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Welcome aboard the online home of the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett! We are excited to introduce you to one of the best kept secrets in the small community we call home. Our congregation is an exciting mixture of old Bonacker fishing families, new young families and their growing children, the young, as well as summer visitors from all over the country, and sometimes, the world! Regardless of where you are reading this message, know that you are welcome here!!
Our Church has been revitalized by new members, expanded programs and continued involvement in our community. Our Pastor, who joined us in March 2005, added a new and exciting chapter in the history of our Church! Rev. Howarth brings with him a rich spiritual life, a vast array of experiences, a supportive and active family, and a love of the beach! For additional information, check our Leadership page and the “Message from the Pastor” page.
All are invited to attend Worship with us at 11:00 am on Sundays. If you are looking to be revitalized, looking for new meaning and hope in a troubled world, or if you just want a good dose of joy, then we warmly invite you this coming Sunday. We are well known on the East End of Long Island to be a small, warm Church. Won't you come and experience it first hand?
All children pre-K through 6th grade are welcome to attend Sunday School, which is held the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Children and parents meet in the Church Sanctuary at 11am to hear the Children's message. Class is then held in Scoville Hall from 11:15-12:00 Noon. Sunday school is held on many Sunday's throughout the summer.
Presbyterian comes from the Greek word "Presbuteros." This means "Elder." This relates to the practice of choosing leaders from among the wisest members of the church family. According to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) website, the PC (USA) has about 2.4 million members, 11,100 congregations and 14,000 ordained ministers. It is said that you can find a Presbyterian Church in almost every town in the nation, from coast to coast.
Presbyterians trace our history to the 16th century and the Protestant Reformation. The Presbyterian Church is founded on the ideals of the Protestant Reformation and is based on the concept of democratic rule under the authority of God. Our heritage, and much of what we believe, began with the French lawyer John Calvin (1509-1564). His writings crystallized the Reformed thinking. Calvin wrote that the reform of the church is based on three 'pillars' of doctrine, administration of the sacrament, and governing of the church. Our bible based ministry in Amagansett focuses on these beliefs through our nurturing congregation.
We have been promoting Christ's mission both here and in the world since 1860. We are situated in the heart of the hamlet of Amagansett, nearly in the center of East Hampton town, on the beautiful south fork of Long Island. Our historic Church is just a short stroll from the rolling dunes of the Atlantic Ocean.
Our Church has enjoyed a rich history, and has grown into a cornerstone of the Amagansett community. Our annual fair, now in it's eighty-ninth year, is a vital part of the summer experience in Amagansett. Our Worship services, fundraising dinners, operation Christmas Child events, and more help us to keep connected with old friends while making new ones.
Did you know... when the Amagansett Fire Department was formed in 1922, Rev. Clarence Scoville (then Pastor of our Church) was admitted for membership and assigned to the bucket brigade... when Scoville Hall (our meeting hall) was built in 1925, each student in Sunday School had to bring $2 to purchase the chairs to sit in (and those sturdy chairs are still being used for Sunday School today)...that the German Invasion of Long Island in 1942 was conducted on a beach not far from our Church (visit the links section for more information)? Why not visit our history section for more interesting facts.
We are blessed that you have visited us today! We invite you to sign our online guestbook, read about our exciting spiritual history, and learn about the Presbyterian Church (USA) and our unique community.
Again, you are welcome to attend Worship with us every Sunday at 11:00 AM. Please visit our calendar of events. We hope to see you at one of our activities very soon.
Explore all the links listed on the left of this page. Why not order a free copy of our newsletter or get a copy of our informational brochure?. Plan to attend worship, come and visit our historic buildings, or attend a function. Remember that our doors are open, and we hope to see you soon!
Visit our website often, as we are always under construction!
If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Romans 8
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