Farmingville, NY – On Sunday, October 2, Brookhaven Town Councilmember Jonathan Kornreich and New York State Assemblyman Steve Englebright attended the 14th annual Soles for Souls 5K Race / 2K Walk in Stony Brook Village. The annual race is a celebration of the role of the All Souls Church, which Councilmember Kornreich likes to refer to as the “heart and soul of Stony Brook Village.” The event also helped raise funds for important accessibility upgrades to the historic structure. Pictured at left, (left to right) are New York State Assemblyman Steve Englebright; All Souls Church Senior Warden, Daniel Kerr; and Councilmember Jonathan Kornreich. Pictured at right are the particpants at the starting line.
In remarks to the participants before the start, Councilmember Kornreich reflected on the role of the church in the community. “The beautiful stained-glass window behind the altar shows a woman giving money to someone in need, and I can’t think of a better illustration of the stance this church and this congregation has towards the community. I see that same spirit reflected in the hearts of everyone who came out this morning to run this race and support the church.”
Assemblyman Englebright said, “It was heartening to join the community and the congregation of the All Souls Church at their annual 5k race in old Stony Brook. I thank everyone for their participation and support of developing a mechanism to provide greater accessibility to the church. Everyone should have the ability to see the breathtaking stained-glass windows from inside the church, as well as attend their many community events and services.”
The All Souls Church has already raised close to half of the needed funds for the project, and they are eager to get started on the work so they can extend their reach to more members of the community through their diverse programming and outreach. For more information about the church and their plans, or if you are interested in supporting their efforts, they can be reached at 631-655-7798.