History

Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church is recognized as an important historical and architectural landmark within the Brooklyn community and the City of New York. It has participated in the growth of the community from its rural beginnings up to the current richly diverse community of the twenty-first century. Say something interesting about your business here.

Our Church traces its roots back to a group of Congregationalists who held their first meeting in a school house on Tompkins Avenue near  McDonough Street on June 6, 1875 to organize a new Church, the Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church.   

In the spring of 1899 a home meeting was held which led to the formation of the Flatbush Congregational Church. The first meetings were held in a Masonic lodge on Flatbush Avenue and later in a store, before land was purchased on Dorchester Road. On October 14, 1900 the Flatbush Congregational Church dedicated the first building, the Old Church.  

Services and Sunday School were held in the Old Church from 1900 until the erection of the current red brick and limestone building fronting on Dorchester Road. The New Church was officially dedicated on October 2, 1910. 

On May 27, 1942 the Flatbush Congregational Church and the Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church voted to merge creating the Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church of Brooklyn. During the middle of the 20th century, Flatbush-Tompkins was the largest Congregational Church in the United States, with over four thousand members on the rolls. 

Directory & Church Hours

Pastor's Office and our Weekly Schedule

Pastor's Office Hours by Appointment- Wednesdays 10am - 5pm

Pastor's Bible Study- Wednesdays- 12nonn - 1pm


Mondays & Tuesdays- 10am - 2pm

Wednesdays 10am - 9pm

Thursdays & Fridays 10am - 4pm


Adult Sunday School        Sunday 9:30am

Sunday School (youth)     Sunday 9:45am

Chancel Choir                     Wednesday 7pm

Children's Choir                 Wednesday 6pm



Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church

424 East 19th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11226

(718) 282-5353