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Events This Weekend

 
Join us on Saturday, June 5
 
The Property Committee is hosting a 
Church Workday on Saturday, June 5, 
beginning at 9:00 am.
Various projects both inside and outside the
church building will be addressed. 
Contact Owen Gilbo, chair of Property Committee,
to volunteer or with any questions.
 
Join us on Sunday, June 6
 
Adult Education at 8:45 am
Each year in June we celebrate the lives of our LGBTQIA+ siblings.
Sorry, no cake this year.
But we will explore one way in which we can express ourselves
that ensures the inclusion of everyone.
In our Adult Ed class on June 6th at 8:45 am,
Owen Gilbo will lead us in a discussion about pronouns.
 We've seen she/her, he/him/, them/they on our zoom screens,
email signatures and other places.
What does it mean? Should we be using those identifiers?
When? How? Join us for this timely conversation.
All are welcome! Join us via zoom (invite below) at 8:45!
 
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Sunday School for Children at 9:15am 
Pre-K through 5th Graders:
Join for singing, Bible story, conversation and prayer.
Who will our storyteller be this week?!?
Join us via zoom (invite below) at 9:15!
 If you would like to join any of our zoom meetings please contact
Miriam or Glenn.
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Worship Service at 10am.
We will be live streaming on Facebook.
Click here to connect on Sunday.
(additional information below, if needed)
You will find the bulletin for Sunday here.
We’re celebrating More Light Sunday with
guest preacher the Rev. Alex P. McNeill,
Executive Director of More Light Presbyterians.
The Albany Gay Men’s Chorus will be singing as well.
Communion is being celebrated. You are invited to bring something
to eat and something to drink when you join us for on-line worship.
Using elements familiar to them,
Jesus used bread and wine for his Last Supper with his disciples.
If you’re unable to have juice and bread,
bring something familiar to you.

Offering of Our Gifts
You can mail offering to: FPC, 362 State St, Albany, NY 12210
Or go on line to donate (www.firstpresalbany.org/donate/)
Thank you for your continued support of FPC ministries.

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Virtual Youth Group- 6th graders-12th graders - at 11am/after worship
During this time of Spiritual Formation we may:
 
                            *play games
                            *build relationship with each other
                            *reflect on the worship service
                            *try different spiritual practices/types of prayer 
                            *make meaning of the world around us
                            *explore and tell our individual stories
                            *co-create service projects
                            *develop youth leadership
 
Join us via Zoom (invite below and by email) at 11:00!

Click here to add or update your YOUTH's contact info.
 
Youth, Parents, or other Members & Friends, if you'd like to chat with our youth director, please use Molly's scheduling app to schedule a time-- by phone or video chat.
 
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Fellowship Time at 11:15am
Join us this Sunday for a
Zoom Fellowship Time!
After the service is over,
use the link below for your phone or computer
and join other from the First Pres community
 in a time of conversation.
We’ll also have some breakout rooms
which we’ll explain at the gathering.
Click to join the Zoom Meeting 

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Our recorded worship services and bulletins are also available on our website.
Please send any prayer requests to Glenn so that we can include them in worship on Sunday.

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INSTRUCTIONS Facebook Live Streaming: we’ll normally start broadcasting about 3 to 5 minutes before the service (so 9:55–9:57) with Trevor’s prelude. Any time after that go the main Facebook page for First Presbyterian Church of Albany. Very close to the top (or maybe just by scrolling down slightly) you’ll see the video with the words “Live now” or something similar. Click on the video and it will open into a larger window and play.  So just stay on the First Pres home page, no need to go into Events or any other sub-page.
 HELPFUL TIP: if you don’t see the livestream on the home page, refresh / reload your browser screen.  Don’t hesitate to call Dwight Cheu at 518.469.1544 if you have any problems.

 

Opportunities

Ward 6 Common Council Candidates Forum
Thursday, June 3, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 
       Richard-Oliver         Susan Pedo      Gabrielle Romero      Jeff Mayo
              Marius

On June 3rd, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, the League of Women Voters will be hosting a Candidates Forum for the four candidates for Common Councilmember from Ward 6 which includes
362 State Street. Our church will be co-sponsoring this nonpartisan event along with the other FOCUS churches in Ward 6 (Emmanuel Baptist Church and Trinity United Methodist). Whether or not you live in Ward 6 or live in Albany, you have a stake in this election because of your connection to First Presbyterian Church. Click on the link below on Thursday to join this event through a              Zoom Meeting
 
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The Poor People's Campaign is Joining up with the Campaign for New York Health to help the final push to #PassNYHealth. 


Saturday, June 5th, 10am, Saratoga to Albany: #DannyStrong Memorial Care-avan to #PassNYHealth Act - Please join us in Saratoga Springs Congress Park in support of the #NYHealthAct. We will be protesting local representative Carrie Woerner's support of the profit driven insurance industry that took Danny's life over $20. A procession to follow, flags, signs, lights and flashers to the Mohawk River where Danny's memorial is now. After a moment of silence/vigil we continue the procession down to Albany to demand Sen. Majority Leader Cousins and Speaker Heastie call the NYHealth Act for a vote! Share the Facebook event here. 


Monday, June 7th, 9:30am, Albany: Poor People's Campaign Day of Action to End Poverty and Campaign for NY Health Day of Action - The Poor People's Campaign will be mobilizing across the country to demand legislative leaders sign on to the Resolution to End Poverty, and in Albany we'll be linking up with the Campaign for NY Health Day of Action. The day will include a march, rally, speak-out, and direct action.
This event will be livestreamed on Facebook on 6/7 starting at 9:30am #MoralMonday #PoorPeoplesCampaign #3rdReconstruction http://3rdReconstruction.org
Attend here


Needed: if you can't attend the Care-a-Van on June 5 or march/rally on June 7, you can support these efforts by helping pack lunches for the marchers Monday morning June 7, at 8:00am in our church kitchen. If you are interested please contact Molly or 712-986-6010.
 
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We offer an online Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation on Thursdays 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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Be a witness of support to the Black Lives Matter movement
every Tuesday from noon to 1:00pm.
 Join others on State S.t in front of Westminster Presbyterian Church
with your mask (not-optional) and a sign (optional).
This effort is being spear-headed by Elizabeth McMillan at WPC.

 
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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.

Calendar

Thurs., 6/3         7:00am    Men's Bible Study
                          12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                            4:30pm   Anti- Racism Task Force
                            7:30pm   Chancel Choir Virtual Meeting

Friday, 6/4          5:00pm   Patio Gathering with Miriam & Glenn

Saturday, 6/5      9:00am   Church Work Day
                           10:00am   Presbytery Meeting
                             5:00pm   Patio Gathering with Miriam & Glenn

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

Monday, 6/7      All Day Poor People's Campaign Rally & March

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
                          11:15am   Fellowship Time via Zoom

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
                             1:00pm   1st Annual Brooks Barbeque Fundraiser
                            7:00pm   Dads' Small Group

Thurs., 6/17       7:00am    Men's Bible Study
                          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 & Glenn



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