Supper at Six, Sunday, October 15th. Dinner is from 6-9pm Families, Singles and Friends are all invited to join the Massapequa and Levittown congregations for Sunday Supper at Six. We will meet in the Massapequa Fellowship Hall.
Each person or couple is asked to bring a potluck dish. we will again conduct our wild and crazy gift swap. Please bring a wrapped gift that is valued at no more than $10. The gift can be purchased or be a re-gift. We will again conduct our wild and crazy gift swap.
Joe and Joan Tischner and Ralph and Ruth Dettman will provide the setup, beverages and desserts for this dinner.
Please join us for Maundy Thursday Worship Service & Potluck, March 24th. at 6:30 p.m. APotluck Soup / Salad dinner will be served in Miles Hall. Worship Service to follow the meal. Bring your Favorite Soup and or Salad. The Sign Up Sheet is in the Church Narthex.
As we begin a new year of worship and work here in Levittown/Massapequa, I am looking forward especially to the re-launch of the Sunday evening service at our Massapequa campus on Sunday, January 3. This will be a less formal worship opportunity in which we will be inspired by music written in recent years and performed by local musicians. Our music leader will be Stella LaMassa, a member of Massapequa Church. Stella was instrumental in a similar service that was held last year at Massapequa for several months.
The new service will begin at 5:30 p.m. and last for about 45 minutes and will continue through June. Young people and children will be encouraged to remain in the service. Afterwards there will be an hour of youth activities and Christian Ed programs for young people. If there is sufficient interest, I will lead a Sunday School class for adults. We can do some Bible study and also discuss current issues from a Christian perspective.
This new Sunday evening service will allow families to come together for worship and to deepen their understanding of their faith in a two-hour period at a time of day that will be less likely to conflict with other activities. If you are a regular participant on Sunday morning, you may wish to attend both morning and evening worship, since each will be different, or you could continue to come to the morning service and then attend the Christian Ed hour, which will begin around 6:20.
I encourage you to think about friends and relatives who might be interested in attending this type of service at this time on the Sabbath. Let’s not hide our new candle under a bushel basket! -Pastor Knowles
This is an exciting time for me and my family! I am looking forward to getting to know everyone in the Levittown and Massapequa congregations. The challenge of building a shared ministry is something that makes this call to service special and of great interest to me. I deeply appreciate the confidence you have shown in me, and I will work hard to help you reach your goals.
I have been a Teaching Elder in the Presbytery of New York City for the past eighteen years. During that time, I worked for two mission-oriented organizations, Oikocredit and the Vellore Christian Medical College Foundation. My family and I been living in Forest Hills since 2005, although we spent most of 2010 living in southern India. My first interim pastorate took me to University Heights Presbyterian Church in the Bronx for two years, and my second engagement was in central Queens at the First Presbyterian Church of Newtown for three years. Along the way I picked up three weeks of interim ministry training. The past three years I have chaired the Presbytery Committee on Developing Congregations, working with immigrant worshiping communities that identify as Presbyterians.
I grew up in southern California in a congregation affiliated with the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. My education took place in a Baptist day school and a high School organized by the Christian Reformed Church. During my college years at Stanford I moved my membership to the United Presbyterian Church in the USA and did my seminary work at the University of Chicago divinity School and San Francisco Theological Seminary. I lived for fifteen years in Washington DC, working for philanthropic and religious organizations and serving a Parish Associate at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church.
I believe that the congregations of mainline Protestant denominations are a great spiritual treasures that benefit millions of Americans through our witness to God who loves all people and wants us to find personal and communal salvation in becoming disciples on the Lord Jesus Christ. Although Presbyterians are declining in numbers nationally, we continue to be a called people, chosen by God to uphold the Reformed faith. Like Gideon in the Old Testament, we carry on in faith, regardless of our size and strength as measured by the world.
Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez and I were married ten years ago and we have two children, Velma, age 9 and Louis, age almost 8. We are all looking forward in living in a real house instead of an apartment and enjoy all the simple pleasures of suburan life.