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Trouble the Water

New and Exciting Educational Opportunity for the Entire Congregation

The new and exciting educational program “Trouble the Water:  Conversations to Disrupt Racism and Dominance" offered by the Anti Racism Task Force continues. Developed by the PC(USA) in response to the 222nd General Assembly’s call for church-wide conversations on race, the video series is designed to encourage conversations in local churches about race, racism, ethnicity and ethnocentrism.  Join us via Zoom on the next five consecutive Wednesday evenings, between 7:00-8:30 pm, to watch the videos and talk about them together.

The link to the glossary of terms being used by the Anti-Racism team to accompany their Wednesday evening programs, from 7:00 to 8:30. If you would like to attend this week please use the Zoom link for that meeting below.

 
Come to as many evenings as you can!  The dates and topics are:


                         Wed., May 25    “Intersectionality and Disruption”
                         Wed., June 1:     “Where Do We Go From Here?”
 
Click here for the Zoom link.

Advocacy Work

First Pres, through the Social Justice and Peacemaking Committee, has been
working with the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Here are opportunities for education and advocacy 

 


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Get on the New York bus to the June 18th Poor People's And Low-Wage Workers Assembly and Moral March On Washington.

New York is joining people from across the nation to gather in Washington, DC for the June 18th Poor People's and Low-Wage Workers Assembly and Moral March On Washington. We will come together after months of mobilizing and organizing for this declaration by poor and low-income people and our moral allies to say that this system is killing ALL of us and we can’t…we won’t…we refuse to be silent anymore!

Saturday, June 18 departure times and locations in New York state are listed below. We will be returning in the late evening on June 18. We encourage all who are able to donate to cover the cost of their seat ($75). Lunch will be provided. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Join Us! Register now to reserve your seat!

Opportunities

It's not to late to contribute to the CROP Walk. Please go to our web page at www.crophungerwalk.org/albanyny
You have until June 3 to make a donation if you choose.

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FELLOWSHIP TIME:  We're pleased to announce that Fellowship Time is once again being held either in Assembly Hall or outside on Willett St. following the Sunday Worship Service. The Hospitality Team Coordinator Deacon David Hinchen is organizing this effort. As we no longer have a custodian and are no longer relying on flocks to oversee this task, we're seeking members of the congregation to assist with making coffee, bringing snacks, setting up and putting things away.  If you're available on any upcoming Sundays, please contact:

David Hinchen
(518) 489-1854 (call or text)
ds.hinchen@verizon.net
 
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The Youth are updating their space on the 2nd floor! Help us out with skills or donations! Do you have building or design skills? Do you sew? (hoping to make pillows out of youth musical T-shirts!!)  Please contact Molly via email or text/call if you can help.

Donations of gently used items requested:

Area rugs
Plants
Hanging contraptions for plants
Individual seating (bean bags, gaming chairs, comfortable armchairs)
Old throw pillows to upcycle
Floor cushions  

Youth Group News



Parents/Caregivers, please take 5 minutes to respond to this Survey to help us set goals for our youth programming. 
 
Coming up: 
June 12- Celebrate Graduates & Albany Pride Parade
June 18- March on Washington D.C.
July 10- Youth Usher for Worship

 

 

School Play? Sports Event? Music Concert?

If you/your 6th-12th grader has a special event coming up, please let Molly know & invite her to come! 

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May Birthdays

Robert Dreher                                       Mary Vail                                
5/1                                                            5/16                                  
Meddy Jacques                                      Rose Jackson
 5/2                                                           5/20  
Peggy Schalit                                          Rowan Lindsley Fletcher
 5/2                                                           5/20  
Janna Pfluger-Boucher                         Ray Henrikson   
 5/4                                                           5/22  
Owen Gilbo                                            Jacquelyn Ellsworth
 5/7                                                           5/29 
Miriam Lawrence Leupold                  Todd Stevens
 5/9                                                          5/29 
Karen Smith                                          Eric Fagans
 5/10                                                        5/30
Susan Sneeringer                                  Sebastian Mikel Tañón-Elias 
5/14                                                         5/30 
Sam Rogers                                           Mary Kelly
5/15                                                         5/31



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

Calendar

Tuesday, 5/24     9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom 
                            7:00pm   FOCUS Board Meeting

Wednes., 5/25     7:00pm   Trouble the Water
                            7:30pm   Dads' Small Group Meeting

Thurs., 5/26      7:00am   Men's Bible Study (Rose Room)
                           6:30pm   SWAT Team Meeting
                           7:00pm   Soloist/ Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, 5/29      9:00am   Adult Education via Zoom
                            9:15am   Children’s Education via Zoom
                            9:30am   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal
                          10:30am   Worship Service
                                           In-Person/Livestream on Facebook
                          11:30am   Fellowship Time

Tuesday, 5/31     9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom 

Wednes., 6/1      7:00pm   Trouble the Water

Thurs., 6/2        7:00am   Men's Bible Study (Rose Room)
                           7:00pm   Soloist/ Choir Rehearsal


Sunday, 6/5        9:00am   Adult Education via Zoom
                            9:15am   Children’s Education via Zoom
                            9:30am   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal
                          10:30am   More Light Sunday
                                           In-Person/Livestream on Facebook
                          11:30am   Fellowship Time

Tuesday, 6/7    12:30pm   Staff Meeting
                           5:30pm   Membership Committee Meeting
                           5:30pm   Property Committee Meeting
                           5:30pm   Outreach & Mission Committee Meeting
                           5:30pm   Worship Committee Meeting

                           7:30pm   Christian Education Committee Meeting
                           7:30pm   Social Justice & Peacemaking Committee Meeting

  
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