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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 




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!


First Pres "Seen" at Fellowship Time
Were you seen on Willett Street for fellowship time after the service?  

We saw Dwight Smith's patriotic socks on Memorial Day Sunday. 

On Pride Sunday one of our young people sported a rainbow unicorn.

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JUNE 9, 2022
12:00 to 1:00
The Forum features New York State Council of Churches and Rob Crauderueff and Associates who, with a grant from NYSERDA consult with congregations and communities about making use of clean energy and solar technology for a sustainable future.
State Street Forum, Co-Hosted by The Reverend Heather Kirk Davidoff and The Reverend Peter Cook, is sponsored by Westminster Presbyterian Church and New York State Council of Churches
Remember to frequently visit our website which is updated daily with new information and events.
For more information on our legislative ask, seminars and town halls around the budget and proposed bail, raise the age, and discovery rollback click here.
The New York State Council of Churches relies on contributions to carry out its ministry, please donate.
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Members of the Albany Presby Anti-Racism Task force will be joining the Mass Poor People's & Low-Wage Workers' Assembly this June 18, 2022 for a Moral March on Washington and to the Polls!



Watch here to see WHY We are going to D.C. this June 18, 2022 to join thousands of other folk from all over the country to do MORE! 

Three ways to #MeetUsInDC: 

  1.  Get on the New York bus to the June 18th Poor People's And Low-Wage Workers Assembly and Moral March On Washington! ANYONE can go on these buses provided by the NYS Poor People’s Campaign. No one will be left behind for lack of funds. Those who have funds, please donate $75 for your bus seat, and more for another bus seat if you have it.

  2. Groups are HIGHLY encouraged to form your own cohort from your congregation/community to travel and attend the March together June 18. That is a  great option if you want to make your own schedule and find a comfy room to stay overnight in DC. Go here to RSVP your group and find resources for planning your trip to DC June 18

  3. The ARTF is forming a cohort and has space for 2-3 more people to travel together by train and stay at an AirBnB in DC Friday-Sunday, June 17-19, including attending worship locally before returning to NY.

If you’re going to DC June 18, please let us know! If you want to go but don’t have a group to travel with, let us know. Contact us at, so we can help you get connected and get there!

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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. 


Friday June 10, 2022  6-10pm 
Movie Night & Banner-making

We have a giant flat screen in the Youth Room now and we need to USE IT! Movie Selection TBA. Food will be provided. We will also make some signs & banners for the Pride Parade June 12… be there or be square!

Sunday June 12 10:30am Celebrate Graduates! 
We have four youth graduating from High School this year! We will honor them in worship at 10:30am on Sunday June 12. Come and support your 12th grade friends! 
If you or your child/grandchild is graduating from high school, college, or another program, please let Molly know! Remember I’m still new here and I don’t want to forget anyone! We have to celebrate the good stuff!!

Sunday June 12 Noon- Albany Pride Parade
Our church is walking in the parade! Get out your sunscreen and rainbow-gear and let’s show Albany what an inclusive community looks like! Come Friday night and make a sign to carry. Time to express ourselves. 
Questions? Ask Molly or Sue Haney. 
Coming up: 
June 18- March on Washington D.C. 
Get on the New York bus to the June 18th Poor People's And Low-Wage Workers Assembly and Moral March On Washington.

Sunday 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 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, 6/7    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

Thurs., 6/9        7:00am   Men's Bible Study (Rose Room)
                           6:30pm   SWAT Team Meeting
                           7:00pm   Soloist/ Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, 6/12      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
                          12:00pm   Pride Parade

Monday, 6/13    1:00pm   Covenant Group Meeting

Tuesday, 6/14    6:30pm   Anti-Racism Task Force Meeting

Wednes., 6/15   10:00am   Women to Women Small Group Meeting

Thurs., 6/16       7:00am   Men's Bible Study (Rose Room)
                           6:30pm   General Meeting of Capital Region Poor People’s                                              Campaign

Sunday, 6/19      9:30am   Worship Service
                                           In-Person/Livestream on Facebook
                          10:30am   Fellowship Time

Tuesday, 6/21    7:00pm   Session Meeting

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