Lutheran Disaster Response is accompanying our companions in Ukraine, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, as well as such ecumenical partners as Lutheran World Federation and Church World Service, in their humanitarian responses to the crisis. These partners provide refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits. There are major humanitarian concerns for both internally displaced people and refugees. Many of these Ukrainians fleeing their homes need shelter and such basic necessities as food, water and toiletries. Care for people also includes pastoral and psychological support to address the trauma they’ve endured. If you would like to make a donation, please click here.
Donation envelopes are also available in the narthex. Donations can be placed in the offering plate. Please make checks payable to Abiding Presence Church, and indicate Lutheran Disaster Response Eastern European Crisis on the memo line.
Join us on Saturday, June 4th from 7:30pm - 10:00pm in Good Shepherd Hall for a fun evening of painting, wine, and raffle baskets! This event is for adults only 21 and over. The cost is $40.00 per person and includes 2 drinks, light snacks, charcuterie board and all paint supplies. Tickets will go on sale, Sunday, May 1st. A signup sheet will be in the narthex. Payment is due at sign up. There is a maximum capacity of 50 guests so act quickly! More details to follow in the coming weeks.
Orders and dedications for Pentecost flowers can now be placed on the chart at the narthex table. Dedication requests can also be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost per plant is $7.00. You will receive an invoice for your purchase. Flowers will be planted throughout the church landscaping after Pentecost.
On Sunday, June 19th, at the 9:00 am liturgy of the Holy Eucharist, we will acknowledge all persons who will be graduating from high school, college or graduate school. Sunday, June 19th is also Father’s Day. We will have a special Blessing of Fathers during the liturgy.
An invitational letter and questionnaire was mailed to all graduate students. Please respond by mailing in your completed questionnaire or call the church office at 631-269-6454 with your information.
During July and August, we will continue our tradition of moving our Wednesday Bible Study to the boardwalk at Sunken Meadow State Park.
Wednesdays we will begin at 9:30 am with worship and then move into bible study until 11 am.
This year’s theme is “Walking by the water with God”. We will explore water themed stories of salvation, healing, and hope. Please join us!
This summer, in lieu of Sunken Meadow Beach worship, Mass on the Grass will be held at Abiding Presence. The dates are listed below. All are at 8am, followed by the 9am liturgy in church.
We are in need of an After Care Teacher Assistant and 2 Lead Teachers for Summer Camp. Please call the Preschool office to discuss these wonderful job opportunities. 631-269-4898
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.
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 email@example.com or call the church office at 631-269-6454 ext.11.
Altar Flowers -$40.00
Candles of Grace - $20.00
Sanctuary (Vigil) Candle - $15.00
Wine and Bread - $15.00
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.