Sunday, June 26, 2005

100 guests attended Terry's 10th Anniversary

About 100 guests attended a fundraising brunch honoring the Rev. Terry Troia's ten years as minister of New Utrecht Reformed Church, 15 years as minister of Word and Sacrament and 20 years as executive director of Project Hospitality on Sunday, June 26 at the Hilton Garden Inn on Staten Island. The brunch was preceded by an interfaith service involving the New Utrecht Reformed Church and the Mirral Church. English, Korean and Spanish was spoken during the noon service, which ended with the consecration of the bread. Guests from the New Utrecht Reformed Church and Project Hospitality were invited to tell a story about their relationship with Terry during the brunch. All praised Terry for going above and beyond the call of duty. All donations supported the Sanctuary Restoration of the historic New Utrecht Reformed Church.

Photos by Vincent La Marca

The Rev. Terry Troia renews the four ordination vows by the Rev. Jon Norton, the Regional Synod of New York Executive Minister. The Rev. Terry Troia was ordained minister of Word and Sacrament by the Reformed Church in America in 1989.

The Rev. Terry Troia receives a proclamation by City Councilmember Vincent Gentile (D-Brooklyn).

City Councilmembers Vincent Gentile (D-Brooklyn) and Michael McMahon (D-Staten Island) with children who attended the Rev. Terry Troia's brunch.

The Rev. Clara Woodson, Synod area minister for the Classes for Brooklyn, New York and Rockland-Westchester. Elder and Consistory Vice-President Susan Hanyen is on the left.

The Rev. Young Min Kim, Pastor of the Mirral Church.

Deacon Rose Lood, president of the New Utrecht Liberty Pole Association.

Rabbi Bonnie Sussman.

The cake!


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