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FOCUS Churches Book Study
Stride Toward Freedom by Martin Luther King Jr.
Wednesdays in January 2022
7:00-8:30 p.m. via Zoom

 

Structured conversation will be facilitated by Joe Paparone, who is the Lead Organizer for the Labor-Religion Coalition and a long-time friend of FOCUS.
January 5 – the context of Montgomery and integration in 1955
January 12 – nonviolence and social change
January 19 – the role of faith communities
January 26 – King’s development between Montgomery and the Poor People’s Campaign


register here 

 

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Would you like to help run the audio-visual systems during the church service? You would control the soundboard, which broadcasts the audio throughout the sanctuary and the Internet broadcasting software that delivers the Facebook livestream. And, of course, you'd receive full training. 

Our team shares these duties so that your commitment would be between 8 - 12 Sundays per year. 

If interested, please contact Dwight Cheu at dwightcheu@gmail.com. We also welcome high school students too -- this would be a great introduction to audio and video broadcasting.


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The Youth are updating their space on the 2nd floor! We are looking for donations of gently used items to update & refresh the space. Please contact Molly or 518-810-3158 if you have any of the following to donate:

Large TV to hang on wall (that works with Roku),
Roku, 
wall mount for large TV,
Area rugs,
Plants and/or hanging contraptions for plants,
Individual seating (bean bags, gaming chairs, comfortable arm chairs),
Cushions for floor sitting.

 

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Youth Group News

All youth and parents, if you haven't already, please sign up for text alerts! 
Text @mdowellb to 81010 

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Please review your 2022 summer calendar and let Molly know if your high school youth (rising 9th grader to graduating 12th grader) can join us! Mdowellbaum@firstpresalbany.org

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Sunday evening gatherings will resume for High School youth. 
Sundays 5-7pm. 

We have updated air filtration units in rooms throughout the building. N95 masks are available to youth who want/need one.. We will continue to follow local and state COVID safety guidance, such as distancing & masking indoors. Please enter through the office door off the parking lot, and make sure to sign in for contact tracing.  
 
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Save the date: 
Monday Jan 17, 2022
Youth activities TBA


 
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Calendar

Tuesday, 1/4        9:00am   Men’s Bible Study via zoom                            
                             5:30pm   Outreach & Mission Committee Meeting
                             7:00pm   Ad Hoc Committee


Wednes., 1/5      11:00am   Staff Meeting
                             7:00pm   FOCUS Book Group

Thurs., 1/6          7:00am   Men's Bible Study (Rose Room)
                            7:00pm   Soloist Rehearsal

Sunday, 1/9        9:00am   Adult Education via Zoom
                            9:00am   Youth Education via Zoom
                            9:15am   Children’s Education via Zoom
                            9:45am   Soloists Rehearsal
                          10:30am   Worship Service In-Person/Livestream on
                                           Facebook
                          11:30am   Fellowship Time
                            5:00pm   High School Youth Gathering 

Monday, 1/10     1:00pm   Covenant Group

Tuesday, 1/11      9:00am   Men’s Bible Study via zoom                            
                           11:30am   Clergy Meeting
                             6:30pm   Anti-Racism Task Force

Wednes., 1/12     6:30pm   SWAT Team
                             7:00pm   FOCUS Book Group
                             7:00pm   Dads' Small Group

Thurs., 1/13        7:00am   Men's Bible Study (Rose Room)
                             5:00pm   Finance Committee Meeting
                            7:00pm   Soloist Rehearsal


Saturday, 1/15    1:00pm   Session Retreat

Sunday, 1/16       9:00am   Adult Education via Zoom
                            9:00am   Youth Education via Zoom
                            9:15am   Children’s Education via Zoom
                            9:45am   Soloists Rehearsal
                          10:30am   Worship Service In-Person/Livestream on
                                           Facebook
                          11:30am   Fellowship Time
                            5:00pm   High School Youth Gathering

Monday, 1/17                    Office Closed

Tuesday, 1/18      9:00am   Men’s Bible Study via zoom                            
                           12:00pm   Endowment Subcommittee Meeting
                             7:00pm   Session Meeting
 
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