eChimes for Tuesday, July 4 - Monday, July 10, 2017


Sayville Congregational United Church of Christ
131 Middle Road, Sayville, NY 11782-3158
Ray Bagnuolo, Pastor; 631-827-8611; 

Email Heather Corcoran, Editor

Office Hours through Thursday, September 10
Monday - Thursday for 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Heather will be on vacation from August 19-25th.
Please contact Ray for anything you might need or emergencies, at any time:​

Bible Talk on Mondays and Tuesdays - All are welcome!
Mondays at 11:45 AM and Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

July Elders & Trustees Meetings
  Monday, July 10 at 7:00 PM - Elders Meeting
  Monday, July 17 at 7:00 PM - Trustees Meeting
  Monday, July   24 at 7:00 PM - Full Board Meeting
From Ray

Dear Friends,

Like many of us, I try to begin each morning with a time of meditation and prayer. It's tough to set aside the coffee machine, cell phone and Internet News - my first impulses of the day! Practice...the way you get to Carnegie Hall and learn to set aside early daily distractions!

Often, as I remember folks in my prayers, I just imagine myself in the sanctuary, looking around and seeing each of you there. You often sit in the same seats - did you know that?! :) As I go around the room, I silently say your name and offer a prayer. It's a wonderful start to any day!

I hope that you and yours had an enjoyable Fourth of July and that your summer is going well. With all the work and activity of these days, please know how much you are loved and how much others appreciate your love!

​See you soon,


Prayer Requests... Let us pray...

  • We are excited and grateful to find a loving and accepting church! ~ Sarah Martinez and Sydney Yarnell
  • Prayers for a safe journey and travel mercies for the Buxton Family.
  • Prayers for Jack Nix who undergoes thyroid surgery on Sat, July 8th.
  • Prayers for Brenda Jayne Young.
  • I pray for the safe return on our troops serving in Southwest Asia. ~ Ron Bergmann
  • Prayers for the Newcombe family in the death of cousin Bernice Miller.
  • Prayers for Wendy Huston who is having surgery on Friday.
  • Prayers of healing and recovery for Beatrice Buxton's friend, Linda, who is facing lung cancer with so much courage.
  • Prayers for Javier and his family.
  • In memory of Wilbur Hicks and Gilbert Tisman
  • Prayers for Julia who is awaiting a liver transplant.
  • Thank you for many travel mercies. ~ Beatrice Buxton
  • Prayers for Susan Ryan's sister-in-law, Celia Muller, receiving chemotherapy for several cancer outbreaks.
  • Prayers for Diane Nowicki and her family in the loss of her brother
  • Prayers for Sean Cameron and his family in the loss of his grandfather​


Annual Bake Sale
at the Sayville Ferry Dock
Friday, July 14th

We need bakers, folks to price & wrap, and sales people at the dock.

Please see Sue Lanchantin to sign up for one or more activities!

Exciting Summer Program!
One Community: Many Voices
A Musical Workshop on Diviersity

See more below....


Justice Chimes Announcements

Jen's Activation Checklist  Click Here
Ready to Resist Videos from can be viewed on demand here.
Show Up Long Island's Facebook Page
Accompaniment Ministry Opportunities
Members and friends of our congregation continue to accompany individuals appearing before immigration courts, both on Long Island and in New York City. Accompaniment is a powerful way to witness – just by your presence – that folks facing immigration hearings have community among us. If you would like to learn more about accompaniment or be placed on the email list to learn of upcoming accompaniment opportunities, please contact 
​Ray at 631-827-8611 or

Upcoming Calendar Dates

Thursday      July 6          10:00 AM       Prayer Shawl Ministry in the Vestry
Thursday      July 6          12:15 PM       Senior Exercise in Vestry

Monday        July 10         11:45 AM       Bible Talk in Vestry

Monday        July 10          7:00 PM       Elders Meeting

​Tuesday        July 11        7:00 PM        Bible Talk in Vestry

Thursday      July 13       10:00 AM       Prayer Shawl Ministry in the Vestry
Thursday      July 13       12:15 PM       Senior Exercise in Vestry

Monday         July 17          11:45 AM     Bible Talk in Vestry

Note: Choir Practice will resume in September as the Choir takes a summer haitus!

Monday - Thursday       
5:30 PM      Sharing a Meal (Formerly Having Friends INN)

Weekly Support Meetings:
Mondays         7:30 PM      Courage to Change (NA), Fellowship Hall
Wednesdays   7:30 PM      SCA Meeting, Fellowship Hall
Thursdays       6:45 PM      Nar-Anon Recovery Group, Fellowship Hall
Saturdays       11:00 AM     Serenity in Sayville (NA), Fellowship Hall

Sunday, July 9th Stewards

Liturgist  Linda David

Music Director  Sean Cameron

Greeters & Ushers  Jim and Elise Cesare

Projectionist  Vacant

Projection Slides   Kimberley Reiser

Building Close    Kathy Leis

Help Wanted
Sunday Stewards Needed!
Check the Sign-up Sheets in The Vestry Hallway!
Many hands make light work!


