Category: Building Team News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.