Project Timeline

Updates Archive

Over the last 12 months, significant progress has occurred with the stained-glass window project and is moving forward:

To Date Recap of Project

  • A plan that included cost estimates was developed and approved by the Consistory
  • A grant application was submitted on June 1st to the NY Landmarks Conservancy
  • A physical site visit was performed on July 31st by a Sacred Sites committee member
  • FRCB received notification on October 21st that it was awarded a $15,000 grant
  • On December 16th, FRCB received the check for the $15,000 grant from the NY Landmarks Conservancy – Sacred Sites Program
  • Vestibule windows returned from being studio restored and were reinstalled on November 14th
  • Bell tower rectangular windows were removed on November 30th for studio restoration

Tentative Schedule Moving Forward

  • Depending on weather, sometime in April the (3) sanctuary Rose windows will be removed for studio restoration
  • Soon thereafter, May or June work will begin on the (12) sanctuary arched windows. The old plexi-glass protective covers will be removed, the exterior frames will be cleaned, scraped, primed, and painted with new exterior trim paint. Finally, new clear vented float glass will be installed.
  • Mid-summer, the Rose windows and bell tower windows will be reinstalled, and new clear vented float glass installed.
  • Late summer, final touches to finish Phase 1 of the Restoration Project.

Future Fundraising Ideas

  • A grant application will be submitted to the Community Foundation of the Greater Capital Region.
  • A wall plaque will be created listing donor names making contributions in memory of loved ones.
  • Do you have additional suggestions?? Maybe a rummage sale, outdoor concerts, more church dinners?? If you have an idea, share it with a consistory member!

To Conclude

The grant received from the NY Landmarks Conservancy through its Sacred Sites Program further adds validity to FRCB’s belief in the importance of maintaining and restoring our sacred site to continue its rich community history dating back to 1763.

Thanks to all for your support of this project! The finished look should be stunning! Check back for updates!!

April 8, 2024 - The window restoration project has begun. The first Rose window has been removed to be taken to the studio for full restoration. The window was removed in sections, leaving the wood frame that will be refurbished in placed. In the interim, the window opening has been covered over with plywood. Work is scheduled to continue the week of April 15th.