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06/23/16 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Reverend Stephen Fearing won the support of the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church Session in calling for a ban on high powered weapons.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Reverend Stephen Fearing won the support of the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church Session in calling for a ban on high powered weapons.

When Reverend Stephen Fearing’s wife popped her head into the bathroom while he was showering on the morning of June 12 to tell him there had been another mass shooting, the pastor of the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church’s first response was a shrug.

His nonchalant reaction woke him up to the realization that mass shootings have become so routine in recent years that people have lost the capacity to be shocked. (more…)

11/28/15 11:52am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Volunteers and diners enjoyed a hearty breakfast. From left, Robert and Virginia Springsteen, Tom Morritt, Bob Gundlach, Dot Ross, Chef Angela Corbett and Bettianne Morritt.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Volunteers and diners enjoyed a hearty breakfast. From left, Robert and Virginia Springsteen, Tom Morritt, Bob Gundlach, Dot Ross, Chef Angela Corbett and Bettianne Morritt.

Thirty-five or 40 individuals made it to the Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall on November 12 to participate in the Ecumenical Breakfast.

The theme of the breakfast was “what it means to be thankful,” according to Reverend Stephen Fearing, rector of the Presbyterian Church. (more…)

06/26/15 10:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Reverend Stephen Fearing will preach at Union Chapel in the Grove on Sunday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m.


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Reverend Stephen Fearing will preach at Union Chapel in the Grove on Sunday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Reverend Stephen Fearing, pastor of the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church, will lead the morning worship at Union Chapel in the Grove on Sunday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m. This service is focused on worship for children and will feature lessons read by young adults and music geared for a youthful audience. (more…)

12/05/14 2:00pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO Last year’s East End Hospice Tree Lighting at the library.

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Last year’s East End Hospice Tree Lighting at the library.

The members of the Board of East End Hospice would like to welcome everyone to their second annual Tree of Lights ceremony, which will take place on Saturday, December 6 at 2:30 p.m. in front of the Shelter Island Library. (more…)

07/08/14 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO |  New Pastor Stephen Fearing (center) will take the pulpit at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church for the first time July 20 and will be ordained there the following Sunday. During a recent visit to Shelter Island, he lunched with the Rev. Ronald Wickey of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (left) and the Father Peter DeSanctis of Our Lady of the Island Church.

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New Pastor Stephen Fearing (center) will take the pulpit at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church for the first time July 20 and will be ordained there the following Sunday. During a recent visit to Shelter Island, he lunched with the Rev. Ronald Wickey of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (left) and the Father Peter DeSanctis of Our Lady of the Island Church.

For the first time in its more than 270-year history, Shelter Island Presbyterian Church prepares to welcome a minister not yet ordained. But not for long — Reverend Stephen Fearing will be ordained at the church on July 27. (more…)