Coming Sundays


This Sunday, January 15th
We welcome the Rev. Ray Bagnuolo as he leads a Candidating Service followed by a Covenant Member Vote

This Saturday, January 14th
Please come to a reception from 4p-7p in the Vestry to meet Pastor Ray! Refreshments will be served.

From the Moderator
The decision to cancel our church service this past Sunday was not made lightly. Many things were considered, and safety won out. Driving, walking and the ability to dig out in time to get to church since it was still snowing heavily at 9 pm Saturday.

The activities scheduled and cancelled this past weekend will be held this coming Saturday and Sunday. A “do over”. The open house to meet our pastoral candidate, Ray Bagnuolo, will be held Saturday, January 14th, in the vestry, from 4 to 7. Refreshments will be served. Stop in, say hi, and introduce yourself to Ray.

Ray will lead the service and give his candidating sermon on Sunday, January 15th at 10 am. Come and listen. The vote will be taken after the service.

I know that this is Martin Luther King weekend, a 3 day holiday. I considered this, but felt that safety and allowing as many people as possible the opportunity to meet Ray in an informal setting, being present for the service and the vote were important.

While we were not able to experience Ray’s sermon “live” he created a video of the reading from Matthew and it’s application to our lives today. In his sermon Ray explains that it is the “call” that is repeated over and over in the gospels – this happened, then this, and another step begins of how God continues to reveal God-self in our lives and our relationship with the world.

Watch or listen for some powerful insights, ideas and understandings. Thought provoking!!! Look below for directions from Heather on how to access this sermon.

About Our Church

Sayville Congregational United Church of Christ is a progressive Christian covenant community serving the South Shore since 1858. Located in a historic building, we are anything but old-fashioned! An “Open and Affirming” congregation, we welcome the LGBT community, not to mention scientists, thinkers, skeptics and refugees from other traditions. De-churched, re-churched and un-churched, we’re just plain folks looking for a fulfilling way of life, a motley crew that laughs, cooks and plays together.  Join us to see how life on the Way of Jesus can change your life… then help us change the world!

Our mission, as defined by scripture, is to deepen our own faith through worship and spiritual practice, to make disciples by sharing the joy we find in living as members of a Christian covenant community, and to build the just and caring Kingdom of God through prophetic witness, direct action, and through care of the vulnerable and impoverished.

SCUCC is lead by a Board of Deacons made up of Covenant Members elected by the congregation and organized around God’s mission for the church. The Deacons function in three teams. The officers lead the congregation and meet the statutory requirements for non-profit corporations. The Deacons Elders focus on the spiritual and missional aspects of church life, including worship, faith development, evangelism, pastoral care, and service. Deacon Trustees focus on the corporate aspects of our life together, with a special focus on facilities, finance, and personnel. Collaboration and innovation are encouraged. Our 2015-2016 deacons are:

Moderator/President – Gail Kieser
Treasurer – Karen Maust
Secretary/Clerk – Pat Cunningham
Deacon Elders- Connie Kauffman, Sylvia Ramsaywak, Jean Newcombe, Kris Minschke, Craig Hicks and Karin Conrad
Deacons Trustees – Sean Ramsaywak, Kathy Leis, Tom Wolf, Heather Dominguez, Mark Conrad