August 8, 2017
Hello Forefront Family!
One thing we have learned in looking at the Gospel of Mark this summer is that the movement of Jesus is named appropriately. Jesus and his followers were always on the move. Always discovering new aspects of God's love, power, justice, and beauty by walking by faith into new opportunities.
This summer has been full of opportunities for us, and for me personally, to lean into faith. To say yes to the not yet known because of the God that we do know.
So in the spirit of the movement of Jesus, I am so excited to announce some important news!
After several years, and countless amazing memories in the Gramercy Theatre, we have decided to look for a new place to gather on Sundays that will help us explore what a just and generous expression of Christianity looks like. Through a lot of hard work, imagination, prayer, and some unexplainable good fortune, we have found a place to meet that provides us with everything we were looking for.
For the rest of this year, we will be exploring what Forefront Manhattan looks like as we move into this next season by gathering in the West Village each Sunday at 11 a.m. at the LGBT Community Center at 208 West 13th St.
The Center itself is a beautiful building with lots of bright, clean, flexible space for us to gather, worship, invest in one another and grow as a Church.
One of the new ways we are coming together is by inviting everyone to attend one service together at the same time. This will give us a chance to connect, grow, and eventually add services as necessary.
By meeting in the LGBT Center and by being a presence in the West Village, we are able to be the incarnation of Jesus is new fresh ways that extend our reach and influence as we move forward. The brunch scene is pretty dope too.
For those of you who just can't wait to get to church on Sundays, feel free to come at 10 a.m. and volunteer with the set up and coffee teams! And for those of you who know that God will be there when you arrive for the 11 a.m. service, enjoy some extra sleep!
This is good news friends.
We are moving in the right direction.
Spread the word. Invite your friends. Get involved.
You aren't going to want to miss any of this.
I am so excited for this opportunity, and I can't wait to see everyone there -- every Sunday at 11 a.m.!
Peace and grace,
You're invited to join us for worship every Sunday morning at 11 a.m. at our new West Village location!
208 West 13th Street
btwn. Greenwich & 7th Aves.
New York, NY 10011
All are welcome to attend and participate in the life of our congregation.
Our Kidstuf program (birth through 5th grade) is provided during the service.
To learn more about the things that we believe and value, read our Ethos.
Our worship location is easily accessible via of any of these Subway lines to 14th Street: