian Church and Church World Service, will be cooking and serving dinner for about 60 guests at Rutgers on Sunday, November 6 and Sunday, December 4, 2016. We got the idea from an article in the New York Times about similar dinners in Berlin.
Dinner will be $40 for adults and $20 for children under 16; ALL proceeds will go directly to Mayada and help her support her family. Rutgers Church is donating the food and soft drinks, and several church members and neighbors will be volunteering their help to Mayada in the kitchen and dining room.
The dinner will be held in our Fellowship Hall, on the 5th floor of our Church House located at 236 West 73rd Street, just west of Broadway. Dinner will be at 6 pm. Guests are welcome to bring their own beer or wine.
To reserve your seats and pay by credit card, please [click here]. And please help us spread the word about this fundraising event.
If you wish to learn more about the work of our Refugee Task Force please click here.
Hosted by Peter Rinaldi.
First Screening: Friday, December 9th @ 7:00PM
“The Boy Who Found Gold” by Christopher Summa
236 West 73 @ Broadway, 5th Floo
Free, donations accepted to benefit the Refugee Relief Fund
The series begins with the New York premiere of “The Boy Who Found Gold” by Christopher Summa, an incredibly engaging journey into the life and work of the legendary iconographer Father William Hart McNichols. As a young Catholic priest in the 80s, McNichols’ life was forever changed by his work as a chaplain at St. Vincent’s AIDS hospice in New York City. It was during this time that he became an early pioneer for LGBT rights within the Catholic Church. In 1990, he was called into the desert of New Mexico where he began a six year apprenticeship to master the ancient art of painting icons. As an iconographer, McNichols uncovers unsung heroes of all faiths who fought for the rights of people and were killed for it. His icons hang, unsigned, all over the world.