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Sunday Service - ONE SERVICE - Five Year Anniversary & Atlantic Antic
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Service - ONE SERVICE - Five Year Anniversary & Atlantic Antic

This is a Sunday not to be missed! Five years ago on this weekend, Forefront Brooklyn launched with its very first Sunday service. On September 24th, join our whole community in celebration of all that God has done in the past five years and all that is to come. We'll worship together then head out to Atlantic Antic to serve and celebrate with our neighborhood.

Atlantic Antic is Brooklyn's largest street fair and it's happening outside our Roulette doors on Sunday, Sept 24th. We'll only have one service on this day starting at 10 AM (NO 11:15 service) due to the crowds on Atlantic Avenue. This is a good day to take public transportation as parking is very, very limited.

If you would like to volunteer to serve in our booth you can email Ashley Hofkens at aahofkens@yahoo.com or Caroline Hughes caroline@forefrontnyc.com. We need volunteers in two hour shifts to apply temporary tattoos, paint faces, and welcome people. 

 

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Newcomers Dinner
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Newcomers Dinner

It can be hard to meet people on Sunday mornings. Sure, we have meet and greet for a few minutes, and you might talk to someone at connection point, but it all happens so fast that it might not be all that easy to really connect or ask the questions you want to ask. Well, luckily for you, we have Newcomers Dinner. Every couple of months, we get together at a Forefront community member's apartment and just hang out. We take care of everything. We'll have food, drinks, friends, and entertainment, all you have to do is show up.

RSVP to attend the dinner on July 18th in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn. We'll send you the exact address closer to the date. 

Email Associate Pastor Jennifer Fisher (jennifer@forefrontnyc.com) with any questions.

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Theology Happy Hour
Jan
4
5:00 PM17:00

Theology Happy Hour

  • 27 East 28th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Theology Happy Hour happens the first Wednesday of each month!

Take the opportunity to grab a free drink at the Forefront offices and talk to the Forefront staff about theology, spirituality, and everything in between. 

Theology Happy Hour is just another avenue in which Forefront practices unity and not uniformity. We're looking forward to the conversation!

Please RSVP:

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Helping Hands Food Pantry
Dec
24
10:00 AM10:00

Helping Hands Food Pantry

The Park Slope small groups have been championing a partnership to serve at the Helping Hands pantry once a month for the past 3 years. Now they want to invite others in our community to join them in serving for Christmas.

It's a simple morning of bagging groceries and distributing them to our neighbors in need. The entrance to the pantry is located on the side of St. Augustine's Church on Sterling St between 5th and 6th Aves - also an easy walk from Barclays Center.

Please sign up below. If you have questions, please contact Leadership Resident Caroline Hughes at caroline@forefrontnyc.com.

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Christmas Dinner with Boys Town
Dec
20
3:00 PM15:00

Christmas Dinner with Boys Town

Learn more about one of our newest non-profit partnerships, Boys Town New York, by cooking, serving, and sharing a meal and game time with the teenage boys living in their downtown Brooklyn shelter. Meal prep is at 3pm, dinner and activities start at 5:30pm. Sign up below.

Click here to learn more about Boys Town.

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BCS Gift Wrapping Volunteer Party
Dec
17
12:30 PM12:30

BCS Gift Wrapping Volunteer Party

  • 285 Schermerhorn Street Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Brooklyn Community Services volunteers to wrap presents for students participating in BCS's after school program.

If you are unable to join on the 17th, there are two earlier scheduled for December 8th and December 13th.

To sign up, you can email your name, email, and phone number directly to Jelani Thomas jthomas@wearebcs.org

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Christmas Party
Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas Party

It's that time of year! There isn't a better way to celebrate then with fun and community at the annual Christmas party. Cookies will be available and this year will have a special exciting element! More details to come from small group leaders in the upcoming weeks.

If you have any questions or are interested in baking cookies, contact Leadership Resident Caroline Hughes, caroline@forefrontnyc.com.

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Nomi Network's Annual Holiday Party
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Nomi Network's Annual Holiday Party

JOIN NOMI NETWORK FOR OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY!

We want to show our appreciation to all our supporters who make our work possible. Come join us Dec. 7th for a Holiday Party celebrating the Network of Nomi. Hear stories of success that you made happen and toast to a brighter future for women and children in India and Cambodia. 

There will be light fare, delicious wines, a hot cocoa station, photo ops, interactive stations, festive music, and oh so much more!

FAQs

How much is a ticket?

FREE! 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact events@nominetwork.org for any questions or changes to your registration.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No need! We will have a printed guest list. 

 Where is the event taking place?

