Author: FirstUniversalist

April 2020

We are moving toward completion of the final aspects of the Construction Documents. 

Getting in touch with people has slowed down, due to circumstances of the COVID-19 virus.  Nevertheless, Peter Marren and his team are working hard – on our behalf.

We will keep everyone posted on … read more.

March 2020

Peter Marren met with Mike Verity (Chief Building Inspector, Town of Southold Building Department).  Peter was told we must make the basement space (of the Parish Hall building) usable (people) space, not just storage space.  That change necessitated adding a wheel-chair-accessible elevator in the lobby (between the PH … read more.

February 2020

Now… the Construction Documents are in the final stages of completion.

Next… our Contractor, Eugene Burger, will send the CDs to the sub-contractors for costs.  The Board will decide our top priorities – what we want, what we need, and what we can afford to build. 

Meanwhile… the Fundraising Committee has … read more.

January 2020

We are moving along…

Technical information:  architect, engineers and builder are focusing on integrating the building “systems” now – mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, etc. – to incorporate into the CDs (construction documents).  Meetings with key people.

We will keep you updated.

Irene Stewart, Chair     

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.