Get Involved


Greeters are hospitality ministers, welcoming worshipers -- especially visitors -- as they arrive at the Sunday service, and helping them get oriented. Members usually volunteer to take this role for a month at a time, but subs are always needed.

Acolyte Corps

Acolytes assist at the worship service by performing various duties, including lighting and extinguishing the candles and processing with the cross. Serving as an acolyte is more than just a role, it’s an offering. It’s a loving offering of service to ourselves, our community, and the Lord.  As we worship, so we live.


Our choir brings a variety of new and familiar music to our Sunday service, including classic and contemporary hymns, spirituals, and praise music. It is an opportunity to meet new friends, learn to read music for free, and even pick up a few words of Swedish! Rehearsal is every Wednesday at 6:00 PM.

Bible Study

Our Bible study is a wonderful time in the middle of the week to come together and respond to Sunday's gospel. All are welcome!

Christian Education

Recent and upcoming classes  include preparation for Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation, as well as learning more about the Lutheran faith. For more information, contact Pastor McFarland.

Thrift Shop

Our Thrift Shop provides affordable clothing and household items, as well as a point of contact between the church and the wider community. It's a place where we can always find a friendly face and a good conversation. The Thrift Shop is open Fridays and Saturdays, from 8:30 AM to 4:40 PM. Volunteers are welcome!

Mentoring Program

This unique program connects neighborhood elementary and middle school students with mentors who include college students, church members, and older kids (most, program "graduates" themselves). In 2015-2016, we've expanded our program to serve more than 30 children, welcomed new volunteers and added new activities. For more information or to register, call (718)652-6839 or email us.

Read more:
Students Find Lessons Outside the Classroom (Inside Fordham Article about the Mentoring Program)

Women’s Group

Our Women's Group takes the lead in engaging the whole congregation in community outreach and evangelism through action. Though this group is just getting started, it already has a long list of projects planned. Members are putting together a resource book to connect people with community social services, and the group is sponsoring youth speakers. Other upcoming projects include organizing a food pantry, offering help with errands to the church's seniors and shut-ins, hosting arts and crafts events, and expanding the church's existing thrift shop and youth mentoring and homework help programs.