The holiday party location will be disclosed after you RSVP. The general area of the venue is Midtown Manhattan. 

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Do For One Info Session
Nov
28
6:45 PM18:45

Do For One Info Session

Do For One is a non-profit with a mission to bring dignity and hope to people with disabilities through the power of relationships. Their monthly info sessions are designed for anyone interested in having an in-depth discussion on the kinds of issues people on the margins of society face, particularly people with disabilities, and to reflect on ways we can personally respond to these issues. Snacks and Drinks provided! 

Info Sessions are designed for anyone interested in having an in-depth discussion on the kinds of issues people on the margins of society face, particularly people with disabilities, and to reflect on ways we can personally respond to these issues. Snacks and Drinks provided!

November's info session will be held in midtown Manhattan. To attend, RSVP directly through the Do For One site, by clicking here.

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Helping Hands Food Pantry
Nov
26
10:00 AM10:00

Helping Hands Food Pantry

The Park Slope small groups have been championing a partnership to serve at the Helping Hands pantry once a month for the past 3 years. Now they want to invite others in our community to join them in serving during Thanksgiving week.

It's a simple morning of bagging groceries and distributing them to our neighbors in need. The entrance to the pantry is located on the side of St. Augustine's Church on Sterling St between 5th and 6th Ave - also an easy walk from Barclay's Center.

Learn more and RSVP below. You will receive details closer to the date if you RSVP.

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Out of Order Film Screening
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Out of Order Film Screening

  • The Riverside Church in the City of New York (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hosted by Riverside Church, you are invited to join the cast and crew of Out of Order for the first East Coast screening of this groundbreaking documentary.  The film reveals the complex and painful struggles faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) faith leaders as they confront entrenched bigotry and work to build loving support within their churches.

Introduced by Director Amanda Bluglass and joined by multiple members of the cast and crew, we look forward to showing this film to so many who have given generously to its making and introducing the film to so many others eager to experience its magic.

Film Screening: 7-8:30pm ($10)
Meet the Cast and Crew VIP Champagne Toast Reception: 8:30-10pm ($20)

To enjoy the entire night, when purchasing tickets, please select both the screening and reception options. 

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13th Screening and Discussion
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

13th Screening and Discussion

Directed by Ava DuVernay | 2016

“The most important movie you'll see this year”

—Complex

In Ava Duvernay's (Selma) important, thought-provoking documentary, 13th, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Nicholas Turner, Vera Justice Institute, with:
- Rukia Lumumba, Center for Alternatives Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES)
- Glenn Martin, JustLeadershipUSA, #CloseRikers Campaign
- Divine Pryor, Center for Nu Leadership

Buy tickets here.

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AFSP Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

AFSP Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

  • 27 East 28th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Along with Trellis, Forefront is co-sponsoring American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Survivors of Suicide Loss Day film screening on Monday, November 14.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the nation’s largest suicide prevention organization, is hosting International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day events worldwide on and around Saturday, November 19, 2016. Forefront and Trellis will sponsor a Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event on Monday, November 14. Survivors of Suicide Loss Day allows people affected by suicide loss to gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding. These events are free and open to the public. Snacks and refreshments will also be provided.

Our Survivors of Suicide Loss Day gathering will include a screening of “Life Journeys: Reclaiming Life after Loss,” a new AFSP-produced documentary that traces the grief and healing journey that follows a suicide loss over time. We will also provide space for breakout group discussions with pastors and mental health professionals. All those affected by suicide loss are welcome to attend.

Sign up to attend this event here.

 

For more on AFSP, listen here to a Midrash NYC episode with Jennifer Fisher and AFSP Chief Medical Officer Dr. Christine Moutier.

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Refugee Crisis Discussion with Lifting Hands International
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Refugee Crisis Discussion with Lifting Hands International

Please join Lifting Hands International Director Hayley Smith for a conversation and Q& A about her on-the-ground experiences, ideas for providing humanitarian aid, and ways you can help!

LHI provides many vital services for 500+ refugees living in Serres Refugee Camp in northern Greece.They also run an amazing program in Phoenix, Arizona furnishing new refugee families' apartments. It's run by an army of volunteers.

http://www.liftinghandsinternational.org/about-lhi/

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The Justice Talks
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

The Justice Talks

The Justice Talks, co-sponsored by The Bridge Church and Trellis

Wednesday, November 9 at 7pm

Long Island University Brooklyn, Health Science Building, Room 118 (Dekalb Ave entrance)

Panel discussion with pastors and community activists to hear God's idea on social justice and what the church should be doing as a response.

