FALL 2020 | HOUSE CHURCHES & MEETUPS
Upper West Side (1) meets Mondays in the evening on zoom. We are singles and couples and include people newer to All Angels and people who have been around the church for 10+ years. We typically follow some sort of guided study that doesn’t require much (if any) outside reading, and we intersperse topical conversations/study with spiritual practices like lectio divina, examen, extemporaneous prayer, and compline. We try to “meet” 1x a month to play and relax together as well. Leaders: Jordan Wesley and Ryan Sears
Upper West Side (2) meets monthly, currently on zoom. Most of our 14 members have been together for twenty years. Our age range is folks from 50yr to 90yr. so our interests and concerns are with our adult children and aging issues, either with current medical problems or aging parents. Leaders: Paul and Mary Johnson
Upper West Side (3) is a multi-generational house church that currently meets every Wednesday evening on zoom to study scripture, pray for each other, share our stories, highs and lows. We laugh together, weep together, love together, and try to follow Jesus more closely together. Leaders: John Wagner and Abigail Hartley
Bergen County NJ house church is a family friendly group that meets monthly, often on the first Saturday of the month. With better weather, we’ve been meeting in a local park in Ridgewood, but soon we’ll return to zoom meetings. We often study a topic together over the course of a few months and fellowship together over a meal (even over zoom). Lately we’ve been offering a corresponding youth conversation for the 5th -9th graders in our house church. Leaders: Kimberly Malone and Joe Solway
Jersey City does not have a formal “house church” but a group of people meet regularly for live/zoom church with potluck brunch on Sunday mornings and outside or on zoom periodically for other All Angels events-related get-togethers. Leaders: Richard and Kathryn Narramore
Uptown House Church is a multi-generational and diverse group of people who live in northern Manhattan and the Bronx. Before the pandemic our structure consisted of a pot luck meal followed by prayer, compline prayer, a Bible study or book study. We met weekly from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday in Harlem. Since the pandemic, we have been meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom but have had several outdoor and socially distanced gatherings. We also spend time fellowshipping with one another outside of our normal meeting time. Leaders: Jeff Mays and Yavonne Robinson
East Harlem house group meets fortnightly (every other week) on Tuesdays from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. We offer casual group meetings via Zoom focused on fellowship and prayer. Leaders: Johnathan and Johna Hansen
Brooklyn house church meets weekly on Thursdays at 7pm. It Is a multigenerational group diverse in background and work, but united in our love of God, pastoring to one another, laughter, and socially-distant picnics. We don’t back away from discussing difficult topics or the occasional nerd-out, but always in the most relaxed and supportive way possible. And you don’t have to live in Brooklyn to join – our in-person meeting location is on the first stop in Brooklyn of several subway lines so we’re not as far away as you think! Leader: Pam Wong
For more information or to be connected with a house church, email firstname.lastname@example.org
John Wagner and Abigail Hartley, House Church Coordination team
LIFE IN COMMUNITY
The Christian life is lived in communities, big and small. Our House Churches are a vital part of how we do life together at All Angels’ and are a key complement to our larger Sunday worship services and related gatherings. By meeting in small groups on a regular basis, we form meaningful relationships, provide practical support and spiritual encouragement to each other, and wrestle with and deepen our faith.
Our gathering in communities also extends to the personal and group retreats which are a key feature of All Angels’ life. These retreats allow us to get out of the city and spend unhurried time with God and each other while sharing worship, teaching, prayer, fellowship, and fun.
Groups are available for a wide variety of ages and life stages, including singles, college students, and the older & wiser among us.
Please review our House Churches above and contact our coordinators at email@example.com to get connected.