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Youth Group

Sunday October 16 

12-2pm - Lunch & Program - Youth please join us to prepare for our Halloween Event & More Get Out The Vote Activities!






Halloween Trunk or Treat Sun Oct 30th! 12-2pm
The youth group will be helping to host a Family-friendly Halloween event for the community. This is a joint event with Trinity Methodist Church, one of our fellow FOCUS churches. 




NEEDED! folx from the congregation to decorate their trunks and hand out treats to trick-or-treaters from the community. More details to follow. Questions? - contact Molly.

A message from
Stewardship Committee

On Consecration Sunday, October 23rd, the Stewardship Committee prays that the church will come together to celebrate our recognition of the varied gifts we have received from God and how we may use those gifts to serve others. We hope that you can attend, so that we may together “rejoice in the Lord!”

Please contact Jamie at the Church Office, or place a reservation card from your pew in the offering plate to let us know that your voice will be added to the joyous acclamation!

Opportunities

Join us on Sunday mornings!
9:15-10:15 Education Classes
Godly Play Preschool Class (age 3 thru pre-k)
Children’ Education Class (K thru grade 5)
Adult Education Class
9:30am   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal
10:30 Worship: in-person and livestreaming on Facebook
11:30 Fellowship Time


 

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Stop Funding Climate Chaos:  Rivers and Mountains Green Faith Circle in Columbia County is organizing a demonstration at TD Bank on October 14, 2022 at 4:30 - 5:15 in Academy Park across from the State Capital in Albany.  Faith leaders will convene to highlight the immorality of investments that steal the future from coming generations by asking TD Bank to divest of fossil fuels.  After signing a letter to TD Bank, we will proceed to the bank on Eagle Street to deliver the letter.  All are welcome to participate.

Thank you, Capital Region Interfaith Creation Care Coalition (capitalcreationcare.org)


PS:  If your faith leader would like to participate or sign the letter to TD Bank, they can contact Michael Richarson: oxherders@icloud.com

 

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November 8, 2022 General Election Deadlines

MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
Applications must be postmarked no later than October 14, 2022 and received by a board of elections no later than October 19, 2022 to be eligible to vote in the General Election.

IN PERSON REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Sections 5-210, 5-211, 5-212)
You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the General Election, your application must be received no later than October 14, 2022. If honorably discharged from the US Military or have become a naturalized US Citizen after October 14, 2022, you may register in person at the Board of Elections up until October 29, 2022.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-208(3))
Notices of change of address from registered voters received by October 19, 2022 by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for the General Election.

2022 Voting by Absentee Ballot Deadlines

 

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Sabbatical Share

So, what did Glenn and Miriam do while they were on their sabbatical?

Set aside an evening in November to find out!
On Friday, November 18, join us for a potluck supper at 6 pm.
Glenn and Miriam will offer a complete account of their grand adventure at 7pm.
There will be plenty of photos of Scotland, France, and several locations here in
the U.S. as proof of a time that brought renewal to your Co-Pastors.
Learn about the castles, cathedrals, churches, Neolithic sites,
labyrinths, food, birds, friends and family that made
their sabbatical a wonderful and meaningful experience.
Save the date now and sign up by contacting Jamie in the church office.

October Birthdays

Gail Kelly                                      John Fitzgerald
 10/3                                                  10/21  
Katie Henrikson                           Susan Blabey
 10/4                                                  10/21  
Mia Robinson                               Jason Scarlett   
 10/7                                                  10/24  
James Jackson                              Alisa Samuel
10/8                                                   10/24 
David Wood                                   Bruce Brynolfson
10/10                                                 10/25 
Jack Holmes                                  Debra Fagans
10/14                                                 10/28
Imani Elad                                     Nancy Zimpher
10/16                                                 10/29 
                                                  

If your birthday is this month and it's not listed, please let Jamie know so we can update our records. 

Calendar

Tuesday, 10/11   9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom
                          11:30am   Clergy Meeting
                            5:30pm   Property Committee Meeting
                            6:30pm   Anti-Racism Task Force

Thurs., 10/13      7:00am   Men's Bible Study
                           12:00pm   Endowment Subcommittee Meeting
                             7:00pm   Choir/Soloists Rehearsal
                             7:00pm   WPNA Meeting

Saturday, 10/15   9:30am   Session Retreat

Sunday, 10/16    9:15am   Preschool Education 
                            9:15am   Children’s Education 
                            9:15am   Adult Education
                            9:30am   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal
                          10:30am   Worship Service
                                           In-Person/Livestream on Facebook
                          11:30am   Fellowship Time
                          12:00pm   Youth Group
                          12:00pm   Choir Rehearsal

 Tuesday, 10/18  9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom
                            7:00pm   Session Meeting

Wednes., 10/19 10:00am   Women to Women Small Group

Thurs., 10/20      7:00am   Men's Bible Study
                             6:30pm   General Meeting of Capital Region Poor People’s                                                      Campaign

                             7:00pm   Choir/Soloists Rehearsal

Sunday, 10/23    9:15am   Preschool Education 
                            9:15am   Children’s Education 
                            9:15am   Adult Education
                            9:30am   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal
                          10:30am   Consecration Sunday
                                           In-Person/Livestream on Facebook
                          11:30am   Fellowship Time

Monday, 10/24   1:00pm   Covenant Group

 Tuesday, 10/25  9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom
                            6:30pm   FOCUS Board Meeting

 
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