Congregational church is temporarily back in service

Structural repairs at First Congregational Church are at the point where it is safe to again enter the sanctuary, Rev. Michael Moran said.

Sunday services will be held once more starting Palm Sunday in the sanctuary of the church along on the Village Green in New Milford.

A sagging beam in the attic of the church caused church officials to close the sanctuary in November. Temporary repairs have been completed.

However, with scaffolding still in place, regular use of the building will not be possible in the immediate future, Moran said. Final repair work in the roof area still has to be done.

An engineer's report is completed. The next step is to determine how to address the findings of that report, the church pastor explained.

Susan Tuz