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Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper

The Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper is Pastor at the Orient Congregational Church and the author of 37 books, most recently IheartFrances: Love letters from an unlikely Admirer.

The Easter Maybe Crowd

Before I tell you what I see in the Easter Maybe Crowd, I should tell you about my perch. I am minister at Judson Memorial Church on Washington Square.

When is a Gate Not a Gate?

The Park is located at the south end of Lexington Avenue, at 21st Street, where Lexington abruptly goes from concrete to green, surprising more than just this New Jersey driver. In fact, the security guard at the Gramercy Park Hotel said he saw the whole thing. “It happens all the time,” he said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. “The car didn’t stop, backed up and headed the wrong way down 21st Street, which is a one way street, before making a U-turn and leaving.”

Lost and Found

On my personal scale of frantic before a flight, I was only a 5 on a scale of 1 to 10. I was running a bit late in the cab to LaGuardia for a 4:15 p.m. flight to Cleveland.

Beyond Blame: An Essay/Prayer for Alec Baldwin

On August 8, 2021, Actor Alec Baldwin came to the lawn of our church in Orient. He held an inaugural conversation in our series called Spirituality in light of…. His topic was Spirituality in the light of Covid.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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