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No matter where you are in your faith journey, we have something here for you. Infants and toddlers, children and youth, single or married, grandparents or great-grandparents -- those you love -- they are welcome here.
Whether we're making soup to fight hunger or making lunches for the homeless, we find meaning as we serve God and each other.
You can join us Sundays in our beautiful and welcoming sanctuary as together we seek spiritual growth loving God and each other.
Drop by our worship, visit with friends and new friends at our refreshment and fellowship time, perhaps attend a pot luck supper, a special program or study, or maybe participate in one of our service projects. Walk with us and be a part of the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church (BPC) community!
BPC is nearly 350 years old and is on the New York State and National Registry of Historic Sites. That means we're grounded in tradition, centered in worship, called to serve, and free to aspire to new ways of "being church." We believe that everyone is a child of God. Jesus invites us.
“Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Put on my yoke, and learn from me. I’m gentle and humble. And you will find rest for yourselves." (Matthew 11:28-29)
God feeds our hunger with more than bread. God's grace is welcoming and offers meaning to our lives. If you are looking for a place to hope, to forgive and be forgiven, to find God -- a place to call home, you're welcome here!
We are always searching. We call it being "reformed and always reforming" as we experience newness of life in and from Jesus. In our tradition, joining the church matters, but we never rush you! People who join us as a new member or who transfer membership from another congregation come forward to join the church during worship. It's a prayerful and worshipful act and you will experience God's Spirit surrounding you in that moment and as you tell the people around you and God this is your spiritual home.
Your new spiritual home is a caring community that promises to support you on your faith journey. Those wishing to become a member of the church may speak with the Pastor or an Elder following worship or by contacting the Church Office. When you join, you become a voting member, help elect those who serve as leaders, and even vote on whether or not to call a new pastor that has been selected by the Pastor Nominating Committee. Worship is the heart of what we do as a faith community. Serving others is how we worship when we go out the church doors. When you join a church, you promise you will be an active part of the congregation. Your discipleship will make a difference in your life and in the lives of others and our church will be different because you have joined it.
Here is a convenient listing of worship, social, mission and service events and activities at Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. We also include groups we host in our facilities as part of our mission to our larger community. Contact us below if you don't find what you seek!
Sunday Church School for children ages 4 and up begins at 10:30 am during the worship service on the Sunday after Labor Day, which this year is Sunday, September 8, 2019 through the Sunday before Father's Day, which this year is June 14, 2020. Families come to worship and the children participate in the Children's Message and then depart with their teachers to The Parlors. The Sunday School program is designed by our Session's Christian Education Ministry for a range of ages and attention spans, All children are free to participate in the church service and/or attend Sunday School or enjoy the Nursery/Childcare Room (age 3 and under with parental supervision).
Coming events and activities you won't want to miss in the CE Ministry include:
Sunday Church School resumes each fall the Sunday following Labor Day with registration and an opportunity for the children and parents to meet our Christian Education Ministry members, teachers, assistants, and staff. Christian Education Director Emily Otto says the curriculum this year will emphasize “Fun and Life”, where each week Bible stories and values to live by will be connected and shared in enjoyable ways. The Fun and Life connection will be made each week in ways our children and parents will be able to reinforce during the week. An increased utilization of “learning centers” will greet our children as they discover Biblical values connected with Life, leading to growth in faith.
The Sunday School Choir is part of the kids' Sunday morning time together. Organist & Choir Director Thomas White joins with the children and their teachers for a time of singing. The Choir sings once-a-month and on special occassions.
The Sunday School is involved in several of the BPC's most popular events and services.
Children - and adults alike - look forward each fall to the first day of Sunday School's "Hot Dogs & Ice Cream 'Welcome Back Sunday' Picnic!" and the Children's Day Youth Sunday and in the spring to the "Hot Dogs and Ice Cream Picnic", as the Sunday School summer break begins. We hope you attend these fun, much anticipated events!
What happens during Sunday School?
Following the Children's Message, children age 4 and above go with their teachers to The Parlors (next door to the main church). There they enjoy a weekly Bible story, fun worksheets, craft items and a time of singing together.
How is the Children's Message linked to the Sunday School's weekly theme?
We welcome children in worship anytime! The children experience "big church" as they participate with families through the Children's Message and prior to departing to The Parlors for classes. Pastor Peter and others offer the Children's Message.
Who are the Sunday School teachers and teacher-helpers?
Our teachers and their assistants are members of the congregation, led by Christian Education Director Emily Otto. Several have been or currently are teachers in local schools.
How does one become a teacher-helper or teacher?
All adults and youth are encouraged to take a turn at teaching Sunday School. Teachers are provided with a supportive and easy-to-follow lesson plan. Speak with Christian Education Director Emily Otto if you are interested in teaching or helping out with crafts, reading the Bible story or other ways of being supportive of our CE Ministry. Teaching is a great way to connect across generations and learn more about the Bible.
Tell Me More about the Nursery/Childcare Room?
During worship arts & crafts materials and, periodically, worksheets are available in the Nursery for parents or care-providers. While the Nursery/Childcare Room is not currently staffed Sunday mornings, parents are invited to stay with their infants & todlers-perhaps taking turns on succedding Sundays. The worship service is "piped" in through a speaker. The room is located through the right front door of the sanctuary.
We invite you to enjoy the Banner now (or download for later!) -- our congregation's newsletter. You'll find a message from our Pastor Peter Sulyok, the latest stories from our Session Ministries, a series on the history of the congregation and other fun and important events in the community and congregation's life. Come back and read it often!
Let us know if you'd like to receive an email when a new Banner edition is posted here and no longer receive the paper version in the mail! (Save a tree!) Contact us below!
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Visitors are cordially invited to visit the church during a worship service or to contact the Church Office or Pastor Peter Sulyok for more information. We are located in the heart of the hamlet of Bridgehampton at 2429 Montauk Highway (Main Street). You will receive a warm welcome from a congregation that has been serving Presbyterians and the community on the East End of Long Island for close to 350 years.
P.O Box 3038, 2429 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, New York 11932-3038, United States
Church Office Hours:
Tuesday - Wednesday: 9am - 3pm
Friday: 9am -2:00 pm
Regular Sunday Worship: 10:30am
(Sunday after Labor day through Second Sunday in June)
Summer Sunday Worship Hours:
8:30am Worship Outdoors in the Garden
(Sundays in July and August)
9:30am Worship in the Sanctuary
(Father's Day through Labor day)