Community Works is set to premiere harlem is…GOSPEL, a new documentary film by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jamal Joseph. The film, which delves into the history of the Harlem Gospel tradition and looks at its current expression… Continue reading
Trinity Church Cemetery consists of three separate burial grounds associated with Trinity Church in Manhattan, New York, USA. The first was established in the Churchyard located at 74 Trinity Place at Wall Street and Broadway. Continue reading
Continuing to serve as a beacon for social justice and spirituality, the historic Riverside Church today announced that it is launching the Distinguished Preacher Series, a monthly speaking series providing the opportunity for the public to hear some of the most powerful Christian preaching voices of today, beneath the soaring halls of the Church’s majestic Nave. The Series will debut at Riverside during service on Sunday, November 21 at 10:45 a.m., with guest preacher the Right Reverend V. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Continue reading
Julian Bond interviews the Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts III. Dr. Butts is pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church, a large, historic, and broadly influential church located in Harlem in New York City.
In addition to serving as pastor, Dr. Butts is founder and chairman of the Abyssinian Development Corporation, a non-profit organization formed by the church, which has invested $500 million in the surrounding community. Dr. Butts also serves as president of the State University of New York College at Old Westbury.
Great opportunity for a dramatic experience.
On Saturday, May 2nd, at the Schomburg Library located at 135th Street and Lenox in Harlem, the event will open with the exhibition, “The Peoples of St. Philip’s”. Continue reading
A church in the Manhattan neighborhood of Harlem, run by pro-Israel Bishop Carlton Brown, included a special prayer for the Jewish people and the State of Israel in its weekly Sunday prayer on January 4.
Brown, who runs an association of 18 churches in New York and serves as Senior Pastor of the Bethel Gospel Assembly, organized the event.
Approximately 1,000 people participated in the special prayer, which was attended by Israel’s Consul-General to New York Assi Shariv and covered by every major New York television station.
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From Brown to Bush, on both sides of the pond, we have to re-think our obligation to greed!
Is it ”moral” to ”spend our way our of the recession” and not consider “the poor”?
On Sunday, December 21, The Riverside Church in Harlem celebrated the holiday season with the annual Christmas Concert Candlelight Carol Festival where the darkened halls of The Riverside Church Nave is illuminated by a sea of candle flames held by church goers for “the Ritual of Light.” During the Ritual of Light, the Nave is darkened the Congregation is encouraged to recognize the Light of Christ coming into the world in the candlelit faces of their neighbors.
Photo Credit: Laos Fois/The Riverside Church
The Historic Manhattan Church Calls On The Community To Help Keep The Holiday Tradition Going Strong
For the eighth consecutive year, participants of The Riverside Church Food Pantry, Shower Ministry and residents of the Harlem community will celebrate Jesus’ Birthday with food, music fellowship, caroling, games and gifts on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at The Riverside Church’s South Hall, located at 490 Riverside Drive (bet. 120th & 122nd St.), Morningside Heights.
What started off as a small gathering of 150 guests eight years ago has grown into a true community event in which the Church provides a hot meal, school supplies and warm clothing for over 2,000 guests. In order for this festive celebration to remain a success, The Riverside Church is asking for donations of toiletries, winter clothing, toys, books, school supplies and to keep this event alive. Continue reading