We are happy to announce that Abiding Presence Lutheran Church is now a certifying organization to recognize exceptional volunteers to receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

In 2003 the Presidents Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the Presidents Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity.

This award honors individuals of all ages whose service positively impacts communities and inspires those around them to take action too.

PLEASE NOTE: Confirmation students and other volunteers, this form will replace Community Service letters given out in the past. Copies are available on the narthex table and should be signed at the time of the community service activity.

A detailed letter and service log entry form for volunteers is attached below. To learn more about the PVSA visit the website at

Download the Community Service Presidential Award Letter here.

Download the Presidential Award Community Service Log here.

Your friend in Jesus,

Pr. Robert Schoepflin


Have you designated your Choice Dollars recently? If not, please go to 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 Pr. Schoepflin. 

Thank you.

Visit the THRIVENT website here.


Mission Statement: The Lutheran Counseling Center is a healing ministry of the Church offering health, hope and wholeness by serving individuals, families, congregations and our community.

The Lutheran Counseling Center (LCC) of the New York metropolitan and surrounding area is a (501C-3) nonprofit organization with nine mental health counseling sites that offer hope and healing by providing faith-based individual and family psychotherapy. LCC has licensed professional pastoral counselors, social workers and psychologists from a Christian background.

Faith-based Counseling: We value each person as a unique and worthy creation of God. LCC recognizes and celebrates the connection between one’s faith and the process of growth and healing. At the same time, being sensitive and respecting the religious views of the other person is a part of who we are in meeting the hurting person where he or she is. Our counselors serve persons and families of different ethnic and religious backgrounds.

More information can be found here on the Lutheran Counseling Center website.

Lutheran Counseling Center

132 Jefferson Ave.,

Mineola, NY. 11501



Abiding Presence Lutheran Church

4 Trescott Path Fort Salonga, NY 11768

P| 631-269-6454

F| 631-269-3425

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