Membership means more than coming to worship on Sunday. Membership says, "I belong."


Members Make a Difference

Membership means getting more deeply engaged with the diverse ministries of the church and more deeply rooted in a life of faith. Members have a voice in choosing the leaders of the congregation and setting the direction of the church. Members pledge their support to the future of FAPC by giving of their time, talent and resources.

We encourage you to view the video above to hear what some of our members have to say about the rewards of membership at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.

How to Join

Prospective members come from many different backgrounds. Some are lifelong Presbyterians. Others are new to the Reformed tradition. Still others are new to Christianity (and faith) altogether. Our new members classes are designed to meet you wherever you are in your spiritual journey.

Twice each year, we offer three classes for prospective members:

  • Christianity 101 is a beginner’s guide to the Christian faith, looking at our foundational beliefs and most significant traditions. This class will next be offered at 9:30 am Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.
  • Presbyterianism 101 teaches the rich, Reformed tradition of our denomination. You will learn about the history and polity of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and what distinguishes us from other denominations. This class will next be offered at 12:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.
  • Believing & Belonging: Becoming a Member of FAPC. This class will help you explore what it means to commit to the church at large—and to this church in particular. This class will next be offered at 12:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. New members will be introduced to the congregation during worship on Sunday, Jan. 28.

You may take one, two or all three of these classes as you prepare for membership in FAPC. The “Believing & Belonging” class is the only class required for membership. Once you decide to move forward with membership, we will treat you to a special breakfast, introduce you to members of the Session, and welcome you during worship as a fully fledged member of FAPC.

To register for any of our new members classes, please contact Jenny Valdez (jvaldez@fapc.org, 212.247.0490 ext 3008).

Want to Talk?

Joining a church is a big step in your personal journey of faith. If you are not ready to sign up for a class, let's have a conversation first. Contact Jenny Valdez (jvaldez@fapc.org, 212.247.0490 ext 3008) to schedule time to speak with one of our pastors. We look forward to meeting you!