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First Universalist to hold church services at Holy Trinity in Greenport

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

The congregation of a historic church that burned down earlier this year in Southold has found a new temporary home.

Members of the First Universalist Church of Southold are expected to gather at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Greenport for Sunday services at 11:30 a.m. starting Nov. 29. (Holy Trinity’s Sunday services are at 8 and 10 a.m.)

First Universalist Church vice president Susi Young said the decision was recently made to move there for at least the next two months because its current space at Custer Institute & Observatory is too small.

“They’ve been very generous and helpful, but we need more room,” Ms. Young explained.

First Universalist Church’s board of trustees also created a rebuilding committee, which she said is currently working with the town on a building plan.

“We are rebuilding — it’s the best news,” she said.

At 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the church will host its annual dinner at the American Legion Hall in Southold.

As for Christmas Eve, Ms. Young said the church will hold its candlelight service at the Jamesport Meeting House at 5 p.m. The event was planned prior to the latest arrangement with Holy Trinity, she added.

For more information, visit the church’s website at firstuniversalistsouthold.org.

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