Midtown Manhattan is not only filled with iconic buildings, but a surprising sense of neighborhood and community life. Below the flow of tourists and commuters, is a rich tapestry of history, community, change, possibility, art and culture.
Whether it be the arts heritage of the theater district, the relocation of many of Wall Street's firms, the restaurants of Hell's Kitchen, the eclectic buildings of Tudor City, or the history of the Garment District, Midtown has been one of the most culturally generative places in the world. And the people that live in these Midtown neighborhoods are unique New Yorkers. Often those with roots in the city, and those who can handle the urgency and pace of life here in its midst. And it's in these neighborhoods, with these kinds of people, that we feel most at home.
Author Tim Dickau articulates our desired commitment to Midtown so well,
Not only are relationships deepened and enhanced through sharing a common neighborhood, our vision for and participation in the neighborhood changes, too. When you inhabit a neighborhood together as part of a community, you begin to grasp a kingdom vision of God’s inbreaking into our neighborhoods, a biblical vision for a city of delight, full of gardens and beauty and creativity, a place where justice for the least and joyful celebration exist side by side. When you inhabit a place as part of a community, you not only draw energy from one another to be involved in cultivating these characteristics, but you also begin to care about this place, your home, where you dwell with neighbors you have come to care about and even love as you share life together. If you work in one place, shop in another, play in a third and “go to church” (which is bad theology to begin with) in a fourth, life becomes more fragmented. When you are part of a community that inhabits a neighborhood with a vision to be involved in its transformation, life itself becomes more integrated and whole. Our communities become kinder, and we begin to consider each other’s welfare as we make economic, social, and political decisions.
We envision a community of people, deeply committed to loving one another in tangible, thoughtful ways, who support each other's callings and gifts in the workplace and world. We want to live in the way of Jesus and be a counter culture working for the common good and renewal of the city.
In a larger sense, our church is a part of a family of churches that meet across the city. We have 11 communities across Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. We share the same culture and DNA, which you can see listed on the right, and are committed to serving the city and working for renewal in the various places God has called us.
Sundays, 5 PM
Our gathering has a full children's program.
( A, C, E ) Times Sq - 42nd
( 1, 2, 3, 7 )
( B, D, F, M )
( N, R, W )
* This activity is not sponsored or endorsed by the DOE or the City of New York.