At Empowerment Liberation Cathedral we celebrate our church being a welcoming and affirming, radically inclusive, LGBTQIA celebrated congregation, where ALL of God's children are welcomed. We create an atmosphere where all worshipers can experience the gift of God and the joy of Jesus. Everyone is invited to experience our worship - no matter your gender, race, age, sexual orientation, identification, handicap, or former faith background. All are affirmed and welcomed here! At Empowerment Liberation Cathedral our service is power packed with spirit-filled preaching and singing. It will be an experience your soul will always remember. Through liberation teaching and preaching, your daily life will be empowered.
Bishop Allyson Nelson Abrams who has God's heart, loves all people, and is a fiery spirit-filled preacher - IS OUR PASTOR. Bishop Abrams is a dynamic leader and has founded Empowerment Liberation Cathedral for such a TIME as this, where "the cause has found her". Our pastor welcomes you to become a member of Empowerment LIberation Cathedral via internet/virtual or in person. We offer Bible Study and worship via YouTube for all to experience.
Visit us if you live in or near the Silver Spring, MD area and wish to experience a church where the power of God prevails and liberation is what we offer, through Christ our Lord. We worship in the sanctuary of the Church of the Ascension, 633 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
SERVICE TIME: Sundays 1:00pm EST. at 633 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910 (Ascension Church)
[parking is in the rear, Silver Spring Ave, on the school's parking lot & in front of the church]
NOTE: Worship service recordings will be on Empowerment Liberation Cathedral YouTube Channel within 24 hours of the worship.
We will also broadcast the service on ibroadcast.tv within 24 hours after services are over. We will post it on FB the time of airing.
WORD WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY
Join us for Conference Call "Word Wednesday" Study at 7:30pm EST/6:30pm CST/4:30pm PST on (712)432-0933 code 833306#! Join us each Wednesday for an empowering study!
*Notifications of Word Wednesday Bible Study recordings will be placed on the church's FB page.
2 important Word Wednesday Bible Studies you can hear by clicking the link below.
- Word Wednesday study on Leviticus 18 & Leviticus 20 taught by 1st L, Bishop Diana Williams
- Word Wednesday study on Romans 1:24-28 taught by Bishop Allyson Abrams
-Worship Service Samples
TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBERANCE AT ELC Sunday, November 16, 2014
CHRISTMAS AT ELC Sunday, December 14, 2014
CELEBRATING BAYARD RUSTIN & DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
STUD SUNDAY at ELC Sunday, February 1, 2015
FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR ELC
We would LOVE to have you support our church. We are looking for :
1) Ministry Partners - persons who believe in what we offer and the ministry that we provide for God's people.
2) One Time Givers - persons who see the vision and want to make a one time donation to sow a seed to help us continue our ministry to God's people.
3) Resource Givers - person who may not want to give financially, but will give items to bless this ministry and allow us to be able to minister to the masses across the world. (Ex. purchasing laptop for praise & worship songs, announcements, etc., purchasing a projector for praise & worship songs, announcements, etc., purchasing promotional material to continue publicity of our church, assisting us to get into newspapers, magazines, etc. for visibility to the community to make persons who need our ministry aware that we are here .....)
Financially Support Empowerment Liberation Cathedral by clicking on this link/website below -
****Proceeds of funds will go to ministry needs, outreach and social justice activities.***
**All donations are tax-deductible.**
MINISTRIES AT A GLIMPSE
*Praise Team/Music Ministry
*Praise Dance Ministry
*Social Justice Ministry
Our Pastor - Bishop Allyson Nelson Abrams
BIO for Bishop Allyson Nelson Abrams
Abrams is the founder and current pastor of Empowerment Liberation Cathedral.
