1. Greetings from the Membership Committee
We welcome you to our Church.  If you are searching for a church home in this community, we would be happy to speak with you about what membership means at this church. Please feel free to take a “Welcome” booklet from the pews for information about Setauket Presbyterian Church and its activities.  If you would like to learn more about the programs of this church, please explore this website or call the church office at 631-941-4271.   Additionally you can indicate your interest on the Friendship Roster, which is passed during worship, or speak with our Pastor.

2. Greetings from the Congregation

Setauket Presbyterian Church has a rich history.   People have worshipped here for more than 350 years.  It is also a vibrant faith community.

We are a lively church of more than 400 members, offering activities and programs for all ages.  Sunday worship services are central to the life of our church.   We invite you to join us.  We are always glad to have visitors and new members.  We hope to see you, or see you again soon.  You are always welcome!

3. Organization of our Church Government

The Session: The church board, called the Session, is comprised of the pastor and 16 elders. Elders are church members elected by the congregation and ordained for service. The session oversees the ministry and the programs of the church. It receives new members, provides for worship and sacraments and oversees pastoral care and education programs. It also establishes and monitors the church’s budget and leads the congregation to discover what God wants the church to be doing.

The Board of Deacons: Deacons are church members elected by the congregation and ordained for service. They provide outreach to the needy in our community and in-reach ministry of care and compassion to the congregation. They serve as ushers for worship and memorial services. They coordinate meals, rides, shopping and babysitting for those in need via Operation Care and Operation Ride. They visit shut-ins and administer benevolent funds.

4. Children in Service and in our Church

At Setauket Presbyterian Church, we openly welcome children of all ages to our Church School Programs. Classes for children from pre-school through Junior High School are held each Sunday at 9:45 am. In addition there is a staffed toddler room available during the 9:30 am service. The children begin Sunday mornings in church with their family. After the special children’s message, the children are dismissed to their classes. Parents of younger children should escort them to their classrooms.

In the summer, both Vacation Bible School and Summer Sunday School are offered. The SPC Junior and Senior High Youth Groups, under the direction of  the Director of Christian Education Marie Zupka-Ludder, meet weekly during the school year for worship, recreation, dinner and discussion.

We offer opportunities for our young adults to explore religious responsibilities through retreats, mission trips and projects, peace conferences and confirmation classes.

In addition, SPC offers weekday preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds.

5. Opportunities for Fellowship and Ministry

Founder’s Circle, Dare Circle, Early Christians Breakfast, Voice or Bell Choirs and Adult Education Classes… to name just a few!

This website, along with the monthly newsletter, “The Steeple News”, and the weekly church bulletins, all list upcoming events. Please contact the church office at 631-941-4271 for more information or to get a copy of “The Steeple News”.

6. FAQs

Q1. How are children involved in the worship service?

Answer:
At SPC, we openly welcome children of all ages to our Church School Programs. Classes for children from pre-school through Junior High School are held each Sunday at 9:45am. Children attend the first 15 minutes of the worship service with their families, then proceed (or are escorted by a parent) to their church school class. In addition, there is a staffed toddler care room available during the 9:30am service.

 

Q2.  What if I am interested in becoming a member of Setauket Presbyterian Church?

Answer:
If you are searching for a church home in this community, we would be happy to speak with you about exploring what membership means at this church. The Membership Committee sponsors a membership class series during the fall and winter (or spring) we would encourage you to attend.

 

Q3.  Do I have to be a member of Setuaket Presbyterian Church to attend SPC or get involved in committees?

Answer:
We are always glad to have visitors and new members. You do not have to be a member of SPC to get involved in our church. Everyone is welcome!