Ecclesia Ministries Training Sessions This Fall

Ecclesia Ministries of New York is an outdoor church ministry that forms and supports communities of faith in public places throughout the city, including Madison Square Park near the seminary, with an emphasis on creating communities made largely of people who live on the streets and who have little access to other resources. The communities comes together for Sunday Eucharist, then share a simple meal prepared by local "housed" churches. This fall, Ecclesia will offer two Saturday morning trainings for volunteers and others interested in ministry with those on the margins. The trainings will include a visit to the park setting and guidance about how to engage the Ecclesia community. The two sessions, each to run from 10:00am to 12:00pm, will be: October 27, 2012, to be held at Marble Collegiate Church / Madison Square Park  and November 17, 2012  at Middle Collegiate Church /Tomkins Square Park.  No registration is required. To learn more or express interest, contact the Rev. Seamus Campbell, pastor of the Madison Square Park congregation.