March 2017 Archive for Media Room

RSS By: Metropolitan New York Synod

A listing of when and where Metropolitan New York congregations and members appear in the media. For more information or to share an article with us, contact Rebekah Thornhill.

Golden praises Healing Center director as life saver

Mar 28, 2017

A woman who founded a center in Southwest Brooklyn to assist domestic violence victims and their children is winning recognition from the New York state Senate for her work.


Antonia Clemente, the co-founder and executive director of the Healing Center, will be the recipient of a special Women’s History Month Award from state Sen. Marty Golden during a ceremony to take place at the Norwegian Christian Home and Health Center, 1250 67th St., on April 28.


Read the full article from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

The Diamond’s Fiercely Loyal Following

Mar 13, 2017

Tucked away in Greenpoint, a couple of blocks from the East River, is the Diamond, which curates its calendar as carefully as its beer list. ... But there’s also an unencumbered streak of pure joy in oddity. On New Year’s Eve, there was free champagne and passionate, tipsy karaoke; in the back yard, in a decommissioned ski gondola, the Lutheran pastor Amy Kienzle offered free solace.


Read the full article from The New Yorker.

The 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture 2017

Mar 13, 2017

Under Amy’s leadership, this Greenpoint church has attracted a vibrant and artistic membership. Through candle-lit services, film screenings, and other events, it’s become a beacon for the neighborhood. 


Read the full article from Brooklyn Magazine.

More Babylon churches take on the challenge of feeding homeless

Mar 05, 2017

Ascension_Deer_ParkChristine Argiros said she knew what she would be doing on a recent Friday night if she hadn’t come to Ascension Lutheran Church in Deer Park.


She’d be on the street, said Argiros, 42, who is homeless.


Now, thanks to a growing church-led initiative to feed and house the needy in Babylon Town during the cold winter months, Argiros and others can find warm meals and a safe place to sleep three nights a week without having to apply for Suffolk County’s temporary assistance program.


Read the full article from Newsday

19 Sacred Sites Grants Awarded Throughout NYS

Mar 01, 2017


The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced 19 Sacred Sites Grants totaling $260,000 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York State including a $10,000 Sacred Sites Grant to New Life Pentecostal Church in Newburgh, New York to help fund roof replacement, and a Conservancy Grant of $10,000 to Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kingston, New York to help fund asbestos removal and roof replacement at the attached education wing.


Read the full article in the Hudson Valley Press