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FCQ: Brian McLaren: The Great Spiritual Migration
Nov
6
10:00 AM10:00

FCQ: Brian McLaren: The Great Spiritual Migration

#FCQ16 WILL FEATURE SINGER/SONGWRITER DAVID BAZAN AND AUTHOR/ACTIVISTS LISA SHARON HARPER AND BRIAN MCLAREN. PUT THESE DATES ON YOUR CALENDAR AND JOIN US FOR THREE GREAT EVENTS!

Spirituality is fundamentally about people on the move—outgrowing old, broken religious systems and embracing new, more redemptive ways of life. Join Author Brian McLaren as he shares about why it’s time to move again.

Brian McLaren will be speaking at both Manhattan location services, at 10 and 11:30am.

RSVP requested; please click here.

 

ABOUT BRIAN

Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is an ecumenical global networker among innovative Christian leaders.


A frequent guest on television, radio, and news media programs, he has appeared on All Things Considered, Larry King Live, Nightline, and Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. His work has also been covered in Time (where he was listed as one of America's 25 most influential evangelicals),Christianity TodayChristian Century, the Washington PostHuffington Post, CNN.com, and many other print media.

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Halloweekend Hangout
Oct
29
2:00 PM14:00

Halloweekend Hangout

Weekend Hangout and Kidstuf partner to present Halloweekend Hangout: an afternoon of crafts, candy and games in the park, all in the name of Halloween! Bring your Halloween drinks and/or treats to share. There will be games for kids and adults alike. Dress up not mandatory but welcome!

Drop by anytime between 2pm and 6pm. We'll meet in Concert Grove, next to the Lake near the LeFrak Center. Check out the map or click here to view the location. If the weather is bad, we'll meet at the Bluebird Cafe (504 Flatbush Ave). Email Ashley Hofkens if you want to know more. Please RSVP below.

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Do For One Upper West Side Game Night
Oct
28
6:30 PM18:30

Do For One Upper West Side Game Night

Do For One is hosting their first UWS Community Game Night! This will be a chance to meet some new folks in a new neighborhood and to pursue more communities of belonging for people with disabilities in this area. If you are in Manhattan, especially the Upper West Side, please come join us for a night of pizza, movies and board games!

Do For One is a non-profit with a mission to bring dignity and hope to people with disabilities through the power of relationships. Everyone has the potential to make a life-changing impact on someone’s life. You don’t need to know everything about a person or their circumstances to be an effective advocate. Game nights serve as a gentle introduction into the Do For One community and service model where advocates and proteges can meet in a casual social setting.


To learn more or sign up to attend, email Founder Andrew Oliver at andrew@doforone.org.

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Nomi Network Volunteer Training
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

Nomi Network Volunteer Training

Learn more about Nomi Network's programs, products and opportunities for you to get involved as a volunteer! Hear from the co-founders and staff, and learn more about our Young Executive Board and our strategy to create brand ambassadors. 

If you plan to help with either of our Holiday Market booths this November and December, attendance to this training session is required.

Learn more and RSVP here

Learn more about Nomi Network here

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FCQ: Lisa Sharon Harper: The Very Good Gospel
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

FCQ: Lisa Sharon Harper: The Very Good Gospel

#FCQ16 WILL FEATURE SINGER/SONGWRITER DAVID BAZAN AND AUTHOR/ACTIVISTS LISA SHARON HARPER AND BRIAN MCLAREN. PUT THESE DATES ON YOUR CALENDAR AND JOIN US FOR THREE GREAT EVENTS!

In such a tumultuous election season Lisa Sharon Harper shares with us a vision of peace and reconciliation between political parties, people, and nations. Join us as Lisa shares this vision through the lens of her new book, The Very Good Gospel.

Buy your tickets here.

ABOUT LISA

As the Chief Church Engagement Officer for Sojourners, Lisa has been leading trainings and helping mobilize clergy and community leaders around shared values for the common good, with a focus on racial justice. Prior to joining Sojourners, Lisa was the founding executive director of New York Faith & Justice. Harper’s faith-rooted approach to advocacy and organizing has activated people across the U.S. and around the world to address structural and political injustice as an outward demonstration of their personal faith.

Harper was recognized in 2015 as one of “50 Powerful Women Religious Leaders to Celebrate on International Women’s Day” by the Huffington Post.

She earned her master’s in human rights from Columbia University in New York City and is currently in the process of ordination in the Evangelical Covenant Church.

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Do For One Practicum
Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

Do For One Practicum

Do For One is a non-profit with a mission to bring dignity and hope to people with disabilities through the power of relationships. Come to the first training of Do For One designed as a follow up from the Info Session. This is for anyone who is an Advocate, interested in Advocate related topics, and just anyone interested in learning more about how to serve and empower people with disabilities through the power of relationships! Come learn more about the organization and their vision and to participate in an in-depth discussion on the kinds of issues people on the margins of society face, particularly people with disabilities, as we collectively reflect on ways we can personally respond to these issues. 

