Community Church of Douglaston


The Community Church of Douglaston is blest with a beautiful and well-located facility. The sanctuary, built in 1924, and attached education building, built in 1951, are in an elegant, understated Georgian style. The church itself was founded in 1915 and affiliated with the RCA in 1919. 

The sanctuary is graced by four porch columns and oculus at its western entry and an affecting stained glass image of the Good Shepherd at the eastern end above the chancel. The interior is a jewel-like space, brightened in daytime by eight large windows in the nave recently redone with lightly-tinted glass, and splendid at night in tones of white and burgundy. It is air-conditioned in the summer months.

The education building, two stories high, provides for a number of church functions. It houses on the upper floor:

  • the pastor’s study and church office, along with a newly renovated Nursery and an additional study shared by the associate pastor and treasurers;

  • the library;

  • a beautiful small chapel, with stained-glass windows and organ, used for Ash Wednesday and other special services;

  • the Jean Kenney Memorial parlor, equipped with grand piano, air-conditioned in summer, and beautifully furnished for fellowship, rehearsals and concerts, meetings and lectures;

  • kitchen and small dining room adjacent to the parlor;

  • music room;

  • rest rooms.

On the lower floor:

  • Fellowship Hall, a large general-purpose space for meetings and performances, equipped with a small stage at one end and a large kitchen; direct access to outdoors;

  • several classrooms and meeting rooms, used for Sunday School and general purposes;

  • one large and one smaller classroom used for pre-school instruction during the week, and associated offices;

  • rest rooms.