Come join . . .
A Training Session on Preserving the Old Burying Ground
Saturday, June 6, at 9 a.m.
If you can scrub a gravestone, you can help preserve Southold’s rich heritage.
The Cemetery Committee has hired a professional conservator to carry out a summer-long project on repairing and preserving the historic gravestones in the Old Burying Ground, the oldest part of our cemetery. While our expert will do the heavy lifting, volunteers are greatly needed to help with simpler stuff, like scrubbing and cleaning 375 years of dirt off gravestones of lovely, 300-year-old gravestones. If you can handle power tools, that’s great. Come in working clothes. Bring knee pads, gardening gloves, and a gardening stool, if you like (and don’t forget your sun block).
We celebrate 375 years of continuous faith, worship, and community. Throughout our church’s history, our doors have always been open to all. In keeping with this tradition, we invite everyone to join in events celebrating this historic event.
HOMECOMING WEEKEND – JULY 10-12
375 ARTIST - ARTISAN FAIR
Saturday, July 11, 2015 11 - 5 PM
We anticipate 100 artists and artisans to exhibit on our church property. There will be music, refreshments, and tours of our historic church and cemetery. Please join us in our celebration. All proceeds are in support of local, national, and international outreach and service. Click Service on the top menu to learn more details of the programs supported.
All fine artists and artisans in the mediums of painting, photography, sculpture, glass,, wood carving, and mixed media are invited to participate in this historic event.
Click here for
an application and further information.
Save the Dates:
for other events to celebrate our 375th Anniversary
– The Southold / Southampton
– Our 375th
Anniversary Commemorative Worship Service
So be sure to check back as more events are in the works.
We don't want you to miss the celebration and fun.
** Get your 375th Anniversary Commemorative T-Shirt
Click Here for more info and an Order Form.
** This Sunday, May 24th we will be celebrating Pentecost and we will be honoring the faith of our confirmands for Confirmation during worship service.
** FPC Southold will be offering a Financial Peace
University Class beginning June 4, 2015. It is a biblical based
curriculum that teaches people how to handle money God's ways.
here to learn more.
** It's time to sign-up for VBS (Vacation Bible School) - July 20th to 24th 2015.
It is a super fun one-week summer program for children ages 4 years old through 5th grade. Engaging children in God’s Word through lessons, crafts, games and mission. Opportunities for leadership for jr./sr. high students and adults.
for sign-up form to register children.
for sign-up form to volunteer your help at VBS.
for sign-up form to volunteer as a crew leader.
** Six Sundays from July 5 to August 9 come to McCabe’s beach in Southold from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM for “Scriptures & Sunset” where we will lead a basic Bible study on The Beatitudes, share in the beauty of our coastline, and get to know each other a little better. A great way to wind down a summer afternoon on the beach, or pop down after dinner. Bring a beach chair, a Bible, and any snacks or beverages you may prefer. RSVP the Church office so we can acquire participant resources (765.2597 or email@example.com)
** We are now providing a video of the full Sunday Service Online. Please
click on the Worship Tab
above to watch!
** Click on the Service Tab
above to view the opportunities to volunteer
your services to the church programs
** You can now donate to the First Presbyterian Church of
Southold by credit card or through your PayPal account. Just click on the
Online Giving Tab
above to find out more.
** Worship together every Sunday at 10 a.m.
** Grow your faith & sense of personal mission -- discipling partner/group resources now available
SINCE 1640…A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CHURCH
This church was founded in 1640 as the “First Church of Christ in Southold” under the leadership of the Rev. John Younges (Youngs) from Southwold, England. The exact location of the first “meeting house” is not known, but it was probably a short distance west of the present church, on the site marked by the Founder’s Monument. The second church was erected in 1684 and stood on the north side of Main Street nearly opposite the first. The present edifice was erected in 1803, on land bought in 1697 from John Herbert. Originally the building measured 40 feet by 60 feet, and had a seating capacity of four hundred. The steeple was added in 1808 and in 1855 an iron triangle, still in possession of the church, was removed and a bell hung in the steeple. The town clock was placed in the steeple in 1884. Other additional improvements have been made since then, but with every effort to preserve and enhance the simplicity of the colonial style architecture.