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Events this Weekend

Join us Sunday, January 15,
for education, worship and fellowship!

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Join us for Christian Education on Sunday
9:15-10:15 in-person
Godly Play Preschool Class
Sunday School for Kindergarten through Grade 5
Adult Education (in-person and via zoom)

Join us  in-person or via Zoom
Zoom invitation – Adult Education

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 884 9949 5143
Passcode: 500445

Worship Service at 10:30am.
Join us for worship together IN-PERSON
and via livestream on Facebook.

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Serving you this Sunday.



Congregational Meeting at 11:45am
Join us in-person in the sanctuary after worship.
We will hear and vote upon the final report of the 2022 Nominating Committee.
Members can also watch online via Facebook.

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After the meeting, join us for Fellowship Time
 in Assembly Hall.
Come enjoy conversation with one another!


As a church open to all and as an intergenerational community of faith,
we want to do our very best to be a welcoming, healthy place for all generations.
Mask wearing is required,
and we recommend maintaining social distance.
Thank you for your patience and kindness to each other.

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Albany County’s CDC Community level is yellow, 
so we’re following the yellow protocols on Sunday.
Here are the revised chart.

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Please send any prayer requests to Jamie 
so that we can include them in worship on Sunday.

Offering of Our Gifts

You can mail offering to: FPC, 362 State St, Albany, NY 12210
Or go on line to donate (
Thank you for your continued support of FPC ministries.

Advocacy Work


Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Celebration
January 15, 2023 at 7 PM



Macedonia Baptist Church
26 Wilson Avenue, Albany NY
Featuring Rev. Jamel K. Robinson of Mt. Zion Baptist Church


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, wash cloths. For Giffen students:  long-sleeved shirts and sweat shirts, or hoodies. 



New Educational Opportunity

NOTE: First mtg has been moved back a week to January 18.
We'll be doing this via zoom.
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 18: “How does Christian Education uphold white dominant values
                      and stifle racial justice work?”
January 25: “What is antiracism, and what does it require of Christians?”
February 1: “Why must Christians denounce white supremacy and embrace
                      a gospel vision for antiracism?”
February 8: “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 and obtain the zoom 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.


Have you been worshiping at First Pres and interested in learning about
becoming a member?
If so, please plan to attend two Inquirers Classes on
Sundays, January 22 and 29, from 9:30-10:30 in the Library. Come explore with
Pastor Miriam church membership and your hopes and dreams for where you can serve God. If you cannot attend the classes in person, Miriam can meet with you over zoom. If you have any questions, contact Miriam at the church
( or 518-449-7332).



Capital Area Council of Churches Emergency Overflow Shelter 

First Pres has made a commitment for several years to provide dinner for the men at the overflow shelter   This shelter serves people who have no other shelter options in Albany County during the cold weather, November until April.
Our slot is the third Monday of the month. We received wonderful response last week!! Now we only have to fill April 17.

Cooking a hearty dinner for 19 hungry men may sound daunting.  Here are some ideas to make it more doable:

  • Sign up to share a week with another church member.
  • Your church small group could take one week & challenge other small groups to do the same
  • You love to bake….but do not cook – volunteer to make dessert.
  • You don’t cook!!  How about purchasing a ready-made dessert or contribute money to a member who is cooking to help defray the overall cost.

See the signup sheet and info page on the bulletin board by the Main Office. Please contact Karen Brown or 518-817-2295 for more info.





Youth News

Upcoming Dates for Youth: 
Monday Jan 16- 3:30-5:00pm
Make MLK Day a Day ON, not a day off!
Mass Meeting with the Poor People's Campaign  
Greater St. John's COGIC 
74 4th Avenue, Albany

Sunday Jan 22- 12:00pm-2:00pm Lunch & Program 

Next month, the youth will resume meeting every 1st & 3rd Sunday after worship for lunch & program 12:00-2:00pm  (Feb 5 and Feb 12)

January Birthdays

Colin Fletcher                                           Araglin Kite
1/13                                                           1/24
Eva Rice                                                   John Cheu
1/15                                                           1/25
Maureen Mooney                                     Mackenzie Robinson
1/18                                                           1/28
Sarah Clermont                                         Neelam Mathias
1/21                                                           1/29
Wesley Frank                                            Mason Kite
1/22                                                           1/29
Liam Kite                                                  Eliza Ruth Clermont
1/23                                                           1/29

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


Sunday, 1/15      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
                          11:45am   Congregational Meeting followed by
                                           Fellowship Time

Tuesday, 1/17     9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom
                            7:00pm   Session Meeting

Wednes., 1/18   10:00am   Women to Women Small Group
                            7:00pm   Dismantling Racism, Building Racial
                                           Justice in Institutions

Thurs., 1/19        7:00am   Men's Bible Study
                          12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                            7:00pm   Soloist/ Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, 1/21    9:30am   Session Meeting

 Sunday, 1/22     9:15am   Preschool Education 
                            9:15am   Children’s Education 
                            9:15am   Adult Education
                            9:15am   Inquirers’ Class

                            9:30am   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal
                          10:30am   Worship Service
                                           In-Person/Livestream on Facebook
                          11:45am   Fellowship Time
                          12:00pm   Youth Group

Monday, 1/23     1:00pm   Covenant Small Group

Tuesday, 1/24     9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom
                            6:30pm   FOCUS Board Meeting

Wednes., 1/25    7:00pm   Dads' Small Group
                            7:00pm   Dismantling Racism, Building Racial
                                           Justice in Institutions

Thurs., 1/26        7:00am   Men's Bible Study
                          12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                            7:00pm   Soloist/ Choir Rehearsal

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