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PO Box 97

Brooklyn, NY 11214-0097

(718) 236-0678

18th Avenue between 83rd and 84th Streets
Brooklyn, NY 11214

Brooklyn Eagle - Landmarked Bensonhurst church needs funds to finish restoration
Landmarked Bensonhurst church needs funds to finish restoration - from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sept. 7, 2016
The time is always right to receive a blessing - but a very special blessing will be offered for pets of all varieties on Saturday, September 17 from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. on the lawn of New Utrecht Reformed Church in Bensonhurst. Friends and family are very welcome, too, because there will also be a sale of baked goods and hot dogs, along with hot and cold beverages. But there’s more, so keep reading!

The blessing is free to all. The proceeds of all sales will go toward the restoration of the church sanctuary, which was built in 1828-1829. Also free are guided tours of the sanctuary to see the beautiful restoration work that has already been accomplished.

Pastor E.J. Emerson invites people from all around to bring their pets. Each one will get individual attention. Like Francis of Assisi and many others, Pastor E.J. takes particular delight in animals of all kinds, believing they are God’s special gift to people. “Our pets bless us with unqualified love and faithfulness. This is our opportunity to thank God for the joy they give us, even as we invite a special blessing for them.”

Pets of all shapes and sizes are welcome, as long as they can be trusted to be polite in public, and are adequately restrained for their own safety and that of others. Human companions are asked to be prepared to clean up any droppings their pets may deposit on the property.

New Utrecht Reformed Church is located on 18th Avenue, between 83rd and 84th Streets. Please spread the word!
Restoration news
Sancturary restoration
As part of the ongoing restoration of the New Utrecht Church, the vaulted ceiling of the sanctuary was removed and completely replaced. Work on the damaged ceiling began in May 2013. Elaborate scaffolding was erected to allow the workmen access to the flat and barrel-vaulted areas of the ceiling. The new ceiling was completed in August 2015 and the scaffolding was removed. The installation and removal of the scaffolding caused extensive damage to the walls which must be repaired and painted. Additional funds are needed to complete repairs to the organ alcove and sanctuary walls. Donations to help with this work can be sent to:

New Utrecht Reformed Church Restoration Fund
P.O. Box 97
Brooklyn, NY 11214-0097

Donations to New Utrecht Reformed Church
Donations in the memory of Bruce Hodgman may be mailed to:
New Utrecht Reformed Church
P.O. Box 97
Brooklyn, NY 11214-0097

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