Summer Worship Schedule - One service at 9:30 AM
Kids are invited to worship with their families until dismissal for children's worship downstairs following a children's message.
Our summer series “Great Words – Big Ideas” has been well received, as we’ve explored great words of the Bible that have deep and rich meaning. So far we’ve explored Spirit, Sin, Grace, Freedom, Agape Love, Covenant, Kingdom, and Fear.
We conclude the series during August with Heaven, Hell, Clean and Pure. As we explore nuances and misconceptions of these great words we tap into their big rich meanings.
Come and worship withe Brooklyn Big Band on Sunday August 4, then stay for a concert after the service. This stage band brings their special style from days of the past to the worship setting, a Sunday you won’t want to miss. Bring a neighbor or a friend to join us at 9:30 for worship.
We welcome special music guest – “The Brooklyn UMC Big Band.” Pastor Mike’s message covers some basics about “ouranis” or heaven as we know it. Do we become angels? Do we all get a harp and sing all the time? Do we stand around a throne all day long? In preparation read 1 Peter 1: 3-9
It’s Student Mission & Service Sunday – with the message “Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It” by Rachel Deveraux. As believers, we are called to actively spread God's words and love to make a positive difference in the world, whether it be our loved ones, or strangers from another country. Come gather this Sunday for inspiration in making a difference in the world today. 1 Peter 4:8-11 (NRSV)
This week’s great word is “katharos,” an adjective with rich meaning most simply translated as “clean” or “pure”. To help us grasp the depth of this great word, Jamie Boettcher explores where it is used in scripture and how it is demonstrated in Christ’s character. Read Matthew 5:8 and Psalm 24:3-5
We don’t talk about it (Gehenna) very much, but Jesus did say some things about hell. Pastor Mike explores some frequent questions. Does God send people there? Really? What about second chances? What do the New Testament images and descriptions of hell teach us about our lives, God’s love, and God’s dream for all people? Read John 3: 17, 1 Peter 3: 9, Matthew 16: 13-18
People experience joy (intense happiness or great delight) over all sorts of things – a new house, a new car, a new baby. In her message, Rachel Deveraux considers what makes joy, as a fruit of the Spirit, any different than joy in general? Come hear how anyone, even you, can have this fruit, and have it abundantly! Read Galatians 5:22-23 (NRSV).