Abiding Presence Church

School Supplies Collection

We are currently collecting school supplies for the children of families served by our local food pantry. Teachers are empowered to do their best work when they are supported by the resources they need to maintain effective, equitable learning environments. Please consider donating school supplies for our families in need. With proper resources at their disposal, students find the confidence to return to school day in and day out. A supply list can be found on this page. Your donations can be brought to worship on Sunday or to church during office hours Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm. Monetary donations are also accepted and much appreciated. Visit this page to contribute.

Commercial Insurance Knowledge Needed!

In an effort to review the cost and adequacy of our congregation’s insurance policies the council is looking for persons with knowledge of commercial property and liability insurance (experience with church coverage a plus!) to serve on a review committee.  If YOU or SOMEONE YOU KNOW has this background, please let Pr. Schoepflin know at abidingpresenceoffice@gmail.com.




Abiding Presence Oktoberfest 2021

Oktoberfest is scheduled for Saturday, October 2nd at 5:00pm in Good Shepherd Hall. (This event is adults only, 21 and over please). Invitations will be emailed via Evite. The invitation is also also available below for downloading. You will be instructed to choose your dinner option along with your response. We kindly ask that you have one family member respond for all attending and submit payment upon responding to reserve seating. Payment is due by September 26th. This event will fill up quickly so don’t delay! 

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Schifellite at 631-269-6454 ext. 10.

WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR OUR RAFFLE BASKETS that will be on display that evening. You may donate new/gently used items to be used in assembling baskets or, if you choose, you may make a basket for our raffle. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to a wonderful night of food, fun, and fellowship!

SPONSORSHIP/ADVERTISEMENTS are available upon request and will appear in the evening program. Pricing and information is also available below for downloading.

OKTOBERFEST FLYER can be found here.


INVITATION/RESPONSE can be found here.

APLC Good Shepherd Hall

Air Conditioning Fund

Through a generous memorial gift from one of our families, we have established a fund to install air conditioning in Good Shepherd Hall. Having air conditioning in our fellowship hall (the only area of the church not currently with air conditioning) will make its use during the summer months more pleasant for us, and will enable outside groups to rent it for events during those hot months. A generous donor has made a pledge to match up to $5,000 of additional gifts made to the fund. Gifts to the fund may be made in memory or honor of loved ones, or just to the glory of God. Online contributions can be made here.

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

APLC Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund has been established at Abiding Presence. Gifts to the fund may be made in memory or in honor of your loved ones, or just in thanksgiving to God. The standards and amounts of scholarships have yet to be established, but applications will be open to students from Abiding Presence, Trinity Wyandanch and St. Andrew Ellsworth Maine. If you would like to make an online donation to the APLC Scholarship Fund, please visit this page. Be sure to indicate APLC Scholarship Fund in the comments.

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!

Bible Study at the Beach

BIBLE STUDY AT SUNKEN MEADOW BEACH will be held on Tuesdays at 9:30 am July 6 – August 31 at the Sunken Meadow Park Boardwalk (Go right to far lot by playground). Join your sister congregations of Long Island for worship, fellowship, and study at the beach. Worship (with Holy Communion) at 9:30 am followed by a bible study from 10–11 am

Bring a beach chair, bible and sunscreen!

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.