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Supervisor Lupinacci, Councilwoman Cergol Celebrate Grand Opening of Renovated Sanctuary Constructed at Island Christian Church

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After four-plus months of construction and over one year of planning and fundraising.

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Ribbon-cutting for Island Christian Church’s renovated sanctuary.

Photo by: Town of Huntington

East Northport, NY - January 17, 2019 - Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci and Councilwoman Joan Cergol joined Reverend Joseph Garofalo and Island Christian Church, along with New York State Assemblymen Andrew Raia and Michael Fitzpatrick, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the church's renovated sanctuary on Sunday, January 13.
 
“It is an honor to be invited to participate in this joyous event at Island Christian Church,” said Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci. “Thank you to Pastor Joe, I wish you and your congregation the best in this new state-of-the-art sanctuary, which I understand was quite the achievement, constructed debt-free from donations from your faithful congregation!”
 
“Congratulations to Island Christian Church on the dedication of their newly-renovated state-of-the art sanctuary,” said Councilwoman Joan Cergol. “It was inspiring and exciting to participate in the inaugural service in the new sanctuary. Best wishes to the members of Island Christian Church who raised the funds for the beautiful renovation.  May they enjoy many happy years there.”
 
After four-plus months of construction and over one year of planning and fundraising, Sunday services were held on December 23, 2018 in Island Christian Church's renovated sanctuary. Called RENEW 2018, the project entailed new staging and lighting, wall covering, carpeting, and HVAC. New audio, visual and lighting equipment was also installed. All the funds needed for the renovation were generously provided for by the church's congregation, so there is no debt.