We believe that God has called us to be a church for the whole neighborhood including both new and longtime residents. In an effort to honor North Brooklyn’s rich history, we will be showing the film Living Los Sures at our church. We will also have a panel of longtime residents to share more of our neighborhood’s story from their perspective.
The film is best described at http://www.uniondocs.org/living-los-sures/:
"In the early 80s, Los Sures (South Williamsburg) was one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City. In fact, it had been called the worst ghetto in America. Shot in 1984, Diego Echeverria’s film skillfully represents the many challenges this place faced: drugs, gang violence, crime, abandoned real estate, racial tension, single-parent homes, and inadequate local resources. At the same time, the documentary also celebrates the vitality of this largely Puerto Rican and Dominican community, showing the strength of their culture, their creativity, and their determination to overcome a sometimes desperate situation. Beautifully restored just in time for the 30th anniversary of its original premiere at the New York Film Festival, Los Sures is a piece of New York City history we must not forget."
Please join us and invite your friends as we celebrate the story of our neighborhood.