At Stony Brook Community Church, we believe that children are a source of joy, wonder, and pride. That's why we provide a program for children and youth that is designed to give them the opportunity to grow in the knowledge and traditions of our faith. We want to give them the chance to live their faith by working to spread the love of God in the world, and also to have fun and fellowship. The North Shore United Methodist Church was established in 1970 with twenty founding members of the First United Methodist Church of Port Jefferson, New York.
Before the COVID pandemic, Vacation Bible School was a great way for kids entering grades K-5 in September to learn about biblical stories, music, crafts, and recreational activities centered around a single topic. For older young people, there is Confirmation, a class that lasts the entire school year and prepares them to make informed decisions about their religious lives. This is followed by the United Methodist Youth Scholarship. The church was revived in 1995 with many prayers, as the current building was erected on the site of the first church. They envisioned a church located between Riverhead and Port Jefferson and began to worship God with nothing but faith in Jesus Christ. Older youth in the United Methodist Youth Fraternity organize and direct more sophisticated fundraising activities, such as car washes. At Stony Brook Community Church, we strive to offer all children an opportunity to learn about their faith and live it out through our Sunday School program.
We believe that this program will help them grow in their knowledge of God's love and traditions while also having fun and fellowship with other young people.