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Events This Weekend
Join us on Sunday, August 30
 
On Sunday, August 30, the Anti-Racism Task Force will hold an adult education session at 8:45. We will explore some of the powerful words you have been hearing in recent months: defund, reparations, restorative justice, abolition, and reconciliation.

              All are welcome! Join us via zoom at 8:45!
 
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Children (preschoolers through 5th grade) and Parents
Join the zoom at 9:15am to talk about how Staycation Bible School is going.
All are welcome! Join us via zoom at 9:15!

 If you would like to join any of our zoom meeting 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.
We will be celebrating communion. 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.

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


The Week of Action of PC(USA) – August 24-30
Here is the schedule of events.
 
Of special interest: Friday, August 28, 3 p.m. EDT — Join the Office of the General Assembly and the Presbyterian Mission Agency for the premiere of their collaborative documentary series and e-course titled Trouble the Water: Conversations to Disrupt Racism and Dominance. Attendees will watch episode one of the series and then join a round table discussion of racial justice organizers and leaders. The full episode will be shared with those who register for this event. Register here. The round table discussion will livestream on the PC(USA) Facebook and at the top of this website. The recording of the livestream will be posted here after the event. 
 
Why of special interest? Because the video features Jessica Vazquez Torres, the National Program Director at Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training. Jessica has been working with FPC’s Anti-Racism Task Force and will be leading our congregation in an upcoming workshop.

 
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Parents of 6th-12th graders: join with other FPC parents Thursday, August 27, at 9pm via zoom (in a separate email)! All are welcome! Please email info@firstpresalbany.org to be added to our parent email list or to update contact info.
 
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First Presbyterian Church is awarding 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.  A simple application can be obtained from the church office at info@firstpresalbany.orgThe dead line is September 1, 2020.

 
 

Worship Schedule

Note our worship times and invite a friend to worship with you virtually this summer!
 
August 30    10:00am     Worship Service via Facebook
Sept 6          10:00am      FOCUS Worship Service at Westminster
                                        Presbyterian Church online
                                        (details in next week’s eblast)
Sept 13        10:00am      Worship Service via Facebook
Sept 20        10:00am      Worship Service via Facebook
Sept 27        10:00am      Worship Service via Facebook
 
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