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The Outreach and Mission Committee is beginning to collect needed articles for the Giffen Elementary School’s “Clothes Closet.” Articles may be left in the box designated for this purpose in Assembly Hall. Our O&M Committee is also making $1,500 available for Ms. Terry, who supervises the Clothes Closet, to spend for immediate winter needs. Debbie and Eric Fagans will be assisting Ms. Terry.

*Needed for our box: healthy snacks, soap, wash cloths, towels, deodorant, tooth brushes, tooth paste, several bath mats (for the school showers), small hand gloves, small feet socks.



New Educational Opportunity

Members of First Presbyterian’s Antiracism Task Force Will Lead
“Dismantling Racism, Building Racial Justice in Institutions”

            When: Four Wednesdays, 7—8:30 pm
           Where: FPC’s Rose Room
          Format: Pre-recorded webinars and group discussions; webinars
                         produced by Crossroads for the Association of Partners
                         in Christian Education and the Presbyterian Youth Workers

January 11: “How does Christian Education uphold white dominant values
                      and stifle racial justice work?”
January 18: “What is antiracism, and what does it require of Christians?”
January 25: “Why must Christians denounce white supremacy and embrace
                      a gospel vision for antiracism?”
February 1: “How can Christian educators cultivate values that challenge
                      white supremacy?”

Contact the church office (518-449-7332 or in advance to sign up & obtain the video link. Participants will be asked to view a 1-hour webinar at home before each gathering. On the Wednesday evenings, we will watch a related 30 minute Q & A segment together and then discuss.



Interested in finding out more about First Pres? Have you been worshiping with us and are interested in learning about becoming a member? If so, please contact Pastor Miriam ( or 518-449-7332). She will be zooming/meeting with interested people, exploring their hopes and dreams for where they can serve God.


The church office will be closed December 26-30 and will reopen
Tuesday, January 3, 2023.


2022 BOOKS CLOSING Friday, Jan 6, 2023     
All reimbursement requests must be in by Tuesday, Jan 3, 2023 

Advent, Christmas & Epiphany

Join us at First Presbyterian Church
as we journey toward Bethlehem during Advent,
as we celebrate the birth of our Savior at Christmas,
and as we move into the new year.
Saturday, December 24
Christmas Eve
7:00 pm Musical Prelude
7:30 pm A Service of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 25
Christmas Day
11:00 am Worship Service
Sunday, January 1
Eighth Day of Christmas
10:30 am Worship Service
Sunday, January 8, 2023
Epiphany Celebration
9:15 Education for children & adults
10:30 Worship Service

December Birthdays

Jamie Mamone                             
Pastor Glenn
Roseline Takor
Akap Takor
Michael Davis  
Christy D’Ambrosio

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


Tuesday, 12/20   7:00pm   B3 Small Group
Wednes., 12/21 10:00am   Women to Women Small Group

Thurs., 12/22      7:00am   Men's Bible Study
                             7:00pm   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, 12/24  6:00pm   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal
                             7:00pm   Christmas Eve Service Musical Prelude
                                             In-Person/Livestream on Facebook
                             7:30pm   Christmas Eve Service In-Person/Livestream
                                             on Facebook

Sunday, 12/25    11:00am   Christmas Day Worship In-Person/Livestream on                                               Facebook

Monday, 12/26     1:00pm   Covenant Group

Thurs., 12/29      7:00am   Men's Bible Study

Sunday, 1/1      10:30am   Worship Service In-Person/Livestream on
                          11:30am   Fellowship Time

Tuesday, 1/3       9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom
                          12:00pm   Staff Meeting
                            5:30pm   Outreach & Mission Committee Meeting
                            5:30pm   Property Committee Meeting
                            5:30pm   Worship Committee Meeting
                            6:30pm   Membership Committee Meeting
                            7:30pm   Christian Education Committee
                            7:30pm   Social Justice & Peacemaking Committee Meeting

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