IT’S TIME FOR A CELEBRATION
In 2015, our church will celebrate 375 years of faith and continuous worship. Throughout our church’s history, our doors have always been open to all. In keeping with this tradition, the Committee for the 375th is inviting all of our members, neighbors and friends to events that will help celebrate this very special anniversary year.
Please mark your calendars with these important dates.
** July 11 and 12 – Homecoming Weekend
** October 17th – Commemorative Worship Service and Anniversary Dinner
Look for more information about our upcoming events and projects
here and in future issues of the GOOD NEWS
We hope you’ll be able to attend these special events and also be able to visit throughout 2015.
** Annual Church Ski Trip & Retreat !
February 13 - 15 Presbyterian Center at Holmes, NY and Thunder Ridge Ski
Area. Mark your calendar and call ther Church Office to reserve your space.
Click Here to download a Registration Form.
Click Here to view a wonderful photo documentary
of Maureen's Haven
created by photographer, David Benthal.
** We have added a list of links to Domestic
Violence Websites under the Links Menu above or you can view them by
** 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.