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A small church with a big passion to actively engage in the community

Some Sundays, five or 10 people show up for worship at Yaphank Presbyterian Church on Long Island, New York. The church, established in 1851, has 41 members on its rolls. The average Sunday attendance is about 15. Yet the session of the historic church, whose sanctuary was destroyed by a December 2013 fire, has embraced the invitation to become a Matthew 25 church. Its chosen focus is eradicating systemic poverty.

Joys of collaboration

One of the marks of Presbyterianism is that we are a “connectional” church — that is, our congregations are connected through presbyteries that are connected to synods and to our General Assembly. In some profound ways, our “being connectional” is a way of practicing “being church” — sharing our gifts, talents and resources as well as our sorrows and pain.

Presbytery of Long Island

Presbyterian pastor turns bad situation into opportunity to reach young people In March 2011, 16-year-old Jeyson Jones had reason to celebrate. He had just won a track meet at his high school and was texting his dad about celebrating over some Cold Stone ice cream. Within five minutes, he was racing into his home, bloody and confused.