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Events This Weekend

It's time to put the church garden to bed for the winter.
If you'd like to help, come on Saturday morning,
October 30, at 9:30. Please bring clippers or hedge trimmers
if you've got them.

Rain date is Sunday October 31, afternoon AT 2:00. 
call Katie Henrikson, (518) 533-7441, for more information.


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Join us on Sunday, October 31
for education, worship and fellowship
 
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Adult Education at 9:00 am
ARTF, otherwise known as the Anti-Racism Task Force
, will resume our congregational conversations about systemic racism during Adult Ed on October 31st at 9:00am. We will briefly review what we did over the past year or so, engage in some conversation, look at what may be on the horizon and let you tell us what you would like to happen at First Pres. We look forward to seeing you on Zoom on October 31st.

All are welcome! Join us via zoom at 9:00!
 
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Virtual Youth Group- 6th graders-12th graders - at 9am.
Join us via Zoom at 9:00!
 
 
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Children's Education at 9:15am 
Pre-K through 5th Graders:
Join for singing, Bible story, conversation and prayer.
Join us via zoom at 9:15!

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Worship Service at 10:30am.
In-person and livestreaming!
 
Please plan to arrive early
so you can be checked in
at the one entry door on Willett St by the ramp.
If you are handicapped, please park in the church lot,
and check in at the elevator door.
 

With COVID-19 case numbers still high locally,
it's especially important to follow the direction from
Session: maintain at least a 6-foot distance between
people in the pews, unless they live in the same household 
and remember to wear a mask.

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We continue to live stream on Facebook.
Click here to connect on Sunday.
You will find the bulletin for Sunday here.

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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Fellowship Time at 11:30am.

After the service, join us on Willett Street for
Fellowship Time
We’ll have drinks and snacks and
enjoy conversation with one another!
 

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Wondering what to expect on Sunday?
Click here to view a video
Session members created
to give you a sense of what to expect
coming back to in-person worship. 

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A Message from Stewardship Committee


On behalf of the entire congregation, the Stewardship Committee would like to thank every one who has made a financial pledge to support First Presbyterian Church and its meaningful work in 2022.
 

If you have not yet made a pledge, there is still time!  You may make a pledge online, or you can contact the Church Office and we will send you a pledge card.

 

By pledging to financially support our congregation’s life, ministry, and mission, you are answering Jesus’ call to come and see, together, all the good our congregation does in our community.  Thanks be to God.

A Message from Social
Justice & Peacemaking Committee

Most (plastic) bags of candy in the Halloween aisles contain sweets that are individually-wrapped in plastic. But you can find some Halloween candy that is better for the environment.
  • A number of candies come in paper boxes, e.g. Smarties, M&Ms;, Nerds, Dots, Milk Duds, Glossette chocolate-covered raisins or peanuts, Junior Mints, Popeye Candy Sticks, Chewy Lemonhead, Whoppers, and more.
  • Pixy Sticks and waxed paper-wrapped toffees, such as Bits-O-Honey, are good options. Some mini chocolate bars come wrapped in paper. You might be able to find Glee Gum or another variety without plastic packaging.  

The little things we do to help our earth are just as important as the big things.

Youth Group News




 

Opportunities

 
Trunk or Treat

October 31, 2021 at 11:45AM
Trinity Church Parking Lot on Lark Street
Come join the fun handing out candy from your car
or trick-or-treating!
for info 518-463-1293


 
 
 

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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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Would you like to read one of the scripture passages during the Sunday morning worship service? If so, please let Jamie know in the church office, and we'll put you into the schedule. 

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WANTED: 4 people willing to take one Sunday a month to facilitate the use of our propane patio heaters for Fellowship Time. Responsibilities: position and hook up the propane tanks on Sunday morning, turn on heaters prior to Fellowship Time, turn off heaters after Fellowship Time and unhook the propane tanks so the heaters and propane can be stored safely. If interested please contact Pastor Miriam.  

 

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Election Day is Tuesday, November 2nd

There are 7 proposals on the ballot this year, Make sure you turn over your ballot so you don't miss them. Information about the proposals and a sample ballot is also available at the Albany County Board of Elections website.

Early voting is underway now through Sunday, October 31st. You can find your early voting polling site on line at the Albany County Board of Elections or call 518-487-5060.

 

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The Wizard’s Wardrobe will be conducting our two-day tutor training at our space at 20 Rensselaer Street on Nov. 13 & 20. It runs from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. A light breakfast will be served along with beverages and snack. Just bring a sandwich for lunch.

Since our program provides free, one-on-one tutoring to elementary students in the South End, we cannot take students unless we have a tutor waiting for them.

Please contact Debbie Fagans at edfagans@mac.com or 518-776-0664 if you are interested.

Calendar

Thursday, 10/28 7:00am   Men's Bible Study (Rose Room)
                            5:00pm   Porch time at David Hinchen’s in Albany

Sunday, 10/31    9:00am   Adult Education via Zoom
                            9:00am   Virtual Youth Group
                            9:15am   Children’s Education via Zoom
                            9:45am   Soloists Rehearsal
                          10:30am   In-Person Worship Service and
                                           Live Streaming Worship Service on Facebook
                          11:30am   Outside Fellowship Time
                          11:30am   Offering Counter Training

Tuesday, 11/2      6:00am   General Election Day Voting
                             9:00am   Men’s Bible Study via zoom
                             5:30pm   Membership Committee Meeting
                             5:30pm   Outreach & Mission Committee Meeting
                             5:30pm   Property Committee Meeting
                             5:30pm   Worship Committee Meeting 
                             7:30pm   Christian Education Committee Meeting
                             7:30pm   Social Justice & Peacemaking Committee
                                            Meeting

Wednes., 11/3   10:00am   Presbytery Meeting

                            5:00pm   Finance Committee Meeting

 Thursday, 11/4  7:00am   Men's Bible Study (Rose Room)
                            7:15pm   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, 11/7      9:00am   Adult Education via Zoom
                            9:00am   Virtual Youth Group
                            9:15am   Children’s Education via Zoom
                            9:45am   Soloists Rehearsal
                          10:30am   In-Person Worship Service and
                                           Live Streaming Worship Service on Facebook
                          11:30am   Outside Fellowship Time

Monday, 11/8     1:00pm   Covenant Small Group

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


Wednes., 11/10 11:00am   Staff Meeting
                            6:30pm   Women's Small Group
                            7:00pm   Dads' Small Group

 Thurs., 11/11      
7:00am   Men's Bible Study (Rose Room)
                             7:15pm   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal

 
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