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Church Offices/Community Room to Open on 46th Street

Grace Fellowship Church (Photo: SunnysidePost)

May 7, 2014 By Christian Murray

Grace Fellowship Church, a Sunnyside-based Presbyterian church, is moving its offices from Long Island City into space located on the corner of 43rd Avenue and 46th Street.

The new location, previously occupied by a chiropractor, is being converted into three offices and a community room that can cater to about 25 people. The church expects to open it by the beginning of June.

Pastor Jon Storck said the community room will be available free of charge to local non-profits. He said the church has already spoken to the La Leche League of Queens, a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) group and Overeaters Anonymous about using the space.

Storck said that on a day-to-day basis the community room will be open to the public and there will be free Wi-Fi and coffee for sale. He said the coffee will come from Baruir’s, a well-known Sunnyside store located at 40-07 Queens Blvd.

Storck said that there wouldn’t be any worship services at the location or daycare.

“We really want the space to be used by the Sunnyside neighborhood,” he said.

The awning is expected to be replaced by the weekend and will be a charcoal color.

Storck said that the church aims to make the entranceway to the building look a lot more welcoming and the exterior to look much better. He said that he plans to take care of the garden and trees outside the new space.

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Sunnysider4Life

There has been a crew there almost everyday this week and the pastor has been around as well.

Apparently, they won’t actually be selling the coffee, except for honor-system donations to cover the actual costs. Rather their congregation’s offerings will be used to cover the rent as was the case when the church offices were in Long Island City.

I am guessing they will actually be saving money on rent by moving their offices to Sunnyside.

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Plain Spoken

@Flores 65 Why not? Jesus liked a little wine now and then.

@Sunnysider4Life – Just what we need theology and mixology!

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JOR

Thank you Pastor Storck and Grace Fellowship Church. Hopefully the space can be made available for local book club(s).

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Take It Easy

This sounds wonderful, like a miracle, actually.

But how is the church going to pay the rent? Coffee income probably won’t cover it.

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Sunnysider4Life

@Plain Spoken

You realize that this is the same church/pastor that hosted a discussion group on the late-Christopher Hitchens’ book, GOD IS NOT GREAT, at Molly Bloom’s, right?

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the fat toronto mayor

la leche league? nice. thanks for the heads. Ill keep my eyes peeled!

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Plain Spoken

How about a wet bar? You may not want to mix religion and politics but religion and alcohol mix well.

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