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October 2018

A Church in Transition

October 28, 2018 @ 9:45 am - November 18, 2018 @ 10:45 am EDT
Third Floor Living Room, 62 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128 United States
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By John Muller The only constant is change. In this time of time of transition in both our congregation and our denomination, we will spend four Sundays together this fall looking at aspects of the changes currently before us in our service to the unchanging God.  Sunday, Oct. 28 – Rev. Kimberly Bracken Long, Worshiping God Today Rev. Kim Long is the editor of the quarterly journal Call to Worship: Liturgy, Music, Preaching, and the Arts and co-editor of the…

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“Worshiping God Today”

October 28, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am EDT

https://youtu.be/LtmfIQ5uWR8 In this time of time of transition in both our congregation and our denomination, we are spending four Sundays together looking at changes currently before us in our service to the unchanging God. Rev. Kimberly Bracken Long presents Worshiping God Today about the recent revision to our denomination’s Book of Common Worship. 

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November 2018

The Christian Faith Today

November 4, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am EST

https://youtu.be/L7eKXwhXt8o Rev. Kimberly L. Clayton discusses The Christian Faith Today. Rev. Clayton will speak about changes as the broader church moves into what theologian Harvey Cox has called today’s post-Constantinian “Age of Faith.” 

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Whatever Happened to Mainline Protestantism?

November 11, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am EST

https://youtu.be/BhBUJb_-akY Barbara G. Wheeler will present Whatever Happened to Mainline Protestantism? What does the future hold for the Presbyterian Church and for congregations like The Brick Church? 

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December 2018

Brick’s Seminarians Share Their Path to Christian Service

December 2, 2018 @ 9:45 am - December 16, 2018 @ 10:45 am EST
Third Floor Living Room, 62 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128 United States
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By Robert McCrie Each fall Brick Church welcomes new faces to our ministry: seminarians who spend the academic year with us. This year we are delighted to have three bright students. On Wednesdays in the mornings and afternoons, they may work with the ministers dealing with a variety of parish matters. In the evenings, they may sit with and contribute to one of the permanent committees at Brick Church or sit in with a meeting of the Session. On Sundays,…

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Joshua Narcisse “Presbyterianism in America: A Story of Race, Faith, Death, and Uncertainty”

December 2, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am EST

https://youtu.be/xcnDcWKyAv8 Drawing from his work with the 2020 Vision Team, a committee of the Office of the General Assembly, Joshua will discuss the words of hope, and anxiety, that he has heard from across the denomination. Sitting with these numerous tensions: Black and Presbyterian, denominational decline, and the uncertainty of what the future holds, he will consider the opaque, yet foundational question of life spent following Christ, “So What Now?” Joshua is a proud native of Queens, NY. As a…

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“Religious Fundamentalism, Womanhood, and What it Means to be a Pastor: A journey of Faith Exploration as an Act of Resistance”

December 16, 2018 @ 9:45 am EST

Hannah Faye grew up in a Southern Baptist Church and is now a seminary student at one of the most liberal theological institutions in the country. Still learning what it means to be a pastor, Hannah Faye will explain how breaking the mold doesn’t always mean starting over and how she has come to cherish her Southern Baptist roots in the midst of a resurgent Evangelical America. Believing the church must re-imagine its “conservative vs. liberal” dichotomy, Hannah Faye argues…

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January 2019

Adult Education presents: Sola Scriptura

January 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am - January 13, 2019 @ 10:45 am EST
Third Floor Living Room, 62 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128 United States
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In the Reformed tradition, Martin Luther coined the term Sola Scripture to emphasize the importance and centrality of Scripture.  Luther believed that Scripture was the only infallible source for revelation and decision-making.  He considered that only the Bible could shape doctrine.  Thus, Sola Scriptura was a founding principle of the Reformation. On two Sundays this month, church member Tom Robinson will lead discussion around this teaching. Members will be invited into Bible study together as topics are explored. Sunday January 6…

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February 2019

Adult Education Presents: Theologians in Nazi Germany: Stories of Resistance

February 3, 2019 @ 9:45 am - February 24, 2019 @ 10:45 am EST
Third Floor Living Room, 62 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128 United States
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By Susan Powell In Germany, at the time of the Nazis, there were approximately 20 million Catholics and 40 million Protestants. However, few Christians spoke out against fascism. But some did, German citizens and theologians alike. There were those who paid with their lives, and others escaped. Brick’s Adult Education program will begin a four-part series on great theologians of the 20th century and how three of these theologians responded to the national issues in Germany.   Karl Barth: The Barthian Revolt…

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2019 Women’s Retreat

February 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm EST
Third Floor Living Room, 62 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128 United States
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What are God's Messengers telling us? Who are Angels in the Bible? Who: For all women of the Brick Church and their friends When: Saturday, February 9 from 9:00am-2:00pm Where: 3rd floor of the Brick Church Parish House. What: This year we will study the stories of God's messengers, the angels of the Bible, and discover how God is speaking to us today.   Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Join us for fellowship, study, a quiet break from the…

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