Many Thanks

We are so grateful to all of the generous contributions from every member of our church family!
Your generosity allows us to accomplish what we strive to do for each other and our community!!

With Summer upon us and so many enjoying time away, please take this gentle reminder to keep your pledges current.


Stop & Shop Cards are available at coffee hour each week.
They make great gifts and are great way to purchase your groceries
while supporting Sayville Congregational United Church of Christ.

June 13, 2017
Sayville Congregational United Church of Christ

49 Acts of Love & Kindness    Courtesy of
  1. ​Visit an elder and ask them to tell you about the world when they were growing up or when they first got married or their first job.
  2. Get school supplies for needy children
  3. Help prepare school backpacks for kids in need
  4. Offer to serve a meal at a homeless shelter
  5. Introduce yourself to a neighbor you don’t know
  6. Volunteer with Meals on Wheels or similar and take food and company to a housebound senior
  7. Volunteer at an animal shelter and give a stray some TLC
  8. Offer to babysit a small child so parents can have some quiet time
  9. Prepare a meal for someone undergoing debilitating medical treatment
  10. Smile at least 49 times today
  11. Hold a door for someone
  12. Let someone cut in front of you during rush hour traffic
  13. Teach a senior how to text, Skype, Facebook or Whatsapp so they can stay connected
  14. Look at someone you normally disapprove of and try to look at the world from their eyes
  15. If you see someone who is very different from you, look at all the ways you are the same
  16. Try to love and respect someone for who they are, NOT what they look like
  17. Have a simple meal at home instead of going out and donate the savings to a food kitchen
  18. Compliment someone you don’t know
  19. Offer to help an elderly neighbor with their yard work
  20. Read a child a story
  21. Be patient with someone who doesn’t speak English
  22. Pick up something someone dropped
  23. At the airport help someone with their luggage
  24. On a plane, help someone put in or take out their bags from the overhead compartment
  25. Say something nice to someone you don’t like at work
  26. Strike up a conversation with someone you would never normally talk to
  27. Offer to go with an elder to a doctor’s appointment
  28. Offer to pick up a prescription for an ill or elderly person
  29. Offer to sit with an elder so that their caregiver can have some respite
  30. Stay with a young child so that their mother can go to the grocery store
  31. Pick up a neighbor’s mail while they are out of town
  32. Tell a police officer or a firefighter that you appreciate what they do to keep us safe
  33. Tell a teacher they are a hero
  34. Donate food to a homeless shelter
  35. Mentor a child – especially a child with extra challenges
  36. Volunteer at organizations that help homeless teens
  37. Help a non-English speaker as they learn our language by offering to help them read a book or understand a TV show
  38. Try food from a country you didn’t know and learn something about it
  39. Pray for peace and tolerance
  40. Learn the proper way to store a gun and how to keep it away from children
  41. Become active in a cause that is important to you
  42. Hug someone you haven’t hugged in a long time
  43. Adopt a pet
  44. Considering being a foster parent
  45. Share your talents by performing for free in a public place
  46. Teach someone to make music
  47. Teach someone how to paint
  48. Teach someone to read
  49. Try to love more every day

Weekly Events:
Check calendar above for any weekly changes.

Bible Talks! in the Vestry - Mondays at 11:45 AM & Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Please join us! Visit our website at for upcoming readings.
Sharing a Meal (Formerly Having Friends In
 in Fellowship Hall - Mondays through Thursdays at 5:30 PM
NA Meetings in Fellowship Hall – Mon at 7:30 PM; Sat. at 11:00 AM
SCA Meetings in Fellowship Hall – Wed. at 7:30 PM
Naranon Meetings in Fellowship Hall – Thurs. at 6:45 PM
Prayer Shawl Ministry in the Vestry - Thursdays at 10:00 AM
Senior Exercise in the Vestry - Tuesdays at 9:00 AM & Thursdays at 12:15 PM

Note: Choir Practice will resume in September as the Choir takes a summer haitus!

United Church of Christ congregations pays its own bills, hires its own staff, and maintains its own facilities from the voluntary gifts of members and friends. Donations are accepted in the basket on Sundays, as well as through our online giving program or through direct payments. Please call Heather in the office to answer any questions you may have about how we can best to accommodate your gifts.  And, please consider buying Stop & Shop Gift Cards to support the church. Available at coffee hour each week, a portion of their cost goes to Sayville Congregational United Church of Christ.

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Sayville Congregational United Church of Christ
131 Middle Road, Sayville, NY 11782-3101
         Heather Corcoran, Church Administrator; eChimes Editor
Ray Bagnuolo, Pastor, 631-827-8611;