Author: FirstUniversalist

News from the Social Action Committee (SAC) & 8th Principle Task Force: September 2023

– SAC was invited to share an end-of-day meal with middle school and high school participants of the Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) at Rural & Migrant Ministry’s 2023 Summer Day Program (SDP) in Riverhead on August 2nd.  The ten young people present, members of Voices of Long Island Youth (VOLIY), were from four different communities in Suffolk … Continue reading News from the Social Action Committee (SAC) & 8th Principle Task Force: September 2023

August 2023

Well, we’ve done it; we had our Groundbreaking! Many, many thanks to everyone who made it a success.  Scott Edgett and his crew from North Fork Woodworks have begun work on our long-awaited project. With a tentative timeline of 15-18 months, Scott, the Building Team, Brian Davis and Ray Calamari will be dealing with any … Continue reading August 2023

July 2023

At long last, we have received our building permit and set the date for the groundbreaking for the new building. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!  And join us on Saturday, July 22nd, on the church grounds at 2:00 p.m. for this long-awaited, much-anticipated, historic event. Several special guests have been invited to join us, including Rev. Jef … Continue reading July 2023

June 2023

The paperwork for our building permit is moving through its processes with the Town. The Town engineers must examine plans for compliance of federal, state and local ordinances. Ray Calamari has reported there can be questions from the Town and he is prepared to shepherd the application in whatever way necessary.

May 2023

We have submitted our application for a building permit! Hopefully, we will hear good news by the middle of June.

April 2023

Get ready to celebrate! All of our ducks are in a row – just a few more “T”s to dot and “I”s to cross. The Board and the Building Team are preparing for our groundbreaking ceremony. Keep checking here for the date and time!

March 2023

Ray Calamari, Brian Davis and I attended the Southold Town Planning Department public session on February 6, where the PD found no reason to delay approvals. Mr. Calamari spoke with the PD during their executive session and was able to get conditional approval for submission of our plans to the Building Department. Once the BD … Continue reading March 2023

January 2023

Very encouraging meeting Monday afternoon, December 19, with the Southold Planning Board. Scott Edgett of North Fork Woodworking was able to attend, and afterwards, Brian Davis, Ray Calamari and I had a chance to get to know him better; I think he will be a great fit for our project! Moments before the meeting started, … Continue reading January 2023

December 2022

A dumpster was rented and the shed and garage on the church property have been emptied in preparation for the site work, a.k.a. landscaping, of our project. These buildings are in terrible condition, but it will be determined whether we can use the concrete pad of the shed for its replacement. After meeting with four … Continue reading December 2022

November 2022

The Building Team met with members of the Blue House Task Force, the Board, and Mssrs. Calamari and Davis to discuss the options available to the Church for the Blue House. The plans for the overall building project must include, for code compliance, a second septic system if we continue to use the BH as … Continue reading November 2022