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The Twelve: Reformed Done Daily

Visit the Reformed Church blog called The Twelve: Reformed, Done Daily.  It's 12 different bloggers from the Reformed tradition, taking turns, commenting on everything, but always theological. One of the bloggers, Jessica Bratt, a chaplain at Boston Children's Hospital, is a former member (and seminarian!) of Old First.

Brooklyn Bluegrass Bash
2012 Brooklyn Bluegrass Bash. Performing are Chris Thile, Michael Daves and friends. Daves and Thiele returned for the 2013 Bash with Jen Larson and more.




729 Carroll St
@ 7th Av
718 638 8300
Reformed Church | Park Slope, Brooklyn
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Old First ceiling logoOn September 28 2011, plaster suddenly fell from the sanctuary spceiling, pointing to ongoing issues which must be addressed before we can use our space again. In the meantime, services are being held in our Sunday School hall. Read the story here and follow updates on 'Old First Restoration' Facebook page.


The Fourth Annual Brooklyn Bluegrass Bash!

A benefit concert for the Old First Sanctuary Ceiling Restoration
FEATURING: Michael Daves & Friends, Tony Trischka & Brittany Haas, Sierra Hull
with Ethan Jodziewicz, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Goodbye Girls
AND: Brittany Haas & Lena Jonsson, Cole Quest & The City Pickers, The Bilger
Family…and more!

Where: The Bell House (Gowanus, Brooklyn)
When: Sunday, Nov. 29, 4-8:30pm. Doors at 3pm with the Bilger Family

In the News

How Peter Sarsgaard became the Champion of a Park Slope Church Roof
The Brooklyn Paper | October 23, 2014

Park Slope’s Old First Reformed Church Receives Robert W. Wilson Sacred Sites Challenge Grant
Brooklyn Daily Eagle | Faith in Brooklyn | January 5, 2015

Church Kitchen in Park Slope Creates Many Meals for Sandy Victims
Story and video: January 10, 2013

Daily News | New York
New Park Slope Holiday Tradition for Christians and Jews to Celebrate Together
December 11, 2012

News 12
Road to Recovery | Two Boots Restaurant at Old First
November 12, 2012

Video: Ceiling Fix a Costly Burdon for Historic Brooklyn Church
October 2, 2012

Wall Street Journal
A Church Seeks a Rescue
September 17, 2012
Wall Street Journal features Old First and our ceiling challenge today. With a mention of Bluegrass Bash, it calls sanctuary "truly an urban cathedral--stately and formal, but at the same time warm and womb-like." Also quotes our restoration expert Michael Devonshire and Ann-Isabel Friedman of the Sacred Sites Program | New York Landmarks Conservancy.

Daily News
Historic Park Slope Church needs money to fix sanctuary ceiling

September 23, 2012

Collapsed Ceilings Lead to Big Mitzvah:
After Shared Disaster, Beth Elohim Gives $15,000 to Church (that's us!)
The Jewish Daily Forward, June 4, 2012

Historic Church to Celebrate Easter Services at Synagogue
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 30 Mar 2012

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Friday, March 30, 2012

Brooklyn Independent Television: Crumbling Churches

January 23, 2012, link to BIT

Click here for additional news reporting about Old First's ceiling and other stories.


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