Visitors Welcome!


Welcome to the Presbyterian Church of Sweet Hollow! We are a small, caring community of faith. All are welcome regardless of gender, sexuality, faith experience, or other socio-political categories. We look forward to getting to know you and including you in our congregation. On a normal week, you may find us in worship (on Sunday mornings), in discussion (mid-week), in prayer (constantly), in mission (monthly and quarterly) and in fellowship (constantly). Come as you are – with questions, in jeans or more formal attire, with family or by yourself, hungry, confident, confused, joyful, or determined.

Worship services are on Sunday mornings at 10am. Special services are advertised seasonally.

Children and families are always welcome! Nursery is often available for infants and preschoolers.

Sweet Hollow is part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). We are a protestant and theologically reformed congregation. Members join us from a variety of religious (and not) backgrounds. All members must make a public profession of faith and be baptized (if not previously baptized).

Contact the pastor if you have further questions.


Staff & Leadership

Music Director: Rachel Fogel 

Treasurer: Tracy Dein  

Church Secretary: Maureen Sansone (

Church Leadership

The Session: Lynn Burke (Clerk), Ed Conroy, Tim Mason, Jim Sommermeyer, Bill Von Brook

The Board of Deacons: Niaja Mowatt (Moderator), Jean Cavanaugh, Barbara Martin, Maureen Sansone, Dan Schiffmacher, Jason Wagner, Marc Young.



Rev. Mary Margaret Flannagan ("Meg") serves as pastor for the Presbyterian Church at Sweet Hollow. She most recently served as a national staff member for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), based in Louisville, KY. Prior to that, she served congregations in Dunedin, FL and Clarksville, TN. She is married to the Rev. Adam Fischer, pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Baldwin, NY.


A Brief History

The Sweet Hollow Presbyterian Church was first established on May 25, 1829 with 45 charter members. The first Pastor was the Rev. Joseph Nimmo. Sweet Hollow closed in 1930 and reopened in 1944 for a funeral of Edward Baylis, a long time member and Elder of the old congregation. This service renewed led to the reopening of Sweet Hollow. Moved to a different property in 1974, the historic Sanctuary continues to foster faith and friendship in this neighborhood.

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Presbyterian Church of Sweet Hollow

95 Old Country Road, Melville, NY 11747, US

(631) 367-9249

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - Noon

Sunday: Worship at 10am




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