Advent-Gravesend Church

A Lutheran church in Brooklyn, NY
Advent-Gravesend Church
Advent-Gravesend Church
Advent-Gravesend Church
Advent-Gravesend Church
Advent-Gravesend Church
Advent-Gravesend Church
Advent-Gravesend Church
Advent-Gravesend Church
Advent-Gravesend Church
Advent-Gravesend Church
Advent-Gravesend Church
Advent-Gravesend Church
Advent-Gravesend Church
Advent-Gravesend Church
Advent-Gravesend Church
Advent-Gravesend Church
Advent-Gravesend Church

Who We Are

Dutch settlers founded a Reformed church in the town of Gravesend, one of the six towns that made up what is now Brooklyn, in the 17th century. The language of worship was Dutch until the first quarter of the 19th century.
Many Brooklyn streets are named after families who were members of Gravesend Church; e.g. Stillwell Ave. Emmons Ave, Ryder Street, Lake Street, Van Siclen Street, Cropsey Ave, etc.
Advent Lutheran Church was organized during Advent in 1908. Our present building was begun in 1909 and dedicated in 1929. The congregation was at it's largest in the 1930's. A picture of the congregation in 1939 can be seen in the office.
Advent Lutheran and Gravesend Reformed federated on January 8, 1979 to form the congregation we have today. We minister to the community as an inter-racial, inter-national and interdenominational congregation.

About Us

Music
Traditional (Hymnals & Choir)

Denomination
Lutheran

Size
5-100

Language
English

Plan Your Visit

Contact

Address
1209 Ave. P
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Phone
718-339-5255

Directions
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What Members Say Add your voice

  • i was bapitzed as a baby on june 24,1956 the minster was pastor crossman went to sunday school at age of 2
  • My family and I joined Advent Lutheran Church just a short time before it federated with Gravesend Reformed Church. We were told that our congregation would fold in under two years. Thanks to a lot of hard work and dedication from our long time Pastor (now Pastor Emeritus) William Paulsen, as well as our small, but amazing congregation, we are still here more than thirty years later! We have recently been blessed with a new Pastor, Rev. Calvin Spann, who is helping to lead us in to the future! We are very excited about what GOD has in store for us. It has been a great privilege, not only to grow up in this congregation myself, but to be able to raise my own children here!
  • My family joined Advent Gravesend Lutheran Church, back in the early 80's, Pastor William(Bill) Paulson, was the minister then. My kid's and he had a great bond. When he wanted to see a children's movie, he always took my kid's, that was his excuse, but I think it was for my kid's benefits, because he knew that we were having hard times. He also took care of my mother in supporting her spirituality and emotionally. Every one there was a blessing to us. Now my mom is in a better place with our Lord. My kid's are grown and have kid's of their own. I would love to reconnect with the people who loved us. And would like to know how to get in touch with Pastor Bill. Appreciate any help and advice.
  • Just a reminder to all-this website does not notify the church when someone visits or leaves a message. If you would like to speak to someone, please do not hesitate to call the church directly and leave a message. Someone will always get back to you.
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