Officially over at noon. Lunch and continued conversation afterwards. The exact location is TBD and will be updated on the Do For One website. To RSVP to this event, email Founder Andrew Oliver at andrew@doforone.org.

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God and Guns 2016
Oct
6
to Oct 7

God and Guns 2016

  • The Riverside Church in the City of New York (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

AMERICAN FAITH LEADERS CAN END THE GUN VIOLENCE EPIDEMIC IN OUR COUNTRY. WHETHER WE HUNT ON THE WEEKENDS OR HAVE NEVER HELD A FIREARM, FAITHFUL AMERICANS SHOULD AGREE THAT LOSING OVER 30,000 LIVES A YEAR, INCLUDING NEARLY 3,000 CHILDREN, TO GUN VIOLENCE IS UNACCEPTABLE.


 The Riverside Church in the City of New York, along with a growing list of partners, will host an intensive training on gun violence for faith leaders of all traditions beginning the evening of October 6 through the evening of October 7, 2016. Designed for millennial faith leaders, a demographic with the capacity to shift our culture, the training is also open to ministry teams of any age that include a millennial attendee. Those who attend do not have to agree on the solutions to the epidemic of gun violence, only that something must be done. 

Evangelicals and mainline Protestants make up 40 percent of the population, but own guns at higher rates than the rest of the country.  The power to change our culture is in our pews.

Attendees will gain concrete tools to educate, engage, and mobilize your congregations to enact change in your community. Each God and Guns 2016 participant will commit to taking concrete action in their circles of influence.

Following the training, The Riverside Church will provide ongoing support, resources, and reporting mechanisms. This will help those who attend stay connected and share the work you are doing in your congregations.

The training begins with a free, open to the public screening of "The Armor of Light" on Thursday, October 6 at 7PM. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers Rev. Rob Schenck, Abigail Disney, and Lucy McBath.

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A Night of Storytelling with Restore NYC
Oct
3
8:00 PM20:00

A Night of Storytelling with Restore NYC

On Monday, October 3rd, gather with us at Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg as we listen to and share stories on the topic of "journey". Stories will be shared by you, our supporters and friends, as well as some Restore team members. 

If you’d like to be part of the night by sharing a 5 minute story of a journey you've been through, please email Rachel (rachel@restorenyc.org) for more details. 

We look forward to seeing you on October 3rd!

Buy your tickets here.

Doors open at 7:30pm. Storytelling starts at 8:00pm. Beer is $5/bottle and snacks will be provided. Must be 21+ to attend. 

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Do For One Info Session
Sep
26
6:45 PM18:45

Do For One Info Session

Do For One is a non-profit with a mission to bring dignity and hope to people with disabilities through the power of relationships. Their monthly info sessions are designed for anyone interested in having an in-depth discussion on the kinds of issues people on the margins of society face, particularly people with disabilities, and to reflect on ways we can personally respond to these issues. Snacks and Drinks provided! 

Everyone has the potential to make a life-changing impact on someone’s life. You don’t need to know everything about a person or their circumstances to be an effective advocate. Through Do For One there is a support system of trained professionals who will encourage you as you invest in the lives of others.

September's info session will be held in midtown Manhattan. To attend, RSVP directly through the Do For One site, by clicking here.

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Sunday Service - ONE SERVICE - Atlantic Antic
Sep
25
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Service - ONE SERVICE - Atlantic Antic

Atlantic Antic is Brooklyn's largest street fair and it's happening outside our Roulette doors on Sunday, Sept 25th. We'll only have one service on this day starting at 10 AM (NO 11:30 service). Then we'll all head out to the festival together. 

Stop by the Forefront Brooklyn booth just outside the Roulette, where we'll be painting kids' faces for free. Do you have artistic gifts? Do you love to paint? Sign up to volunteer for a shift of paining faces at our booth! 

Sign up to volunteer below.

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Please let us know what shift/s you are available for (you can choose more than one). We'll contact you to confirm the schedule closer to the date of the fair.
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Staying Alive: A Conversation with NYPD and the Community
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Staying Alive: A Conversation with NYPD and the Community

Bethel Baptist Church in partnership with Trellis and Trinity Grace Park Slope and precincts from around the city presents Staying Alive, the start of a conversation between the community and law enforcement to understand one another and learn how to work together to create a better world for generations to come.

This event will provide opportunity to hear from law enforcement, youth and residents and to dialogue and listen to each other.

RSVP for this event here.

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