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A listing of when and where Metropolitan New York congregations and members appear in the media. For more information or to share an article with us, contact Rebekah Thornhill.

A Place for All at St. Lydia’s: Brooklyn’s Progressive Church Gem

Jan 10, 2017
StLydiasBrooklynMag

"Welcome to St. Lydia’s. We are a dinner church that gathers each week to cook and share a sacred meal, and you are very welcome here."

 

The candles glow, a shruti box hums, and congregants—Lydians, as they’re called—look to Pastor Emily Scott, who offers warm benediction (and bread) toward the start of each worship.

 

"The church was formed from hunger I was detecting when I first moved to New York," Scott remembers. "I found that I was meeting a lot of people who had spiritual interests but hadn’t found a church community, and sometimes they’d say they had tried going to a church but found it was too formal. I started thinking: what would a church for the people I’ve been meeting look like?"

 

Read the full article from Brooklyn Magazine here.

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