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Events This Weekend

Join us on Sunday, September 27
 
Adult Education at 8:45am.
This Sunday FPC’s Anti Racism Task Force leads the class.
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 the zoom at 9:15am for singing, games, Bible story, conversation and prayer.  
Join us via zoom (invite below) at 9:15!

If you would like to participate in 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.
Shepherd Mathias, son of Emilie and Joe Mathias is being baptized.
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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Youth Group- 6th graders-12th graders at 10am
We have permission to “skip” worship this Sunday: Our service will be our worship as we join the Washington Park Neighborhood Association in a neighborhood clean up. In front of our church building at 10am. If you show up early, Molly will have breakfast items in the parking lot at 9:30am. Bring your mask (not-optional) and work gloves.
 
 
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
Needed: Caring Adults unafraid to be goofy, vulnerable, and compassionate!
Youth Group relies on the help of dedicated Adult Volunteers— Is God calling you to be one? Accompany our middle schoolers and high schoolers as we play, pray, serve, and worship. We currently meet virtually on Sundays after worship at 11am. We will be scheduling other socially distanced in-person opportunities (such as the Washington Park Neighborhood Association clean up this Sunday). Volunteers will be on a shared, rotating schedule that we will create together. Background checks, training and ongoing support for all volunteers working with youth.

Please call or email Molly directly at mdowellbaum@gmail.com 712-986-6010. 

 
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The Adult Education classes on October 4 returns to Luke and to digging into the text. While we’re picking up where the class left off in studying this Gospel, there is no need to have been in previous classes nor to remember everything if you were there. BYOB - bring your own Bible! 

 

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This offering is on Peacemaking and World Communion Sunday, October 4.
 
 
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FPC invites you to join us for an online Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation every Thursday at 12:30pm in October! The sessions will be led by Pastor Miriam, Certified Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator. This time is open to all, whether you’ve walked a labyrinth in the past or not. We ask that you register for each event. 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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Wanted


Anyone w/ computer knowledge and willing to help an adult set up zoom on their computer.
Anyone willing to transport in your car someone to a doctor’s appointment.
Anyone willing to run errands for someone.
Contact Pastor Miriam 

Calendar

Sunday, 9/27        8:45am       Adult Education 
                              9:15am      Children’s Education  
                            10:00am      Worship Service via Facebook
                            10:00am      Youth Group Neighborhood Clean Up

                            11:00am       Virtual Youth Group

Monday, 9/28       1:00pm      Covenant Group

Tuesday, 9/29       9:00am      Men's Bible Study

Wednes., 9/30      7:00pm      B3 Small Group


Thursday, 10/1     7:00am      Men's Bible Study
                            12:30pm      Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                              4:30pm      Anti-Racism Task Force
                              5:30pm       Outreach & Mission Committee Meeting

Sunday, 10/4        8:45am       Adult Education 
                              9:15am      Children’s Education  
                            10:00am      Worship Service via Facebook
                            11:00am       Virtual Youth Group

Tuesday, 10/6      9:00am       Men's Bible Study
                             7:00pm       Membership Committee Meeting     

Wednes., 10/7    11:00am       Staff Meeting

Thursday, 10/8     7:00am      Men's Bible Study
                            12:30pm      Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                            
Sunday, 10/11      8:45am       Adult Education 
                              9:15am      Children’s Education  
                            10:00am      Worship Service via Facebook
                            11:00am       Virtual Youth Group

Monday, 10/12     1:00pm      Covenant Group

Tuesday, 10/13      9:00am     Men's Bible Study
                             12:00pm     Endowment Sub Committee

Wednes., 10/14     
7:30pm     Dads' Small Group

Thursday, 10/15   7:00am      Men's Bible Study
                              4:30pm      Anti-Racism Task Force

                             
 
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