Sunday, November 26, 2006

Location, Location, Location

Steve and I have been thinking and praying more than ever about where exactly in NYC to begin forming a church community.

Yesterday we explored the possibility of Brooklyn Heights, sometime home of Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote. Brooklyn Heights is one stop across the East River from the financial district (See the awesome view above. I accidentally cut off the Statue of Liberty, but if I hadn't done that, you'd see her on the left). Because of its convenient proximity to Wall Street, Brooklyn Heights is a popular place for white collar professionals. This neighborhood is quaint, full of brownstones and mature trees. It's more subdued, less glittery-seductive than Manhattan, but it's also less transient. There are more families there too, which would influence the tenor of the ministry.
Steve and I both look forward to the time when this decision will be made and we can begin getting to know the particular community in depth. It's like making a new friend, learning and sharing bit by bit, pleasantly surprised by commonalities and enriched by differences.


Lorraine said...

Plus, how cool would it be if you had a church member whose name is Patty who'd only seen the sights a girl can see from Brooklyn Heights?

(Something tells me you're too young to actually get that reference).

Dana said...

Ahh, Patty Duke.

(And you're right. I had to google the reference. But in doing that, I also discovered that Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller, and Thomas Wolfe had all lived in Brooklyn Heights at one time, so it was a fruitful google.)