Young Adults

Diverse, curious, adventurous … and centered in our faith.


NEXT Ministries is FAPC's group of 20- and 30-somethings who put Jesus at the center of our lives as young New Yorkers. Whenever we gather, we aim to support one another on that journey, whether it's through prayer, canoeing on the lake, or fellowship over happy hour.

Through our discussions after worship on Sundays—aka Focus of NEXT—we acknowledge that even though our jobs, hometowns and ethnicities are very different, we share a strong desire to live our daily lives in Christian faith. Focus of NEXT meets every Sunday, from September through May, after the 11 am worship service. To receive our weekly e-newsletter, with information on upcoming programs and events, email nextministries@fapc.org. And join our Facebook group here

If you are a young New Yorker looking for community, friendship and a spiritual home, we invite you to Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. From there, we'll show you what comes NEXT.

Community Groups

Our variety of young adult community groups allows you to explore your faith through different lenses as you connect with others and with God. Our groups meet on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, so you can choose the time that works for you. Learn more and sign up here.

Focus of NEXT

At our Sunday afternoon discussion group, we talk about everything from sex and salvation to God and politics. Focus meets most Sundays (from September through May) at 12:30 pm in the church house. (Check the monitor in the 55th Street lobby for the specific location on a given Sunday).

New2NEXT

We pair up newbies with veterans to provide valuable insider information on all things NYC & FAPC.

NEXT Couples

For committed couples who want to grow closer as a couple, closer to other couples, and closer to God through socializing and study.

Service & Mission

Great opportunities to serve God by helping others—locally and around the world—while forming meaningful bonds with one another.

Social Events

Everything from happy hours to baseball games to museum visits helps us grow together as a community beyond the church walls.

NEXT Women's Retreat: Friday, Feb. 17 – Sunday, Feb. 19

What does it mean to be a woman in today's world, let alone a Christian woman? Is there a conflict between what God is calling us to be and do and what the world is demanding of us? Associate Pastor Charlene Han Powell convenes the women of NEXT for a weekend of conversation, fellowship and prayer amidst God's beautiful creation.

Where are we going?  
We are heading to Lizzie Brubaker's family farm. 

When are we leaving?  
Please be at the church at 7 pm on Friday, Feb. 17, with bags packed. We will not be stopping for dinner, so bring something with you. We will be traveling there in rental cars, please be on time! We will be back in NYC for worship on Sunday.

What should I bring?  
Pack comfortable clothing, active wear, flashlight, jacket, Bible, notebook and toiletries. Also, we have a good amount of free time, so bring games, books, sports equipment, etc.

What is the cost?  
Cost for transportation, lodging, food, nature, entertainment and a great weekend away from the city is only $120! A limited number of scholarships is available for those who really need them. Contact Charlene Han Powell (cpowell@fapc.org).

How do I sign up?
1. Fill out the registration form below. Deadline for registration is Friday, Feb. 10!
2. Write a check to FAPC for $120, and give it to any NEXT leader or mail it to the church:

Attn: Jenny Valdez
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
7 W 55th St.
New York, NY 10019 

Questions? Contact Lizzie Brubaker or Sam Lowery (nextministries@fapc.org).

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Midweek Worship

Wednesday, Jan. 25
7 pm, Kirkland Chapel

Come unwind, de-stress and reconnect with God in the midst of the work week. Led by our seminarians, this service offers time for meditation, prayer, and worship “in the bleak midwinter.”

Women of the Wor(l)d Winter Retreat

Friday, Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb. 19
Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania

What does it mean to be a woman in today’s world, let alone a Christian woman? Is there a conflict between what God is calling us to be and do and what the world is demanding of us? Associate Pastor Charlene Han Powell convenes the women of NEXT for a weekend of conversation, fellowship and prayer amidst God’s beautiful creation. Details to be announced!

Donuts + Coffee

Sundays, March 12, 19 & 26, April 2
10:30 am, Corning Logan Room

During the four weeks of Adult Education’s popular CREDO series, let’s get together for fellowship and coffee before we head downstairs for worship. Then it’s back upstairs at 12:30 pm to learn about the Reformation. For details on this year’s CREDO series, click here.

Coming Up …

  • NEXT Prom and Lock-In
  • NEXT Spring Retreat

... watch for details!