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Looking for Some Fellowship Time?

Join other First Pres members at a safe gathering!

If you’re interested in hosting
a porch, patio or deck time at your home,
please contact the church office with details.

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 



Tuesday, June 28th at 6:30pm, join us for a Capital Region PPC Organizing Meeting. We'll be meeting in person at Washington Park (corner of State and Willett, across from First Presbyterian Church - 362 State St) with a Zoom option. RSVP here.

CANVASSING OPPORTUNITIES - Canvassing and tabling are critical tactics for us to get the word out and bring new people into the campaign. We have a lot of options this summer, fill out this form and we'll make sure you have everything you need!

SUPPORT CAPITAL ROOTS ORGANIZING - Capital Roots staff are organizing to form a union! Let their executive director know you support them and urge voluntary recognition of the union by sending a letter through this link.

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“We Won’t Be Silent Anymore!”

Albany Presbytery joins Historic March on Washington this past
Saturday, June 18, 2022

Thousands of people gathered at the Mass Poor People’s & Low Wage Workers’ Assembly on June 18th in Washington DC, and thousands more watched the livestream. If you missed it, you can still watch the video. Go to or the Poor People’s Campaign Facebook page.

Photo credit: Steve Pavey


National News Coverage:

Washington Post: Poor People’s Campaign marches, rallies in District

NPR: Poor People's Campaign rallies in Washington to mobilize low-income voters



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Special CRICCC Virtual Forum for congregations on energy conservation, solar power feasibility, and related financing, thanks to a grant from NYSERDA.  With Rev. Peter Cook, head of the New York State Council of Churches.  Date:  Wednesday, July 13 at 7:00 PM:  
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 850 9383 7622, 
Passcode: 058354.  

Thank you, Capital Region Interfaith Creation Care Coalition
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The First Presbyterian Church awards educational grants to church members who seek financial assistance in continuing their education. These funds may be used during the school year for any type of studies beyond high school. All you need to do is fill out the application and send it to the church. The deadline is August 1, 2022. For additional information please contact Roseline Takor at

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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)
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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
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. 


Let’s Celebrate our Youth! 

Did your child make the news?
Do they have a concert, or competition coming up?

If a First Pres 6th-12th grader has a special event coming up, we please let our youth director, Molly, know & invite her to come! Please share photos and updates with Molly on experiences and accomplishments so we can celebrate with you. 


 Sign up for Text Reminders
All youth and parents, if you haven't already, please sign up for text alerts!
Text @mdowellb to 81010


June Birthdays

Grace White                                      Humphry Wirba Suimola        
6/1                                                        6/19                                  
Dwight Cheu                                     Lucas Rogers
 6/2                                                       6/20  
Lillie McLaughlin                             Richard Gascoyne
 6/3                                                       6/22  
Adam Sperry                                     Dwight Smith   
 6/9                                                       6/23  
Eleanor Haase                                   Irene Slivoski
 6/9                                                       6/25 
Margaret Leupold                            Brianna Obi
 6/11                                                     6/27 
Pat Fritts                                           Alden Howard
 6/15                                                     6/28
Don Ragone                                       Yousaf Mathias 
6/15                                                      6/29 
Kathie Keck                                       David Hinchen
6/15                                                      6/29
Olivia Piacente                                   David Ashton
6/17                                                      6/29
Vincent Piacente

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


Tuesday, 6/28    9:00am   Synod leadership team
                           6:30pm   FOCUS Board Meeting

Sunday, 7/3      10:00am   FOCUS Worship Service
                                           First Church Albany

Monday, 7/4                     Office Closed

Tuesday, 7/5     12:30pm   Staff Meeting

Sunday, 7/10      9:30am   Worship Service
                                           In-Person/Livestream on Facebook
                          10:30am   Fellowship Time

Monday, 7/11    1:00pm   Covenant Group Meeting

Tuesday, 7/12    6:30pm   Anti-Racism Task Force

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