Metro New York Adventist Forum
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Mailing Addr: 115-25 Curzon Rd., Kew Gardens, NY 10418
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Current Schedule of Meetings

All our services are at St Mary's Church (see Our Home) and start at 11 AM. About once a month, usually on the second Saturday, there is an additional session at 2:15 as noted. On the fourth Sabbath of each month we do not meet at St Mary's and encourage our members to visit other services and invite those they meet to visit us. Some visit City Lights. at Quaker Center (see our directions page).
Fall 2012 Schedule
9/8/2012
11:00 & 2:15
Guest Speaker: Smuts van Rooyen  Theme for Day: Issues in the Synoptic Gospels for Seventh-day Adventists   Bio: A formerly college teacher and then a much admired preacher and paster, who recently retired as Senior Paster of the Glendale City Church, Los Angeles.
Songfest: 250, 189, 198  Hymns: 21, 363, 91  Liturgy Sheet: Blue  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 15  Team: 2
9/15/2012
11:00
Member Speaker: Terry L Anderson  Morning Topic: Faith of our Founders: Was the US founded as a Christian nation? Is it today? Should it be?   Bio: Terry is a Software Engineer, former Physics professor and treasurer/webmaster for the Forum.   Notes: What do we know about our "Founding Fathers"? Were they deeply religious? Were they believers in the mainline churches? Were they concerned about religious freedom? Postponed from our canceled summer meeting Aug 11.
Songfest: 10, 76, 13  Hymns: 304, 156, 423  Liturgy Sheet: Yellow  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 16  Team: 3
9/22/2012
11:00
Member Speaker: Christoph  Morning Topic: Time Contextual Living: Exploring current economic, political and ecological influences that should affect our homes   Bio: Architect and member.
Songfest: 3, 94, 574  Hymns: 1, 148, 509  Liturgy Sheet: Green  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 17  Team: 1
9/29/2012
11:00
No Service:
10/6/2012
11:00
Guest Speaker: Dr Abi Doukhan  Morning Topic: Spirituality in Exile: the Desert Huts (Feast of Tabernacles)   Bio: Professor of Philosophy, Queens College (CUNY).   Notes: Many of us enjoyed her presentation at our summer meeting at Ron's house.
Songfest: 8, 12, 565  Hymns: 559, 574, 547  Liturgy Sheet: Pink  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 19  Team: 1
10/13/2012
11:00 & 2:15
Guest Speaker: Stephen Eyer and Daneen Akers  Morning Topic: Why we made and our eperiences in making and distributing our film: Seventh-Gay Adventists"   Afternoon Topic: First NY showing of the film: Seventh-Gay Adventists   Notes: Note afternoon meeting will be a screening of the film Seventh-Gay Adventists at 3:00 in the AMC Magic Johnson 9 Harlem, 2300 Frederick Douglass Blvd (8th Ave) only a few blocks from St Marys.
Songfest: 16, 181, 75  Hymns: 10, 587, 79  Liturgy Sheet: Lilac(5th)  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 20  Team: 2
10/20/2012
11:00
Member Speaker: Ruben Sanchez  Morning Topic: Science vs. Religion: Embodied   Bio: Ruben is a graduate student in Journalism and Religious Studies at NYU and member
Songfest: 86, 92, 350  Hymns: 60, 94, 64  Liturgy Sheet: Blue  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 21  Team: 3
10/27/2012
11:00
No Service:
11/3/2012
11:00 & 2:15
Guest Speaker: Dr Bailey Gillespie  Morning Topic: Conversion and Rebirth: Biblical Understandings and Implications Regarding Religious Experience   Afternoon Topic: Faith, Values, and Commitment: Valuegenesis 3 and insights for the home, church and school   Bio: Professor, School of Religion and major researcher of Adventistm, La Sierra Univ.   Notes: All day meeting on a different week than usual.
