Community Life

The Voice

This Summer we continue to rise, recover and renew after a long winter. Join Fifth Avenue as we explore new topics through Podcasts and Book Groups and worship together at our new summertime Chapel Prayer service.

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JUNE

Worship

Wednesday, June 16 • 6 pm, Kirkland Chapel
Summer Prayer Service
This summer, join us on the third Wednesday of June, July, and August as we listen to scripture and holy music in Kirkland Chapel. We will pray, rest and experience the beauty of worship in this sacred space. Due to Covid restrictions, there is limited capacity. RSVP here and you will receive a confirmation email. If you sign up and can no longer attend, please contact [email protected] so we can release your place in to the next person on the waitlist.

Crossroads Podcast

“Getting to Know You” is our summer podcast series. Don’t miss an episode of Crossroads, our Fifth Avenue Podcast for the intersection of faith and everyday living. Catch up with past episodes at fapc.org/podcasts.

Adult Education + Outreach Ministries

Sunday, June 6 • 7 pm
Leading by Example: Why Representative Leadership Matters
Three of Fifth Avenue’s mission partners are led by individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, and these organizations offer programming that values inclusion of LGBTQ+ individuals within Christian contexts, spaces, and communities. Join us for a virtual conversation with Bryan Breault (Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center), Marian Edmonds-Allen (Parity), and Edafe Okporo (RDJ Refugee Shelter). We’ll explore their stories from faith journey and identity to a sense of Call and leadership. Register here. For information about how to telephone into the program, email: [email protected]

Community

  • Thursdays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24 • 6 – 7 pm
    Book Club: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent
    Join us as we read and discuss the bestseller Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson. Whether you’ve had the title on your list of books to read or you’re just curious, we’d love to have you along for the journey! To sign up, email [email protected]
  • Sunday, June 6 • 12 pm
    Coffee Hour
    Join us for Zoom Coffee Hour. Connect with familiar faces and meet new friends as we bring the corner of Fifth Avenue & 55th Street to you. Register here. If you’re interested in dialing in via phone, please email [email protected]

Employment Advisory

Tuesday, June 15 • 6:15 pm
LinkedIn & Social Media: Strategies to Amp up Your Job Search
LinkedIn is THE professional’s social media platform and can help grow your current business and provide future job opportunities. Learn to build a profile and reach “All Star Status” in this session where we will walk through the LinkedIn platform on screen using a live profile. You will also learn how Facebook and Twitter can be valuable in your job search. Register here for this Zoom gathering.

Family Ministries

Saturday, June 19 • 12 pm
Family Day at Holmes Camp
We are excited to be headed back to Holmes Camp for a great day this summer. There will be time for hiking, group games, crafts and Bible study. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy by the lake. The cost per person is $20 and includes a pizza dinner. Register here by Saturday, June 12.

Youth Events

Sunday, June 13 • 12 – 3 pm, Central Park
Youth Hangout
Bring your own lunch and see familiar faces and play games with us in Central Park. We will most likely be somewhere in the sheep’s meadow. Register here.

20s + 30s

  • Wednesday, June 9 • 7 pm
    Werner’s Last Day with 20s+30s Celebration!
    Don’t miss it! Register here.
  • Saturday, June 26 • 2 – 5 pm
    Prospect Park Hangout
    Join us for a park day hang out! Register here to get specific location information.
  • Wednesday, June 30 • 7 pm
    Community Group
    Join us as we check in with each other and learn from one another. To sign up, email [email protected].

JULY

Worship

Wednesday, July 21 • 6 pm, Kirkland Chapel
Summer Prayer Service
This summer, join us on the third Wednesday of June, July, and August as we listen to scripture and holy music in Kirkland Chapel. We will pray, rest and experience the beauty of worship in this sacred space. Due to Covid restrictions, there is limited capacity. RSVP here and you will receive a confirmation email. If you sign up and then can no longer attend, please contact [email protected] and we will release your place in case of a waitlist.

Community

Sunday, July 11 • 12 pm
Coffee Hour
Join us for Zoom Coffee Hour at 12 pm. Connect with familiar faces and meet new friends as we bring the corner of Fifth Avenue & 55th Street to you. Register here. If you’re interested in dialing in via phone, please email [email protected].

Employment Advisory

Tuesday, July 20 • 6:30 pm
Manage Your Finances in Tumultuous Times
In our focus on pulling together our resumes, cranking up our network and preparing for interviews on top of completely transformed family and friend logistics, it is easy to put our heads in the sand and just hope for the best when it comes to finances. Take an hour out of your busy week to hear expert advice on managing uncertain finances and taking advantage of Covid relief programs for the employed and unemployed alike. Our program will address government relief, managing savings and debt, tools to assist in money management and what to look for to avoid fraud. Register in advance for this meeting.

