church

Flushing church’s act of kindness backfires
Flushing church’s act of kindness backfires
News Melissa Chan 8/01/2012 at 1:34PM

Leaders of a local Christian church are bemoaning an act of kindness after spending $2,000 in legal fees and close to two years to try to evict a pair of stubborn squatters they say have no plans to leave. The Queensboro Hill Community Church of Flushing opened its doors to two homeless women and their [...]

St. Saviour’s needs new storage space
St. Saviour’s needs new storage space
News Billy Rennison 4/12/2012 at 3:04PM

A historic Maspeth church needs salvation to avoid damnation. St. Saviour’s has been warehoused for the past few years by Galasso Trucking, which donated space and trailers when the 165-year-old church, which had been deconstructed, needed to be stored. The Maspeth trucking company now needs the space back. “They’ve been great, more than great,” said [...]

Poor box pilferer pinched
Poor box pilferer pinched
News Alexa Altman 3/13/2012 at 12:50PM

Thou shalt not steal. One man’s sinful behavior landed him in some hot water when a parish priest caught him trying to pilfer the poor box. On Christmas Eve, 2011, Reverend Father Francis Colamaria, overseer of Holy Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Richmond Hill, heard loud scraping noises coming from inside the house of [...]

Maspeth church vandalized
News Billy Rennison 3/06/2012 at 5:45PM

Vandals defaced a Maspeth church recently in what is being investigated as a hate crime. Trinity-St. Andrews Lutheran Church on 60th Avenue was found vandalized on Wednesday, February 29 when the church’s pastor, Terrence Weber, arrived at the religious institution. “As I was coming to the church’s office door I noticed a Star of David [...]