Author: FirstUniversalist

August 2019

You remember the song from Sesame Street, “It’s not Easy Being Green”! This past week put our gardens to the test.

Potted plants need to be watered daily when it is hot. I have a dozen tomato plants in large pots on my patio. … read more.

November 2019

The Board did not hire a Construction Manager, so our architect Peter Marren has taken on much of the work of connecting the necessary people: Condon (Civil/Structural), Burger (Builder), Kolb (Mechanical), Paetzel (Landscape Designer), etc.

Geothermal was a suggestion from our builder, Eugene Burger. … read more.

October 2019


After receiving a generous donation, the Board made the decision to return to the original 2017 building design…placing the parish hall, kitchen, administrative offices, restrooms, etc., on the street/ground level (with mechanicals and storage in the basement). We will add a small lift for … read more.

September 2019

We are finalizing the design for our new church. As we move forward, we carry with us the happy memories from past years. I know many of you have a wonderful, or funny, or heartwarming story you can tell. Please do!

I am … read more.

August 2019

This summer our architect, Peter Marren, is making decisions on the final drawings and meeting with vendors and consultants.  We expect to begin building this fall.

And while we are looking ahead to all the good things we will enjoy doing in our new church building, … read more.

July 2019

Over the summer, we are moving forward… with finalizing the design revisions, discussing those with the Town of Southold, and preparing the Construction Documents. 

All aspects of the new design will be handled with great respect and sensitivity to the history of our 180-year-old church while … read more.

June 2019


In early June, look for a big “thermometer” sign on our church lawn (thanks to the creative endeavors of our Board of Trustees).

Our architect, Peter Marren, will begin the technical phase (construction documents) very soon. Meetings with our builder, Eugene Burger, sub-contractors and consultants … read more.

May 2019

The most recent progress report (of the design, on-going work, bids/cost and construction) is explained in my Annual Meeting report (May 19, 2019).  Please READ IT!

DONATIONS:  Make note…that we welcome donations (in any amount/as often as you like) for the entire project and for specific things (like … read more.

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.