On behalf of our church family, I’d like to extend a special welcome to our visitors.

My hope and prayer for visitors and regular attendees is that our interactions will bring glory to God. 

Our church is a place where everyone is welcome to worship no matter what their background

or how they choose to express themselves.

Your presence in our congregation is truly a blessing, and we look forward to praying, celebrating, 

and coming together as a community in the eyes of our Lord.

If you would like to take part in any of our ministries at Abiding Presence Church,

please contact Pastor Robert Schoepflin at 631-269-6454.

Visit our MINISTRIES page for more information.


Potluck suppers will precede the evening Lenten worship on Wednesdays at 6:30pm through March 20. 

Two hosts are needed for each week. 

Please sign up at the narthex table at church or call 631-269-6454 to attend and host. 

All are welcome!


First Holy Communion for 5th graders (and those older who have not made their First Communion) will be on Sunday, April 7, in a special liturgy at 11:00 am. Classes will be held on March 7, March 14, March 21, and April 2 from 5 – 6pm. Rehearsal will be April 2 at 6pm. 

Please call Je-Anne at 631-269-6454 ext. 10,  if your child will be attending so that materials can be ordered for your child.


Abiding Presence will be hosting a St. Patrick's Day Dinner on Saturday, March 16 a 6:00pm. This event is for adults only.

The cost is $35 ($40 at the door) and includes appetizers, corned beef, and cabbage, 1 glass of wine or beer, dessert, and coffee/tea.

       Tickets will be sold for a chance to win a 50/50 raffle

and beautifully crafted raffle baskets!

Please sign up at the narthex table


respond to the Evite to attend.

Donations of gift baskets are welcome and appreciated. We kindly ask that baskets contain newly purchased items and are labeled and wrapped in clear cellophane so that the contents are visible. 

Thank you for your support!    


Please help us bring joy to the children of families served by our local food pantry. We will be assembling Easter baskets that will be delivered to the food pantry during Holy Week. 

Donations of items to fill the baskets are needed.

Items may include chocolate bunnies, crosses, marshmallow chicks, jellybeans, small toys/puzzles, coloring books, crayons, and any other items that are appropriate.  Donations can be brought to church on Sunday or during church office hours 9am - 1pm, Monday - Friday.

Please make sure that all food items are individually wrapped. We are also accepting fully assembled Easter baskets. 

Your generosity is appreciated! 


We continue to serve our brothers and sisters in Wyandanch on the 4th Saturday of the month from 10:00am - 2:00pm. The next opportunity to serve is Saturday, March 23.  If you have friends or family who you think might be interested, please invite them. 

Of course, we are primarily in need of you - your food donations and your time. If you are able to volunteer onsite or provide a tray of pasta or meatballs or brown bag lunches, please let us know. Here is the wish list of items needed for this meal:

Trays of cooked pasta

Fresh or frozen meatballs

Forks, knives and spoons

Paper napkins

Jarred pasta sauce

Boxes of pasta

 (ziti, penne or farfalle type - please no long spaghetti or linguine)

Salad fixins' - including lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, croutons

Complete brown bag lunch - includes sandwich, snack, fruit and water. 

(If you are making complete lunch bags, please write the type of sandwich on the outside paper bag)


Lunch components:

Sandwiches - PBJ or meat and cheese

(preferably turkey, chicken or beef bologna, no ham please)

Whole fruit or fruit cup

Water bottles


 (cookies or chips)

Brown lunch bags

Sandwich and snack size zipper lock bags

Please let us know how you can help. You can send an Email reply to lmccaffrey@hotmail.com.

Thank you for your support of this ministry!


An Easter Egg Hunt will take place for all children on Sunday, March 24 (Palm Sunday) immediately following 9:00am worship and Sunday school. It will be outdoors, weather permitting.

In the event of rain, the Easter Egg Hunt will be indoors.

Please sign up at the narthex table and include the number of children that will be attending. 

Candy donations to fill plastic eggs are greatly appreciated!



Each week we will celebrate a different theme. Children will be in air-conditioned classrooms to create fun crafts, listen to a story, use sensory play tables, and enjoy snack together. Parents provide nut free snacks and water bottles for their child. Outdoor time will include water tables, bubbles, and chalk time. We also gather in Good Shepherd Hall for play, songs, cozy coupe drives, tricycles, and games.

Registration forms are below for downloading. Please contact Ms. Diann Lastihenos; Preschool Director with questions or concerns 631-269-4898. 

Cost is $175. per week. A nonrefundable $50 for each week is required to hold your spot. Checks made payable to Abiding Presence Preschool. Payment must be made in full by June 13.

Summer Programs

9:00 am-11:30 am Tuesday - Thursday


July 9 - 11

Under the Sea

July 16 - 18

Colors Everywhere

July 23 - 25

Cool Treats

July 30 - August 1

Princesses and Superheroes

Ages 18 months to 4 years of age entering PreK.

 *All weeks are in session pending enrollment ratios are met.

Download the flyer here.

Download the registration form here.