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Finger Labyrinth Walks and Meditations continue on each Thursday in December 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 14, 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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The Capital District Area Labor Federation is hosting a day of service in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King's birthday! We will be working at the Regional Food Bank which is located at 965 Albany-Shaker Road in Latham.

The event will be socially distant and we will be wearing masks and gloves.

The shift is Monday, January 18th from 9 am to 10:30 am. If we get more than 30 volunteers, we will do a second shift from 10:30 to noon.

If you would like to volunteer please RSVP to Mark at memanatian@cdalf.org
 

 
 
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MLK JR. DAY OF SERVICE

Make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a “day on, not a day off.”

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 1-3pm

Youth Group will be serving at the 
Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York 

 Confirm your spot with Molly 


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First Pres, through the Social Justice and Peacemaking Committee, has been working with the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Here are opportunities for education and advocacy: 


 
The Poor People's Campaign National Co-Chairs released this statement, in reaction to the events in DC on 1/6/21.

Our critical work of building unity and leadership among the poor and dispossessed continues with several important upcoming events:

 
The National Union of the Homeless Winter Offensive concludes this week on Friday, at 7pm, with "The Era of Revolution: Celebrating the PPC and the Movement to End Poverty Then and Now"

This event will be live streamed on Facebook and Youtube. You can also find recordings of previous Winter Offensive events at those links.

If you're watching any of these Winter Offensive events, let us know by filling out this short form. We'll be reflecting on the Winter Offensive at our January 19 organizing meeting (RSVP here.)

 
The general organizing meeting will be Tuesday, January 19, at 6:30pm on Zoom. We meet every month, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, to learn together, strategize, and advance our work building the movement for justice. RSVP here and share the Facebook event!

At this meeting will introduce and have time to strategize with our newly formed working groups! You can learn more and let us know your interest in these groups by filling out this short form.

 
On January 28th at 7pm we'll be starting our study of "Black Reconstruction in America" by W.E.B. Dubois! These collective studies are critically important for developing our clarity and unity in organizing. If you're interested in participating, fill out this short form. We'll be meeting every other Thursday.

“Rise Up: The Struggle Continues,” Virtual MLK Holiday Labor and Community Celebration

On Monday January 18, 11am-1pm, will be the 22nd Capital District MLK Holiday Labor and Community Celebration. There will be speakers, poetry, and break out groups for discussion of different topics. Learn more at the Facebook event.
 
 
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Education and Spiritual Formation each Sunday
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.

 

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Calendar

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

Wednes., 1/13   5:30pm   Outreach and Mission Committee Meeting

                           6:00pm   Soloist Recording
                           6:30pm   Women's Small Group
                           7:00pm   Dads' Small Group

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

Friday, 1/15        3:00pm   Soloist Recording

Sunday, 1/17     8:45am    Adult Education 
                           9:15am   Children’s Education  
                         10:00am   Live Stream Worship (communion)
                         11:00am   Virtual Youth Group

Monday, 1/18   Martin Luther King Jr. Day
                          

Tuesday, 1/19      9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                             7:00pm   Session Meeting

Wednes., 1/20     7:00pm   Care Team

Thurs., 1/21       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


Sunday, 1/24     8:45am    Adult Education 
                           9:15am   Children’s Education  
                         10:00am   Live Stream Worship (communion)
                         11:00am   Virtual Youth Group


                         


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