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Events This Weekend
Events This Weekend
 
Join us on Sunday, November 1
 
Adult Education at 8:45am.
Join us as we explore the gospel of Luke.
All are welcome! Join us via zoom at 8:45!
 
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Sunday School for Children at 9:15am 
Pre-K through 5th Graders:
Join for singing, Bible story, conversation and prayer.  
Join us via zoom at 9:15!
If you would like to join any of our zoom meetings please contact Miriam or Glenn.
 
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Worship Service at 10am.
We will be live streaming on Facebook
Click here to connect on Sunday.
(additional information below, if needed)
You will find the bulletin for Sunday here.
 
This Sunday is All Saints’ Day!
We will honor those saints who walked among us who have died.
You’ll be given an opportunity to share the name of someone who has died
using the comment section during the Facebook Livestreaming service.
You can also email Pastor Miriam the name ahead of the service.
These saints will be named and lifted up during the service
 
Communion is being celebrated. You are invited to bring something
to eat and something to drink when you join us for on-line worship.
Using elements familiar to them,
Jesus used bread and wine for his Last Supper with his disciples.
If you’re unable to have juice and bread,
bring something familiar to you.

Offering of Our Gifts
You can mail offering to: FPC, 362 State St, Albany, NY 12210
Or go on line to donate (www.firstpresalbany.org/donate/)
Thank you for your continued support of FPC ministries.


 
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Virtual Youth Group this Sunday at 11am! (link below and coming to you by email)
Dia de Muertes, Non-Violence training, and Stress-busters!

You don't want to miss this one. We'll be celebrating Dia de los Muertes- remembering our ancestors and relatives who have lived and died. It doesn't have to be a direct relative. If you have a friend or mentor, please DO include them. Bring a photo to share if you can!

We will also tap into resources from Choose Democracy to practice non-violent strategies to prepare us to live out our values in the days and weeks ahead amidst the election season and vote-counting. 

As always, we will include a stress-busting body/mind/spirit practice that will help free us to be our best selves throughout the week. 



 
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Our recorded worship services and bulletins are also available on our website.
 
Please send any prayer requests to Glenn so that we can include them in worship on Sunday.




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INSTRUCTIONS Facebook Live Streaming: we’ll normally start broadcasting about 3 to 5 minutes before the service (so 9:55–9:57) with Trevor’s prelude. Any time after that go the main Facebook page for First Presbyterian Church of Albany. Very close to the top (or maybe just by scrolling down slightly) you’ll see the video with the words “Live now” or something similar. Click on the video and it will open into a larger window and play.  So just stay on the First Pres home page, no need to go into Events or any other sub-page.
 HELPFUL TIP: if you don’t see the livestream on the home page, refresh / reload your browser screen.  Don’t hesitate to call Dwight Cheu at 518.469.1544 if you have any problems.
 
 
Opportunities
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Be a witness of support to the Black Lives Matter movement
every Tuesday from noon to 1:00pm.
 Join others on State S.t in front of Westminster Presbyterian Church
with your mask (not-optional) and a sign (optional).
This effort is being spear-headed by Elizabeth McMillan at WPC.
 
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News from the Capital Area Council of Churches:
The One Person, One Vote Coalition wants to provide support for people who may need transportation in order to get to their polling places – either for early voting or on November 3. If you are interested in providing transportation for people who are having difficulty getting to their election polling sites, contact April Land, One Person One Vote Coalition at landapril@gmail.com.
 
 
 
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We will continue to offer an online Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation on Thursdays in November 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. You must register each week 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 Jamie in the church office. Join us!

 

 
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Home Visits from Youth Director Molly
If you have NOT yet had a home visit from Molly this summer or fall, please email or call her to arrange one! mdowellbaum@firstpresalbany.org or 712-986-6010. She will also be doing her best to reach out to you, but don't wait! 
 

Calendar

Thurs., 10/29    7:00am   Men's Bible Study
                         12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                           7:30pm   Chancel Choir Virtual Meeting


Sunday, 11/1      8:45am    Adult Education 
                            9:15am   Children’s Education  
                          10:00am   Worship Service via Facebook
                          11:00am    Virtual Youth Group

Tuesday, 11/3     6:00am     Election Polls

                            9:00am    Men's Bible Study
                           5:30pm    Property Committee Meeting

                            7:30pm   Social Justice and Peacemaking
                                           Committee meeting


Wednes., 11/4  11:00am    Staff Meeting
                           1:00pm    Creation Care Class
                           5:00pm    Finance Committee Meeting

Thursday, 11/5  7:00am    Men's Bible Study
                         
12:30pm    Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                           4:30pm    Anti-Racism Task Force

Sunday, 11/8     
8:45am    Adult Education 
                            9:15am   Children’s Education  
                          10:00am   Worship Service via Facebook
                          11:00am    Virtual Youth Group

Monday, 11/9    1:00pm    Covenant Group

Tuesday, 11/10  9:00am    Men's Bible Study
                           5:45pm    Deacon Flock Team Meeting

                           7:00pm    Membership Committee Meeting

Wednes., 11/11  1:00pm   Creation Care Class
                           6:30pm   Women's Small Group

                           7:30pm   Dads' Small Group

Thursday, 11/12  7:00am   Men's Bible Study
                           12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                             7:30pm   Chancel Choir Virtual Meeting


Sunday, 11/15      8:45am    Adult Education 
                            9:15am   Children’s Education  
                          10:00am   Worship Service via Facebook
                          11:00am    Virtual Youth Group

Tuesday, 11/17  9:00am    Presbytery Meeting
                           9:00am    Men's Bible Study
                           7:00pm   Session meeting


Wednes., 11/18 10:00am   Woman to Woman Small Group
                            1:00pm   Creation Care Class
                            7:00pm   B3 Small Group

Thursday, 11/19  7:00am   Men's Bible Study
                           12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                             4:30pm   Anti-Racism Task Force
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