In Memoriam


Arthur Hendrickson         Jay Hulse



The 2020 holiday season is fast approaching and with it the uncertainty that has been with us since last March remains . Our “in gathering” for Thanksgiving will take place for the entire month of November. We asking for donations of peanut butter and jelly from you our church family. There are many out there in our community who are finding themselves without even minimal food. Your Church leadership hopes that you will respond as generously as you can to this request. PB and J donations can be brought in each Sunday in November.  



If you wish to have flowers on a Sunday honoring or in memory of someone you are asked to please contact Jane. We are getting our flowers from Fortes florist in Wading River. . You may pay for your flowers by writing a check to the Baiting Hollow Church, and placing it or cash in an envelope marked Jane/flowers. This envelope should go in the offering plate. It will be given to Jane to record. Flowers will be $40 for pair of altar flowers and $20 for pedestal flowers. Jane (631-727-3152) or

Currently pedestal flowers can be ordered for any Sunday other than November 1.   Sunday December 6 is available for Altar flowers and Dec. 6 and 13 for pedestal. Following that I am assuming we will have poinsettias gracing our altar. You will be notified of that and given the opportunity to order some if you wish.


Plans for our Christmas celebrations here at church are still a bit unsettled . We do know that we will be having a somewhat modified Greens Sale. This will take place on the first Saturday in December (5) as usual from 10 AM until 1 PM.  Only ten Customers will be allowed into the sale at a time. Therefore as one leaves another one can be allowed entrance. These ten people do not include our workers manning the cash boxes or totaling the sales. We have two Sergeants’ at Arms already lined up to help with moving the customers in and out properly. Masks must be worn if that is currently the state or local mandate.


Workshops will begin November 30 and run through December 3.  Set up will be December 4. We are counting on you, our church family to come together to help make these one of a kind treats for our community to purchase.



We are having a Christmas Party! It will be a “Picnic type”; That is bring your own food. Utensils and plates. Beverage will be provided as well as cupcakes or something similar.

By law at the current time we are limited to 50 people at the party. Attendance will be by reservation. First come, first served. You may call Kathy Knavel @ 631-901-4941 or Jane @ 631-727-3152 to reserve your places. We would like to suggest that those of you who have children register as soon as possible. This party is for your youngsters especially. Santa will be coming for sure.  (Our calendar tentatively lists Dec.12 as the Party Date. Time is 5:30) We will have to wear masks if mandated by law except when eating and we will have to social distance. Families will eat at “Family tables” etc. It is what it is. We have to make the effort to bring a little bit of fellowship and church back into our lives. We’re excited and looking forward to this special event.