Songfest: 23, 284, 303  Hymns: 338, 295, 280  Liturgy Sheet: Green  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 23  Team: 2
11/10/2012
11:00
Member Speaker: Thomas Eby  Morning Topic: TBA   Bio: Graduate student in Assyrian Studies, Yale University and member
Songfest: 341, 100, 110  Hymns: 11, 103, 615  Liturgy Sheet: Yellow  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 24  Team: 1
11/17/2012
11:00
Guest Speaker: Paul Mikov  Morning Topic: TBA   Bio: Director of the NY Office and Representative to the UN for World Vision International
Songfest: 44, 45, 39  Hymns: 61, 552, 429  Liturgy Sheet: Lilac(5th)  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 25  Team: 3
11/24/2012
11:00
No Service:
12/1/2012
11:00
Member Speaker: Dr Marciana Popescu  Morning Topic: TBA   Bio: Professor of Sociology, Fordham University and a member
Songfest: 432, 448, 204  Hymns: 210, 224, 221  Liturgy Sheet: Pink  Scripture Sheet: Advent 1  Team: 1
12/8/2012
11:00 & 2:15
Guest Speakers: Richard Coffen  Morning Topic: Grace is Not a Blue-Eyed Blond   Afternoon Topic: Thirty-four Years in Seventh-day Adventist Publishing -- In Retrospective.   Bio: Former Vice-President and editor at, in succession, the Southern Publising Association and the Review and Herald Association.
Songfest: 144, 123, 149  Hymns: 125, 113, 140  Liturgy Sheet: Blue  Scripture Sheet: Advent 2  Team: 2
12/15/2012
11:00
Special Christmas Celebration:   Morning Topic: Our Christmas Celebration, with a mix of the Biblical story and lots of special music   Notes: Please invite friends and family.   Liturgy Sheet: Special  Scripture Sheet: Special  Team: 3,4
12/22/2012
11:00
No Service:
12/29/2012
11:00
No Service:
Winter 2013 Schedule
1/5/2013
11:00
Member Speaker: Ed Samuel  Morning Topic: TBD   Bio: Architect, Philosopher, former Chemistry professor
Songfest: 123, 126 (music 224), 137  Hymns: 117, 116, 145  Liturgy Sheet: Yellow  Scripture Sheet: Epipbhany  Team: 1
1/12/2013
11:00 & 2:15
Guest Speaker: Bev Habada  Morning Topic: A Scandalous Gospel: the "Begats" of St Matthew's Gospel   Afternoon Topic: Eliminating Gender Bias in Adventist Ministry: Getting there from here   Bio: is Director of TEAM (Time for Equality in Adventist Ministry), an organization which has had a huge impact on women in Adventist ministry, especially in the Developing World over two generations, through providing funds which have helped women to attend seminaries there and at Andrews University. (As a result, the situation in such countries and Divisions is often different from how it is portrayed by male church leaders.) Bev’s mother, Pat Habada, who founded TEAM, spoke to us over 20 years ago.
Songfest: 333, 148, 493  Hymns: 269, 471 (Sing as a round, all verses), 510  Liturgy Sheet: Green  Scripture Sheet: Epiphany 1  Team: 2
1/19/2013
11:00
Guest Speaker: Dr Janine Bookhardt Murray  Morning Topic: Dropped Not. (See II Sam 9)   Bio: renowned leader of the fight to overcome AIDS in Harlem
Songfest: 480, 475, 484  Hymns: 513, 498, 510  Liturgy Sheet: Lilac  Scripture Sheet: Epiphany 2  Team: 3
1/26/2013
11:00
No Service:
2/2/2013
11:00
Member Speaker: Linn Tondstad  Morning Topic: God Outside the Gates   Notes: Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, Yale University. We got to know and greatly appreciate Linn when she was a graduate student at Yale. We are overjoyed now to welcome her back to our community and to Yale as a faculty member.
