Abiding Presence Church


Shoe Collection

Soles4Souls, turns unwanted shoes into opportunity, by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use – providing relief, creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty. Abiding Presence Church is collecting shoes for Soles4Souls. Your donations of gently used shoes of all sizes can be dropped off at church before worship on Sunday and Monday or brought to the church during office hours from 9 am to 3 pm. Please have pairs of shoes rubber banded together for easier distribution.   

Easter Basket Collection

Help bring Easter joy to the children of the families served by our local food pantry. We are looking for donations of assembled Easter baskets this year. Easter basket donations can be homemade or store** bought. Please wrap them in plastic. Monetary donations are also very much appreciated. Checks or online donations can be made to Abiding Presence Lutheran Church. 


If you have any questions, please call Cyndi Nichols 631-896-9542

**These stores and many others have pre-made Easter baskets: CVS, Harry and David, Williams-Sonoma, Amazon, Walgreens, etc. 

Altar Dedications

Sanctuary Candles, Candles of Grace, Altar Flowers and Communion Elements may be dedicated each week. The dedication may be “In Loving Memory of...” or “In Honor/Celebration of...” and will be shown in print in the bulletin of the Sunday you requested.  Please email your request to nicholas.debbie@yahoo.com or call the church office at 631-269-6454 ext.11

Dedications of Palms and Easter flowers are now being taken. If you would like to make a dedication and have it appear in the Palm Sunday or Easter bulletin, please send your request to nicholas.debbie@yahoo.com or call the church office at 631-269-6454 ext. 11. The cost is $12 per bunch of Palms and/or Easter flowers.  You will be sent an invoice for your purchase. 

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Summer Camp

Provide your child with stimulating “Learn through Play” opportunities at Abiding Presence Preschool this summer. Our Enrichment Summer Camp Program allows your child (age toddler - 5) to explore and express their creativity with, Spanish Sponges, Cooking Up a Story, and Life’s A Beach, all in a playful, safe and caring environment. Read more about each session below. Choose 1, 2, or, 3 sessions for your child to enjoy!

Registration forms and Summer Camp flyers can be found on this page.

If you are an Amazon shopper, you can help support Abiding Presence at no expense to yourself!

Amazon Smile is a service division of Amazon that gives a percentage of the price of the item purchased to a charity that is registered with them. It uses all your Amazon account information (login, password, etc.) and if you use Amazon Prime this applies as well.

Simply go to smile.amazon.com You will be asked to log in and then asked what charity you would like to support. Type in Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, Fort Salonga, NY. If names of registered churches pop up, be sure to select our congregation, as there are other Abiding Presence churches. Once you make the selection you are set to go ahead and shop. It is a as quick and easy as that! Amazon Smile will send a percentage of the purchase price to support the ministry of our church at no extra expense to you! Thank you for sharing in this!

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Abiding Presence Lutheran Church. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support Abiding Presence Lutheran Church by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. 

Click here to get started!

Attention Thrivent Members!

Have you designated your Choice Dollars recently? If not, please go to Thrivent.com and designate your available Choice Dollars to Abiding Presence Lutheran Church and Preschool. This does not cost anything, and any undesignated Choice Dollars end up forfeited. If you have any questions, please see Aldo Rovere or Pr. Schoepflin

Thank you.

Visit the THRIVENT website here.

Emergency Closings

During the winter months, in the event of snow or inclement weather, news regarding cancellation of confirmation classes, adult classes, choir rehearsals, meetings, and all other activities will be posted on this website, on our Facebook page here, and placed on our voice mail telephone system.

You can always call the church office at 631-269-6454 during the day if you are inquiring about evening events.

Only cancellations will be noted. If a scheduled activity is not cancelled, no special notice will be posted.