2013-08-23 / Community

Doors Re-Open Wide At BC Church

By Dan Guarino


Congregants, friends and neighbors gather in the rebuilt sanctuary of Christ By The Sea Presbyterian Church in Broad Channel. Photos by Dan Guarino Congregants, friends and neighbors gather in the rebuilt sanctuary of Christ By The Sea Presbyterian Church in Broad Channel. Photos by Dan Guarino In its now nearly 10-month road to recovery, Broad Channel took another step with the reopening of Christ Presbyterian By The Sea Church.

Congregants, supporters, volunteers, neighbors and well-wishers, even those of different faiths, came on Sunday, August 11th, to celebrate the first service in the newly rebuilt church sanctuary. Both the church on Noel Road, and adjacent church hall, were severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

Its rebuilding was in large part due to the efforts of its congregation and with the aid of many donors and volunteers, many of whom came from other states to help.

The church hall is still in great need of repair.

Both Don Minor, and Joyce Adamiszyn, who each played a large part in the ongoing project, addressed those gathered at the service.


Christ By The Sea’s Don Minor, volunteer coordinator, and Joyce Adamiszyn, Secretary of Record; two of the many whose hard work helped the church reopen its doors. Christ By The Sea’s Don Minor, volunteer coordinator, and Joyce Adamiszyn, Secretary of Record; two of the many whose hard work helped the church reopen its doors. Reverend Meagan Manas, who conducted the first service, pointed out the celebratory mood of all those who attended.

Noting the happy and prolonged greetings all over the church during the service, Reverend Manas commented, “I was told this could go on all day along.”




Reverend Meagan Manas celebrates the first service at the newly rebuilt church. Reverend Meagan Manas celebrates the first service at the newly rebuilt church.

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