Description and Announcements
An Open, Affirming and Progressive “Multi-Cultural Church”
Where All Are Welcome.
All Races, Backgrounds, With Any or No Religious Backgrounds,
All Ages, Children, Adults, Single or in a Relationship,
Just Come and Learn about God and Justice.
A Ministry of the Episcopal/Anglican Churches of
St. David’s Church, ST. EDMUND’S CHURCH, Mision de San Juan Bautista, and St. Simeon’s Church
IN-PERSON SUNDAY WORSHIP HAS RESUMED
San Juan Bautista at 12:15 p.m.
St. David’s and St. Simeon’s at 9:15 a.m.
St. Edmund’s at 11:00 a.m.
We are pleased to announce that the Rev. Benjamin Nnaji has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of the South Bronx Team Ministry of St. David’s, St. Edmund’s, San Juan Bautista and St. Simeon’s. Fr. Nnaji will be starting officially in September.
Team Ministry Joint Service
On Sunday, September 12, our four churches got together for the first time to worship and fellowship with our new Priest-in-Charge, the Rev. Benjamin Nnaji. The Rev. Mario Martinez, from San Juan Bautista, celebrated with Fr. Ben. Those who couldn’t join us in-person were able to participate online. We also had the opportunity to thank God for the lives of family and friends who passed since the beginning of the pandemic. We prayed for them and their loved ones as the names were read.
As always, we appreciate Council Member Vanessa Gibson for her continual support of our church and community and taking the time to greet us.
The Service was followed by a Community Block Party including refreshments, bookbags for the children, pamphlets and flyer concerning health and other information for the community.
We are grateful for the parishioners and community organizations that made the day the success that it was – a beautiful day of worship and fellowship.
Video of Annual Bronx-wide Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration (Virtual)
Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche, Bishop of New York
Link to Bulletin:
The Bronx Council invited all to join them as they gave thanks for the life and ministry of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Due to the pandemic, the celebration was virtual. The day’s offering was designated towards the Council’s MLK Memorial Scholarship Fund.
For those wishing to mail their donations, checks may be made payable to “Bronx Council” with memo line “MLK Scholarship Fund” and sent to:
MLK Scholarship Fund
Attn: Mr. William Briggs
Christ Church Riverdale
5040 Henry Hudson Parkway
Bronx, NY 10471
This is the link to make an online donation:
Annual Bronx-wide Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration (Virtual) (dioceseny.org)
St. David’s Church – 9:15 a.m.
384 East 160th Street * Bronx, NY 10451 * 718-665-2747 * email@example.com
St. Edmund’s Church – 11:00 a.m.
1905 Morris Avenue * Bronx, NY 10453 718- 299-7567 * firstname.lastname@example.org
Mision de San Juan Bautista – 12:15 p.m.
worshiping at St. Margaret’s Church (Longwood)
940 East 156th Street * Bronx, NY 10455 * email@example.com
St. Simeon’s Church – 9:15 a.m.
worshiping at St. David’s Church
718-824-9188 * firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL SAINTS’ SUNDAY
St. David’s, San Juan Bautista and St. Simeon’s had a combined bilingual Service on All Saints’ Sunday. The Preacher was the Rev. Canon Victor Conrado, Canon for Congregational Vitality and Formation for the Diocese of New York
An Afternoon of Fellowship
A good time was had by all as friends and family joined Bronx Church without Walls for our Second Annual Luncheon on October 5. Our thanks to all who supported this event.
Bronx CWW Combined Service at the Tent
The last of the summer outdoor services at the tent was held on August 25. The festive Service was led by the Rev. Benjamin Nnaji of St. Edmund’s Church, Bronx.
On August 18, four BxCWW youth left for the Diocesan Summer Youth Conference in Ivoryton, Connecticut, a spiritual retreat in a summer camp setting. The youth get together for a week to worship, play, and sing. Their days consist of a theme- related morning program with discussion groups, daily services, swimming, boating, and sports. Evenings are full of activities like a dance, talent show, and campfire.
We got the summer off to a good start with our annual Picnic. On June 30, the three congregations gathered for worship and fellowship at Croton Point Park.
Children from the Cultural Arts Program took part in the Easter Day Services. There were special performances by the Dance Class and the Youth Choir. Also at the Coffee Hour we enjoyed the cakes and cup cakes that they baked during the Saturday program. And, of course, there was an Easter Egg Hunt following the Service.
Remembering the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The CWW parishes are three of the twenty-four Bronx Episcopal parishes represented in the Bronx Council (Officers of our three Bronx Interparish Councils) and are members of the South Bronx IPC. The Annual Bronx-wide Martin Luther King Day Celebration was hosted by the South Bronx IPC and held at St. David’s on January 21. In spite of the very cold weather, the multicultural service was well attended. The Celebrant was the Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche, Bishop of New York, and the Rev. Hilario Albert, Priest-in-Charge (ret.), St. Peter’s Church, Port Chester, preached. The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin, Bishop Suffragan and the Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool, Assistant Bishop, also participated. The day’s Offering was designated for the Bronx Council’s MLK Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Church without Walls Combined Service
We had a wonderful festive bilingual Three Kings Day Service on January 6, the Epiphany. It was also the day for San Juan Bautista’s Bishop’s Visitation, with the Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche, Bishop of New York, presiding. It was a great afternoon of worship and fellowship.
Christmas Eve Neighborhood Caroling before the Festive Eucharist. Passersby joined members in singing favorite carols on a beautiful night.
Members of the Church without Walls prepared Thanksgiving Day Dinner for the Community
All Saints’ Sunday
Combined Church without Walls Service
In honor of Fr. Bennett’s 40th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood, Anthony R. Jordan, District Director, Congressman José E. Serrano’s office, presented a Proclamation from the Congressman, at St. David’s Service on October 21. Because of scheduling conflicts, they were unable to attend the September 29 Luncheon.
A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL
On Saturday, September 29, the Bronx Church without Walls honored Fr. Bennett at a Luncheon on the occasion of his Fortieth Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood. The event, held at the Eastwood Manor, was attended by friends and family from the Diocese and beyond. Tributes and proclamations came from many, including the Bronx Borough President, Council Member Vanessa Gibson and Assembly Member Michael Blake.
The September 23 Homecoming Celebration was a great day of worship and fellowship, an opportunity to renew old acquaintances and make new friends.
On August 26, CWW ended the summer with Mass under the Tent. The weather was great as all three congregations joined in worship and fellowship. Next Sunday, we return to our regular worship schedule.
St. David’s had their annual end of summer Block Party on Saturday, August 25. A great time was had by all.
On August 19, the Guest Celebrant and Preacher was the Rev. Theodora Brooks for Mass under the Tent with St. Simeon’s and St. David’s.
The Rev. Canon Petero A.N. Sabune was the Guest Celebrant and Preacher on August 12 when St. David’s joined St. Simeon’s for Mass under the Tent.
On Sunday, July 29
The CWW Combined Service was followed by an Art Show
Worship and Fellowship at
the Annual Picnic