Following the terrible fire that destroyed their historic church building at Main and Locust, the leaders and members of Union Baptist Church are pledging to rebuild and are accepting contributions to a fund dedicated to this cause.

Those interested in sending a donation should make checks payable to “Union Baptist Church” and write “UBC Rebuild Fund” in the memo section of the check. Please mail donations to:

Union Baptist Church
438 Main Street / PO Box 1743
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Yesterday, several hundred residents gathered at Trinity-St. Paul’s Church for an interfaith program in support Union Baptist. Prayers and comments were offered by representatives from several religious traditions and local houses of worship. The determined spirit of those present was quite moving. I was privileged to offer remarks on behalf of the City, which you can read here.