VISITOR INFORMATION

Greetings!

We welcome lifelong followers Jesus, occasional attenders, curious on lookers, and people with doubts. We celebrate the worth, dignity and gifts of each person as a child of God.

Our invitation is open to all people because we believe everyone is created in God’s image, and that includes you.

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.

SPC offers Exploring Membership sessions throughout the year.

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.

Children

All ages are woven into our worship life. On the first Sunday of every month, children begin Sunday mornings in their church school classes at 9:30AM and then join their families in worship for the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. On all other Sundays, the children begin the morning in the sanctuary for the first 15 minutes of worship; after a special children’s message, they join their church school classes. Childcare is provided during worship for toddlers and preschool age children. Young people also serve as acolytes, liturgists, and musicians during worship.

In the summer, both Vacation Bible School and Summer Sunday School are offered. The SPC Youth Group, under the direction of the Director of Spiritual Formation and the youth leader team, meets 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, and confirmation classes. 

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How are children involved in the worship service?

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.

What if I am interested in becoming a member of SPC?

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.

Do I have to be a member of SPC to attend or get involved in committees?

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!