Wednesday, April 30, 2014

This Week at Old South Haven Church

Saturday, May 3 9:00am Church Clean Up Day
bring rakes

Sunday, May 4 10:00am Morning Worship
Sermon: "The Unexpected Guest"
Lessons: Psalm 116: 12-19
Luke 24: 13-35

Looking Ahead

Saturday, May 24 9:00am Yard Sale and Food Sale

Monday, May 26 MEMORIAL DAY
Parades in Brookhaven and in Bellport

Saturday, June 7 5:00pm Maria D'Amato and Dimitrie Lazich
in recital
another in our 2014 music series

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

This Week at Old South Haven Church

Easter Sunday was a glorious event with a fine attendance, wonderful musical numbers by the choir plus Sandy and Ken's duet of "The Holy City" augmented with the glorious trumpet sounds of Joe in addition to his earlier beautiful rendition of Leroy Anderson's "A Trumpeter's Lullaby" and then ending the service with "Opening the Gates of the Temple."
There was spirited singing of the hymns and the joy with which the children made several trips to bring the many plants in to beautify the sanctuary. And then we finished off with a coffee hour featuring Richard Thomas's baking and decorating skills.
Yes, for all it was truly a "Happy Easter

And we finish off this week by once again, now for the sixth time, host the "Opera, Organ, and More…" recital's fund raiser for the South Country Education Foundation's summer music scholarship program for students in grades 4 through 11.(see special email of earlier this week)
Yes, this is a music filled week at Old South Haven

Sunday, April 27 10:00am Morning Worship
Sermon: "The Future is Now"
Lessons: Acts 2: 14, 22-32
I Peter 1: 3-9
6:00pm Potluck Supper
Guest speakers from Thursday's Child
Saturday, May 3 9:00am Church Yard Clean Up; bring rakes

Looking Ahead
Sat, May 24 Church Yard Sale
Sat, June 7 Maria D'Amato and Dimitrie Lazich in recital another in our 2014 music series

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This Week at Old South Haven Church

Opera, Organ and More...
Please join us for an afternoon recital
  Saturday, April 26, 5 pm 
  Old South Haven Church, Brookhaven
   (corner South Country Rd. and Beaver Dam Road) 
    Malinda Haslett, soprano 
      Brandon Snook, tenor 
        Yohan Yi, bass-baritone 
          Carol Weitner, organ 
            Daniel Ragone, piano
The Becker/Gambles Music Fund of the South Country Education Foundation invites you to join us for our sixth Opera, Organ and More recital. We are excited to present three exceptional artists, new to our series, and welcome the return of organist Carol Weitner. A reception will immediately follow the performance in the adjacent Post Carriage House.
   After the recital, The Bellport Restaurant will offer concert patrons a prix fixe dinner for $29.95. Reservations may be made by calling the restaurant at 286-7550.
All concert proceeds will benefit the Becker/Gambles Music Fund summer music scholarship program for South Country students in grades 4 through 11.
   For full biographies of this year's performers, information about the concert and other South Country Education Foundation activities, please see our website
Street/PO Box___________________________________________________ City/State/Zip___________________________________________________
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$35 per person (Tickets will be held at the door.) 
Total remittance enclosed_________________
Please make checks payable to SCEF, Inc. (Memo: B/G Tickets) and mail to:
Nancy Marr 368 Private Road, East Patchogue, NY 11772 
Attn: Opera, Organ & More... 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Famous Member of the South Haven Church Gets a Headstone for His Grave

From: Richard Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 1:13 AM
Subject: A Famous Member of the South Haven Church Gets a Headstone for His Grave




Last Friday, 102 years to the day after he was buried in his local family cemetery, a member of South Haven congregation finally got a headstone for his grave.


When he died on Apr. 9, 1912, newspapers across the nation carried the news of his death, including the Boston Journal, the Evening News of Sault  Ste. Marie, Michigan, the Evening News of San Jose, California, and the Seattle Daily Times of Seattle, Washington, as well as the New York Times and local papers on Long Island.


His funeral was held in the South Haven Church on Apr. 11, 1912, and he was interred in the family cemetery, which is located north of the LIRR, east of Yaphank Ave./Old Stump Rd. and west of Old Barto Rd.


The Clerk of Session inserted a memorial minute in the Minutes of Session telling of his death.  (See attached.)


The year before his death he had completed the construction of his second railroad in Alaska for which he had been the Chief Engineer.  His last railroad was constructed for the copper mining interests of J. P. Morgan and the Guggenheims.


His family was living in Seattle when he fell ill in New York and his wife and two children arrived the day after his death.


In 1930, a peak in a mountain range in Alaska was named for him, Mount Hawkins.


And even today, there is a lesson-plan for use by high school teachers in Alaska to inform the young people of Alaska about the great achievements of E. C. Hawkins, who was born in our community and was a member of our church.


