Community Life

The Voice

This Spring we move out of the ashes and into the promise of the risen Christ. Join us as we dive deeper into the Gospels. From Online Worship to Podcasts to a new Book Group, we are continually growing as disciples of Christ—journey with us.

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APRIL

Worship

Join Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church for Holy Week and Easter.

Crossroads Podcast

Peace on Earth: Caring for the Earth God Gave Us
(Premiering Tuesday, April 13)
Peace and justice is God’s plan for all creation. Have you ever thought of earth care as peacemaking? In preparation for Earth Day, we’ll chat with Colleen Earp about what all this means and how we can strive to care for God’s earth. Colleen Earp is the Associate Director of Outdoor Ministry at Camp Hanover in Virginia. She is passionate about dirt and theology and holds both her MS in Geography (Rutgers) and her Master in Divinity (Union Presbyterian Seminary).

Coffee Hour

Sunday, April 4 • 12 pm
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 or if you’re interested in dialing in via phone, please email [email protected].

CREDO

Sunday, April 11 • 7 pm
The Gospel of Mark
Our Annual CREDO Series begins with the Gospel of Mark, the oldest and shortest of the four Gospels. Morgan Valencia King will lead us on a journey through this fascinating book and how it helped to shape our understanding of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Register here. 

Sunday, April 18 • 7 pm
The Gospel of Matthew
The Gospel of Matthew is the first book of the New Testament. It was likely written for a Jewish audience, evidenced by the genealogy of Jesus at the beginning of the book, the introduction of the idea of Jesus as Messiah, and the reiteration of prophesies throughout the book. We will join The Rev. Kate Dunn on an exploration of the Gospel of Matthew. Register here.

Sunday, April 25 • 7 pm
The Gospel of Luke
The Gospel of Luke begins with the story of Jesus’ birth. Filled with parables unique just to the book of Luke, this is the only book where we read the stories of the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son. The Rev. Werner Ramirez will guide us through the longest of the four Gospels. Register here.

Employment Advisory

Tuesday, April 20 • 6:15 pm
Eliminate Your Interviewing Fears
Join us for an evening with Human Resource professionals, Recruiters and Coaches to have the opportunity to practice your interview technique.  Come just to observe and learn how to make a better impression in your interviews. Sign up here.

Family Ministries

  • Toddler Time
    Sunday mornings at 10 am
    Toddlers and Preschoolers are invited to join us for singing and story time each Sunday morning. Register here.
  • Youth Group
    Sunday mornings at 10 am
    Join us for our weekly youth group gatherings for 6-12 grade students. To sign up, email [email protected].
  • Sunday School
    Sunday mornings at 10:30 am
    Kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to join us as we journey through the Bible this year virtually! We begin in a large group and move to age appropriate breakout rooms with Sunday school teachers. Register here.

20s + 30s

Community Group
Wednesdays at 7 pm
Join us each week as we check in with each other and learn from one another. 
To sign up, email [email protected].

Embrace
Sunday, April 25 • 11:30 am
Bring your own brunch, and join us for conversations that matter. To sign up, email [email protected].

MAY

Crossroads Podcast

Three Years In: A look at a New Worshipping Community in NYC
(Premiering Tuesday, May 11)
More than three years ago, The Rev. Chris Romine was brought to Fifth Avenue Presbyterian as our Mustard Seed Pastor with the hopes of drawing people to God through a New Worshipping Community. Today, Common Ground NYC is a space for spiritual exiles and folks seeking to deconstruct and decolonize their faith. We’ll chat with Chris about these last three years as organizing pastor at Common Ground NYC and his hope for the future of church in New York City.

Coffee Hour

Sunday, May 2 • 12 pm ET
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 or if you’re interested in dialing in via phone, please email [email protected].

CREDO

Sunday, May 2 • 7 pm ET
The Gospel of John
The Gospel of John is the fourth and final Canonical Gospel. Using nine “I AM” statements, John explores less of what Jesus did and more of who Jesus is. The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston will lead us through the book of John, helping us understand the importance of this Gospel. Register here.

Employment Advisory

Tuesday, May 18 • 6:15 pm ET
Where Does Your Resume Go after You Send It? 
We spend much of our time in the job market preparing our presentation and the audience to whom we need to present most consistently is recruiters, both independent headhunters and internal recruiters. Join us for a panel of those on the inside and learn how our efforts are received. The panel will talk about how recruiters see the materials applicants send in, what their overall view of the job market is and examples of different successful strategies. Sign up here.

Family Ministries

  • Toddler Time
    Sunday mornings at 10 am ET
    Toddlers and Preschoolers are invited to join us for singing and story time each Sunday morning. Register here.
  • Youth Group
    Sunday mornings at 10 am ET
    Join us for our weekly youth group gatherings for 6-12 grade students. To sign up, email [email protected].
  • Sunday School
    Sunday mornings at 10:30 am ET
    Kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to join us as we journey through the Bible this year virtually! We begin in a large group and move to age appropriate breakout rooms with Sunday school teachers. Register here.
  • Friday, May 21 • 7:30 pm ET
    Virtual Bingo Night
    Join us for a few rounds of Bingo over zoom. Invite a friend. Yes, there will be prizes!  To sign up, email [email protected].

Outreach

Wednesday, May 12 • 6 pm
God in the Dirt
Meet Fifth Avenue’s newest Mission Partner, The Farminary, and learn how intimacy with soil, seasons, and Sabbath teaches us more of who God is and more of who we are as God’s creatures. The journey leads to many places: the discovery of new companions, the recognition of great responsibility, and the possibility of extraordinary joy. Farminary Director Nathan Stucky will lead us in this discussion. Register here.

20s + 30s

Community Group
Wednesdays at 7 pm ET
Join us each week as we check in with each other and learn from one another. 
To sign up, email [email protected].

Wednesday, May 26 • 7 pm ET
End of the Program Year Party
Let’s celebrate the end of the program year with a virtual party. This will also be Werner’s last event with the 20s+30s group.
To sign up, email [email protected]

JUNE

Book Club

Thursdays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24 • 6–7 pm ET
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]

Adult Ed + Outreach

Sunday, June 6 • 7 pm ET
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. Sign up here or for information about how to telephone into the program, 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. Sign up here.