Songfest: 523, 553, 565  Hymns: 538, 547, 533  Liturgy Sheet: Pink  Scripture Sheet: Epiphany 4  Team: 1
2/9/2013
11:00 & 2:15
Guest Speaker: Dr Larry Herr  Morning Topic: Why did Israel Worship Baal?   Afternoon Topic: Did God have a Wife? Canaanite gods and the Bible   Bio: , Professor of Archeology and Old Testament, Canadian Adventist University College. Some of us still remember Larry’s first visit to us about 15 years ago, when his discussion of the blending of Hebrew and Canaanite religion in Old testament times was absolutely eye-opening. Larry completed his BA at Andrews University in 1970, and his Ph.D. at Harvard in 1977. He initially taught at the SDA Seminary of the Far East near Manilla before moving to CAUC.
Songfest: 43, 580, 615  Hymns: 44, 627, 25  Liturgy Sheet: Blue  Scripture Sheet: Last Sunday after Epiphany  Team: 2
2/16/2013
11:00
Member Speaker: Terry L Anderson  Morning Topic: The Sharing Economy and Christians   Bio: Software Engineer and Forum Webmaster and Treasurer   Notes: Some observers believe we are entering a new era they call the "Sharing Economy", where sharing resources rather than owning them is becoming more common. We'll discuss the reasons for this and how Christians might relate to this change.
Songfest: 23, 99, 100  Hymns: 16, 107, 232  Liturgy Sheet: Yellow  Scripture Sheet: Lent 1  Team: 3
2/23/2013
11:00
No Service:
3/2/2013
11:00
Member Speaker: Dr Abigail Doukhan  Morning Topic: Jacob's Pelegrinations: between hope and despair"   Bio: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Queens College, CUNY. We have been really enjoy Abi’s presentations to us since she moved to NYC this academic year. Abi completed her Ph.D. in France. She is the founding President of the Adventist Philosophers’ Association.
Songfest: 162, 238, 240  Hymns: 112, 239, 64  Liturgy Sheet: Green  Scripture Sheet: Lent 3  Team: 1
3/9/2013
11:00 & 2:15
Guest Speaker: Ryan Bell  Theme for Day: Where I Stand: Adventism’s Progressive Future   Morning Topic: From Where I Stand: the Challenge to our Progressive Future. I will share why I feel we are at a crossroads, considering current challenges.   Notes: Pastor of the Hollywood Church, Southern California. Ryan is an innovative, very different kind of pastor, and as a result he has attracted and molded a very different kind of Adventist congregation. Prepare to be surprised and challenged.
Songfest: 250, 255, 498  Hymns: 615, 114, 533  Liturgy Sheet: Lilac  Scripture Sheet: Lent 4  Team: 2
3/16/2013
11:00
Member Speaker: Audria Russell  Morning Topic: TBA   Bio: A new member of the Forum whose comments are always thought provoking. We welcome Audria now as a speaker also.
Songfest: 494, 569, 495  Hymns: 285, 575, 581  Liturgy Sheet: Yellow  Scripture Sheet: Lent 5  Team: 3
3/23/2013
11:00
Special Easter Celebration:   Notes: Our Easter Celebration, through music and word. A Sabbath when you are especially urged to invite friends to accompany you.
Songfest: 154, 159, 164  Hymns: 157, 156, 158, 162, 171  Liturgy Sheet: Special  Scripture Sheet: Special  Team: 4
3/30/2013
11:00
No Service:
Spring 2013 Schedule
4/6/2013
11:00
Member Speaker: Terry Anderson  Morning Topic: The Sharing Economy and Christians   Bio: Software Engineer and Forum Webmaster and Treasurer   Notes: Some observers believe we are entering a new era they call the "Sharing Economy", where sharing resources rather than owning them is becoming more common. We'll discuss the reasons for this and how Christians might relate to this change. This is a rescheduled topic from February.
