At Setauket Presbyterian Church, we practice an open-minded faith that embraces spiritual growth and learning. We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church USA who believe all are loved by Christ and are welcome to the table. We regularly ask ourselves how Scripture and the life, death and resurrection of Jesus compel us to confront and wrestle with contemporary challenges, such as racism, poverty and war. We welcome lifelong followers Jesus, occasional attenders, curious on lookers, and people with doubts. We celebrate the worth, dignity and gifts of each person as a child of God.
Church Government Overview
The church board, called the Session, is comprised of the pastor and 16 elders. Elders are church members elected by the congregation and ordained for service. The Session oversees the ministry and the programs of the church. It receives new members, provides for worship and sacraments and oversees pastoral care and education programs. It also establishes and monitors the church’s budget and leads the congregation to discover what God wants the church to be doing.
The Board of Deacons
Deacons are church members elected by the congregation and ordained for service. They provide outreach to the needy in our community and in-reach ministry of care and compassion to the congregation. They serve as ushers for worship and memorial services. They coordinate meals, rides, shopping and babysitting for those in need via Operation Care and Operation Ride. They visit shut-ins and administer benevolent funds.