Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Women of Valor honored at New Utrecht Church

During the Sunday Service of Mar. 22, New Utrecht Reformed Church (NURC) honored three Women of Valor: Deborah Siciargo, a deacon at NURC; Helen Zavaliy of the Russian House of Prayer; and Erma Rolle of the New Lots Community Church. Pictured from left to right are Helen Zavaliy, Rose Lood, a deacon at NURC, Erma Rolle, Deborah Siciargo, Susan Hanyen, an elder and vice president of consistory at NURC, and Rev. Terry Troia, minister of NURC and executive director at Project Hospitality. (Photo by Vincent La Marca)

Saturday, Apr. 25: Thrift Sale, 10 AM- 3 PM

Thrift Sale at the New Utrecht Reformed Church Parish House on November 17, 2007. (Photo by Vincent La Marca)

A Thrift Sale featuring both new and gently used dishes, glassware, kitchenware, electronics, pictures and frames, books, wearing apparel, shoes, handbags, linens, toys, games, and costume jewelry, will take place at the New Utrecht Reformed Church Parish House on Saturday, Apr. 25 from 10 AM to 3 PM. A lunch room offering hot and cold sandwiches, coffee, tea and soft drinks for purchase will be made available for this event. Proceeds from the Thrift Sale benefit the New Utrecht Reformed Church Restoration Fund to help repair our historic Sanctuary. More information please e-mail mail@newutrechtchurch.org or call (718) 236-0678.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

From Staten Island to Brooklyn: Free Jazz Concert at Historic Church Site





Contact: (718) 238-1959
Staten Island Jazz Band to Give Free Concert in Brooklyn
BROOKLYN - To welcome the first full day of spring, Friends of Historic New Utrecht will present a free, public concert by the Susan B. Wagner High School Jazz Band in the Parish House of the New Utrecht Reformed Church, 18th Ave. and 84th St., in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. The concert will take place on Saturday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m.
The Staten Island-based jazz band will be conducted by Mr. Paul Corn, assistant principal for the arts at Wagner, and adjunct professor at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. The performance will mark the first appearance by the Wagner group in the Friends of Historic New Utrecht's popular concert series. Mr. Corn has appeared at New Utrecht before, most recently last April as conductor of the Jazz Band Ensemble of the Brooklyn College Conservatory.
The Parish House, known for its acoustics, is used for concerts and other programs while the church's historic sanctuary, next door, undergoes a $2 million restoration and repair. The sanctuary building dates from 1828. The New Utrecht church was founded in 1677. The pastor is the Rev. Terry Troia, who also is executive director of Project Hospitality on Staten Island.
Throughout the year the Friends historic organization presents cultural and educational activities, many attended by teachers and students from New York City schools.
The concert series is supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Additional information on the free community programs, including the concert series, is available at (718) 256-7173 and at historicnewutrecht.org and newutrechtchurch.org.
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