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Looking for Some Fellowship Time?

Join other First Pres members at a safe gathering!
Below is an opportunity.
Each gathering is outside*.
Chairs are provided.
Numbers limited to groups of 6.
Reservations required.

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Patio time at Sharon Steffen's home in Ballston Lake
Beverages and appetizer provided
Please bring an appetizer to share if you'd like.
Friday, June 24, 4:00 – 6:00
RSVP via church office.
* in case of inclement weather, the host will determine
if the event will be cancelled or postponed.

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 



The First Presbyterian Church awards 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. All you need to do is fill out the application and send it to the church. The deadline is August 1, 2022. For additional information please contact Roseline Takor at

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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. 


Coming up: 

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, 6/21    7:00pm   Session Meeting

Sunday, 6/26      9:30am   Worship Service
                                           In-Person/Livestream on Facebook
                          10:30am   Fellowship Time

Monday, 6/27    1:00pm   Covenant Group Meeting

Tuesday, 6/28    9:00am   Synod leadership team
                           6:30pm   FOCUS Board Meeting

Sunday, 7/3      10:00am   FOCUS Worship Service
                                           First Church Albany

Monday, 7/4                     Office Closed

Tuesday, 7/5     12:30pm   Staff Meeting

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