Greenpoint Reformed Church
Greenpoint Reformed Church is a Reformed Church in America church at 136 Milton Street in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. As of March 2012, it had a congregation of 80 people.
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. The congregation has used the current building since it purchased it in 1942.
The Reverend Ann Kansfield has been one of the church's pastors since 2003. Her partner the Rev. Jennifer Aull has been co-pastor since 2006. Kansfield and Aull were cofounders of the group Room For All.
The church hosts a dinner and soup kitchen for its local community. The church's food pantry program began in October 2007; it offers groceries to individuals and families, most of whom live in northern Brooklyn. A homeless shelter briefly opened at Greenpoint Reformed Church in November 2012, but a few months later moved to another neighborhood church.
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- Greenpoint Church, the church's webpage about the building
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