Pledges for Kensington church project top $1 million

Published on Sunday, 30 April 2017 22:29
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Kensington Congregational Church

BERLIN - Members and friends of congregation of the Kensington Congregational Church have pledged $1,012,093 to the Expanding on God’s Grace campaign, exceeding the $800,000 campaign goal, campaign Chairman Daniel Morisse-Corsetti announced recently.

The campaign is the first phase to raise funds needed to complete the building project, which carries an estimated cost of $1.9 million.

Efforts will continue to raise money through grants, bequests and donations from residents.

The building project will expand parking, increase capacity of the Parish Hall; improve access with an elevator and new stairs, install a commercial kitchen and accessible restrooms, and bring the entire building up to safety and fire codes.

The Parish Hall is used by community groups, as well as the congregation, through programs such as Night in Bethlehem, The Lobster & Strawberry Festival, Vacation Bible School, blood drives, youth groups, funeral receptions, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, yoga classes, potluck suppers, the New Britain Inter-Faith Council, life screening events, cabarets, birthday parties, baby showers, bereavement groups, sports dinners, women’s groups, and Kensington Nursery School events.

The congregation is actively involved with the Family Promise Program, an interfaith effort to help homeless and low-income families achieve independence.

For a campaign brochure or answers to questions, contact the Rev. Olivia H. Robinson at Kensington Congregational Church, 312 Percival Ave., Kensington, CT 06037 or phone 860-828-4511. The church website is

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, General News on Sunday, 30 April 2017 22:29. Updated: Sunday, 30 April 2017 22:31.