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Join us on Sunday mornings!
9:15-10:15 Education Classes
Godly Play Preschool Class (age 3 thru pre-k)
Children’ Education Class (K thru grade 5)
Adult Education Class (in-person and via zoom)

9:30am   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal
10:30 Worship: in-person and livestreaming on Facebook
11:30 Fellowship Time
12-2pm Youth Group (1st and 3rd Sundays)



Bread for the World
Offering of Letters

On Sunday, November 13th, we will hold our annual Bread for the World Offering of Letters and join hundreds of thousands of other Christians around the country in doing our part in realizing God’s vision of a world where all people “will hunger no more.”
Bread for the World Regional Director Cheri Andes will join us during adult education at 9:15 am (in-person and on Zoom) to give us an update on Bread for World and discuss the victories and challenges that face our collective actions.
This year we will be writing just one letter. It will be going to Senator Gillibrand asking her to co-sponsor the Global Food Security Act (S.4649). Letters will be available in the Assembly Hall for you to sign and add your personal message if you would like. This is the link to the letter for those who would like to do their letter from home.


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.




Finger Labyrinth Walks and Meditations occur each Thursday through November (except 11/24) 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. Register here 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 contact Jamie in the church office. Join us!


If you have a prayer concern or a prayer need that you would like to have lifted in prayer on a continuing basis, please remember the prayer chain. You can email a request to or call the church office (518-449-7332). These will be forwarded to the First Pres prayer chain, a group of people that have committed to pray for the needs of others as they arise. These requests for prayer are separate and/or different from the “prayers of the people” that are wonderfully available each Sunday.

Please send any prayer requests to Jamie to be included in worship on Sunday.



Sabbatical Share

So, what did Glenn and Miriam do while they were on their sabbatical?

Set aside an evening in November to find out!
On Friday, November 18, join us for a potluck supper at 6 pm.
Glenn and Miriam will offer a complete account of their
grand adventure at 7pm.
There will be plenty of photos of Scotland, France,
and several locations here in
the U.S. as proof of a time that brought renewal to your Co-Pastors.
Learn about the castles, cathedrals, churches, Neolithic sites,
labyrinths, food, birds, friends and family that made
their sabbatical a wonderful and meaningful experience.
Save the date now and sign up by contacting Jamie in the church office.

Youth News



November Birthdays

Susan Atwell                                      Janice Krull
 11/2                                                    11/17
Sebagala Kimuli                               Annette Johnson
 11/4                                                   11/17  
Sally Taylor                                       Amy Scarlett
 11/7                                                   11/20 
Arah-tu Abunaw                              Jordan Scarlett
11/9                                                    11/21
Dorothy Sperry                                Brian Corwin
11/11                                                  11/23
Caroline Taylor                                Leslie Cheu
11/12                                                  11/23
Sue DelaCroix                                  Jessica Piacente
11/14                                                 11/24 
Marilyn Riddle                                Albert Easton
11/16                                                  11/26      
Mary Rogers                                    David Takor
11/16                                                  11/28      

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


Tuesday, 11/8     6:00am   General Elections
                            9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom
                            6:30pm   Anti-Racism Task Force

Wednes., 11/9     7:00pm   Dads' Small Group

Thurs., 11/10       7:00am   Men's Bible Study
                           12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                             6:30pm   WPNA Meeting
                             7:00pm   Choir/Soloists Rehearsal

Sunday, 11/13    9:15am   Preschool Education 
                            9:15am   Children’s Education 
                            9:15am   Adult Education
                            9:30am   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal
                          10:30am   Worship Service
                                           In-Person/Livestream on Facebook
                          11:30am   Fellowship Time

Monday, 11/14   1:00pm   Covenant Group

Tuesday, 11/15    9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom
                            7:00pm   Session Meeting

Wednes., 11/16 10:00am   Women to Women Small Group

Thurs., 11/17       7:00am   Men's Bible Study
                           12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                             6:30pm   General Meeting of Capital Region Poor People’s                                              Campaign
                             7:00pm   Choir/Soloists Rehearsal

Friday, 11/18       6:00pm   Potluck and Sabbatical Share

Saturday, 11/19 10:00am   Albany Presbytery Meeting

Sunday, 11/20    9:15am   Preschool Education 
                            9:15am   Children’s Education 
                            9:15am   Adult Education
                            9:30am   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal
                          10:30am   Worship Service
                                           In-Person/Livestream on Facebook
                          11:30am   Congregational Meeting/Fellowship Time
                          12:00pm   Youth Group

Monday, 11/21   1:00pm   Covenant Small Group

Tuesday, 11/15    9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom

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