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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  May 26th, 2024
  Rev. Josh Lee

"Unity Amidst Diversity"

"Join us this Sunday for an inspiring sermon on "United in Diversity: Embracing Our Common Unity." In a world rich with diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives, it's easy to feel divided by our differences. However, true community is built not on uniformity, but on a profound understanding of our shared humanity.We'll explore how our common faith calls us to celebrate diversity while fostering unity. Discover how we can come together as a church family, respecting and valuing our unique qualities, and finding strength in our collective spirit. Come and be part of a transformative message that will empower us to build a more inclusive and loving community. (J.L.)"

Rev. Josh RaderLee works at Union Theological Seminary and is ordained in the United Church of Christ. His experiences have exposed him to a wide spectrum of thought, that compelled him to create greater unity among diversity. He has served as an Associate Pastor in the Assemblies of God & United Methodist Church, as Youth Director in the American Baptist Church, as Senior Pastor at an Independent Christian Church, and as a Co-Pastor of an Inter-denominational Church in Illinois and Brooklyn. Throughout his career and education, he has lived at the intersectionality of both the Christian and LGBTQIA+ communities, instilling him with empathy to love God and people without exception. Josh earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Studies from Moody Bible Institute and his Master of Divinity from Garrett Theological Seminary.

"You Don't Have to Believe to Belong and Be Loved in this Place" 

Musician: Debbie Deane

LATEST Sermons

“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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