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Events This Weekend

Join us on Sunday, January 3, 2021
Second Sunday of Christmas
 
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 Jamie update with pdf.
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!
Email info@firstpresalbany.org to be added to the YG list or YG parent list.

 
 
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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

Early on Monday, December 28, fire broke out at
Martin Luther King Community
Presbyterian Church in Springfield, MA,

a black congregation in our neighboring presbytery.
Here are ways that people can support this congregation
as well as more details about the fire.

First Pres is storing for the congregation four Bibles
which were damaged in the fire until they can be restored.
One of the Bibles is the pulpit Bible from the 1870s.



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We will continue to offer an online Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation on Thursdays in January 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, January 7, 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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2020 BOOKS CLOSING Wednesday Jan 6, 2021     
All reimbursement requests must be in by 1/6/21 
 

Calendar

Friday, 1/1                    New Year's Day
                                       

Sunday, 1/3   10:00am   Live Stream Worship (Communion)
                       11:00am   Virtual Youth Group

Tuesday, 1/5    9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                         5:30pm   Property Committee Meeting
                         7:00pm   Membership Committee Meeting
                         7:30pm   Social Justice & Peacemaking Committee Meeting

Wednes., 1/6   11:00am   Staff Meeting

Thurs., 1/7       7:00am    Men's Bible Study
                        12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                          4:30pm   Anti-Racism Task Force

Sunday, 1/10     8:45am    Adult Education 
                           9:15am   Children’s Education  
                         10:00am   Live Stream Worship (communion)
                         11:00am   Virtual Youth Group

Tuesday, 1/12   9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                        12:00pm   Endowment Subcommittee Meeting

Wednes., 1/13   6:30pm   Women's Small Group
                           7:30pm   Dads' Small Group

Thurs., 1/14       7:00am    Men's Bible Study
                          12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                            5:00pm   Finance Committee Meeting




 
******* 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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