African-American church services in NYC
June 27, 2011 10:40 PM Subscribe
New York City MeFi: As a Canadian, I've watched a lot of American media. And from this media, I've become really interested in attending a (stereotypical) "American black church" service. It's stuck out to me as something really unique, something very Americana, and I would really like to be a part of it, at least once. (As for what I mean exactly by "stereotypical American black church", I'm don't quite know the precise words -- black gospel? Southern? Baptist? Additionally - if possible, I would love to witness the "whooping" style of preaching.)
posted by demagogue to Religion & Philosophy (25 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
So, about NYC - I'm making my first-ever trip to NYC this weekend and am really hoping to make this happen, but I have no idea where to go? Can anyone recommend a church service for me and a friend to visit on Sunday? I'll be staying in Midtown.
As a sidenote - I spent many of my childhood years in the church and I will be very respectful of the service.