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Restorers of the Streets: Resources for Learning About the Prison System

Anthony Sandusky, friend of St. Lydia’s and a pastor at Concord Baptist Church in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn stopped by last week to preach on Isaiah 58:1-12 and the prison industrial complex in America. Crucial to our understanding of incarceration in our country is our grappling with the fact that racism is at its heart. Here is [...]

Posted in: Links, Photos, Sermons

Shaping Communities by Dorothy Bass

Emily shared this article written by Dorothy Bass on Christian community and governance as a resource for inspiration and guidance as we work towards having a governance structure of our own. The perennial Christian strategy, someone has said, is to gather the folks, break the bread, and tell the stories. It is as simple, and [...]

Interview with Emily in NY Spirit

Emily recently did this interview with Bianca Swift for Issue 168 of NY Spirit magazine.   A Visit with Emily Scott, St. Lydia’s Pastoral Minister A new kind of Christian worship is on the scene in New York. This one doesn’t take place on Sunday mornings in a church, but instead sitting around a dinner [...]

Posted in: Links, News & Updates

Want to learn about St. Lydia’s?

Read this article, “Dinner Church: Sit Down at the Table” to learn more about what we’re up to.

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Interested in how St. Lydia’s got started?

Read this article, “Starting From Scratch” about how St. Lydia’s got started.

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St. Lydia’s in Sarah Lawrence Magazine

The article about St. Lydia’s in SL Mag’s current issue on Building Community in NYC is out!

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St. Lydia’s in the Lutheran

There’s an article on St. Lydia’s in the current issue of The Lutheran!  Here’s an abbreviated online version of it.

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Ten-Year Plan

Emily created this document, A Vision for St. Lydia’s, this summer in response to a conversation we started at the retreat in July, and which we are continuing to have amongst ourselves about what we imagine for the future of St. Lydia’s.  Please read it at your leisure, and feel free to email emily@stlydias.org with [...]

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the prodigal son revisited

A few weeks ago we read Luke 15:11-32, the story of the prodigal son, and read the Elizabeth Bishop poem One Art.  Kathleen mentioned that Bishop also wrote a poem about the prodigal son.  Here is the text: The Prodigal The brown enormous odor he lived by was too close, with its breathing and thick [...]

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Radical Living in the Times

Radical Living, an intentional living community in Brooklyn, was covered in the real estate section of the New York Times in an article called “Sharing the Faith, Splitting the Rent.“

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