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Father Antonio Checo honored by NAACP

On Sunday, June 24, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP – Corona East Elmhurst Branch) presented their Clergy Award to the Very Rev. Antonio Checo, rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church of Jackson Heights, NY in recognition of “his faithful service to the Church and outstanding dedication to the community.” 

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St. Peter's, Rosedale, Kicks Off 110th Anniversary Celebrations

Last week, St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Rosedale, Queens, kicked off a year of special events in honor of its 110th Anniversary. 

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Hundreds Flock to Annual Strawberry Festival at Zion, Douglaston

The annual festival drew hundreds of visitors to enjoy fresh strawberries, strawberry ice cream and their signature strawberry shortcake. Some of the raised money goes to support Zion’s “Rhythms of Grace” program, a church service designed especially for autistic children. 

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Video News Comments: Brooklyn Clergy at Brooklyn Pride 2017

The Rev. Marie Tatro and the Rev. John DeNaro comment on the important role of the Church at Pride events. 

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Pentecost Celebration Unites Flushing Deanery

270 parishioners gathered outside from four parishes in the Flushing Deanery to celebrate Pentecost together.

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Episcopalians worship in the shadow of Parish of St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre

Long Island Herald writer Ben Strack, profiles Church of the Ascension in Rockville Centre and what it is like to worship and gather next to the large Roman Catholic Cathedral across the street.

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"Angelmobile" has arrived in Brooklyn

A mobile soup kitchen and community resource office arrived this week in Brooklyn after being driven nearly 3,000 miles from its manufacturer in California. Staff and volunteers will be able to provide up to 800 meals per day and critical social services out of its mobile office.

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Video News: St. John’s Hosts Presentation on Effective Opioid Addiction Treatment

Over 100 people filled the parish hall on May 15 at St. John's for the presentation, "What Works: Practices for Reversing the Epidemic of Opioid Addiction & Overdose".

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Episcopal Cyclists Raise Money and Build Networks for Ministry

Five years ago, the Episcopalian South Shore Bike Ride began as a way for Christ Church, Babylon to raise money to sponsor a single day of building to support Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk County. Along the way, cyclists would meet and learn a little about their neighboring parishes. Today, the annual ride supports two or three build days per year and has developed into a collaborative network that showcases and supports ministries along the south shore.

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New vicar will lead two North Fork churches

“I feel at this stage a bit like an anthropologist. I’m exploring and learning about the cultures and seeing what the larger needs are in the community and how the churches can meet those needs,” said Joslin in this profile in the Suffolk Times by Kelly Zegers. 

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