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A Message from the Stewardship Team


 
“Sing to God a new song,
for God has done marvelous things.
Let the floods clap their hands; 
let the hills sing together for joy.”

                                             -Psalm 98
 




Sunday, October 25, was Consecration Sunday!
Many thanks to all who filled out a financial pledge card
for 2021 and sent it to the church.
If you have not done so, we hope you will do so soon.
If you didn’t receive a pledge card OR cannot find your card,
click here for one you can fill out and send
via email or surface mail to the address listed.
Another option is to go onto our website and fill out a pledge card on line.

 

Opportunities

Labyrinth FPC invites you to join us for an online Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation Thursday, October 29 at 12:30pm! The session will be led by Pastor Miriam, Certified Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator. This time is open to all, whether you’ve walked a labyrinth in the past or not. We ask that you register for each event. Please have a Finger Labyrinth available - you can download a paper version if you don't have your own or Jamie in the church office. Join us!

 
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Do you care about creation in this time of global warming? Do you see a connection between environmental stewardship and the Christian faith? You are invited to join in a 5-part study on consecutive Wednesdays at 1 p.m. through November 18.  We are using resources from a series called Being Reformed, and our class title is Stewardship of Creation.  Please contact the church office to sign up. This class is led by Glenn Leupold.
 
 
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You are encouraged to vote in the upcoming general election.
 
Vote Early!   (Now through Sunday, November 1st)
If you want to make sure your vote is counted with all the other votes that are cast on Election Day, but do not want to go to the polls in person on Election Day, one option is to vote early in person at any of the following early voting locations:
(confirmed with Elections Commissioner Matt Clyne that any registered voter in the City of Albany can vote early at any of the 6 early voting locations listed above between October 24th and November 1st.)
Hours for early voting at all early voting locations are:
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-2pm
Monday & Wednesday: Noon-8pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9am-5pm
 
This gives you 9 different days to vote and an ability to pick which day, time and location is most convenient for you.
 
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Education and Spiritual Formation each Sunday via Zoom!
Adult Education at 8:45am–9:45am
Children’s Education at 9:15am–9:45am
Virtual Youth Group at 11:00am
Find the Zoom links in Thursday’s eblast.

Calendar

Tuesday, 10/27   9:00am   Men's Bible Study   
                            6:30pm   Special Session Meeting
                            6:30pm   FOCUS Board


Wednes., 10/28 1:00pm   Creation Care Class
                           6:30pm   Women's Small Group
                           7:30pm   Dad's Small Group

Thurs., 10/29    7:00am   Men's Bible Study

                         12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                           7:30pm   Chancel Choir Virtual Meeting

Sunday, 11/1     8:45am    Adult Education 
                           9:15am   Children’s Education  
                         10:00am   Consecration Sunday Worship Service
                                           via Facebook
                         11:00am    Virtual Youth Group     


Tuesday, 11/3    9:00am    Men's Bible Study 
                           5:30pm   Property Committee Meeting

Wednes., 11/4  11:00am    Staff Meeting

                           1:00pm    Creation Care Class
                           5:00pm    Finance Committee Meeting

Thursday, 11/5  7:00am    Men's Bible Study
                           4:30pm    Anti-Racism Task Force

Sunday, 11/8     8:45am    Adult Education 
                           9:15am   Children’s Education  
                         10:00am   Worship Service via Facebook
                         11:00am    Virtual Youth Group

Monday, 11/9    1:00pm   Covenant Group

Tuesday, 11/10   9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                            5:45pm   Deacon Flock Team Meeting
                            7:00pm   Membership Committee Meeting

Wednes., 11/11    1:00pm    Creation Care Class
                             6:30pm   Women's Small Group
                             7:30pm    Dads' Small Group

Thursday, 11/12  7:00am    Men's Bible Study
                           12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                             7:30pm   Chancel Choir Virtual Meeting




 
******* All meetings will be held via Zoom.*******
 
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Contact info: please use this number 518-439-7492 (instead of church phone)

 
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