Mattituck Presbyterian Church making plans for 300th anniversary


The Mattituck Presbyterian Church is turning 300.

The church, which is located at the corner of Main Road and Old Sound Avenue,  recently unveiled the official logo designed to commemorate the church’s anniversary in 2015. 

The logo, which was presented to the congregation at a recent church service, was designed by artist and church member Bob Mueller of Mattituck, the church said in a press release.

“My goal was to present a contemporary and vibrant look drawing on traditional Christian symbolism,”  Mueller explained in the release. “The central image was inspired by the Celtic ‘Trinity Knot’ design and is formed by three fishes — an early symbol of the Christian Church.”

Fish also bear significantly in the development of life on the North Fork, both as an industry unto itself and to agriculture, where until a few decades ago the fields were fertilized each spring with menhaden, also known as bunker, the release states.

“Aside from the Trinity, on which our faith is founded, the triumvirate of fish represent the three centuries our Church has been active in bringing God’s word to the community,” he continued in the release. “Blue and green were chosen to represent the land and water that are part of our daily experience.”

The logo will be used on all church materials throughout 2015 in honor of MPC’s 300th anniversary. The yearlong celebration will culminate with a celebration beginning on Friday, June 5 and running through Sunday, June 7, 2015.

Although plans for the weekend celebration are still in the works, church officials said in the release that there will be a multitude of events for the entire family to enjoy including historic craft demonstrations, worship services, live music, horse and buggy rides, and historical tours.