Image of Sunday Worship Service at The Church of Gethsemane Sunday Worship Service

Services are held every Sunday at 11:00am and Sunday School is at 10:00am

Image of The Church of Gethsemane Building in Park Slope, Brooklyn Location & Directions

1012 Eighth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215.
Take F train to 7th Ave. stop Click here for map

Photo of Chibueze Okorie, Minister of Evangelism and Director of   Project Connect Project Connect

Project Connect is a successful, 20-year-old program that connects incarcerated men and women to the Church of Gethsemane. Click here to learn more.

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Opportunities for donating time and talents at The Church of Gethsemane

Walk With Me Walk With Me

Walk With Me is a 30-minute film about the Church of Gethsemane. See our theology in action and meet some of the people who make up our unusual congregation. Click here to learn more about the film and watch the trailer.

Donating our Time, Talents, and Resources

Opportunities for Donating Time and Talents at The Church of Gethsemane:

Prison Visits at The Church of Gethsemane

Prison Ministry Visitation:
Chibueze Okorie needs volunteers to visit our Project Connect Members who are in prisons and jails throughout the state. Every Wednesday Mr. Okorie visits someone in a nearby prison. If you are interested in joining him for a visit call Mr. Okorie directly at 718-499-6704 ext. 207 to schedule a meeting.


Letter Writing to Incarcerated Members of The Church of Gethsemane

Letter Writing to Our Project Connect Members:
Please join us on the 3rd Sunday of each month to help write letters to our PC members. You may also stop by any time during the week between 11AM and 3 PM to write a letter. Call ahead of time if possible.


Assist with our Food Pantry:
Collect food for the food pantry
Distribute food to neighbors on the 3rd Thursday of the month.
Put together food packages for Project Connect Members.

Image of food on shelves in Food Pantry of The Church of Gethsemane

Cook lunch on a Sunday or volunteer to help with the Thanksgiving Dinner.

Help plan and organize a forum or adult education class on Criminal Justice and Re-Entry Issues.

Assist with referrals for housing and jobs for formerly incarcerated persons who have been recommended by the church. We have some extremely qualified members with great skills and experience who need to be given a chance to work.

Provide professional legal assistance, computer training, budget planning, and help with grant writing, etc.

Image of volunteers during Thanksgiving at The Chuch of Gethsemane

Volunteer Sunday afternoons as mentors and guides for men and women coming home from prison--- helping people write resumes, create budgets, organize appointments and meetings, listening to people, and praying with them.

Volunteer to teach at our Art Studio. Share your talents in painting, crafts, or writing with others, by leading a class or workshop series.

In Kind Donations

  • New computer and printer for our church office
  • TV and DVD player
  • Large sizes of men’s warm clothing (X Large, 2X, 3X), especially sweaters, jackets, gloves, shirts, and dress clothes for job interviews
  • Clean blankets and sheets
  • Food Pantry Items: high protein canned goods (tuna, mackerel, sardines, stews, soups, chili, beans...), canned fruits and vegetables
  • Fill a shoe box or plastic bag with Toothpaste, tooth brushes, shampoo, deodorant, soap, shaving cream and razors, and calendars/date books for people recently released from prison or jail
  • Weekly Metro Cards for people trying to get to job and housing interviews

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations are always needed. To make a donation to the Church of Gethsemane or to a specific program please send a check to The Church of Gethsemane, 1012 Eighth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215.