Pastor's Note

June 2019


I hope this newsletter finds you doing well. 

Soon we’ll be in summer mode and it is my prayer that we will all have an enjoyable season ahead of us with lots of good weather, family visits, and occasions to travel and explore new things and new places.

Once again, I’d like to invite you to gather with folks from other local churches at the Jones Beach flagpole on Pentecost Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m.  Last year we had a great time to share each other’s company and tell a little bit about what’s been happening in our churches and in our own lives as Christians.  I do hope you can join us; and if you do come, please wear something red, pack a snack for yourself, and bring a smile for everyone else.  If you’d want to carpool we can leave the church parking lot at 1:15 p.m.; that should give us enough time to get there and greet the others as they arrive.

In the past, we’ve had movie nights for us grown-ups on Sunday evenings; however, for this month I’d like to suggest having it on Saturday, June 15th, starting at 5:30 p.m.  We’ll follow the same format, having pizza about halfway through the movie, popcorn and beverages throughout, and ending up with some ice-cream for all.  I think I’ll stick with a comedy this time, although several good ideas were put forth for a few dramatic movies to show.  They had a running time of over two and a half hours, much too long for most of our folks.

This will be an important month for all of us in the New York Annual Conference as the lay delegates and clergy gather with Bishop Bickerton and the conference staff at Hofstra  from June 6-9 to decide several key legislative measures that will affect the future of our churches.  I will bring an update to you as soon as possible.

Please take a look at the enclosed calendar and if you can make it to one of the scheduled events, we’d love to see you there.

I close by saying, “May God bless you richly, now and always!”

With joy, Pastor Steve​