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.
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 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
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.
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday November 26th, 2023
Rev. John Magisano
"This Sunday we celebrate the beginning of Advent and the new liturgical year. Our Gospel reading this week (Mark 13:24-37) advises us to "Keep Awake." As we prepare for the birth of Christ this season this year, the world is in pain and the future is uncertain. But as we move through this season, we are advised to pay attention, to keep awake for the signs of the new world being born.
Join us on Sunday as we awaken our spirits to Emanuel, God with us. (J.M.)"
Reverend John Magisano is ordained in the Universal Fellowship of
Metropolitan Community Churches. He previously served churches in New York City and Hartford, CT. He lives in Flatbush, Brooklyn with his husband and furkid, Wolfie. His "day job" is learning and development leader for the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. He is graduate of the Guild for Spiritual Guidance and has certification in organizational development from the NTL Institute, and earned his M.Div. degree at New York Theological.
"You Don't Have to Believe to Belong and Be Loved in this Place"
Musician: Richard Harper
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