Events


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.


Christmas Sale with Empty Bowls Project

posted Nov 18, 2019, 9:37 AM by David A-S

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On November 23th from 9:30am--2pm, Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church will be opening our doors for the Christmas and Novelty Sale.  As always there will be the Christmas trees, decorations, ribbons, and more that have been bringing people from all over the metropolitan area for decades.  There will also be fresh home-made baked goods both of the Arabic tradition and more common Americana style. The proceeds of this part of the sale will support the church and its missions.

The Empty Bowls Project will also be participating in the sale.  There beautiful handcrafted pottery is made by local artists.  All their proceeds go to fight local hunger, including our food pantry.

Halloween Party

posted Oct 25, 2019, 11:12 AM by David A-S


All children and children at heart are invited to come to the church on Saturday October 26th at 12pm.  Bring your costume, a smile and an empty belly. There will be art supplies, laughter, and pizza.  This relaxed gathering is just an opportunity to bring our people and families together. We can't wait to see you there.




Free Opera Performance

posted Jul 16, 2019, 12:15 PM by David A-S

Rinaldo by Handel


NYC Opera Forum

Saturday, July 27that 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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