Small Undenominational church Seeking Place To Worship on Sundays — Brooklynian

Small Undenominational church Seeking Place To Worship on Sundays

Hello all.

This is my first post to this forum. Glad I found it and thanks for many good posts on so many topics.

I live in Ditmas Kensington area not far from Coney Island Ave. I work with a small congregation where we might have maybe 30 people including visitiors at the very most. For last 3 years we have met in the public schools but due to Supreme Court not hearing previous case, we will probably be unable to meet there soon.

I am simply seeking a place where we can meet a few hours Sunday mornings for our simple Bible study and Worship, no instruments, dancing or loud noice involved.

If anyone can help me find some places I can call or email generally from 15th St. near Park down to 18th Ave. between Q and F trains, I would greatly appreciate it. We cannot afford a large price but our payments would always be reliable and no worries about damaging of facilities.

I have been in Brooklyn for 24 years or so and this is a wonderful challenge but we would appreciate any suggestions and thanks again.

Gary

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  • Gary-

    Do the leaders of the houses of worship that are at risk of being told they must leave school grounds know each other, or have a member association of some kind?

    I ask because I think an article that discusses how the court decision will affect small congregations in NYC would be interesting.

    ...sorry, I have no leads on space.

  • Thanks. No, I am not personally acquainted with them but all religious groups across the country would probabloy be affected. Here is one article and more can be searched.

    http://articles.boston.com/2011-12-04/news/30474984_1_bronx-household-private-religious-speech-supreme-court

    Gary

  • Yesterday, people who believe that religious groups should be able to continue to rent space in schools staged a demonstration:

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Several pastors and a New York City councilman have been arrested at a protest against the city’s plans to evict worship services from school buildings.

    Seven demonstrators, including Councilman Fernando Cabrera, were charged with trespass Thursday.

    “We were praying and we sang a song,” Cabrera told 1010 WINS. “The event took like 2 minutes and we were arrested — which is a lot shorter than the Occupy Wall Street people had the opportunity to stand.”

    Police said the group refused to move from the entrance to the city’s Law Department in Manhattan.

    “Now I have to go home and explain to my grandson, who was scared for his granddaddy, why I was arrested,” Cabrera said. “I have to explain to him about civil disobedience and about just cause.”

    The city has told about 60 churches they must stop holding worship services in public schools after Feb. 12. It argues separation of church and state and cites a court decision.

    In addition, the city Housing Authority says it’s reviewing its policy on renting space to outside groups, including five churches.

    An attorney representing some of the churches says about 25 people, mostly pastors, took part in the demonstration.

    “We’re standing firm, we’re not going to waiver on this, we’re not going to go away,” Cabrera said.

    source: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/01/05/councilman-pastors-arrested-at-protest-against-nycs-plan-to-ban-worship-services-at-schools/

  • cbs wrote: Religious leaders and elected officials joined a massive march to protest the ban on religious gatherings in public schools.

    An estimated 17,000 worshipers marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall Sunday to protest the Appeals Court decision to ban religious services from public schools to avoid the appearance of government endorsement of particular faiths.

    “Freedom to worship, that’s what we want,” they chanted.

    On December 5, the City announced congregations would have to stop using public schools for services as of February 12.

    “We are here to tell Mayor Bloomberg, I mean we are going to have 60 churches homeless and that’s not Christ-like,” said Bronx Pastor Sal Sabino of the Heavenly Region Christian Center.

    “The church has been notoriously persecuted since its inception so I’m not surprised but we’re not going to stay quiet we’re going to speak out and say this is what the foundation of America is built upon,” said Roseann Kytka of Ascencion Presbyterian Church, which meets at P.S. 101 in Forest Hills.

    Bills are pending in the State Legislature and City Council that would reverse the ban.

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/01/29/thousands-march-to-protest-ban-on-using-public-schools-for-religious-services/#.TyaCWApxwao.facebook

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