October 10, 2015

 Heavenly Rest is re-imagining our Children and Family ministries. Read more about it here!

I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me
Middle School Summer Service-Learning Program
Come explore the history of immigration & inclusion in New York City and gain valuable leadership, community organizing, and service experience over 3.5 days in New York City. Key themes will include critical perspectives on:
• Immigration & the History of New York
• race, class, & gender
• international affairs
• the role of the Episcopal Church in historic & contemporary immigration issues.
The cost will be $200. Email Lucy Breidenthal at lbreidenthal@heavenlyrest.org for more information!

Weekly Monday and Friday Playgroups
Join parents on Monday and Friday mornings from 10am-Noon in our Good Shepherd Play Room for free play, prayer, and community. Parents and children gather together to share experiences, learn, and explore together. Contact Lucy at lbreidenthal@heavenlyrest.org for information.

Free To Be Under Three 

Free To Be Under Three, NYC’s premier infant, toddler and two’s program is now a part of Heavenly Rest’s weekly activities.  We currently have open enrollment for all parents and caregivers with children from birth to thirty-four months.

Please read more about Free to Be Under Three by visiting our website at this link freetobeunderthree.com To register or for any questions please call us at 212-988-1708

Monthly Saturday Playgroups
Join us for a monthly Saturday playgroup from 10:30am-12:30pm for parents of infants and toddlers! We will gather for storytelling, music, and play. Coffee and bagels provided, cash donations accepted. Upcoming Saturday Playgroup dates: March 2

Godly Play (for ages 3 to 1st grade) is a method of Christian Education and spiritual direction whereby children learn the art of religious language through parable, sacred story, silence. and liturgical action.  In Godly Play we tell the Bible stories to children to encourage them to connect to their personal experience of God.


Being in a choir provides both a singing and spiritual community for children and their families at our church. The combination of advanced musical training in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere with the spirituality and camaraderie of a church choir is unique. Many of our choristers have remained a loyal part of the program all the way through their graduation from high school. To learn more about Children’s Choir, see a schedule, or sign up – click here.

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Need a Prayer

Open my lips, O Lord,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from your presence
and take not your holy Spirit from me.

Give me the joy of your saving help again
and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.