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