Thank you for your continued support of the United Methodist Church of Bay Shore ministry and for being such a valuable member and friend of our church and community.
The Capital Campaign Restoration Project started in December 2017. We need to raise $300,000.00 to complete the sanctuary's interior, including the restoration of our historic stained-glass windows. We have applied for a grant to cover a portion of the costs, and the donations we raised be matched up to $100,000.00. The deadline for the matching grant application is March 13th. So, remember, every dollar you give has twice the impact.
With God's help we have already accomplished so much: the painting of the exterior; repairs to the foundation and improvements to Fellowship Hall; the preschool classrooms and a new roof on the Education Building. We are so blessed to have come this far.
Here is your opportunity to be a part of this important moment in the life of the United Methodist Church of Bay Shore. You may make donations "In Memory of"; "to the Glory of God"; or add your name. Names will be engraved on plaques and placed on the walls as you enter the church in the Narthex.
You donation will have a lasting effect on the Bay Shore community for generations to come. You can donate here; call us at (631) 666-7194; or mail a check to Bay Shore United Methodist Church 107 East Main Street, Bay Shore, New York 11706.
With Warm Regards,
The Rev. Wendy C. Modeste
A Historic Church With a Youthful Spirit
Our church was founded in the year 1810 to serve Bay Shore and Islip. By 1860 the membership had grown so large it was decided to divide into two congregations, one for each village. About 100 residents of Bay Shore formed the Methodist Episcopal Church of Penataquit (a Native American name for this region). A building committee was appointed in 1867 and the sanctuary was dedicated on May 23, 1869. This building is our present Fellowship Hall.
The present sanctuary was begun in 1891 and was dedicated on June 11, 1893. The educational wing was built in 1959.
In 2001 our building was designated a New York State Historic Landmark.
But our church is not just a building or a history – it is people! Our current membership of about 450 persons reflects both the diversity of the community and our commitment to the Methodist tradition of a church and congregation “open to all ages, nations, and races.”
Within these walls you will find friendly people, caring people, active people, and praying people, who in the name of Jesus Christ say to you
Our Statement of Purpose
1.“We pledge ourselves to provide an open and caring place for the worship of a loving and forgiving Triune God,”
2.“We accept Christ’s commission to go and make disciples among all peoples,”
3.“We commit to the United Methodist tradition of involvement in and service to the world God has entrusted to us.”