Welcome Message


Thank you for visiting our site.

Please join us for worship on Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
Everyone is welcome.

We are located at 44 Union Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963



Special Music - Posted On: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

We are privileged  to welcome two outstanding musicians to worship service this week: Violinists Jessica Tortorice and Rebecca Anderson.  

       Jessica Tortorice  is in great demand as violinist, both as an orchestral player and chamber musician. She studied at the Juilliard School Pre-college and received her undergraduate degree in performance from the Royal College of Music in London. This past spring, she obtained her masters in performance from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College.

Jessica has been on the sub lists for Virginia Symphony, Illinois Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic and English National Opera. For the 2013-14 season she was assistant principal second violin with the Olympia Symphony Orchestra and assistant concertmaster with Skagit Opera. Most recently she performed with the New York Philharmonic in their summer series. Jessica is also the artistic co-director of the very successful Southampton String Festival, which offers dedicated string teaching to young students during the last two weeks of July, set in the beautiful Hamptons. Jessica plays on a beautiful 19th century Vuillaume violin.

    Violinist Rebecca Anderson is a versatile soloist and chamber musician based in New York City. Recent concert engagements range from solo performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra and contemporary music premieres with members of eighth blackbird to collaborations with Questlove and Ben Folds. Anderson’’s passion for chamber music has led to festival appearances with Chamber Music Northwest, the Savannah Music Festival, Music from Angel Fire, The Perlman Music Program, and the Keshet Eilon Violin Mastercourse in Israel and collaborations with Ani and Ida Kavafian, Itzhak Perlman, Andréé Watts, and David Shifrin. Anderson won First Prize at the 2013 American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition. Other awards include the 2008 National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts YoungArts Gold Award, which led to being named a Presidential Scholar in both arts and academics, and the bronze medal and Bach Award at the 2008 Stulberg International String Competition. Anderson is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Ida Kavafian and Pamela Frank. She is currently pursuing her master’’s degree with Ronald Copes and Donald Weilerstein at the Juilliard School.

        Please plan to be in worship this week and welcome these two gifted musicians to Old Whalers' Church.


All Saints Day - Posted On: Thursday, October 16, 2014

ALL SAINTS' SUNDAY - November 2nd

Our annual commemoration of All Saints' Day will take place during the morning worship service on Sunday, November 2. On All Saints' Sunday, we remember all those saints, known and unknown, who have touched our lives and have gone on before us. The service will include the celebration of the Lord's Supper and the reading of the names of church members and family and friends who have entered into the Church Triumphant since November 1, 2013. Inserts will be in Sunday's bulletin to submit names of your family members and friends who have died in the past year. Or, you may email your names to the church office. Please note that all names must be received by Wednesday, October 29.


East End Chef Series - Posted On: Wednesday, October 29, 2014


                                              Thursday, November 13 - 6:30 p.m.

The next East End Chefs Series presentation will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Social Hall. This month we will welcome Chef James Carpenter and General Manager Jamie D'Oliveria of Page 63 as presenters. Page 63 is located at 63 Main Street in Sag Harbor. They will start the program with a local kale salad with local roasted squash and finished with a warm white balsamic dressing, followed by a roasted breast and thigh of local chicken with assorted autumn vegetables and served with his home-made pumpkin mascarpone ravioli. Dessert will be a home-made chocolate banana bred pudding. Call Lillian at 631-533-6515 to reserve a space for this very special evening. The price is $20.00 payable at the door. Wine and water will be available for purchase. Proceeds from this event benefit the Community House Fund at Old Whalers' Church.


Caleb Collins - Posted On: Thursday, September 25, 2014


       Caleb Collins in Concert

                      Sunday, November 16 - 4:00 p.m.

         in the Chapel  

Many of you will remember Caleb Collins, one of our guest soloists this summer. Caleb is a composer, pianist, and vocalist and has made several recordings. Caleb will return to Sag Harbor on Sunday afternoon, November 16 to perform a concert in the chapel at 4:00 pm..  More details to follow, but be sure to put the date on your calendar now.


Congregational Meeting - Posted On: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Session has called a meeting of the congregation for Sunday, November 23, 2014 immediately following the worship service. The purpose of the meeting will be to hear and act upon the report of the Nominating Committee.


Thanksgiving Worship - Posted On: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Sag Harbor/Bridgehampton Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service will be held on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor. A community pot-luck dinner will follow the service.  


New Members - Posted On: Thursday, October 16, 2014

A New Member Orientation will be scheduled before the end of November for those who might be interested in learning more about our congregation and/or the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Participation in the orientation does not commit one to membership, but attendance at the orientation is required of those who desire to join the church. If you are interested in being part of this group, please contact Rev. Mark Phillips (vicarmark@aol.com) or telephone the church office.


Choir - Posted On: Thursday, September 18, 2014


 Choir & Bell Choir Rehearsals Resume

Have you ever given any thought to singing in the choir or ringing in our bell choir? Now would be the perfect time to give one or both groups a try! Both choirs will begin working on special holiday music as well as preparing selections for upcoming worship services. Those interested in singing in the choir are asked to speak to Director of Music, Dominick Abbate and those interested in ringing in the bell choir should see Bell Choir Director David Cummings. We have a core group of dedicated singers and ringers (and two really great directors), but we can also additional participants. Still not sure? Why not come to a rehearsal and give us a try. The choir rehearses at 5:00 on Wednesday afternoon and the bell choir at 6:00.  Will we see YOU this week?


Nursery - Posted On: Thursday, August 28, 2014


             At one time, Old Whalers’ provided nursery care on Sunday mornings during the worship service. For many years, the nursery was staffed by volunteers and then by paid employees. This provided an opportunity for parents of infants and very young children to worship while their children were well cared for. Three years ago, due to financial challenges, the Session had to eliminate the paid nursery worker position. We made several attempts to staff the nursery with adult volunteers but had very limited success. In an effort to be a welcoming church for all ages, the Session wishes to explore the possibility of providing nursery care again on Sunday mornings. If any of our members would like to volunteer for a week or two each month, please speak to Rev. Mark Phillips. Two people are needed - one of whom is a responsible adult.


Keep In Touch - Posted On: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

keep-in-touch-comment-009.gif (352×386)


   In an effort to better care for our members and friends, please notify the church office if you (or a family member) are hospitalized. The hospitals no longer contact the churches and the only way we can be of help to you is if we are notified.



Flowers - Posted On: Sunday, June 30, 2013

Large Church Flower Bouquet | Build a Perfect Gift

FLOWER DEDICATION: The flower calendar is located on the bulletin board in the social hall. Simply place your name on the calendar on the desired date. Then, complete the order form (located next to the calendar) and return it to the church office with payment. 

Looking For Photos - Posted On: Friday, June 01, 2012



camera clip.bmp

Do you have a photo of our church or Sag Harbor that you would like to share? 


We would like to add photos to our photo gallery.  Thanks!


Comments and Suggestions - Posted On: Friday, June 01, 2012

Comments and suggestions are appreciated and can be sent to Feedback@OldWhalersChurch.org


Please visit us again soon!