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Altar-ed states: Greenpoint church re-brands as co-op

Sep 09, 2015

KienzleparkcoopTalk about community spirit!

 

A Greenpoint Lutheran church has re-branded itself as a co-op, offering membership to locals of any — or no — religious persuasion, and allowing them to add their own activities the house of worship’s services — including secular dance parties and exercise classes.

 

The makeover has ruffled a few feathers in the church’s small flock, but the pastor says the order came from the top.

 

"The vision for the co-op is to be able to serve our neighbors, which is a command that Jesus gave for the church," said Amy Kienzle, who re-named the Lutheran Church of the Messiah on Russell Street as the Park Church Co-op in June.

 

Read the full story from The Brooklyn Paper here

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