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Community at Abyssinian Baptist Church

Abyssinian has always been a church whose presence extends beyond the church walls out into its Harlem neighborhood and the broader community. "Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples." – John 13:35

In the Community


Ebony Ecumenical Ensemble Annual Spring Concert

Healing, Hope & Hallelujah: Dr. Bettye Forbes directs the Ebony Ecumenical Ensemble, 38th Annual Healing, Hope and Hallelujah Spring Concert, S Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 7:00PM at the First Corinthian Baptist Church, 1912 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. (at West 116th Street). Freewill offering. This event is open to the public.

Long Gallery Features Works of Arcmanoro Niles

Ya Gotta Have Art: Long Gallery of Harlem’s new art exhibition opens in a reception Sunday, April 30, 2:00PM-5:00PM. The Arena is a solo exhibition of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Arcmanoro Niles. Exhibit ends June 4, 2017.

For more information and Gallery hours: visit Long Gallery Harlem is located at 2073 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, NYC (between 123rd and 124th Streets).


Jazz at Lincoln Center Celebrates Ella Fitzgerald

Ella at 100: Abyssinian member, drummer, Ulysses Owens Jr., leads an all-star band celebrating “All Sides of Ella Fitzgerald” at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola – Jazz at Lincoln Center featuring Alyson Williams and Brianna Thomas. The show, which takes place April 28-30, 2017 at 7:30PM and 9:30PM, is part of a JALC centennial celebration of Ella Fitzgerald – the First Lady of Song.

Call 212.258.9595 to make required reservations.


Church Ladies Book CoverChurch Ladies Explores Black History

Their Voices Tell Our Stories: See Abyssinian, Harlem, and Black America through the eyes of women of the black church in CHURCH LADIES: Untold Stories of Harlem Women in the Powell Era by our own, Dr. Martia Goodson. In this book, more than a dozen Abyssinian women talk about their church lives during the 1920-1970 era, and their struggles against Jim Crow alongside their pastor, congressman, and confidant, Reverend Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

Available in the Abyssinian Lobby Bookstore, and via



Donate Your Airline Miles to the Aby Fund

Donate your points/miles to the Abyssinian Fund.  Your gift will enable the Abyssinian Fund travel to Ethiopia to engage our farmers and bring Ethiopia staff members to New York City to meet Aby Fund supporters and friends.


Salvation Army Seeks Tutors

Tutors Wanted: Two seasoned Tutors are needed immediately for youth (ages 6-14) in The Salvation Army Phil Ramone Orchestra for Children. Pays $15 per hour.

Call Ken Burton, 917-683-4228 for details.

Computer Resources, Training Available

New York City Parks Computer Resource Centers serve over 6,000 New Yorkers per week at 32 locations with over 500 open access hours per week and over 200 creative workshops, classes and certification opportunities at 24 locations! Join a class for free by calling 212.255.3066 or emailing for general senior, adult and youth programming.

Contact for teen programming.



Job Training Program Assists Veterans in Transition

The Community Training & Employment Resources Center (CTER) present a program designed to help veterans, members of the National Guard, and the Reserve transition to civilian employment. This program consists of job training and placement. Trainings take place in lower Manhattan. Qualified individuals are:

  • 19-54 years old who are honorably discharged post – 9/11
  • Available to attend orientation and all classroom-training sessions
  • Willing to conduct a systematic job search after completing training

Contact CTER at 1.800.385.2837 or visit by August 31st to learn more about the program and registration process.


Wheeling Forward Aids Recently Disabled

Wheeling Forward is a non-profit that helps recently disabled people who lack a support system and resources, to obtain the services they need. Wheeling Forward helps them navigate the health and social service systems on the way to an active life in the community.

For more information about their services, to donate, or volunteer, visit


Support the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

PUSH Through the Pipeline: Support the Thurgood Marshall Academies PUSH through the Pipeline Scholarship Fund. Give online at or by mail at ADC/PUSH, 131 West 138 St., LL, New York, NY 10030.

AKAs Offer 4 Scholarships for Undergraduates

Support for Scholars: The Pi Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. offers four Scholarships to deserving students Three undergraduate college scholarships will be awarded to African-American or Latino American students who enrolls full-time in accredited four-year colleges or universities commencing in summer or fall of 2017; and, The Jimmia Joy Blakely-Woodyard Memorial Medical Scholarship will be awarded to an African-American or Latino woman pursuing a degree in medicine (i.e. nursing, medicine, pharmacology, etc.).

Deadline: All Applications must be postmarked by April 30, 2017 Deadline.

For more information: or to download scholarship applications, visit www.pikappaomega.orgSend questions to

Blue Nile: Millennial Volunteers Wanted!

Lend a hand: Blue Nile Passage, Inc. (BNP) seeks volunteers!! A new core of volunteers is needed, especially millennials, to support the next generation of youth, ages 11-15, enrolled in BNP. In this age of uncertainty, our youth need community members, more than ever, to step up in the area of providing support, guidance and love. BNP meets every Saturday at Wadleigh Secondary School, 215 West 114th Street between ACP Blvd. and Frederick Douglass Blvd., from 8:30AM-3:00PM.

Volunteers are not expected to attend every Saturday or spend the whole day…whatever time you can offer would be greatly appreciated!! There are various ways to help including: administrative, lunch, communications, accounting, social work, law-enforcement, legal, marketing, strategizing, fund raising, teaching, etc.. No amount of time is too little.

For more information: Following morning Worship Services at Abyssinian, please see a Blue Nile member wearing the Blue Nile sash. Members will be stationed in the Vestry and at the Lobby reception Desk.

ADC YouthBuild:  Workforce Development for those Aged 17-24

ADC YouthBuild: Are you between the ages of 17 and 24?  Do you want your GED? Looking for a career, but need skills? Need help figuring out your next steps? The Abyssinian Development Corporation’s ADC YOUTHBUILD may be just what you are looking for! We offer the opportunity to learn a skilled trade in Construction, Health Care or Customer Service while you study to pass the new GED exam (HSE). Gain experience, improve your outlook on life, make our community a better place, all at NO COST to YOU!

The Abyssinian Development Corporation’s Workforce Development programs give Harlem young adults the skills and resources needed to increase their economic self-sufficiency and become competitive applicants in today’s job market.

How to apply:

Walk in: Monday – Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM or
Thursday – Friday, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Call: 646-230-0578 or 0579