Abiding Presence Parish News


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!






Adopt - A - Family  

Christmas Tree Giving


Once again, we at Abiding Presence can celebrate Advent, the coming of our Lord Jesus with the joyful experience of sharing with those in need. In our immediate area there are families who without our help would face the despair of having to tell their children that there will be no gifts on Christmas morning because there is not enough money to pay for food, heat, and utilities. We will again turn this sad situation into one of joy as we follow Jesus' example of caring for other's needs. This year due to the pandemic, Adopt-A-Family Christmas Tree Giving will be done online. If you wish to take part in celebrating the birth of Jesus in this special way please follow the link here for information on how you can give.

UNWRAPPED GIFTS can be dropped off at church on or before DECEMBER 13th, during church office hours (please call ahead 631-269-6454), on Monday night, or dropped off at Cyndi Nichols' home, 274 Ocean Avenue Northport NY. Please label all gifts with the family number, child letter, and gift. 

Example: Family 67, Child B, sneakers size 7. If you do not see any items listed here, it means that all of the gifts have been purchased. Gift cards are always welcome! Kindly email cyndi.nichols@gmail.com or call 631-896-9542 with questions or concerns.
Thank you for your generosity!

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.

Join the Altar Guild

Each Sunday, members of the Altar Guild carry out the meaningful ministry of preparing our place of worship, in particular the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Members are responsible for setting the altar each Sunday, preparing for baptisms, weddings, and funerals, and caring for the linens, and vessels. Altar Guild members serve on a rotation, so it is not an every Sunday responsibility, only one Sunday a month. If you are interested in joining this ministry, please contact Sandra Richards at 631-269-3987.


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

Abiding Presence Church Membership/Directory Update


In an effort to better serve our members and improve information flow especially during this time, we ask that you complete the Membership/Directory update form so that we are able to enhance our method of communication until we are once again able to be together as a congregation. 

Download the Membership/Directory update form for 2020 here.

Completed forms can be mailed to the church office or emailed to nicholas.debbie@yahoo.com.


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, 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.