A Message from Pastor Cathy

Like all faithful pilgrims, we are invited on a journey of days in which we look inward so that we can more clearly look outward and recognize those who need us most. I hope you will set aside some time and intention, work to let go of things you need to carry no longer or take on new disciplines that will draw you closer to God’s love.

On this page, you will find our schedule for the Season of Lent. I hope that you will join us. I have also identified several books and writings to help guide your way at the very bottom. Feel free to read one or all, sit with them, and be inspired.

Beloved, let us do our good work during this holy season so that we might rise together on Resurrection morning with fresh hope and purpose.

Always with love,
Pastor Cathy

Lenten Schedule

Church Clean-Up Day

Saturday, March 25th

9:00am to 3:00pm
You can help the church prepare for Easter by participating in the clean-up day. No heavy lifting is required, and lunch will be provided. Contact Maureen Donohue at maureen@paumcnyc.org with any questions.

Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 2nd

Holy Communion Worship Service
In-Person & Online at paumcnyc.org/live.

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, April 6th

Holy Communion Worship Service
In-Person & Online at paumcnyc.org/live.

Good Friday

Friday, April 7th

Worship Service
In-Person & Online at paumcnyc.org/live.

Children & Families Bagel Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 8th

11:00am to 12:30pm
Bunnies & Bagels Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt
All children & families are invited to a special bagel breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt. Feel free to invite neighbors, friends, and family to this great event! For more information, contact Liz Sweeney at liz@paumcnyc.org. If you would like to support the event, you can donate for the purchase of food, supplies, and supervision at paumcnyc.org/egghunt.

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 9th

Holy Communion Worship Service
In-Person & Online at paumcnyc.org/live.

Suggested Reading


“A Litany for Survival” by Audre Lorde (Link to Poem)

“Home” by Warsan Shire (Link to Poem)


Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days by Trevor Hudson

Lent of Liberation: Confronting the Legacy of American Slavery by Cheri L. Mills

The Book of Soul: 52 Paths to Living What Matters by Mark Nepo

Walking in the Wilderness: Seeking God During Lent by Beth A. Richardson

Forgiveness: A Lenten Study by Marjorie J. Thompson

Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman

Sacred Invitation: Lenten Devotions Inspired by the Book of Common Prayer