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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?
We are on the northeast corner of Madison Avenue and 73rd Street; the address is 921 Madison Avenue, NY, NY 10021. View a map of the area.

How do I get there?
Bus service: M1, M2, M3 or M4; traveling north, get off at 72nd Street and walk north one block. Traveling south (on Fifth Avenue) get off at 74th Street, and walk one block east to Madison Avenue and one block south to the church, or get off at 72nd Street and walk east to Madison Avenue, and one block north to the church. Cross-town bus service: M72 to 72nd Street and Madison Avenue, walking one block north, or M79 to Madison and walk six blocks south. Other cross-town buses and link with the M1-4 buses for transfer.
#6 train to Hunter College (68th Street), then walk north to 73rd Street, and west two blocks to Madison Avenue; or, #6 to 77th Street (Lenox Hill Hospital), walk two blocks west to Madison Avenue, and south four blocks to the church.

What time are your worship services?
Regular Schedule: 2nd Sunday in September through the Sunday before Memorial Day at 9 am and 11:15 am.
Summer Schedule: Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, 10:30 am.
Christmas: Christmas Eve 5 pm family service; 10:30 pm Candlelight Communion; Service of Lessons and Carols on Christmas Day at 11:15 am.
Easter Day: 9 am and 11:15 am; no Christian Education Hour.

Is child care provided during worship services?
Professional child care is provided for both morning services from 8:30 am to 1 pm, 9:30 to noon in the summer.

When do you celebrate Communion?
Weekly, at all Sunday morning services.

May I take Communion if I am not a member?
If you are a professing Christian of whatever tradition, you are welcome at Christ’s Table.

What is the annual budget?
$3.5 million, plus a $3 million budget for the Day School.

Who is on staff?
Click here to view members of our staff.

With whom should I speak about membership?
The Rev. Andrew D. Smothers would be delighted to speak with you.

How do I become a member?
By attending a New Members’ Class, often referred to as “Inquirers’ Class,” after which an invitation to join the church is extended. Members are welcomed on first public profession of faith and baptism, first public professions of faith (having been baptized as a child but not confirmed), transfer of letter from another Christian church, or reaffirmation of faith.

May my child be baptized if I am not a member?
At least one parent must be a member of the congregation. However, it is possible for parents to join MAPC and baptize their child at that same service. On occasion we will baptize children whose parents or grandparents have a strong relationship with MAPC, but the parents are members of a church outside the city, in which case, we will baptize the child on behalf of that congregation, with the understanding that they agree to take pastoral responsibility for the child.

May I get married at MAPC if I am not a member?
Yes, so long as either you or fiancé believes in God, you may be married at MAPC, using the traditional Christian marriage service. More information about weddings at MAPC.

Does MAPC belong to a larger group?
We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), a 1.6 million member denomination.

What education opportunities do you offer?
Sunday morning Church School for children of all ages and adults takes place at 10:10 am, between the two worship services, September through May.
Wednesday afternoon, 4-6 pm: “Kids Club” includes recreation, Bible study with one of the pastors, children’s choir for children age 4 through 6th grade. A common meal is served for the children, their parents and the pastoral staff.
A small group gathers every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 pm for “Reading through the Bible.”
Other adult education opportunities can be found here.
Learn more about education at MAPC.

What Bible studies are available?
See above.

What fellowship opportunities are available?
20s/30s, Families with Young Children, Moms’ Nights Out, Women’s and Men’s Fellowship Evenings, MAPC On the Town, Seniors Fellowship, Church Family Nights, Special Fellowship events. Learn more about fellowship.

In what type of outreach ministry is MAPC involved?
Outreach ministries are a vital part of the life of our church. Please click here to learn more about Outreach Ministries at MAPC.

How can I volunteer?
Speak with the Rev. Andy Smothers, Interim Associate Pastor for Outreach and Evangelism. Andy will gladly help you find a place to serve.

Do you have an organized music program?
Yes! We have a very active music program. You can learn more about our music ministry here.

May I be active and involved if I’m not a Presbyterian?
Absolutely, you need be neither a Presbyterian nor a member of the church to participate in any of our ministries or programs!

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