Donations Rolling in for First Reformed Church Repair

The community has already pitched in to repair the historic church’s crumbling ceiling.

The donations have been pouring in to help repair the damaged ceiling at Park Slope’s historic Old First Reformed Church, says the Brooklyn Daily.

A fundraising drive is in the process of being planned for the spring, but Pastor Daniel Meeter told the Daily that checks have already been coming in steadily – including an anonymous donation of $3,000.

Last week, it was reported that the to their small Sunday school hall next door, due to falling plaster from the ceiling.

Church officials were told earlier this month that the ceiling was too unstable to hold holiday services, hence the move. The church has already spent more than $23,000 in emergency repairs on the 60-foot ceiling, and the cost of the whole ceiling repair could be between $500,000 to almost $1 million, according to the Daily News.

Though Christmas services were held in the pared down hall, Meeter still looked at the situation with a positive eye.

“The service was very intimate,” Meeter told the Daily. “It was kind of wonderful.”

Donations for the church's ceiling repair can be made online at http://www.oldfirstbrooklyn.org.


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