News: Church Fire in Hackensack


From the New York Times, March 30th edition. Looks like it was a pretty church. click for its website. Nothing is mentioned there but they were quite ready for Easter services, which was ironically the day before.

On it’s site it gives its history: in 1609 by a small group of dissenters, seeking to practice their religion in their own way, founded a New World. In 1787, a small group of dissenters seeking to guarantee religious freedom for all, among other God given rights, founded a new nation. 

 In 1832, a small group of dissenters, seeking to practice their religion in their own way, founded a new congregation… eventually to be known as the First Presbyterian Church of Hackensack, New Jersey.

By 1922 the church was outgrowing its building on Main Street and so property was purchased on the corner of Union and Passaic Streets for the building of a new, much larger church. The cornerstone was laid in 1929 and the new building, our home today, was dedicated on April 6th 1930. The cost of that building was $250,000, which would be a drop in the bucket today.