SPC News





The Annual Congregational and Corporate meeting of the Setauket Presbyterian Church will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2021 immediately following the 9:30 A.M. Service of Worship by means of online meeting software due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus.


Ruling Elders will be elected to the class of 2024 to succeed Barbara Curtis, Debra Sabatini Dwyer, Jean Hrbek, Harry Janson, and John Leser, and to the class of 2022 to succeed Jessica Suhadolink, all of whose terms of office expire in March 2021.


Deacons will be elected to the class of 2024 to succeed Karen Carroll, Pam Crum, Alice Leser, Melanie McDermet, Lindsey Moser, and Beth Senf, and to the class of 2022 to succeed Anne Campbell, all of whose terms of office expire in March 2021.  


Congregational members of the 2021 Church Nominating Committee will be elected.


The report of the Treasurer for 2020 will be given.


The 2021 Church Budget adopted by Session will be presented.


Reports from all church committees will be received.


Minutes of this meeting will be referred to Session or presented for approval.


Stuart B. Campbell

Clerk of Session

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Welcome to the Thankful Rock Garden!

In this time of Covid, when we can not share with each other in person, we have an opportunity to join together in fellowship in fun, new, creative ways. This is a community rock garden where we can reflect on what we are thankful for. Please take a blank rock from the bin, and follow the instructions below, add to our garden of thanks.



Do you have a rock you would like to add in our garden? You are welcome to create your own rock or take one of the rocks from here, decorate it here or at home, and add it to our garden!


Here is what you need to make a rock with the supplies we have provided.


  1. Take a moment to think of what you are thankful for.

  2. Pick a rock from the bin to write or draw on.

  3. Using the markers and paint pens provided, draw or write something you are thankful for on one side.


  5. Place your rock in the garden.


Thank you so much for participating!

Be Well and God Bless♥️


Making a rock at home.



  • A smooth rock with a flat side to write or draw on.

  • Soap, water and a sponge to clean your rock with, the rocks at the church have already been washed.

  • Permanent markers, paint pens, acrylic paint, paint brushes to decorate the rock.

  • Sealant (optional) some type of polyurethane or acrylic seal, this is mainly for using acrylic paint. If you want to get into painting rocks in the future, you want to seal those.


  1. Start by finding a smooth rock with a flat surface with enough space to write or draw something on. If you want to find a rock to use, check out our local beaches, like West Meadow and Cedar. You want a rock with at least 2 or 3 inches of space to write or draw on.

  2. Clean the rock. Using some soap and water, along with a sponge, wash off your rock. You want to be able to get any hidden dirt off of it, leaving you with the perfect stone to use.

  3.  Write or draw something you are thankful for! It could be a family moment, something you learned, something you did, anything you are thankful for this year. Use permanent markers, paint pens, or regular paint and a paint brush.

  4. Seal it (optional) if you painted your stone, you should definitely seal it with a top coat of something like polyurethane or acrylic sealer.

  5. Bring your stone to the church and place it in the rock garden!

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Earth Care Group

As part of our ongoing commitment to the care of our earth, we are bringing together a small group to work on making our community a more environmentally friendly one. If you would like to join this group, please email Ashley at ashley.mcfaul-erwin@setauketpresbyterian.org.


Church School on Zoom at 10:30AM

Church School for children ages preschool through 6th grade will meet in a class for all ages on Zoom at 10:30AM on Sunday mornings. Children will join the same Zoom meeting link for Fellowship Hour and be sent into a virtual “breakout room” for their class. Watch your email for the link!


Food Drive

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Race Equity Challenge

Thank you for your continued support of the Grace Presbyterian Church Food Pantry through our weekly food collection and donations to the Emergency Assistance Fund! Our Monday morning collection continues from 10am-12pm in the church parking lot. Donations can also be dropped off directly to Grace Presbyterian Church on Saturdays and Sundays between 9-11AM. All non-perishable food items and toiletries are welcome. Particular needs at this time are:


  • Peanut butter

  • Cereal

  • Canned vegetables

  • Canned chicken

  • Pasta

  • Pasta sauce 


Click here for other drop off/pick up options.

This Summer we embarked on Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.'s Habit Building Race Equity Challenge. We recognize that this challenge is one humble step in what is a lifelong journey of furthering our understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity--and working together toward justice.

Inspired by Myers Park Presbyterian Church's engagement in the same challenge, we used the title "Better when we're back together." Please join us in engaging with the resources. The challenge resources are available here: