Upcoming Activities


Empty Bowls

posted Apr 29, 2021, 12:42 PM by David A-S

Saturday May 8th from 12-2pm



Local artists are uniting against hunger.  Potters have been sitting at the wheel, glazing, and firing bowls over the past few weeks and months.  All hand-crafted bowls are priced at $25 and the proceeds will support our Community Food Pantry.  

In spirt of caution, the event will occur outside and socially distant. 

Looking for further information, please visit Empty Bowls Bay Ridge.  

Holy Week

posted Mar 22, 2021, 9:30 AM by David A-S

We are still not worshipping in the church sanctuary, but we are definitely worshipping.  

If you would like to join us for Holy Week please reach out to us at fourthavenuepresbyterian.org or by phone at 718-836-0681.  We will promptly pass on a connecting information, whether that is a virtual invitation to the services, a liturgy in email form, or a teleconference number.  We also have recordings of services online for a short period of time. 

March 28th--Palm Sunday -- 11am
April 1st at 7pm--Maundy Thursday at 7pm
April 2nd at 7pm--Good Friday at 7pm
April 4th--Easter at 11am

Advent schedule:

posted Dec 2, 2020, 11:03 AM by David A-S   [ updated Dec 2, 2020, 11:03 AM ]


Come worship with us: 
The world seems upside down, but we still worship and gather. . .especially now.  Here is the schedule of upcoming events.  Yes, they are virtual, but they are faithful.
 

December 5th at 11am--2nd Sunday in Advent (Communion Service)
December 16th at 7pm--Blue Christmas Service
December 19th--Reminiscence Theater
December 20th at 11am--Lessons and Carols
December 24th at 7pm--Christmas Eve Service
 

Holy Week

posted Apr 6, 2020, 8:39 AM by David A-S


Holy Week in a socially distanced world is something unprecedented and disorienting.  

To celebrate worship, we have been sending out emails with prayers, links to music, and audio files with anthems by our choir and sermons by David.  If you are interested in receiving this, please email David at fourth_ave_pastor@yahoo.com.  There is also worshipful content on the church Facebook page.

Maundy Thursday service will be celebrated on Zoom at 7pm.  Again, contact me if you are interested and I will send you the link.

Both the Good Friday and Easter services will come in the form of email liturgies.  They will have lots of the scripture, music and teachings that come with the season.  

While unfortunately we can't be together, we need to hear and celebrate probably more than ever the Jesus walked among us, loved us, and redeemed us.  

Church services in the building canceled due to Corona Virus

posted Mar 13, 2020, 12:13 PM by David A-S   [ updated May 11, 2020, 11:44 AM ]

With the Coronavirus pandemic all over the news, the weight of appropriate decisions for our personal and communal health has an even greater gravity.  Sifting through all the news out there, the session has weighed the options and chosen to suspend worship in our church building for now.   Considering what we know and don't know, we value your health and chose to be proactive.  

This decision has bearing for the immediate future.  For future purposes, we will further investigate denominational, civic, and congregational wisdom and guidance for how to proceed next week and the weeks to come.  I say that because obviously Covid-19 is not going away quickly.  Going forward we will seek ways to be faithful. 

In the meantime, there are online service possilbilities.  Each week by email a liturgy will arrive with audio links to music and the homily.  The first Sunday of the month, we have Zoom services to celebrate Communion virtually.

If you would like to receive further information about this please reach out to our pastor, David Aja-Sigmon at fourth_ave_pastor@yahoo.com.

Blessings for peace and health for everyone.  

Lenten Services

posted Feb 18, 2020, 10:47 AM by David A-S


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There will be an Ash Wednesday service at Union Church of Bay Ridge at 7:00pm on February 26th.  We are participating in a Lenten Neighborhood Church Series.

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will be held at Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church on April 9th and 10th at 7:30pm.  

Perfect Love

posted Feb 7, 2020, 12:49 PM by David A-S

Rosemarie's Gospel Fundraiser
February 9th at 4pm

Rosemarie has been working for months with Ray Gordon and her Gospel team.  It's a surefire guarantee to inspire and get your body moving after months of grey skies.  Suggested donations are $25.

Christmas Eve

posted Dec 19, 2019, 9:23 AM by David A-S




The Christmas Eve service will begin at 6pm.  This beloved service will include the age-old hymns, candlelit singing, and, of course, a nativity.


If you or your (grand)children are interested in participating in the nativity play, please arrive at the church by 5pm for costumes and for a walk-through. 

Please come and celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace with us. 

 All are welcome here.

                                                   There will be no Christmas Day service on the 25th.

Blue Christmas

posted Dec 13, 2019, 8:32 AM by David A-S

Image result for religious christmas clipart black and whiteDecember 18th at 7:30pm Over the years, many have communicated to me in hurt tones that Christmas is hard.  For various deeply held reasons, they just couldn’t meet the joy of the festive season.  Sometimes it is the loss of a loved one who used to sit beside them in worship.  Sometimes it is the depression that consumes them in the winter.  Sometimes it is due to familial, political, or economic issues.  There are many other reasons.  Sadly, they feel most alone at this time.

 

 Churches around the world have created these services to acknowledge lament in an intimate, musical, and prayer filled setting, while simultaneously rallying around the essential Christmas truth: ‘A light shines in the darkness, which cannot be overcome’ (John 1).

Falstaff Opera

posted Dec 2, 2019, 12:40 PM by David A-S

Falstaff

by Verdi

NYC Opera Forum

Saturday, December 7th at 1:30pm

 

Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church

6753 4thavenue

Coffee and cookie are provided as refreshments.

 

New York Opera Forum was founded by Richard Nechamkin in 1983 to give classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform standard operatic repertoire in the original languages. Complete operas are performed in concert with piano accompaniment, scenes programs are either in concert or staged with minimal props and costumes, and occasional showcase and lieder recitals are presented.


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