You can see his first Alaska railroad here: White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, E. C. Hawkins’ first railroad, providing a rail route to the Yukon, is an International Historic Engineering Landmark Clearing the snow on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad


Last Friday, four of his direct descendants: great-grandson and great-granddaughter from Seattle, and his great-great granddaughter, and great-great-great granddaughter from near Washington, DC, came to Brookhaven to witness the unveiling of their ancestor’s new monument.


His second Alaskan railroad was the Copper River and Northwestern Railway. 


His “Million Dollar Bridge” is still a tourist attraction and is now used for automobile traffic. E. C. Hawkins’s son, Mason Hawkins, grandfather to two of our guests, worked on the railroad also. Bridge Designed by E. C. Hawkins at the foot of the Miles and Childs Glaciers


I gave the family a tour of our church.  E. C. Hawkins’ brother, Emmett, had served as a trustee and elder of the congregation, and his sister-in-law, Mattie (Whitson) Hawkins, was our congregation’s first woman elder.


In fact, many of their ancestors, who are buried in the same cemetery, were officers of the South Haven congregation.


The two handouts I gave to members of the family, which describe the relationship of their ancestors to the South Haven congregation, are attached (HawkinsEC_dedication,pdf and DavidHawkinsCemetery_SouthHavenChurch-officers.pdf).


Both of his railroads were covered by popular magazines of the day: “Building a Railroad into the Klondike” by Cy Warman, McClure’s Magazine, January, 1900.

“It Had to Be Done” by Carlyle Ellis in Technical World Magazine, March 1912.


Richard Thomas

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

This Week at Old South Haven Church

This Week At Old South Haven Presbyterian Church


Sun,, Apr. 13 10:00 am Morning Worship
Sermon: "What the Lord Has Need of"
Text: "…find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat, untie it, and bring it"
Lessons: Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29 Mark 11: 1-11

Mon., Apr. 14 6:00pm Rehearsal of Soloists for April 26 Concert
7:00pm Finance and Property Committee at the Manse

Thur., Apr. 17 7:00pm "Voices at the Table" – Holy Communion
in the Gallery

Fri., Apr.18 3:00pm Walking Stations of the Cross
meet at St. James Episcopal Church
We will walk along Beaver Dam Road to our Old South Haven
Presbyterian Church
7:00pm We are joined by Bellport United Methodist
Church: Tenebrae Service
Pastor Yuri Ando, liturgist, Pastor Philipp, preacher
Sermon: "Those Seven Short Sentences'

Sun. Apr. 20 6:00am Easter Sunrise Service at the Bellport Dock
10:00am Morning Worship Service
Sermon: "Unfinished Business"
Lessons: I Corinthians 15:1-11 Mark 16: 1-8
Special music with Joseph Porcelli on the trumpet
Dedication of One Great Hour of Sharing Offering
Easter egg hunt for the children

Mon., Apr.21 7:00pm Session Meeting

Sat., Aug. 26 5:00pm "Opera, Organ, and More" $35. per person
Reception following in Carriage House

Sun., Aug. 27 10:00am Morning Worship
6:00pm Pot-Luck Supper

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

This Week at Old South Haven Church

This Week At Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

Wed., Apr.2 7:00pm Wednesday Night Lenten Series
Theme: "Engaging the Difficult Issues in Light of the Faith"
IV The Changing Face of Racism"
( a dialogue between Rev. Charles Cary, Westhampton Presby. Church and Rev. Andrew Teagle, St. Paul's AME Zion Church of Quogue)
Quogue Chapel of Westhampton Presb. Church Beach Lane and Quogue St. Quogue

Sat., Apr.5 1:00pm Celebrating the Life of Charlotte Mangan
(mother of Claudia Taylor)

Sun., Apr.6 10:00am Fifth Sunday of Lent: Morning Worship
Holy Communion
Sermon: "Resuscitation or Resurrection"
Lessons: Ezekiel 37:1-14 John 11: 1-45

3:00pm Violin, Cello, Piano Trio
Bellport United Methodist Church
Suggested donation of $20

Mon., Apr. 7 1:00pm Becker/ Gamble Music Committee
in the Gallery

Wed., Apr.9 5:00pm Wednesday Night Lenten Series
"Walking the Stations of the Cross"
Shrine of Our Lady of the Island
258 Eastport-Manor Rd., Manorville


Sun., Apr. 13 10:00am Passion/Palm Sunday
Thu. Apr. 17 7:00pm Maundy Thursday, in the Gallery
Fri., Apr. 18 3:00pm Good Friday: Walking Stations of
the Cross with St. James Episcopal
7:00pm Bellport United Methodist Church
joins us. Pastor Philipp, Preacher;
Pastor Ando, Worship Leader

Sun., Apr.20 EASTER
6:00am Sunrise Service at Bellport Dock
special music and Joseph Porcelli on the trumpet

Sat. Apr.26 5:00pm "Opera, Organ and More…"
featuring: Malinda Haslett, soprano
Brandon Snook, tenor
Yohan Yi, bass-baritone
Carol Weitner, organ
Daniel Ragone, piano
$35 per person

Sun., Apr.27 6:00pm Pot Luck Supper