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Hallelujah Night

Relive the highlights of Hallelujah Night at Historic First Church! It was an unforgettable celebration of harvest and joy, where we traded spooky for spectacular while bringing the community together for a night of laughter, love, and praise. Hallelujah Night was more than just an alternative to Halloween – it was a true extravaganza of light and positivity!

My Street & Beyond

A place for kids to go into the community, explore, learn, and have fun in a safe environment.

Let's face it: no parent looks forward to the weekly battle of getting their kids to church. None of us wants the church to be a place our kids dread going. And the good news is, we don't think it has to be! It's our hope that by creating fun, exciting environments where kids can experience God in new ways, we'll help you avoid the Sunday morning struggle and make the church a place your kids can't wait to get to each week!
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    Youth Sunday School

    Ages 5-19 (Grouped by Age)
    Sundays 10:15 am - 12 pm

    If you spend any time around our church at all, you'll quickly learn one thing: we love students. They're smart. They're funny. They're bold. And they're bursting with potential.

    We truly believe that the middle and high school students in our midst are world changers in the making. We know that the middle and high schools years are a time where students are most in need of kindness and community and someone to walk alongside them as they grow. Our student ministry provides just that, connecting students with one another as well as with leaders who want to support them in their journeys. Both middle and high school groups meet weekly, each focusing on worship, teaching, and small groups to encourage students in their faith.

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    Sister to Sister

     Women's Ministry

    This group is dedicated to empowering and supporting women by providing opportunities and resources to explore their unique gifts, all while fostering strong relationships. We celebrate individuality and create a nurturing environment that allows each woman's strengths to shine. Tailored support for personal and spiritual growth, skill-building, and more is offered to cater to diverse interests.

    Our ultimate goal is to equip women to fulfill their purpose in line with God's plan, believing that with the right tools and a supportive community, they can achieve incredible things. Together, we'll build a vibrant community where every woman can thrive in God's plan.

    When: Every 4th Saturday from 3:00-5:00 PM

    Where: Historic First Church, 221 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn NY, 11233

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    HFC Women Ministry is broken down into life groups that address specific needs of women. The women come together for Women’s Day once a year.

    • Overcomers – Women share best practices in overcoming hurt.
    • Family Counseling – Women and Men are offered professional licensed confidential counseling, (divorce, domestic abuse, substance recovery)
    • Women in Business – Women share best practices and common challenges in the corporate world and business ownership. 
    • Women Educators’ Alliance – Teachers and counselors share support and new methods in education. 
    • Single Moms – Supporting one another. 
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    Brotherhood of Faith

    Who We Are

    The Brotherhood of Faith is a diverse group of men united by our unwavering faith and commitment to building up one another, serving our community, and growing spiritually.

    Our members come from all walks of life, spanning various ages, races, and backgrounds. At Brotherhood for Faith, we believe that our shared questions and concerns, no matter how complex or sensitive, are vital conversations to strengthen our faith and understanding. We're a brotherhood where nothing is off the table, and where trust and empathy thrive.

    Our Mission

    Our primary mission is to provide a safe and nurturing space for men to connect, share, and uplift one another. We understand that life's challenges can be daunting, but together, we find strength in vulnerability. Beyond our group discussions and support sessions, we're committed to taking our faith into action. We actively engage in community service projects, striving to make a difference in the lives around us.

    Our Motto

    Our motto, inspired by Proverbs 27:17, encapsulates our belief in the power of community: "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." We embrace this wisdom by sharpening each other's faith, character, and understanding through honest conversations, mutual support, and shared experiences.

    Join Us

    Whether you're seeking spiritual guidance, a place to express your thoughts and concerns, or simply looking to be part of a community that believes in the transformative power of faith and unity, The Brotherhood of Faith welcomes you with open arms. Come and be a part of something greater than yourself, where we are growing stronger together.

    Join us in this remarkable journey of faith, fellowship, and community service. Together, we sharpen each other, and together, we make a positive impact on the world around us. Join The Brotherhood of Faith today and experience the power of unity in faith.

    When: Every 2nd Saturday 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

    Where: Historic First Church, 221 Kingston Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11213

    Send Inquires to – [email protected]

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    Unity in Crown Heights

    Welcome to the heart of Crown Heights, where faith, community, and compassion converge at Historic First Church (HFC). We are more than just a place of worship; we are a vibrant community dedicated to fostering unity and making a positive impact on the lives of those around us. At HFC, we understand the power of togetherness, and our mission is to strengthen the bonds that tie us together in this diverse and dynamic neighborhood.

    One of our key initiatives is promoting unity within Crown Heights. Through a variety of community events, cultural celebrations, and outreach programs, we strive to bridge gaps and build connections among the wonderfully diverse residents of our neighborhood. Our doors are open  to all, regardless of background, because we believe that unity is not just a goal but a shared journey we embark upon together.

    At HFC, we are proud to be an active force for positive change. Our commitment to social justice is unwavering. Together, we tackle issues such as social inequality and gun violence, understanding that the path to a better future requires collective effort and mutual understanding.

    Join us in creating a community where neighborly bonds are strong, and the pursuit of justice and unity is a shared endeavor. Together, let's make a difference, one act of kindness at a time.

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    Community Thanksgiving

    As we share the joy of giving thanks, This video is a heartfelt token of appreciation to everyone who made our Community Thanksgiving Dinner a memorable occasion. From the volunteers who poured their hearts into preparing the feast to the smiling faces that filled the room, every moment was a testament to the spirit of gratitude that unites us.

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    Creative Arts

    Our creative arts ministry includes drama, music, dance, pantomime, poetry and spoken word.  Children, teens, and adults share their creative gifts in all forms of artful expression.

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