OMG!: Churches and Synagogues of Greenwich Village
First Ukrainian Assembly of God: Community Center for the East Village
A history and tour with Reverend Pete Armstrong
The Ukrainian community in NYC has been historically centered in the East Village. East of 3rd Avenue you will find several shops, community centers and churches. First Ukrainian Assembly of God is among them. Distinct from the Orthodox church around the corner, First Ukrainian Assembly of God obtained this building in 1929, in the wake of the Great Depression. Built as one of the first fireproof buildings in NYC in 1885, the building and the community that has moved through there has an interesting history.
Through the decades, the church has opened its doors to the community as a coffee shop and arts venue. There are currently five faith communities meeting in the building of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds (Russian, Jewish, Ethiopian, Asian-American and Anglo).
Join us for a tour of the building and telling of the story of its involvement with our neighborhood. Rev. Peter B. Armstrong is the Pastor of Dwell Church, (which meets at F.U.A.G.) and amateur Bowery historian.
- Wednesday, July 29, 2015
- 6:30 pm
Dwell Church, 59 Cooper Square, at East 7th Street