Abiding Presence Church


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.

APLC Scholarship Fund

Through a generous gift of Erwin Zimmermann in memory of Bill Atkinson, a scholarship fund has been established at Abiding Presence. Bill’s sister, Martha Haynes, also made a gift to the fund in memory of her brother. The fund is not intended to be a memorial for Bill Atkinson only. 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.


Flower Dedications for Pentecost


Orders and dedications of flowers for Pentecost can now be placed. Please submit your request to nicholas.debbie@yahoo.com or call the church office at 631-269-6454. The cost is $7 per plant and your dedication will appear in the Pentecost Sunday bulletin. Flowers will be planted on the church grounds after Pentecost

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 Preschool 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. 


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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.