Beginning in 2019 we initiated our first major renovations in 30 years with a focus on preserving this historical gem, so that we can continue to serve the neighborhood. We are making substantial progress. For example, you might recall that the 1837 iron fence along the west side of the church leaned out over the sidewalk. With painstaking attention to detail the fence has been refurbished and now stands straight. More recently the yellow stucco and ornate cornice along the roof have been restored on three sides. While the pandemic left the sanctuary empty, the pews where John Adams worshiped were beautifully reupholstered. The sanctuary has also been air conditioned with energy efficient units opening the sanctuary to year-round worship and events, including weddings. Now, work is beginning on the first floor to improve the entrance, add an accessible gender-neutral restroom, and improve the multipurpose room, which is routinely used for AA meetings and receptions after community and special events. Additional projects might include restoring the portico and columns along Pine Street and restoring the windows. These recent, current and planned projects will protect the integrity of the building, and more importantly, will make Old Pine even more welcoming and better able to serve our members and community for decades to come.
Click here to read two local news articles about our capital campaign.