All Souls Bethlehem Church
Join us! Sunday morningS at 10:30am
We normally gather at our cozy house church at 566 East 7th Street (between Cortelyou and Ditmas) in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn (BUT WE HAVE MOVED OUR SERVICES TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GROUPS/ALLSOULSBETHLEHEM DURING THIS TIME PERIOD . We are 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. We look forward when we all will be together again in our sanctuary, and we pray for the health, welfare, and safety of all at this time.
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."
On Sunday, April 12th, the service will be led by John Magisano on the theme, "Do Not Be Afraid."
In our Scripture readings for this Easter Sunday (Isaiah 12:6 and Matthew 28:1-10) the message, "Do not be afraid" is repeated several times. While we are living through a time fraught with fear, God's message, again and again is "do not be afraid."
In these days, we are experiencing illness, death and of course, fear. But we are also witnessing an outpouring of love, connection and care for each other. Through this outpouring, we are living the Resurrection. It is as real as the virus and will overcome it. New ways of living, loving and caring for each other are emerging from this Tomb. Let us heed the words of our Lord this Easter Sunday: DO NOT BE AFRAID.
Richard Harper will provide the music.
We are continuing to broadcast our Sunday service via our facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/allsoulsbethlehem
And, starting this week we also using Zoom Meeting for those that do not wish to view the via Facebook Live. There are call in numbers that will allow you to call and just hear the service, if you cannot access Zoom on your computer. This should eliminate the problems we have been having with the phones these past weeks.
Topic: Easter Service April 12th
Time: April 12, 2020 10:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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