In the mid 1980’s a small group of faithful Greek Orthodox Christians residing in the Hamptons, placed their hope in God and made a leap of faith. They built our Kimisis Tis Theotokou Church. When they began, they did not have a priest assigned to the community, they were uncertain as to whether or not the community would come together to support the dream, and they were uncertain as to how they would pay for the construction. The only two things of which they were certain were the call of God to build up His community, and the need for a spiritual home for themselves and their families. In the face of uncertainty, they moved forward with vision and faith.
There were stumbling blocks, but God transformed them into stepping stones. There were doubts, but God transformed them into faith. There was a small group of dreamers, and God transformed them into a community of faithful–our church.
Today, the Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons is at another crossroads. Due to the faith and hard work of our founders, we have outgrown our current facility. As you know, we lack dedicated classroom space for our growing Sunday School and Greek Language and Cultural Institute. Our church basement is insufficient for our Agape Fellowship Hour, youth programs, Bible studies, senior citizen ministries and routine meetings, while our administrative space is negligible and our sanctuary is crowded. Our space is not sufficient for our current ministries and does not allow for our growth. Meeting the needs of our community, and answering God’s call to glorify His Name and build up His Body will not be accomplished easily. Continuing in the tradition of our founders will require faith, vision, and sacrifice. But the task will build our faith, enlighten our hearts, and our gain will be measured in our hearts and in the Kingdom of God.
Please join us, the parish council and those who gave so much for the establishment of our community, and do your part to build our new church and community complex, providing a spiritual home for the generations to come that reflects Heaven on Earth.
The Executive Building Committee
Fr. Alexander Karloutsos, Protopresbyter
Fr. Constantine Lazarakis, Presbyter
Dimitrios Hatgistavrou, Parish Council President
Bridget Stavropoulos, Honorary Chairman
Paul Maus, Chairman
Anthony Mavis, Co-chairman
Teddy Velys, Co-chairman