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Upcoming Events
OCT

21

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.
OCT

22

MON
AA
7:00 PM
OCT

23

TUE
Trustees
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Monthly Trustees meeting in the Sullivan House.
OCT

26

FRI
Al-Anon
11:15 AM
Youth Group. Fusion Fridays!
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Open to ALL YOUTH of our community and Other Houses of Worship!
MYF 7:00 - 9:00
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
OCT

28

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.
OCT

29

MON
AA
7:00 PM
OCT

31

WED
NOV

02

FRI
Al-Anon
11:15 AM
Youth Group. Fusion Fridays!
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Open to ALL YOUTH of our community and Other Houses of Worship!
MYF 7:00 - 9:00
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
NOV

04

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.
Bible Search
Sunday School
Leader: Megan Murphy
 
SBCC Sunday School Meets Every Sunday During 10am Worship from September through July
 
Jesus said, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
 
For us at Stony Brook Community Church as for Jesus, children are a source of wonder, joy, and pride. Our Children and Youth program is designed to offer all children a chance to grow in the knowledge and traditions of our faith; a chance to live their faith by working to spread God’s love in the world; and a chance for fun and fellowship.
 
All children start out in worship with their families or friends and remain through a special children’s sermon, “Learning with the Young.” Children are certainly welcome to remain through the service, but most choose to leave after the children’s sermon and attend Sunday School. There through songs, discussions, and activities the children learn about the same liturgical Bible passages as their friends or parents are hearing in the service: children and adults can each ask questions or discuss thoughts, knowing that everyone has heard the same passages.
 
For older youth there is Confirmation, a class that lasts throughout the school year and prepares the young person to make informed decisions about his or her religious life, followed by the United Methodist Youth Fellowship.
 
 
And the King will say, 'I tell you the truth,
when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters,
you were doing it to me!
 
Children of all ages have opportunities to express their growing faith through their works. Even the youngest children can understand and take part in our local ministries that support the food pantries of our local food district, giving gifts for local families in need, or helping to make lunch sandwiches when our youth group brings a mid-day meal to the Pax Christi homeless shelter in Port Jefferson. Some of the children have chosen to make “Beady Buddies” or other crafts to sell at the church’s annual Apple Festival, raising additional money for these missinal misistries.
 
Older youth in the United Methodist Youth Fellowship organize and run more sophisticated fund raisers such as a car wash. After raising the money they decide which organization they wish to support: this years finalists are Make-a-Wish, Habitat for Humanity, and Autism Speaks. Stop by iour Youth Group Facebook page to see the latest at SBCC Youth Group on FB
 
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace;
 the mountains and hills will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
 
Fun and fellowship is of course a key part of growing up in the church. Sunday School classes are full of music and activities designed to be age-appropriate fun. The church’s many traditions such as the Apple Festival, the Great Pumpkin Festival, and the Easter Party are fun for all ages. All Children and Youth activities are led by screened adults chosen for their love of and ability to relate to young people, while Children and Youth Coordinator has the sensitivity to meet any special needs a child may have (please see the staff page for details).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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