November 19, 2005

Bethlehem Lutheran Church


It has stood on the northeast corner of Ovington and Fourth Avenues for a long time. I went to a wedding there once.

A scene from an awful movie called The Guru , was filmed here. I saw the production trailers parked on 69th St.

Marisa Tomei was in the movie, Malachy McCourt played the role of a priest conducting the ceremony. This movie came and went so fast in 2003, I'm not sure anyone ever saw it.

Bethlehem Church has a website

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, and they have a great web site.

r185 said...

FYI - According to the website, it was founded in 1905 in a storefront and the church on 4th & Ovington was built in 1930.

In addition to the great website, they're also a very nice congregation.

Anonymous said...

It's an amazingly active church - they sponsor the Bay Ridge Center and lots of other community services.

Anonymous said...

My family has gone to Bethlehem for years -- couldn't ask for a better church.

Anonymous said...

It's interesting that with so many area churches (sadly) closing, Bethlehem lutheran church seems to be growing. They've always been very active in the community.