All Souls Bethlehem Church
Join us! Sunday morningS at 10:30am
We gather at our cozy house church at 566 East 7th Street (between Cortelyou and Ditmas) in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn. An open and affirming community, we celebrate the worth and dignity of ALL God’s people and each person’s search for truth and meaning in a non-dogmatic and friendly atmosphere. We worship through music, prayer, communal joys and concerns, and dynamic sermons. Come on in, and stay for good food and lively conversation immediately following services. Got little ones? Supervised creative activities for children are provided!
Times are tough and we are
in the storm.
The Little House Church in BrooklYn
We are ASBC, the little house church in Brooklyn with a big heart, a sense of humor, and a passion for the sacred, the arts, and social justice. A multi-faith community, we are connected to the Unitarian Universalist Association, the United Church of Christ, and the Disciples of Christ.
“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139)
We take God’s love seriously and ALL ARE WELCOME, no matter your race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, difference in ability, gender, or sexual orientation.
"God is Still Speaking,”
Rooted in the Hebrew scriptures and the teachings of Jesus, we incorporate other faith traditions and the wisdom of prophetic voices from psychology, science, Womanist and Black Liberation Theology, Native American and earth centered spirituality. Experience ASBC’s raucous and fun "Passing of the Peace" and our heartfelt sharing of joys and concerns followed by a pastoral prayer.
“The only thing better than singing
is more singing.” (Ella Fitzgerald)
And we love to sing! We enrich worship through musical diversity from traditional hymns and spirituals to blues, jazz, gospel, classical and contemporary music led by our own artists and professional guests.
“We come from the creator with creativity.” (Maya Angelou)
We honor the arts—music, painting, writing, photography, and film—as integral to spiritual expression and nourishment. At ASBC, we present two monthly “open mics,” to which the public is invited to share their music and poetry. Once a month, we host Movie Night. Other activities include a twice monthly Bible Study and a Game Night at a local café, as well as sponsored trips to museums, concerts and exhibits.
TikkuN Olam (Repairing the World)
These challenging times have lit a fire in our bellies for more action, activism, and aid. Recent initiatives include:
Member of the New Sanctuary Coalition
Safe climate for a better future
Food for the hungry in Times Square
NY Cares Coat Drive
Raise the Age
Close Rikers Island
Poor People's Campaign
Co-Sponsor for "Why the 2020 Census Matters" Forum
Help for those struggling with poverty and mental illness
Come Through our Door
Whatever it is you are looking for—reflection, connection, prayer, insight, a chance to slow down and breathe, or ways to repair the world, we invite you to come through the door. Get to know us. Stop by on Sunday for worship and a cup of coffee.
“Philosophy is written in this grand book, the universe, which stands continually open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and read the letters in which it is composed."
Sunday Service Nov. 10th 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. (coffee hour to follow), will be led by Rev. Johnny Kline on the theme "Amid Chaos and Justice" One of Dr. King’s most famous quotes claims that the arc of the moral universe bends toward justice. This quote has been a rallying cry for religious progressives for decades. Now, along comes Ta-Nehisi Coates, another prophet from another generation, who says it not only doesn’t bend toward justice but there is no universal moral arc at all. Only chaos. These are two of the most influential and highly respected thinkers of the past 60 years and their perspectives could not be farther apart. Or could they? Let’s do a deep dive together into this conundrum at ASBC this Sunday morning..
Come and join us for reflection, worship and song.
"Wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here."
We have lots of free weekly activities at ASBC. Most take place at 566 East 7th Street except where noted. All are welcome.
1st Friday of the month, 7-10pm and 3rd Saturday of the month, 1-5pm
Bible studies have resumed the second and fourth Sundays of the month after services.
3rd Friday of the month, 6pm - 8pm. Location: Connecticut Muffin at 1106 Cortelyou Road.
Last Friday of the month, 7pm
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