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Big News

The Church Office has reopened.
Our Office Administrator Jamie is in the office
 9:30am–1:30pm Monday through Friday.
Please wear a mask if you come to the office.

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In-person worship is coming soon!
  • Session approved our return for Sunday, June 20 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Worship will also continue to be broadcast on Facebook Live.
  • All in-person attendees over age 2 must wear a mask, even if fully vaccinated.
  • Pews will be marked to aid in social distancing.
  • Weather permitting, coffee hour will be held in the parking lot.
  • Patience and flexibility will be needed while we all adjust to these changes.
  • Details to follow!

Opportunities

We offer an online Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation on
Thursda
ys in June 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.. You can register here for Thursday, June 10, 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 Jamie in the church office. Join us!


 
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Virtually on Saturday, June 26 at 3pm Eastern Time
100 years ago, in the wake of the Tulsa Race Massacre, wealthy African Americans from Oklahoma joined Little Liberia, an economic opportunity to improve the lives of African Americans in the U.S. through economic advancement in Mexico. . .
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Looking for some fellowship time?

Join other First Pres members at a safe gathering!
Below are some opportunities.
Each gathering is outside*.
Chairs are provided.
Numbers limited to groups of 10.
Reservations required.
Enjoy!

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Patio time at Miriam and Glenn’s in Delmar
Beverages and appetizer provided
If you wish, bring an appetizer to share.
Friday, June 18, 5:00 – 7:00
Friday, July 2, 5:00 – 7:00
Saturday, July 3, 5:00 – 7:00

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.

 

FOCUS Church News

Reviews of Antiracism Resources

Do you have an antiracism book or other resource you want to share?
 
One First Pres priority is “combating systemic racism both within and outside the church.”  Many of you are already reading and discussing books and articles that address this underlying racism, and the Membership Committee invites you to share your insights and thoughts in First Pres eblasts.  What did you find enlightening?  For whom would you recommend this particular book or article?  Reviews of other media addressing racism, such as movies, TV shows, podcasts and children’s resources are welcome.  Please email your mini review to: Carol Green.  Questions about reviews may be directed to Carol Green at email or call or text 518-331-1447.
 
Click here for past reviews

 

Calendar

Tuesday, 6/8       9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                            6:30pm   Stewardship Committee Meeting

Wednes., 6/9      6:30pm   Women's Small Group

Thurs., 6/10       7:00am    Men's Bible Study
                          12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation

Sunday, 6/13      8:45am    Adult Education 
                            9:15am   Children’s Education  
                          10:00am   Live Stream Worship (communion)
                          11:00am   Virtual Youth Group

Monday, 6/14    1:00pm   Covenant Small Group

Tuesday, 6/15     9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                            7:00pm   Session Meeting

Wednes., 6/16   10:00am   Woman to Woman Small Group
                            3:00pm   1st Annual Brooks Barbeque Fundraiser
                            7:00pm   Dads' Small Group

Thurs., 6/17       7:00am    Bible Guys Breakfast
                          12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                            4:30pm   Anti- Racism Task Force
                            7:30pm   Chancel Choir Virtual Meeting

Friday, 6/18        5:00pm   Patio Gathering with Miriam and Glenn

Sunday, 6/20    10:00am   In-Person Worship Service (communion)
                                           Live Streaming Worship Service on Facebook

                          11:00am   Outside Fellowship Time

Tuesday, 6/22     6:00am   Primary Day
                            9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                            6:30pm   FOCUS Board

 
******* All meetings will be held via Zoom.*******
 
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Contact info: please use this number 518-439-7492 (instead of church phone)

 
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