August 12, 2006
Transmission is an emergent house church made up mostly of New Yorkers in their twenties and thirties. It attrac
ts both the “churched,” many of whom have gone to seminary and now work for churches, as well as those who are attracted to Christian spirituality but do not feel fed (or comfortable) in traditional churches. Transmission is very interested in the relationship between worship and community, as well as the relationship between innovation and tradition, seeking to craft new ritual and liturgical exploration while remaining in continuity with the larger Christian tradition.
Isaac Everett and Bowie Snodgrass began talking about creating innovative worship experiences the day they met, Ash Wednesday 2004. Two years later, following various collaborations and more experience in their own ministries, conversations evolved into starting a church indigenous to NYC in the 21st Century. God only knows where all this will lead and who all will become part of this emerging liturgical community called Transmission! Play Dress-Up! in the New Forms Café at Greenbelt 2006 was our first Transmission event, preceeded by a first “house church” in August.
We’ve been gathering on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month since then. Each Transmission includes a home-cooked meal, ritual, prayer, and time to be together.