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Welcome to

All Souls Bethlehem Church

Join us! Sunday morningS at 10:45 am.

We are the cozy house church at 566 East 7th Street (between Cortelyou and Ditmas) in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn. WE HAVE STARTED IN-HOUSE SERVICES AGAIN! And we are continuing to stream live to our FACEBOOK PAGE for those of you that cannot be with us in person www.facebook.com/groups/allsoulsbethlehem. 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.  

COMMEMORATING THOSE LOST TO THE PANDEMIC AND CELEBRATING THEIR LIVES

 Oritt Stephen Everett was born on October 22, 1927 in La Ceiba, Honduras  died of Covid April 9th 2020, Aida Mercedes Suazo Everett was born on October 29, 1927 in Santo Domingo died because of Covid April 20, 2020. Parents and grandparents to congregants at ASBC. To learn more about them go to our "History Page." and view quilt squares created in their honor for the National Covid Quilt, created by Denise Lassen. 

 

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Times are tough and we are

a shelter

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 identification or non-identification, 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 blessed "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. 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

  • Collective Action for Puerto Rico

  • Safe climate for a better future

  • Food for the hungry in Times Square

  • Welcoming incoming Immigrants into our community

  • Raise the Age

  • Close Rikers Island

  • Supporting New York Nurses Association for Better Work Conditions

  • Poor People's Campaign

  • Faith in New York initiatives on immigration and City Budget

 

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. 

About

SUNDAY SERVICES:

10:45  AM - 12:00 PM        

  Sunday  February 25th, 2024
  Raquel Irizarry

"Those That Carry The Word"

"Jesus in this week's scripture reading in Mark 8:31-38 says that he will endure suffering, be rejected and be killed. How many times have prophets come to speak about what we are not ready or willing to hear, and they have been rebuked, castigated, and sometimes even lost their lives in bringing their message, that is a truth that is too hard to swallow. We will ponder and seek a better understanding of those that have and will come carrying "the word. (R.I)""
Raquel Irizarry is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary and Columbia School of Social Work. She is an activist, a writer, a guest minister, as well as lead facilitator of a Brain Training program for adults with early to mid-stage memory loss. She is currently a member of both the UCC Metro Association Board of Directors and their Social Justice Committee, and is a member of the NYS/NYC Coordinating Committees for the Poor People's Campaign (A National Call for Moral Revival). She is also a long-time member and the Council President of All Souls Bethlehem Church in Brooklyn. Raquel loves/does photography, sings a little, and is a believer in the power of God's abundant Love.

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"You Don't Have to Believe to Belong and Be Loved in this Place" 
Musician: Richard Harper

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“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."

Galilleo Galilei

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