Online Giving Now Available

Created: Sunday, August 23, 2020

Now you can donate to us online! We have created an account through the Presbyterian Foundation, which helps churches in the Presbyterian Church (USA) raise money, that allows you to make your donation online using a credit card or other online payment method.

USING THE WEBSITE (on computers or mobile phones; login required)
Use your computer to go to http://bit.ly/donatenewtown
If you use this link, you'll need to create a profile using an email address and a password that you choose.

USING THE GIVE+ APP (on mobile phones; no login required)
Use your mobile phone to give online. Although no login is required, you’ll need to enter your credit card or other online payment information (unless it’s already stored on your phone).
1. Download the Give + app on the Apple App Store for iPhones (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/give/id1120840616https://apps.apple.com/us/app/give/id1120840616) or the Google Play Store for Android phones (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vanco.gpm&hl=en_US). The download is FREE.
2. Open the app on your phone and search for our church by zip code (11373) or name (search for "Newtown" - you'll see us listed as "First Presbyterian Church in Newtown”).
3. Click on the "Give Now" button and follow the on-screen directions to make your donation.

You can make a one-time gift or make regular donations. You can also make donations to different church funds, such as the General Fund, the Building Fund, and the Deacons Fund, as well as the per capita donation.

There is no charge to you for donating online, but note that the Presbyterian Foundation charges the church a 2% fee for each transaction, so please consider adding 2% to your donation. See https://giveplushelp.vancopayments.com/images/GivePlus_Mobile_How_it_work.pdf for more detailed directions, including screenshots.) See the attached FAQ sheet for more information.

Of course, you may also mail church donations to us at
First Presbyterian Church of Newtown
54-05 Seabury St.
Elmhurst, NY 11373

 

Online Worship Information

Created: Sunday, June 28, 2020

For our Sunday worship service, we will be joining St. James Presbyterian Church's online worship service at 11:00 AM. Rev. Derrick McQueen will be leading the service.

Web: https://zoom.us/j/974313964

Phone: 646-558-8656 (Meeting ID: 974 313 964)

Update from Session: Jun. 21, 2020

Created: Saturday, June 20, 2020

The following letter from our session is addressed to the congregation:

To the Congregation of the First Presbyterian Church of Newtown:

The Presbytery of New York City assigned us a moderator of session - Rev. Bob Anderle, Union Church of Bay Ridge. On June 7, we had our first virtual session meeting.  Our next meeting will be on Sunday, July 5. 
 
We continue to meet online via Zoom for worship on Sundays with Rev. Derrick McQueen at the St. James Presbyterian Church in the Village of Harlem, NYC.
 
On the Reopening of our Church Building
On May 23, the Presbytery of New York City posted a directive about the reopening of church buildings. Here is a part of that directive:
 
The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), to the congregations of the Presbytery of New York City: “We are not for rushing people back into the pews when this virus is still claiming victims. When people can go to church without fear of infection, we will be ready.”
 
We - not the building - are the church, so please continue praying for each other, calling one another. We pray that soon we will be together once again.
 
For the full directive on the re-opening of the churches from the Presbytery of New York City, see this link: https://www.nycpresbytery.org/covid19-resources/a-response-to-calls-to-re-open-church-buildings-keeping-a-sacred-distance
 
Letting the Lord Lead,
The Session of First Presbyterian Church of Newtown
 

Online Worship: Sun., Jun. 21, 2020

Created: Saturday, June 20, 2020

For our Sunday worship service, we will be joining St. James Presbyterian Church's online worship service. Rev. Derrick McQueen will be leading the worship.

Time: Jun. 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time

Web:  https://zoom.us/join OR call 646-558-8656
For security reasons, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the meeting login information.