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Abyssinian Baptist Church

132 Odell Clark Pl
New York, NY 10030
(212) 862-7474
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Editorial review from Citysearch 9/2/2013

Strange and frustrating!\r We attended at the Wednesday evening service at Aug 21st 2013. We are Protestantic Christians from Germany and came to learn what our Abyssinian sisters and brothers can tell us.\r Firstly:\r The service was really interesting, not outstanding, but we enjoyed it much. \r Secondly:\r We arrived about half an hour before the beginning of the service and were ordered to wait on the street. Three rude men forced us to stand on the sidewalk, strictly in rows of two, very close to each others, and did not allow us to leave, even for just a second.\r They inspected our bags, even the smallest ones, three times. Like drill sergeants, they give us the same instructions again and again (no bags, no flip flops, no photos (even their church form the sidewalk on the street!), not to leave the queue…) in a military style.\r We came as friends and fellow Christians, but they treated us so rude, so badly, they were disrespectful and condescending to us visitors waiting to attend. We were scrutinized as if we were hostile intruders.\r During the service, the ushers held us under observation as we would be spies or terrorists. They rushed through the tiers in order to find suspected behaviour or other violations of the instructions (two pages of sometimes strange orders, to find at the home page of the church). And they were very quick to pass around the plate for donations.\r Therefore, I don't recommend this activity! \r \r By the way: In Germany, any person can attend at Christian services as she/he wants: No personal inspections, no restrictions. We are glad about everyone who is interested in our services and treat everybody as a friend…\r more
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  • A gathering of African-Americans started this fellowship in 1808; the church is a noted spiritual presence in the Harlem community.

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Harlem, Uptown