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Deacon Care Team

As you may be aware, the Board of Deacons is undergoing redesign which involves creating a group of ministry teams.  The Care Team focus is to extend care to the congregation beyond the scope of worship services and fellowship.  Currently, we are forming a group of Care Partnerships.  The partnership will involve a member of the congregation who has volunteered to serve and a member of the congregation who has current need for connection, communication and care.  It is our vision that these partnerships will grow over time to be of mutual exchange and relational.  If you are interested in discussing this further and/or joining the Care Team, please contact Karen Brown, Peg Schalit or Stephanie Kite.

A Message from the Stewardship Team


 
“Sing to God a new song,
for God has done marvelous things.
Let the floods clap their hands; 
let the hills sing together for joy.”

                                             -Psalm 98
 



Many thanks to all who filled out a financial pledge card
for 2021 and sent it to the church.
We have received 81 pledges to date totaling $246,363.
This represents 4 new pledges and 36 pledgers have been able
to increase their pledge.
If you have not submitted your pledge card, we hope you will do so soon.
We are counting on you!
If you didn’t receive a pledge card OR cannot find your card,
click here for one you can fill out and send
via email or surface mail to the address listed.
Another option is to go onto our website and fill out a pledge card on line.

Opportunities

Looking for some fellowship time?
Interested in joining other First Pres members at a safe gathering?
Willing to dress warmly and sit outdoors by a fire?
 
Harriett Seeley lives in Slingerlands and
wants to host some late fall and winter outdoor gatherings.
She’s collecting names and contact info of anyone interested.
Contact Harriet if interested  518-621-7172.
When the weather looks “good,” she’ll contact interested people,
letting them know the date and time of the gathering.
     The first 7 who respond to her can come!
All participants agree to wear a mask
and are encouraged to bring a hot drink.
Chairs, deck and firepit provided.
 
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 For more event information, click here.



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We will continue to offer an online Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation on Thursdays in November 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.  Register here for Thursday, November 12, 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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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. through November 18.  We are using resources from a series called Being Reformed, and our class title is Stewardship of Creation.  Please contact the church office to sign up. This class is led by Glenn Leupold.
 
 
 
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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

Tuesday, 11/10   9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                            5:30pm   Outreach & Mission Committee Meeting

                            5:45pm   Deacon Flock Team Meeting
                            7:00pm   Membership Committee Meeting

Wednes., 11/11    1:00pm    Creation Care Class
                             6:30pm   Women's Small Group
                             7:30pm    Dads' Small Group

Thursday, 11/12  7:00am    Men's Bible Study
                           12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                             7:30pm   Chancel Choir Virtual Meeting

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


Monday, 11/16    9:00am   Organ Tuning

Tuesday, 11/17   9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                            9:00am   Presbytery Meeting
                            7:00pm   Session Meeting

Wednes., 11/18 10:00am   Woman to Woman Small Group
                            1:00pm   Creation Care Class
                            7:00pm    B3 Small Group

Thursday, 11/19 7:00am    Men's Bible Study
                           12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                             4:30pm   Anti-Racism Task Force

Sunday, 11/22    8:45am    Adult Education 
                           9:15am   Children’s Education  
                         10:00am   Worship Service via Facebook
                         11:00am    Virtual Youth Group

                         11:15am    Congregational Meeting

Monday, 11/23  1:00pm   Covenant Group
                           6:00pm   Soloist Rehearsal

Tuesday, 11/24  9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                           6:30pm   FOCUS Board

 
Thursday, 11/26  
                               


 
******* 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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