Bike Club Helps Clean up Far Rockaway Church
By Miriam Rosenberg
old Beth-El Temple Church of God
in Christ in Far Rockaway on December 4.
Pastor Eloise Jones told The Wave that the church asked for the AllStarz help. The bike club, aided members of the church in removing leaves, cutting down trees and bushes and performing other jobs that gave the outside area of the church a fresh look.
The church has been declared a national and state historic site, and it will soon be undergoing a renovation to bring it back to the way it was in years past. The New York Landmarks Conservancy gave the church a $1,500 grant in June, of which the church must match half.
The church, which is used for giving food and clothes to the residents in the area, is also available to the community for christenings and funerals of any faith.
Donations can be sent to Beth-El Temple Church of God in Christ, P.O. Box 584, Far Rockaway, N.Y. 11691. Services will continue during renovations, which are expected to begin in February.