Sunday Worship Service

"Help. thanks. WOW." - (Anne Lamott)

Join us! Sunday morning at 10:30am, we gather at our cozy house church on 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, friendly, vibrant atmosphere.

We worship through music, prayer, communal joys and concerns, and dynamic sermons by Pastor Millhollen.

Come on in, and stay for good food and lively conversation immediately following services. Got little ones? Supervised creative activities for children are provided!

Selecting "This Sunday's Theme" tab will inform you of what's happening this Sunday!

 

 

       

 

 

Times are tough and we are shelter in the storm.

Welcome to ASBC, the little house in Brooklyn with a big heart, a sense of humor and a passion for the sacred, the arts and social justice. We are a multi-faith community 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 – ALL ARE WELCOME, no matter your race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, difference in ability, gender, or sexual orientation.

“God Is Still Speaking,” This is an intentional comma via the UCC

“Never place a period where God has placed a comma,” Gracie Allen has said, and we worship, led by Pastor Pilar Millhollen, with this goal – to inform, illuminate and inspire. 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 Spirituality, and more. Experience ASBC’s raucous and fun Passing of the Peace and our heartfelt sharing of Joys and Concerns followed by a pastoral prayer. Once a month, we celebrate the Christian tradition of Communion, open to all, as a ritual remembrance of our covenant that all are welcome at our table.

“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.

“Everybody born comes from the creator trailing wisps of glory. 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,” at which the public is invited to share their music and poetry. Once a month, we host Movie Night followed by a guided discussion. Other activities include a monthly Bible Study and Game Night at a local café, as well as sponsored trips to museums, concerts and exhibits.

Tikkun Olam (repairing the world)

As Marian Wright Edelman puts it, “Service is the rent we pay to be living...the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.” Helping others is part of the fabric of who we are, from reaching out to a fellow parishioner in need, to fighting racism, poverty, and climate change. Our challenging times have lit a fire in our bellies for more action, activism, and aid! Recent initiatives include hurricane relief for Puerto Rico, food for the hungry in Times Square, the NY Cares Coat Drive, incarceration work including Raise the Age and Close Rikers Island, the continuing fight for affordable housing in the face of gentrification, and help for those struggling with mental illness and poverty. Want to get involved? Click on Events for more info!

Come through our door.

Whatever it is you are looking for—reflection, connection, prayer, insight, a chance to slow down, 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. You are welcome here.

 

 

All Souls Bethelehem Church, 566 East 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11218-5902

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