Songfest: 165, 169, 173  Hymns: 166, 172, 171  Liturgy Sheet: Yellow  Scripture Sheet: Easter 2  Team: 1
4/13/2013
11:00 & 2:15
Guest Speaker: Dr Larry Herr  Morning Topic: Why did Israel Worship Baal?   Afternoon Topic: Did God have a Wife? Canaanite gods and the Bible.   Bio: Dr Larry Herr is Professor of Archeology and Old Testament, Canadian Adventist University College.   Notes: Some of us still remember Larry’s first visit to us about 15 years ago, when his discussion of the blending of Hebrew and Canaanite religion in Old testament times was absolutely eye-opening. Larry completed his BA at Andrews University in 1970, and his Ph.D. at Harvard in 1977. He initially taught at the SDA Seminary of the Far East near Manilla before moving to CAUC. (Dr Herr was scheduled for February, but a blizzard prevented him from coming.)
Songfest: 175, 114, 112  Hymns: 176, 113, 232  Liturgy Sheet: Green  Scripture Sheet: Easter 3  Team: 2
4/20/2013
11:00
Guest Speaker: Paul Mikov  Morning Topic: The Prospects and Perils in the Delivery of Global Public Goods in an Age of Mega Trends and Threats.   Bio: Paul is representative of World Vision at the United Nations
Songfest: 197, 639, 642  Hymns: 423, 552, 634  Liturgy Sheet: Lilac  Scripture Sheet: Easter 4  Team: 3
4/27/2013
11:00
No Service:
5/4/2013
11:00
Member Speaker: Thomas Eby  Morning Topic: What do you do when God calls you on a perilous journey?   Bio: Thomas is a Ph.D. student in Assyrian Studies, Yale University
Songfest: 624, 632, 567  Hymns: 10, 627, 622  Liturgy Sheet: Pink  Scripture Sheet: Easter 6  Team: 1
5/11/2013
11:00
[not all day]Member Speaker: Dr Ron Lawson  Morning Topic: Changes in Music in Recent Years in Adventist College Worship Services in the Developed World   Notes: The Forum's annual meeting will follow immediately after this service. Please attend this important meeting.
Songfest: 10, 22, 12  Hymns: 2, 3, 16  Scripture Sheet: Easter 7  Team: 3
5/18/2013
11:00 & 2:15
[All Day]Guest Speaker: Bruce Bauer  Theme for Day: Adventist Approaches to Muslims   Bio: Bruce is Chair of the Department of World Mission, the Adventist Seminary. Before he comes to us, Bruce will be at a conference where all the Adventist groups, official and unofficial, working among Muslims will be represented.
Songfest: 265, 262, 269  Hymns: 267, 257, 264  Liturgy Sheet: Blue  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost  Team: 2
5/25/2013
11:00
No Service:
6/1/2013
11:00
Guest Speaker: Nathan Whitaker  Morning Topic: Searching for Divinity Amid Materialism   Bio: Nathan is a corporate lawyer. Though originally from Michigan, he found his true home in New York City a decade ago
Songfest: 92, 475, 484  Hymns: 8, 100, 5  Liturgy Sheet: Green  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 2  Team: 1
6/8/2013
11:00 & 2:15
Guest Speaker: David Larson  Theme for Day: Capitalism or Socialism: Which is more Christian?   Bio: David is Professor of Ethics, School of Religion, Loma Linda University   Hymns: 1, 355, 575  Liturgy Sheet: Lilac  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 3  Team: 2
6/15/2013
11:00
Member Speaker: Ruben Sanchez   Morning Topic: God and the Word in the Creation Story of the Gospel of John.   Bio: Ruben recently completed an MA in Religion at NYU. He is working with Adventist students at universities in NYC
Songfest: 348, 574, 569  Hymns: 237, 114, 363  Liturgy Sheet: Yellow  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 4  Team: 3
6/22/2013
11:00
Member Speaker: Dr Ed Samuel  Morning Topic: The Adamic Myth   Bio: Ed is a member, architect, scientist, and philosopher
Songfest: 229, 334, 587  Hymns: 83, 239, 480  Liturgy Sheet: Blue  Scripture Sheet: Pentecost 5  Team: 4
6/29/2013
11:00
No Service:

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