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So, what did Glenn and Miriam do while they were on their sabbatical?

Come find out on Friday, November 18.
Join us for a potluck supper at 6 pm.

Glenn and Miriam will offer a complete account of their
grand adventure at 7pm.
There will be plenty of photos of Scotland, France,
and several locations here in
the U.S. as proof of a time that brought renewal to your Co-Pastors.
Learn about the castles, cathedrals, churches, Neolithic sites,
labyrinths, food, birds, friends and family that made
their sabbatical a wonderful and meaningful experience.
Sign up 
TODAY by contacting Jamie in the church office.

Here's the zoom link for those who cannot attend in person. 
Time: Nov 18, 2022 06:45 PM 
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 892 4691 5186
Passcode: 485133


Join us on Sunday mornings!
9:15-10:15 Education Classes
Godly Play Preschool Class (age 3 thru pre-k)
Children’ Education Class (K thru grade 5)
Adult Education Class (in-person and via zoom)

9:30am   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal
10:30 Worship: in-person and livestreaming on Facebook
11:30 Fellowship Time
12-2pm Youth Group (1st and 3rd Sundays)



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.



Equinox has been serving Thanksgiving dinners for more than fifty years. While over the years, many of those dinners were served at our church, this year, the dinner will be prepared by restaurants, and delivered by volunteers. This is quite an operation, as they serve more than 10,000 meals! Jesus fed 5000 from five loaves and two fishes, but to get turkey and the fixings to 10,000 requires funds and logistics support. The Social Justice & Peacemaking Committee provided a donation from the congregation, but urges individual members to get involved. You can donate, or sign up to volunteer at:



Finger Labyrinth Walks and Meditations occur each Thursday through November (except 11/24) at 12:30pm via Zoom. Pastor Miriam, Certified Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator, leads each session, and our time together is 30 minutes. This time is open to all, whether you’ve walked a labyrinth in the past or not. Register here to receive the zoom link. Please have a Finger Labyrinth available - you can download a paper version  if you don’t have your own or contact Jamie in the church office. Join us!


Twins' day?

Was it twins' day at First Pres this past Sunday?  Carol Green and Sue Haney compared their choice of red and black plaid while they chatted during fellowship time.


If you have a prayer concern or a prayer need that you would like to have lifted in prayer on a continuing basis, please remember the prayer chain. You can email a request to or call the church office (518-449-7332). These will be forwarded to the First Pres prayer chain, a group of people that have committed to pray for the needs of others as they arise. These requests for prayer are separate and/or different from the “prayers of the people” that are wonderfully available each Sunday.

Please send any prayer requests to Jamie to be included in worship on Sunday.


Youth News

All Youth in 6th-12th grades are invited to attend the following:


Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars and plan to join us!


Sunday November 20

10:30 am- Transgender Day of Remembrance in Worship

12-2 pm - Lunch & Program

This week, youth will explore gratitude practices & engage in a service project. We will prepare a "Giving Tree" for the whole congregation to collect Christmas gifts for children & youth which will be delivered to Northern Rivers & Parsons Child & Family Center by December 16.


Sunday December 4

12-2 pm -  Lunch & Program


Sunday December 18

12-2pm - Christmas celebration

November Birthdays

Susan Atwell                                      Janice Krull
 11/2                                                    11/17
Sebagala Kimuli                               Annette Johnson
 11/4                                                   11/17  
Sally Taylor                                       Amy Scarlett
 11/7                                                   11/20 
Arah-tu Abunaw                              Jordan Scarlett
11/9                                                    11/21
Lewis Boxwell                                  Brian Corwin
11/10                                                 11/23
Dorothy Sperry                                Leslie Cheu
11/11                                                 11/23
Caroline Taylor                                Jessica Piacente
11/12                                                 11/24 
Sue DelaCroix                                  Albert Easton
11/14                                                 11/26      
Marilyn Riddle                                 David Takor
11/16                                                 11/28   
Mary Rogers                                    
If your birthday is this month and it's not listed, please let Jamie know so we can update our records. 


Tuesday, 11/15    9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom
                            7:00pm   Session Meeting

Wednes., 11/16 10:00am   Women to Women Small Group

Thurs., 11/17       7:00am   Men's Bible Study
                           12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                             6:30pm   General Meeting of Capital Region Poor People’s                                              Campaign
                             7:00pm   Choir/Soloists Rehearsal

Friday, 11/18       6:00pm   Potluck and Sabbatical Share

Saturday, 11/19 10:00am   Albany Presbytery Meeting

Sunday, 11/20    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   Congregational Meeting/Fellowship Time
                          12:00pm   Youth Group

Tuesday, 11/22    9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom

Wednes., 11/23    7:00pm   Dads' Small Group

Thurs., 11/24       Happy Thanksgiving/ Office Closed
Friday, 11/25       Office Closed

Sunday, 11/27    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

Monday, 11/28   1:00pm   Covenant Group

Tuesday, 11/29    9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom

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