Metro New York Adventist Forum
Picture of St. Paul's Chapel
Mailing Addr: 115-25 Curzon Rd., Kew Gardens, NY 10418

Current Schedule of Meetings

We have a presentation and discussion once a month, usually on the second Sabbath. Most of our meetings are at St Mary's Church (see Our Home) and start at 2:00 PM but watch the schedule for exceptions.
Spring 2018 Schedule
11:00 AM & 2:00 PM
Hartsdale SDA Church
Guest Speaker: Shane Akerman  Theme for Day: How Can Three Persons be One God?: Monotheism and the Doctrine of the Trinity   Bio: Born and raised in Salem, Oregon. Did undergraduate studies at Southern Adventist University. Completed a MA in Ethics and New Testaments studies from Claremont School of Theology, a MA in Theology from La Sierra. I am currently writing my doctoral dissertation at Claremont Graduate University in the Philosophy of Religion and Theology program. My dissertation is on the relationship between the doctrine of the Trinity and political theology.   Notes: Note change of location and time

After the 11:00 service there will be a potluck lunch and then after lunch more discussion with the speaker

2:00 PM
St Mary's
Guest Speaker: Kevin Burton  Theme for Day: God's Last Choice: Adventists, Fundamentalism, and Gender / Making Better (White) People: Adventists, Eugenics, and Race.   Bio: Kevin M. Burton (M.A. Andrews University, 2015) is a Ph.D. student in the American Religious History program at Florida State University. His research concentrates on Seventh-day Adventist history, with particular interest in the issue of authority. He has lectured at Andrews University and filmed a series of lectures on reading historical shorthand for an online course. He currently teaches courses in American religious history at Florida State University. He has presented several papers at scholarly conventions and published a number of critical book reviews. His M.A. thesis is titled, “Centralized for Protection: George I. Butler and His Philosophy of One-Person Leadership” and his published articles include: “God’s Last Choice: Overcoming Ellen White’s Gender and Women in Ministry During the Fundamentalist Era,” Spectrum; “An Adventist Gentleman in Battle Creek: The Leadership of Jotham M. Aldrich, 1866-1868,” Journal of Asia Adventist Seminary; “Wolcott Hackley Littlejohn: Defender of the Faith,” Andrews University Seminary Student Journal. Some forthcoming publications include a book chapter (co-authored with John W. Reeve) for a volume on hell, titled, “Eternally At One: Origen’s ‘Fullness’ and Ellen G. White’s ‘Harmony’ Describe the Eternal Relationship Between God, Humans, and the Whole of His Creation” and an article tentatively titled, “Cracking the Whip to Make a Perfect Church: The Unholy Cleansing of the ‘Adventist Temple’ in Battle Creek on April 6, 1870.” He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife Sarah, daughter Adelia, and dog Rouge.   Notes: Remember, we start with a potluck at 2 PM with lecture and discussion to follow
1:00 PM
Change: St Mary's
Annual Meeting:   Theme for Day: Planning for Next Year
2:00 PM
St Mary's
Guest Speaker: Janice McLean-Farrell, PhD  Theme for Day: Embracing Antioch: Finding where God is at work and joining God there   Bio: Janice McLean-Farrell, was born and raised in Jamaica. She earned a Ph.D. in Divinity from the University of Edinburgh and is the Dirk Romeyn professor of Metro-Urban Ministries at New Brunswick Theological Seminary. Janice is passionate about equipping God's people as they live out their faith in in their daily lives. Her work as a scholar and in church ministry is dedicated to accomplishing this task. Janice has served as a commissioned pastor of a Christian Reform Church in New York as well as Retreat/seminar speaker on numerous occasions. She is also the editor of two books on World Christianity and the contemporary church and author of West Indian Pentecostals:Living their Faith in New York and London as well as several articles on immigrant churches, the Caribbean, and youth. Janice lives in Harlem with her husband and children.   Notes: Remember, we start with a potluck at 2 PM with lecture and discussion to follow