Greenpoint Reformed Church

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Greenpoint Reformed Church is a Reformed Church in America church at 136 Milton Street in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.[1] As of March 2012, it had a congregation of 80 people.[2]

Its fireplace tilework includes historic porcelain plaques depicting Robert Fulton and Robert Livingston. According to a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Union Porcelain Factory in Greenpoint probably manufactured the plaques in the 1870s.[3] The congregation has used the current building since it purchased it in 1942.[4]

The Reverend Ann Kansfield has been one of the church's pastors since 2003.[5] Her partner the Rev. Jennifer Aull has been co-pastor since 2006.[6] Kansfield and Aull were cofounders of the group Room For All.[7]

The church hosts a dinner and soup kitchen for its local community.[8] The church's food pantry program began in October 2007; it offers groceries to individuals and families, most of whom live in northern Brooklyn.[2] A homeless shelter briefly opened at Greenpoint Reformed Church in November 2012, but a few months later moved to another neighborhood church.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of Brooklyn Churches". Brooklyn Council of Churches. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Fraser, Lisa A. (15 March 2012). "Greenpoint Reformed Church food pantry gives to record number of people". Queens Ledger. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Kahn, Eve M. (October 6, 2008). "Scholars Stumble on Puzzle in Brooklyn Fireplace". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  4. ^ "Greenpoint Reformed Church". The New York City Organ Project. The New York City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Cohn, David (28 May 2006). "Don't Ask. Don't Tell. Just Pray.". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Wakefield, Kylie Jane (6 May 2011). "Greenpoint Reformed Church Co-Pastor Jennifer Aull". Greenpoint Gazette. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Paarlberg, Marilyn. ""We Have Faith" includes RfA Couple". News. Room For All. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Greenpoint Church Dinner/Pantry". Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Furfaro, Danielle (13 February 2013). "Homeless shelter moves from Greenpoint Reformed Church to Church of Ascension". The Brooklyn Paper. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 

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Coordinates: 40°43′45″N 73°57′18″W / 40.7292°N 73.9550°W / 40.7292; -73.9550