Author: FirstUniversalist

Minister’s Corner

I will be on study leave and vacation for the month of June, not appearing in the Southold pulpit but not disappearing all together from my activities!  You will receive notices from me about pastoral care coverage.

One of the things I will … read more.

Appreciation Dinner

Our Appreciation Dinner was held on March 22nd at the Hellenic Snack Bar in Greenport. Irene Stewart and Mark Sisson shared details about the proposed building, based on architect Peter Marron’s plans. Julie and Gale Alexander were honored for fifty years of service.

News and Notes From the President

As we head into the new church year together,
our thanks to everyone for your continuing participation and support – at
Sunday services and church activities, through committee and Board involvement,
by keeping in touch with those who are away or home bound … read more.

Notes from the Building Team – April 2019

On display at the Appreciation Dinner last Friday night, we showed 6 prints of the model of our new church building.  We discussed how it will all fit together.  [To review:  the Parish Hall, kitchen, classrooms, restrooms and storage area are located under the Sanctuary.  … read more.

Notes from the Building Team – March 2019

We see light at the end of the tunnel… !

The Board and Building Team have agreed that the new design changes will adequately fulfill the needs of our congregation, within our building budget.

In the new design, the parish hall, kitchen, classrooms, restrooms, and storage space … read more.

Notes from the Building Team – February 2019

Recently, our architect Peter Marren and builder Eugene Burger met to consider alternative options, including usable space under the Sanctuary, due to budget concerns.

The new design recommendations will include:  building a beautiful Sanctuary building (unchanged from the earlier proposal); and an entry pavilion that will function … read more.

Notes from the Building Team – January 2019

We acknowledge (and even celebrate) that each time we have had the opportunity to meet with a Town Agency (including Historic Preservation, Architectural Review, Planning Board) everyone has been extremely supportive of the design, and encouraging of the project.

Construction Costs:

After Eugene Burger has received the sub-contractor actual … read more.

Notes from the Building Team – December 2018

Cost of Rebuilding the Church / 2nd (Hard Cost) Estimates  

Eugene and Ann Burger (Contractor/Builder) suggested that, with some modest changes and careful detailing, and through a competitive bidding process (after the Construction Drawings are completed), they could buy “our current project” (without major re-design) for $2.5-$2.6M.  That cost includes … read more.

Notes from the Building Team – November 2018

We have completed the following required applications/meetings of the Town of Southold Planning Department and Planning Board:

Stacy Paetzel (Landscape Architect/Site Planner) submitted Permit Drawings (Site Plan, Grading and Drainage Plan, Landscape Plan and Lighting Plan; and the Long Form Environmental Assessment application).  All were accepted.

Architect Peter Marren met … read more.

Notes from the Building Team – October 2018

On Monday, Sept. 10th, the Town of Southold Planning Board approved our plans.  We submitted all the Planning Board permit drawings (Site Plan, Grading & Drainage Plan, Landscaping Plan, and Lighting Plan), as well as the preparation of application forms, and the Long Form Environmental Assessment.  All of this was … read more.