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Upcoming Events
APR

05

SUN
Worship 10am
Fellowship Hour following worship
Sunday Morning Prayer Circle
9:45 AM to 10:00 AM
A Gathering of Prayer prior to Sunday Morning Worship.
APR

06

MON
AA
7:00 PM
APR

08

WED
The Walk - Book Study
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Lenten Book Study
March 4 – April 8: Adam Hamilton’s The Walk
Discover Five Spiritual Practices
to Help You Walk Closer with God

Sign up and pick up your book in the Community Room.
APR

10

FRI
APR

12

SUN
Worship 10am
Fellowship Hour following worship
Sunday Morning Prayer Circle
9:45 AM to 10:00 AM
A Gathering of Prayer prior to Sunday Morning Worship.
  • Sundays 10AM
  • Click Pic to View This Week's Online Worship!
  • Click Pic for Kidz Time with Pastor Chuck & Dora!
  • We Are An Open And Affirming Congregation! Open To All!
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Welcome to Stony Brook Community Church!

Welcome Home

This is a place of hope, learning, and purpose for ALL of God's people. 

Here at SBCC, we extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, straight, trans-gender, filthy rich, dirt poor, or even of a different faith. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying newborns, skinny-as-a-rail, or could afford to lose a few pounds. We welcome you if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli, Steven Tyler, or if you can’t carry a note in a bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up, or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re more Catholic than the Pope or haven’t been to church since little Joey’s baptism.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, NFL dads, starving artists, students, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food-eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or are still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or if you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like “organized religion”: we’ve been there, too (and we’re not always that organized). If you blew all your offering money at OTB, you’re welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those who think the world is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are only here because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced, or both (by the way, our Pastor is inked). We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throats as kids, or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers, doubters, bleeding hearts… and you!

 

SBCC VISION STATEMENT:

SBCC is a community of love, learning, and outreach for individuals and families doing God’s work together.  We are an inclusive, evolving family of faith where everyone is welcome; a place to belong.

 

SBCC MISSION STATEMENT:

To grow in our love for God & one another and to bring positive change to the world through prayer and service.

 

The Stony Brook Community Church is an Open and Affirming Congregation

RENEWING, RESTORING, REVIVING 
FOR THE 21ST CENTUR
Y

Rev. Chuck Van Houten - Pastor
631-751-0574
stonybrookcommunitychurch@gmail.com  
     

A Prayer in These Uncertain Times:

May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors
Remember those most vulnerable.

May we who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.

May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
Remember those who have no options.

May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those that have no safe place to go.

May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
Remember those who have no home.

As fear grips our country,
Let us choose love.

During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors. Amen

 

Announcements

weekly On-line Kidz Time During Covid-19

Click on Pic above for Kidz Time with Pastor Chuck & Dora

THIS SUNDAY:

Click on the "Church from Home" Image above to view our weekly Online Worship.

April 5th 

@ 10 AM

Palm Sunday

"The New Normal?"

YOU'RE INV!TED to Worship With Us On-line as we Deal with the effects of the Corona Virus!

Unfortunately, until such time that it becomes safer for our community and the members of our church to begin meeting for communal worship, we have suspended Sunday morning Live Worship.

In the meantime please feel free to worship with us online.

Thank you for your support and understanding in this difficult and unfamiliar time for us all.

10:00 AM Worship & Sunday School (Canceled for the time being - See our Online Worship Link Above!)

11:00 AM Coffee Hour and Fellowship (Canceled for the time being)

 

Come Share the Joy in Worship!

ALL Are 

WELCOME!

THAT MEANS ALL!

This United Methodist Faith Community is Open to People of all Ages, Nations, Races, and Gender Orientation.

We Hope to Worship With You Soon!

 

Lenten Study Group - The Walk by Adam Hamilton

This study has been suspended due to the coronavirus. If you would like to obtain a copy of the book, please contact the church office at 631-751-0574.

 

Lenten Book Study Group: March 4 – April 8: Adam Hamilton’s The Walk

Discover Five Spiritual Practices
to Help You Walk Closer with God

How do we walk with Christ—daily follow him, grow in him, and faithfully serve him?

Join Adam Hamilton this Lent and discover five essential spiritual practices rooted in Jesus’ own walk with God. Deepen your walk with Christ as we explore the five essential practices: worship, study, serving, giving, and bearing witness to our faith In each chapter, Hamilton’s engaging teaching style will help you explore one of these practices—each of which is intended to be a part of our daily walk with Christ—its New Testament foundation, and its potential effect on our personal lives and our lives together as the church.

Sign up and pick up your book in the Community Room.

Lenten Schedule of Special Worship Services

LENT 2020 UMC COMMUNITY WORSHIP SERVICE SCHEDULE

(Wednesday Evening Lenten Dinner and Worship Now Canceled Due To Covid-19)


*Ash Wednesday, February 26th  7:00 p.m. Service Imposition of Ashes  8:00 p.m. Refreshment  @ St. James UMC

Wednesday, March 4th                    6:30 p.m. Soup & 7:30 p.m. Service                                                                @ Setauket UMC

Wednesday, March 11th .                 6:30 p.m. Soup & 7:30 p.m. Service             @ Stony Brook Community Church (UMC)

Wednesday, March 18th                   6:30 p.m. Soup & 7:30 p.m. Service                                                   @ Port Jefferson  UMC

Wednesday, March 25th                  6:30 p.m. Soup & 7:30 p.m. Service                           @ North Shore UMC, Wading River

Wednesday, April 1st                         6:30 p.m. Soup & 7:30 p.m. Service                                                              @ St. James UMC

Wednesday, April 8th .                     6:30 p.m. Soup & 7:30 p.m. Service                                                       @ Coram Trinity UMC

*Maundy Thursday Service April 9th               7:00 p.m. Service                                                                               @ Setauket UMC

Regular Wednesday services will include all UMC listed above. *(Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday Services will be combined with St. James UMC, Stony Brook Community Church and Setauket UMC. Maundy Thursday will also include North Shore, Wading River UMC)

Community Good Friday Service April 10th - Noon - 3pm. @ Stony Brook Community Church - Includes the Churches of the Three Village area. 

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE! 7:00am on the Village Green in Stony Brook.

EASTER FULL WORSHIP CELEBRATION - 10AM @ Stony Brook Community Church - Featuring our Choir, Worship Band (Christian Avenue), and our new Choir Chimes group! All are Welcome and INVITED!

LOCAL MISSION!

Help us help people in need in our own school district as we collect Non-Perishable Food Items and Cleaning Supplies for the Food Pantries of The Three Village Central School District.

Ask us how you can help!

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Regular Schedule  

Office Hours

  • Monday - Friday 8:30-12:00
     

Sunday

  • Sunday Morning Prayer Circle
    – 9:45 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Worship Celebration
    – 10:00 AM
  • Sunday School
    – 10:00 AM
  • Coffee Hour Fellowship
    – 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

Wednesday

  • Weekly Bible/Book Study Group - Open to ALL!
    – 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Weekly Bible/Book Study Group - Open To ALL!
    – 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Thursday

  • Choir Chimes Rehearsal
    – 7:00 PM to 7:40 PM
  • Choir Rehearsal
    – 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Friday

  • Youth Group (Methodist Youth Fellowship) MYF
    – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Saturday

  • Worship Band ("Christian Ave.") Rehearsal
    – 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Stony Brook, New York 11790
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