Calendar of Events

We have a lot of exciting things happening in the next few months at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church.

Check out our calendar for all the upcoming events you won't want to miss!

APLC Calendar of Events

Cookies Needed!

Courtney Forberg is seeking donations of store bought

cookies for a sweet service project. The donated cookies will

be packaged in decorated bags by our confirmation students

during classes on Wednesday, January 17 and January 24 and

distributed to those in attendance at Pasta and The Word at

Trinity Lutheran church in Wyandanch on Saturday, January

27. Donations will be collected through Monday, January 22

and can be left in the labeled bin located in the narthex.

No Chocolate Chip cookies please!

New PreSchool Program

Introducing a new program for 2018!


AGES 12 months to 36 months - Fridays 9:30 am to 10:45 am

Child can be accompanied by mom, dad, babysitter grandparent or other relative.

Explore: shapes, colors, puzzles, blocks, nature

Engage: dramatic play, fingerplays, songs, manipulatives

Experience: literature, music, movement, playground, gym

Experiment: science, instruments, art materials

Enrich: Bible stories, prayers, social and self awareness

Classes are on Fridays:

January 26th-June 8th.

$25 registration fee to hold spot

Tuition: $225 (15 classes)

Payment due: January 19th

Chili Cook-Off

Our 8th Annual Jim Ryan Memorial Chili

Cook-Off is scheduled for Saturday, January 27, 2018 from

6:00pm – 8:00pm. 


FELLOWSHIP, FOOD AND FUN! Come and enjoy the fun and

fellowship and help us judge our chili!   Delicious appetizers and desserts will also be served.


COOKS: Bring a large, hot (temperature) pot of chili and any special

toppings you need for your recipe. We’ll also need a written description of

your chili on the day of the event. $8.00 for adults; $5.00 for children

Max per family is $25. Winners will be determined by YOU!

Prizes will be given for 1st , 2nd , and 3rd place!

Volunteers are needed to help organize and

plan for this exciting fundraising event! If you would like to

help, please contact Karen Schifellite.

Souper Bowl of Caring

We are collecting cans of

soup, stew, chili and other hearty one dish meals here at

Abiding Presence through Sunday February 4.

Contributions can be placed in the labeled bin located in the

narthex. Help us tackle hunger and reach our goal of 500

cans! Monetary donations are also appreciated. Please note

“Souper Bowl” in the memo line of your check. The

collection will be donated to Ecumenical Lay Council’s Food

Pantry in Northport. Please contact Bill Berg with questions

631-261-7989 or

Host your next event in Good Shepherd Hall

Good Shepherd Hall is available for rental!

Entertain up to 120 guests in our spacious facility. There is a

full commercial kitchen on site. Outside catering is also

welcome. For rental fees and additional information please

contact Marian Drost 631-269-6454 ext. 10. Scheduled tours

are available upon request.

Each One Reach One!

Our “Each One Reach One!” campaign is still in progress.

Please take one of our new Preschool brochures available in the narthex

and hand it to someone who may have a child in his or her life

who is eligible to attend our preschool. This might be a

neighbor, friend, relative, co-worker, child or grandchild of

someone in your life. Or, maybe it is a mom or dad in line

with you at the grocery store with a small child. Reach out

and share the good news about our school: cheerful

classrooms, small classes, family-friendly, faith-based.

Full-day, half-day, extended hours. Print your name on the

card; ask them to bring it when they come to see the

school and you will receive a special gift!

You shop.  Amazon gives.

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 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.
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