Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Where shall I worship in New York?

This week I'm heading out to the States. Next Sunday (6th July) I'll be preaching at First Church Boston if I have any Boston-area readers that want to come and say hi. The weekend after I'll be in New York City, and was wondering where to worship. Any recommendations from anyone about good churches, UU or otherwise?


Blogger Koren said...

Being a member, I have to recommend HREF="http://www.fuub.org/public/public_home.php">First Unitarian in Brooklyn. All Souls on the Upper East Side of Manhattan is a landmark UU church though, and also Riverside Church in Morningside Heights (UWS).

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to the States! I hope your visit is enjoyable. New York City and environs offer many opportunities for worship. Assuming you will be in Manhattan my recommendations would be two great old congregations of vastly different style and size.
All Souls, is the city’s largest congregation and has the highest public profile. This is the Church served so long by the great Forrest Church, who is still listed as “Public Minister” and continues to write and speak while gracefully facing terminal cancer. Of course neither Forrest nor new Senior Minister Galen Guengerich will be preaching the Sunday morning you will be in the city. According to their web site http://www.allsoulsnyc.org/ David Robb, Minsiter of Adult Education, will be in the pulpit.

On the more intimate level is Fourth Universalist Church, now led by another remarkable minister, Rosemary Bray McNatt. The congregation is about a tenth the size of All Souls. It still retains a distinctly Universalist tone within a Unitarian Universalist context. July 13 Associate Minister Beth Putnam will be preaching according to their web site http://www.4thu.net/

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