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Thank you to everyone who gave a gift for the Giving Tree! Gifts will brighten the holidays for youth and families served by Northern Rivers Family of Services (member agencies Northeast Parent & Child Society and Parsons Child & Family Services Center).  If you missed the deadline and still want to give a gift, click here for virtual options for giving. Please keep in mind gifts must arrive before Dec 16.



The Potluck and Christmas Carol Singalong is BACK and will be held
Saturday, December 17, from 5:00-7:00pm. We'll eat dinner at 5:15 followed by carol singing.  ALL ages are welcome!! Be sure to let the church office know how many will attend at or 518-449-7332.



The Outreach and Mission Committee is beginning to collect needed articles for the Giffen Elementary School’s “Clothes Closet.” Articles may be left in the box designated for this purpose in Assembly Hall. Our O&M Committee is also making $1,500 available for Ms. Terry, who supervises the Clothes Closet, to spend for immediate winter needs. Debbie and Eric Fagans will be assisting Ms. Terry.

*Needed for our box: healthy snacks, soap, wash cloths, towels, deodorant, tooth brushes, tooth paste, several bath mats (for the school showers), small hand gloves, small feet socks.



Interested in finding out more about First Pres? Have you been worshiping with us and are interested in learning about becoming a member? If so, please contact Pastor Miriam ( or 518-449-7332). She will be zooming/meeting with interested people, exploring their hopes and dreams for where they can serve God.


2022 BOOKS CLOSING Friday, Jan 6, 2023     
All reimbursement requests must be in by Tuesday, Jan 3, 2023 

Youth News

Youth Christmas Party 

Dec 18, 12-2pm in Second Floor
Food & Games
Bring a wrapped gift to exchange ($10 limit)

Advent, Christmas & Epiphany

Join us at First Presbyterian Church
as we journey toward Bethlehem during Advent,
as we celebrate the birth of our Savior at Christmas,
and as we move into the new year.
Wednesday, December 14
Blue Christmas Service
Combined service of FOCUS churches
6:30 at The First Church, 110 N. Pearl St.
Saturday, December 17
Potluck and Carol Sing
5:00 –7:00pm
Dinner and carol singing in Assembly Hall
ALL AGES welcome!

Sunday, December 18
Fourth Sunday of Advent
9:15 Education for children & adults
10:30 Worship Service
12:00 Youth Group
Saturday, December 24
Christmas Eve
7:00 pm Musical Prelude
7:30 pm A Service of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 25
Christmas Day
11:00 am Worship Service
Sunday, January 1
Eighth Day of Christmas
10:30 am Worship Service
Sunday, January 8, 2023
Epiphany Celebration
9:15 Education for children & adults
10:30 Worship Service

December Birthdays

Maxine Terpening                          Pastor Glenn
12/13                                                 12/23
James MacNaughton                    Roseline Takor
12/16                                                 12/26 
Sebastian Howard                         Akap Takor
12/19                                                 12/26 
Jon Rice                                          Michael Davis     
12/19                                                 12/29
Jamie Mamone                              Christy D’Ambrosio
12/22                                                 12/29

If your birthday is this month and it's not listed, please let Jamie know so we can update our records. 


Tuesday, 12/13   9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom
                            6:30pm   FOCUS Board Meeting
                            7:00pm   Combined Session and Deacon meeting

Wednes., 12/14   6:00pm   Finance Committee Meeting
                            6:30pm   Blue Christmas Service
                            7:00pm   Dads' Small Group

Thurs., 12/15      7:00am   Men's Bible Study
                           6:00 pm   Special Called Meeting of Albany Presbytery
                            6:30pm   General Meeting of Capital Region
                                            Poor People’s Campaign
                            7:00pm   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, 12/17  5:00pm   Potluck and Carol Sing

Sunday, 12/18    9:15am   Preschool Education 
                            9:15am   Children’s Education 
                            9:15am   Adult Education
                            9:30am   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal
                          10:30am   Worship Service
                                           In-Person/Livestream on Facebook
                          11:30am   Fellowship Time
                          12:00pm   Youth Group

Tuesday, 12/20   9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom
                            7:00pm   B3 Small Group

Wednes., 12/21 10:00am   Women to Women Small Group

Thurs., 12/22      7:00am   Men's Bible Study
                             7:00pm   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, 12/24  6:00pm   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal
                             7:00pm   Christmas Eve Service Musical Prelude
                                             In-Person/Livestream on Facebook

                             7:30pm   Christmas Eve Service In-Person/Livestream
                                             on Facebook

Sunday, 12/25    11:00am   Christmas Day Worship In-Person/Livestream on                                               Facebook

Monday, 12/26     1:00pm   Covenant Group

Tuesday, 12/27      9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom

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