Restoration Update: December 2017

Milan Church Restoration is a family owned and operated company, established in 1987.

The Old First Restoration Steering Committee is pleased to announce that we have selected Milan Church Restoration LLC to repair, clean, and paint the sanctuary ceiling. 

Milan is a New Jersey based firm that works exclusively with churches. They come highly recommended and are specialists in the work our sanctuary ceiling needs. Over the past week, the Milan crew erected scaffolding in the sanctuary and laid down protective covering on the pews. The work will commence in earnest in January and is expected to take an 4-5 months.

The sanctuary has been closed for the past five years, due to compromised and falling plaster on the ceiling. The work Milan is doing will allow us to return worship services and community events by late 2018. 

We are incredibly grateful to all our supporters in Brooklyn and beyond – for your prayers, support, and interest during this process. We are happy to celebrate this milestone together with all of you and look forward to being back in the sanctuary for our Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols service next year! 

Friday, December 22, 2017. Milan Church Restoration lays protective covering over the pews, in preparation for the ceiling restoration work. Photo by Vera Nieuwenhuis.

Friday, December 22, 2017. Milan Church Restoration lays protective covering over the pews, in preparation for the ceiling restoration work. Photo by Vera Nieuwenhuis.

Friday December 22, 2017. Milan Church Restoration erects scaffolding in the sanctuary. Photo by Vera Nieuwenhuis.

Friday December 22, 2017. Milan Church Restoration erects scaffolding in the sanctuary. Photo by Vera Nieuwenhuis.

Friday December 22, 2017. Milan Church Restoration erects scaffolding in the sanctuary. Photo by Vera Nieuwenhuis.