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Labyrinth FPC invites you to join us for an online Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation Thursday, October 22 at 12:30pm! The session will be led by Pastor Miriam, Certified Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator. This time is open to all, whether you’ve walked a labyrinth in the past or not. We ask that you register for each event. Please have a Finger Labyrinth available - you can download a paper version if you don't have your own or Jamie in the church office. Join us!
 
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Needed: Caring Adults unafraid to be goofy, vulnerable, and compassionate!
Youth Group relies on the help of dedicated Adult Volunteers— Is God calling you to be one? Accompany our middle schoolers and high schoolers as we play, pray, serve, and worship. We currently meet virtually on Sundays after worship at 11am. We will be scheduling other socially distanced in-person opportunities (such as the Washington Park Neighborhood Association clean up this Sunday). Volunteers will be on a shared, rotating schedule that we will create together. Background checks, training and ongoing support for all volunteers working with youth. Please call (712-986-6010) or email Molly.
 

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Do you care about creation in this time of global warming? Do you see a connection between environmental stewardship and the Christian faith? You are invited to join in a 5-part study on consecutive Wednesdays at 1 p.m. starting on October 21 and going through November 18.  We will be using resources from a series called Being Reformed, and our class title is Stewardship of Creation.  Please contact the church office to sign up in advance - and so we can send you the participant's booklet.  Sign up now so we can get the booklet to you in time.  This class will be led by Glenn Leupold.
 
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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:

Capital Region PPC October Organizing Call

Wednesday, Oct 21, 6pm, on Zoom

RSVP here for call info. Details at the Facebook event here.
Our next public, monthly organizing meeting! Join us over Zoom to learn about the work of the campaign in the Capital Region and to take action together.

This month we’re moving our meeting a little earlier than usual - and inviting everyone to participate in an event and fundraiser which begins at 7pm, held by our friend Loretta Pyles: “Attending to the embodiment of White Supremacy: A meditation and inquiry” - linked below.

 

Attending to the Embodiment of White Supremacy:
A Meditation and Inquiry

Wednesday, Oct 21, 7pm, on Zoom

RSVP here
In this zoom-based workshop, we will ground in earth, body, and breath, as we touch into the dis-comfort and dis-ease of the ways white supremacy becomes embodied. Includes a nourishing meditation and inquiry practice. People of all racial identities are invited into this space. Sliding scale donation of $15-$40. All proceeds will go to the Poor People’s Campaign. Zoom link will be sent after registration and before the event begins.
 
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You are encouraged to vote in the upcoming general election. In order to do so, you must be registered, and the deadline to do that is on or before October 9. Registration requires filling out a simple form that is available online. Or you may go in-person to your county’s Board of Elections office to register to vote.
 
Vote Early! (Saturday, October 24th – Sunday, November 1st)
If you want to make sure your vote is counted with all the other votes that are cast on Election Day, but do not want to go to the polls in person on Election Day, one option is to vote early in person at any of the following early voting locations:
(confirmed with Elections Commissioner Matt Clyne that any registered voter in the City of Albany can vote early at any of the 6 early voting locations listed above between October 24th and November 1st.)
       Hours for early voting at all early voting locations are:
       Saturday & Sunday: 9am-2pm
       Monday & Wednesday: Noon-8pm
       Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9am-5pm
 
This gives you 9 different days to vote and an ability to pick which day, time and location is most convenient for you.
 
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Education and Spiritual Formation each Sunday via Zoom!
Adult Education at 8:45am–9:45am
Children’s Education at 9:15am–9:45am
Virtual Youth Group at 11:00am
Find the Zoom links in Thursday’s eblast.

 
 

Calendar

Glenn and Miriam Lawrence Leupold are away from the office this week. They'll be back in the office on Tuesday, October 20.

Tuesday, 10/13      9:00am   Men's Bible Study

                             12:00pm   Endowment Sub Committee

Wednes., 10/14     7:30pm   Dads' Small Group

Thursday, 10/15   7:00am   Men's Bible Study
                              4:30pm    Anti-Racism Task Force
                               7:30pm   Chancel Choir Virtual Meeting

Sunday, 10/18      8:45am    Adult Education 
                              9:15am   Children’s Education  
                            10:00am   Worship Service via Facebook
                            11:00am    Virtual Youth Group

Tuesday, 10/20     9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                              7:00pm   Session Meeting

Thursday, 10/22 7:00am    Men's Bible Study
                          12:30pm    Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation

Sunday, 10/25    8:45am    Adult Education 
                            9:15am   Children’s Education  
                          10:00am   Consecration Sunday Worship Service
                                           via Facebook
                          11:00am    Virtual Youth Group     

Monday, 10/26   1:00pm   Covenant Group     
                            6:00pm   Soloist Rehearsal

Tuesday, 10/27   9:00am   Men's Bible Study   
                            6:30pm   FOCUS Board


Wednes., 10/28 1:00pm   Creation Care Class
                           6:30pm   Women's Small Group
                           7:30pm   Dad's Small Group

Thurs., 10/29    7:00am   Men's Bible Study

                           7:30pm   Chancel Choir Virtual Meeting



 
******* All meetings will be held via Zoom.*******
 
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