Old Stone Church Lights Up East Haven

The church's new steeple lights help enhance the downtown corridor's festive holiday feel.

East Haven's is shining a light on East Haven's holiday spirit this season.

The church, which sits at the corner of High and Main streets downtown, recently installed a series of colored lights that illuminate the building's steeple after dark.

The lights officially came online Dec. 4. Since then, every night at 6 p.m., the steeple puts on a little "light show," changing colors every few seconds for about five minutes.

As she plated dishes for the congregation's monthly pasta dinner Friday night, Old Stone Church's pastor the Rev. Karen Gronback Johnson told East Haven Patch the light show will continue every night at 6 p.m. until Christmas.

After that, the steeple will be illuminated by white lights, unless an activity or event at the church provides an opportunity to do otherwise.

(Editor's note: Pastor Karen was unable to talk at length tonight about the steeple lights, their history and the project in general. So, keep an eye out for a future update about the churchs project!)

Sam Giglio December 10, 2011 at 12:32 PM
This is so beautiful, Everyone in Town should drive by to see this. Thank you Pastor Karen
Matt Lyons December 10, 2011 at 01:15 PM
Saw it last night. Really tasteful. But whats with those bright lights around the park? Part of main st is lit up like time square then the rest is pitch black!
Gene A. Ruocco December 10, 2011 at 05:53 PM
As an electrician I appreciate the LED Programmable Controller Light Installation on our Old Stone Church as another first here in East Haven, I recently was involved with an installation in New Haven on the sides of the new air rights garage on Legion Ave. near the New Haven Hospital. Thank you to the leaders of the church for allowing the citizens of our town to enjoy this new technology. It is a beautiful thing for our town and another step into the future for East Haven. Well done. Gene Ruocco


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