"A Christian who does not know the bible is like someone with tools and does not know how to use them." 
- Fr. Carver W. Israel

The Christian Education Committee 
The Christian Education Committee has discerned that on Sundays it would be most appropriate to dedicate one full hour for learning and that all activities related to learning or faith formation occur concurrently. So, as previously announced the learning hour will be from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm starting March 6, 2016. 

Young people are encouraged to attend service with their families to participate in the Liturgy and receive their blessings/communion.

Don’t forget that the resources of the Christian Learning Center are available on Sundays after service.

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334 MacDonough Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233

Church Telephone: 718.778.8700
Rectory Telephone:  718.467.5250
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The New Interpreter's Study Bible, New Revised Standard Version
Abingdon Press

The New Smith's Bible Dictionary, Doubleday

The Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible - Five volumes, Abington Press

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church - F.L. Cross, E.A. Livingstone, Oxford University Press

Bible Works - CD with Manual of Instructions (many features)

Old Testament Parallels: Law and Stories from the Ancient Near East, Victor H Matthews and Don C. Benjamin, Paulist Press, New York/Mahwah, NJ

The Torah: A Modern Commentary,  W.G. Plaut, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, New York

The Five Books of Moses, Robert Alter, W. H. Norton & Co., New York

St. Philip's Episcopal/Anglican Church
(The Diocese of Long Island)
Reverend Carver W. Israel, Rector
The Right Reverend Lawrence C. Provenzano, Diocesan Bishop


Trips and Tours
We hope that if you have not had an opportunity to join us at one of our learning opportunities that you consider these upcoming activities:

You may see Adrian Simmons for additional information and to register to attend.

Advent Bible Study

The title of this year’s Advent Bible Study is “Jesus Christ – Liberator or Imitator”. The study will examine the social and political context that that created the environment for a ‘messiah’, and the expectations of the Hebrew people of God as they yearn for this ‘messiah’. It will also look at the notion of ‘messiah’ then and now, and explore the question of how this unlikely son of a carpenter father and a field laborer mother came to be revered as “The Messiah”.

The study will be done in four Friday sessions (Nov. 20th, Dec. 4th, 11th, & 18th) beginning at 6:30 PM. Handouts will be made available before each session.