This Sunday, February 20th, the members of Union Baptist Church will gather in worship for the first time since the fire that claimed their historic church building at Main Street and Locust Avenue. Trinity St. Paul’s Church at 311 Huguenot Street (next to Avalon) has graciously agreed to serve as a temporary host for the Union Baptist congregation.

Residents of New Rochelle from every faith are invited to join together on this occasion, and I can think of no better way to demonstrate our support for neighbors facing a difficult crisis.

The Sunday worship service begins at 12:15pm. Immediately following the service will be a brief interfaith program, commencing at approximately 2:45pm. You can attend one or both of these events, and I hope to see you there.

Many residents have asked how they can help in a more tangible fashion. Under the leadership of the Inter-Religious Council of New Rochelle efforts are underway to coordinate donations and other forms of support. More information about this will be shared at the Sunday service and in the days to follow.

Here again are the details:

Sunday, February 20th
Worship Service: 12:15pm
Interfaith Program: 2:45pm

Trinity-St. Paul’s Church
311 Huguenot Street (corner of Division and Huguenot)