Sunday, August 1 10:00am Morning Worship
Sermon: "The Roadblock of Regret"
Lessons: Genesis 42: 1-38 Luke 12: 35-48
Greeter: William Scott
Lay reader: Sean Moran
Coffee Hour: Morgan/Wiswall
Communion preparation: H. Altomare
Monday, August 2 7:15pm Peace Network Meeting in the Gallery
Friday, August 6 Hiroshima Day
7:00pm Annual South Country Peace Group
World Peace Vigil procession remembering the first atomic bombing. Walkers will gather at the cemetery on Station Road. Walkers are encouraged to wear white (the Japanese color of mourning.
Sunday, August 8 Deadline for material for next NEWSletter
Monday, August 16 7:00pm Session Meeting at Linda Majowka's
Monday, August 16 - Friday, August 20 Vacation Bible School
Bellport Methodist Church
Sunday, August 29 7:30pm Discussion on "Forgiving Ararat" Gallery
Caithness Grant Update
Recently Pastor Tom wrote a letter to Brookhaven Town Councilwoman Connie Kepert expressing "frustration and anger" in the matter of the approval of Old South Haven's proposal for funding some needed repairs and improvements from Caithness monies. See a copy of his letter.
Three projects have been submitted to the Town of Brookhaven as the first part of our already approved Caithness Community Grant proposal -- reroofing the church, repair of the box beam supporting the steeple, and repair and painting of the church windows. We are awaiting the granting of these funding requests and their actual costs before additional projects are submitted to the Town. All these pending projects were in the original proposal approved by the Town board. The Church's original request was for about $80,000 of work, of which only $35,000 was authorized by the Town board. We are reluctant to seek quotations for additional work until we see that the way-be-clear with the Town. Among the "waiting" work are repairs to the interior plaster and repainting of the interior. We are hopeful that at least some portion of the work can be done with the remaining funds.
Other Maintenance Work
The Session has accepted a proposal for repairs to the steeple submitted by Quarltere' Painting of Center Moriches, including repair of the weathervane and repainting of the upper tier. Most of this work is covered by our insurance.