Five volunteers, Fr. Berto, June Beckett, Tommy Cheng, Kay Logan, and Bessie Green, from the church of the Intercession go every Wednesday from 3-4pm to PS368 Hamilton Heights School to share with two teachers and a group of 4th graders a book club. This is a wonderful opportunity for the church to engage in the life of the community, especially in such a crucial element as education as it is confronting more and more cuts from the government. This weekly meeting is always full of surprises and learning experiences for all involved. Many times we come out saying: "out of the mouths of the babes, God is speaking."
All Our Children is a public education initiative sponsored by the Episcopal diocese of New York and Trinity Wall Street in response to a resolution passed at the 2007 Diocesan Convention that encouraged Episcopal parishes to connect with public schools. The Rt. Rev. Catherine S. Roskam, bishop suffragan, and Joyce Coppin Mondesire, who is on the faculty of the City College of New York and a member of Trinity Wall Street’s vestry, created the program.