Family Ministries

Wednesday, July 7 • 6 pm
July Family Picnic in Central Park
All families are invited to join us for a fun picnic in the park. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner and meet us on the lower east side of Sheep Meadow near the big tree. Register here and we will update you of a possible rain date or location change.

Youth Events

  • Monday, July 19 • 7 pm
    Virtual Game Night
    Join us for a fun night of games virtually! No matter where in the country you may be, you can join us. Register here.
  • Thursday, July 29 • 12 – 8 pm
    Garden Time at the Farminary
    We will drive down to visit our new mission partners, the Farminary, at Princeton Theological Seminary and join their Open Garden time, followed by dinner in Princeton. We plan to return by 8 or 9 pm. Please register by July 8. We will soon coordinate how many cars we need and plan to bring $15 to help with the dinner cost.

20s + 30s

  • Wednesday, July 14 & 28 • 7 pm
    Community Group
    Join us as we check in with each other and learn from one another. To sign up, email [email protected].
  • Saturday, July 24 • 6 – 9 pm
    The Weber Terrace, 7th Floor at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church

    Summer Hangout
    You probably have not been to the church in a VERY long time. Come back to our sacred space with our young adults and experience The Weber Terrace, on the 7th Floor. There is limited capacity, please register here.

AUGUST

Worship

Wednesday, Aug. 18 • 6 pm, Kirkland Chapel
Summer Prayer Service
This summer, join us on the third Wednesday of June, July, and August as we listen to scripture and holy music in Kirkland Chapel. We will pray, rest and experience the beauty of worship in this sacred space. Due to Covid restrictions, there is limited capacity. RSVP here and you will receive a confirmation email. If you sign up and then can no longer attend, please contact [email protected] and we will release your place in case of a waitlist. 

Community

Sunday, Aug. 1 • 12 pm
Coffee Hour
Join us for Zoom Coffee Hour. Connect with familiar faces and meet new friends as we bring the corner of Fifth Avenue & 55th Street to you. Register here. If you’re interested in dialing in via phone, please email [email protected].

Employment Advisory

Tuesday, Aug. 17 • 6:30 pm
Expert Assessment of Your Resume
Bring your resume for critique by a panel of experts who will provide suggestions for making your resume more effective in conveying your value. Those who are not yet ready to present their resumes can listen and learn from suggestions made for others. Register here for this meeting.

Family Ministries

Monday, Aug. 2 – Friday, Aug. 6 • 10 am – 12 pm
Fifth Avenue Kids Camp
Register here for Fifth Avenue Virtual Kids Camp. All kids entering Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to join us for a fabulous week of Virtual Kids Camp, August 2 – 6 from 10 am – 12 pm. There will be singing, crafts, Bible stories, dancing and more! We are looking forward to another awesome summer of Virtual Camp. The deadline to register is Friday, July 2, 2021.

Outreach

Sunday, Aug. 1 • 4 pm
West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing (WSFSSH)
145 West 108th Street • New York, NY

Creating a New Community on West 108th Street
Learn more about the newly constructed Valley Lodge Shelter, one of Fifth Avenue’s long time mission partners. WSFSSH Executive Director Paul Freitag and Karen Jorgensen, Director of Valley Lodge, will lead us on a tour of this new facility in the WSISSH Shelter network and answer questions about how you can be an advocate to homelssness. To sign up, email [email protected]

Youth Events

  • Monday, Aug. 23 • 6 – 8 pm
    Pizza Hangout on The Weber Terrace
    Join us for dinner and hang out on (the newly restored) Weber Terrace! Register here!
  • Sunday, Aug. 29 • 4 – 9 pm
    Soccer Meetup: Gotham FC vs. Orlando Pride
    We will hop on the PATH together and head to Red Bull Arena to watch a women’s professional soccer, Gotham FC vs. Orlando Pride. Many of the players will be coming back from the Olympics, like Carli Lloyd, Marta, Alex Morgan, Ashlyn Harris, and more! $25 per ticket. We have limited tickets so register here to RSVP.

20s + 30s

  • Wednesday, Aug. 11 & 25 • 7 pm
    Community Group
    Join us as we check in with each other and learn from one another. To sign up, email [email protected]
  • Saturday, Aug. 21
    Brewery LIC Hangout
    Join us in Long Island City as we check out some of their finest craft breweries. Register here to get specific time and location information.

SUMMER SAVE THE DATE

Membership

Sept. 19 & 26, Oct 3 & 10 (In person at 9:30 am
Believing and Belonging Membership Class
What does it mean to belong to a church? Whether you have worshipped with us at Fifth Avenue and 55th Street or you have met us through our Online Worship, we invite you to get to know us. Our in-person Fall Membership class will cover the ins and outs of membership at Fifth Avenue. These sessions are also perfect for anyone who just wants to know more about our community. Register here, or for more information drop us a line at [email protected].