Presbyterian (PCUSA)

First Chinese Presbyterian Church - NYC
Address: 61 Henry Street
10002
Denomination:
City: New York
State:
Church Website: http://www.fcpc.org
Contact Person(s): Henry Kuo (PAAC member and occasional preacher)
Notes:

This entry applies to the English Congregation that meets at 1:00 pm on Sundays. FCPC is one of the oldest Asian-American churches in the nation, having been established in 1910. The Moderator of the Session is Rev. Laura Jervis of Rutgers Presbyterian Church, and the current head of staff, Elaine Shao, leads the Cantonese Congregation. The English Congregation is largely lay-led; Sunday services are led by visiting preachers. The college and career fellowship group (BASIC) is involved with social justice issues and are LGBTQ+ affirming.

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
Approximate % Asian: 98
Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Presbyterian Church in Leonia
Address: 181 Ft. Lee Rd.
07605
Denomination:
City: Leonia
State:
Church Website: http://leoniapres.org/
Contact Person(s): Rev. Dr. Leah Fowler
Notes:

A racially diverse, LGBTQ+ affirming church with over a century-long history, located in Leonia, NJ. Throughout the 1990’s the town of Leonia has seen great changes in its ethnic make up. In 1997 a group called the “Asian Ministry Project” was formed in order to study how to best move the Church forward. Through the assistance of Hyun K. Sung, an Assistant in Ministry, the project helped to start some much needed community conversation. These efforts continue today with such projects as English conversation classes and ESL Bible study. Also in 1997 a major building renovation created a warm and inviting space in the sanctuary and attached meeting spaces. In 1998 the Leonia Ecumenical Youth Group celebrated it’s 30th anniversary. For much of it’s history and continuing today the group uses the Presbyterian Church as it’s home. Our Church is committed to these ministries as well as other local and world wide missions.

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
Address: 7170 Beaver Run Road
31820
Denomination:
City: Midland
State:
Notes:

Explicitly theologically progressive church. Worship services are relatively traditional. Sermons are often social justice oriented.

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
Approximate % Asian: 1
Address: 236 West 73rd St
10023
Denomination:
City: New York
State:
Notes:

More Light affiliated; fully LGBTQ+ affirming and welcoming. Involved with several community service, advocacy, and social justice efforts. Provides support for local refugee families.

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
City: New York
State:
Notes:

Network of progressive campus ministries across NYC. Partners with local Lutheran, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches. Students and non-students are welcome. Reconciling in Christ (RIC); fully LGBTQ+ affirming and welcoming.

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes