Expressing God’s Love, Engaging in God’s Justice


Visit the Children and Youth page for  more information on children and youth programs or email Rev. Rachel Pacheco at

Recurring Events

Sunday Morning Prayer
Weekly at 9:15 am
Join others in a time of prayer for our community, the world, neighbors in need, and our own members and friends on our Care/Prayer list.

Go to Zoom Meeting or dial 646 558 8656 with meeting ID 772 350 9505

Sunday Worship
Weekly at 10:00 am
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, worship is being conducted virtually. Grab some coffee, and join your community of faith for online worship, fellowship, and reflection.

Go to Zoom Meeting or dial 929-436-2866 with meeting ID 150 620 342

Tuesday Morning Prayer
Weekly at 8:00 am
A space to connect in liturgy and prayer with our faith community and leaders.

Go to Zoom Meeting or dial 301-715-8592 with meeting ID 229 424 538

Thursday Morning Prayer
Weekly at 8:00 am
A space to connect in liturgy and prayer with our faith community and leaders.

Go to Zoom Meeting or dial 301-715-8592 with meeting ID 553 049 565

Thursday Community Book Study
Every other week at 10:00 am

The Community Book Study Group will be switching to a summer schedule of meeting every other week till September.  For June 17 we will being reading and discussing “A Native Hill” in The World-Ending Fire by Wendell Berry. This collection of essays has been selected from Berry’s over five decades of publishing. He is a farmer, poet, novelist and environmental activist who suggests we slow down, pay attention and really see what is happening around us.  From the 1960s on, he has been eloquently writing about the harm industrial farming and our consumer culture have been doing to endanger our future. See Tom Dunlap for details:

Please consider joining this book discussion on Zoom.

Parents Gathering
1st and 3rd Fridays at 8:30 pm
All parents are invited to join us as Kristin Ford will facilitate a time of sharing about how you are coping during this pandemic, as well as the tips, joys, and surprises you are discovering along the way. Our next gathering is Friday, June 18th.

Go to Zoom Meeting or dial 301-715-8592 with meeting ID 813 2590 9225

Featured Events

Virtual Visit 
Sunday, June 20
On June 20 and July 25, you are invited to worship with another congregation of your choice. Pick a congregation you’ve always wanted to visit or have heard good things about and virtually attend their worship service. Then come back and tell us about it. The week after each Virtual Visit Sunday, there will be a Coffee Fellowship (June 27 and August 1), with a chance for you to share what you liked about worship and what you might like to see incorporated in NYAPC worship. Help us shape hybrid worship by bringing back ideas and learnings from your virtual visit.

Here are a few suggestions of congregations with stellar preachers that you might like to visit.

Guest preacher: Rev. Annanda Barclay
June 27, 10am
Annanda currently serves as pastor of Mission Bay Community Church in San Francisco, and just finished her Chaplaincy Fellowship at the Spiritual Care Services Department of Stanford Health Care. Her call focuses on queer, afro-futurist, womanist, eco, theological and biblical spiritual lenses applied to technology innovation. Particularly, the sustainable spiritual and emotional healing needed in STEM, big data, artificial intelligence, and blockchain technologies. She enjoys pilgriming about life, nerding out on eco-housing, film, food, and finding the Divine in the outdoors, strangers, friends, family, and her beloved dog Wes.

Coffee Fellowship and Debrief with Rev. Heather Shortlidge
June 27, after worship 
Join us to discuss your experience worshiping with other congregations and share ideas of what you would like to see incorporated into NYAPC Hybrid worship.

Wisdom and Social Healing in a Time of Division
A Conversation with Krista Tippett and Lucas Johnson
July 7, 7 pm
In their work with the “On Being” radio show and the Civil Conversations Project, Krista Tippett and Lucas Johnson engage religious and spiritual leaders as well as teachers, neuroscientists and other thought leaders to explore the wisdom that is needed in order to “master the art of living.” In this conversation they will be asked to share some of the main insights they have gleaned as a result of listening to and talking with many different people through the years. In particular, they will discuss how this wisdom can be put into action and why it is so important to the different types of healing that we need in our country.

This 90-minute webinar is sponsored by the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) and the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (NYAPC). Krista and Lucas will be interviewed by Keith Allred, the Executive Director of NICD, and Rev. Heather Shortlidge who is Transitional Head Pastor at NYAPC. They will engage Krista and Lucas in an informal discussion of a number of different topics and lead a conversation in which all four of them will participate. During the final portion of the program, the two interviewers will also raise some questions that have been submitted by those in the audience. The conversation will close with comments from Krista and Lucas about the main points they want to emphasize from the discussion.
Register for the Webinar Link