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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


Halloween Trunk or Treat Sun Oct 30th! 12-2pm
The youth group will be helping to host a Family-friendly Halloween event for the community. This is a joint event with Trinity Methodist Church, one of our fellow FOCUS churches. 

Learn more about what a Trunk or Treat is by clicking here:

NEEDED! folx from the congregation to decorate their trunks and hand out treats to trick-or-treaters from the community. More details to follow. Questions? - contact Molly.


The committee organizing Black History Month will meet on Sunday, October 30 after the service in the Rose Room and via Zoom. All are invited to attend. 


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.




The Early Voting period for the November General Election will be October 29, 2022 - November 6, 2022. Polls are open from 
6 am - 9 pm

General Election - November 8, 2022
Polls are open 6 am - 9 pm


Sabbatical Share

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

Set aside an evening in November to 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.
Save the date now and sign up by contacting Jamie in the church office.

October Birthdays

Gail Kelly                                      John Fitzgerald
 10/3                                                  10/21  
Katie Henrikson                           Susan Blabey
 10/4                                                  10/21  
Mia Robinson                               Jason Scarlett   
 10/7                                                  10/24  
James Jackson                              Alisa Samuel
10/8                                                   10/24 
David Wood                                   Bruce Brynolfson
10/10                                                 10/25 
Jack Holmes                                  Debra Fagans
10/14                                                 10/28
Imani Elad                                     Nancy Zimpher
10/16                                                 10/29 

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


Tuesday, 10/25   9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom
                            6:30pm   FOCUS Board Meeting

Wednes., 10/26   8:15pm   Ad Hoc Committee Meeting

Thurs., 10/27      7:00am   Men's Bible Study
                            7:00pm   Choir/Soloists Rehearsal

Sunday, 10/30    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
                          11:45am   Black History Month Meeting
                          12:00pm   Halloween Trunk or Treat

Tuesday, 11/1     9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom
                          12:00pm   Staff Meeting
                            5:30pm   Property Committee Meeting
                            5:30pm   Worship Committee Meeting
                            5:30pm   Outreach & Mission Committee Meeting
                            6:30pm   Membership Committee Meeting
                            7:30pm   Christian Education Committee
                            7:30pm   Social Justice & Peacemaking Committee Meeting

Wednes., 11/2     5:00pm   Finance Committee Meeting

                             7:30pm   Special Session Meeting

Thurs., 11/3        7:00am   Men's Bible Study
                            7:00pm   Choir/Soloists Rehearsal

Sunday, 11/6      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, 11/8     6:00am   General Elections
                            9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom
                          11:30am   Clergy Meeting
                            6:30pm   Anti-Racism Task Force

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