Her background in education began at Howard University in Washington, DC where
she graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science In Mechanical Engineering
(BSME). Dr. Abrams attended law school at Miles Law School for 2 years and then
accepted her call to ministry. She received her Master of Divinity from United
Theological Seminary in 2000 and received her Doctor of Ministry from United
Seminary in 2005 with a focus on Worship. Dr. Allyson Abrams is the founder of
a non-profit community development corporation, Speak The Truth Economic Empowerment Corporation and also she
founded MyVision Corporation. Bishop
Abrams founded Speak The Truth Baptist Church in 2001 and pastored the
church for 7 years. Then Bishop Abrams was called as the first female pastor in
the church’s 55 year history, to be the senior pastor of Zion Progress Baptist Church in Detroit, where she served for over 5 years This occasion was historic because it made her the
youngest female to be voted in by a congregation, as senior pastor, in any
Black Baptist Church in Detroit!. She is the author of two (3) books – Being On The Wheel in the Midst of
Seminary , Worship Beyond
Sunday Morning , and God Can
Still Use You. Dr. Abrams was known in some arenas for her voice; she
used to sing with the Young Adult Fellowship Ensemble at Metropolitan - under
the gospel artist, Richard Smallwood. She has sang in many ensembles and
choirs throughout her 43 years of life. Bishop Abrams was honored to have 2 sermons published in
a global preacher’s magazine, The
African American Pulpit. Dr.
Abrams has preached in many pulpits across the United States and is known for
her fiery, stirring, messages. She is often requested to pray on programs
and conferences because of the electrifying prayers that she gives. Dr. Abrams has also been trained in politics. She was 1 of 24 people selected across the
entire state of Michigan for a Political Fellowship in 2006 with Michigan State
University. She was elected to the School Board of Oak Park, MI and served as the
President of the Board for 1 year of her term. She served as Vice President of the NAACP in South Oakland
County, MI. She served as the Secretary for The Council of Baptist Pastors of
Detroit, MI. She also served as a Police Chaplain for the Detroit Public Schools. Bishop Abrams has impacted many ministers while working as an adjunct professor at Ashland Theological Seminary,
Detroit campus for over 7 years. She worked as an adjunct professor with Wayne County
Community College and as a doctoral mentor at Ecumenical Theological Seminary. Dr.
Allyson Abrams was named as one of the “Who’s Who of Black Detroit” in 2006 and
2010. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Order of Eastern Star. Bishop Abrams is the proud mother of 3 adult children and the spouse of Bishop Diana Williams. Bishop Abrams' passion and gift is preaching the
gospel of Jesus Christ and helping God’s people. Because of her service in ministry and to the community, she was named Alumni of the
Year at United Theological Seminary (2012). In 2012 she received the Pastor’s Salute Honor from
the Michigan Chronicle newspaper for her excellent work at the church and in
the community. Dr. Abrams has preached on national stages and is fondly known
as the female preacher who will “bring it”. She was elevated in ministry and consecrated bishop in April
2012 and serves as presiding bishop of Pneuma Christian Fellowship. She will continue her social justice work and ministry at Empowerment Liberation Cathedral.
Help us with our ministry by giving a donation on www.gofundme.com/Help-Bishop-Allyson-Abram
A clip of our pastor's sermon
Empowerment LIberation Cathedral (ELC) is a member of the Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) denomination.
Empowerment Liberation Cathedral (ELC) is an affiliate church of the
Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptist Churches (AWAB)
BULLETIN FOR EACH SUNDAY CAN BE FOUND HERE.
Credit Card Donations & Tithes/Offerings Can Be Made here : www.gofundme.com/Help-Bishop-Allyson-Abram
AFFIRMATION FOR EACH SUNDAY DURING WORSHIP
SONGS FOR THE WORSHIP SERVICE
**Hezekiah Walker's "Every Praise"
Every praise is to our God.
Every word of worship with one accord.
Every praise, every praise, is to our God.
Sing hallelujah to our God
Glory hallelujah is due our God
Every praise every praise is to our God
God my Savior
God my Healer
God my Deliverer
Yes He is, yes He is
Yes He is, yes He is (repeat)
Every praise is to our God
Every word of worship with one accord
Every praise, every praise (repeat)
Is to our God
**Hezekiah Walker's "I Need You To Survive"
I need you, you need me
We're all a part of God's body
Stand with me, agree with me
We're all a part of God's body
It is his will that every need be supplied
You are important to me
I need you to survive (x2)
I pray for you, you pray for me
I love you, I need you to survive
I won't harm you, with words from my mouth
I love you, I need you to survive
It is his will that every need be supplied,
You are important to me
I need you to survive
BISHOP ABRAMS' NEW BOOK
Order Bishop Abrams' book "30 Days Before Saying I Do" on www.amazon.com for $3.99. Download it to your iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Tablet, etc and do the 30 days of prayer & affirmations.