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Brooklyn Church Aims To Restore One Of Its Tiffany Stained-Glass Windows

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A Brooklyn church is hoping to secure a brighter future for one of its iconic windows.

Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Clinton Hill is trying to restore one of its Tiffany stained-glass windows known as "The Pilgrim."

The church says it needs at least $150,000 for the project, so it's launching a fundraising effort tonight at 6 p.m.

"It's been in place for so many years. It has not had any repairs since its installation in 1891," said Beverly Jacobs of Brown Memorial Baptist Church. "Basically, it's a victim of the elements, of the wear and tear. It has accumulated dust and dirt. It is falling apart from the frames of the window."

"Church means to me, it was a place of stability as I grew up. Here, I was able to do boy scouts, I was able to do choir rehearsal, I was able to work in the community," said Marcus Harris, a parishioner. "The window is just one of those key points that we just need to fix in order to be able to make sure that we're still in the community."

For more information about tonight's fundraiser, go to brownmemorialbaptist.com.

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