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Events This Weekend
Join us on Sunday, November 15
Adult Education at 8:45am.
Join the Anti-Racism Task Force for the 2nd part of "Holy Imagination,"
the webinar which the PC(USA) produced about anti-racism.
You can find it here

Sunday's program will show and discuss Part 2
(starting at minute 41 and ending at 1:05).

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 for singing, Bible story, conversation and prayer.  
Join us via zoom (invite below) at 9:15!
If you would like to join 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.
We’ll baptize Hugh Prescott Brown, son of Jace and Bridgid Brown.
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 (
Thank you for your continued support of FPC ministries.

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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 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.

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A Message from the Stewardship Team

“Sing to God a new song,
for God has done marvelous things.
Let the floods clap their hands; 
let the hills sing together for joy.”

                                             -Psalm 98

 Many thanks to all who filled out a financial pledge card
for 2021 and sent it to the church.
We have received 87 pledges to date totaling $271,463.
This represents 5 new pledges and 38 pledgers have been able to increase their pledge.
 If you have not submitted your pledge card, we hope you will do so soon.
We are counting on you!
If you didn’t receive a pledge card OR cannot find your card,
click here for one you can fill out and send
via email or surface mail to the address listed.
Another option is to go onto our website and fill out a pledge card on line.


For more event information, click here.

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Be a witness of support to the Black Lives Matter movement
every Tuesday from noon to 1:00pm.
 Join others on State S.t in front of Westminster Presbyterian Church
with your mask (not-optional) and a sign (optional).
This effort is being spear-headed by Elizabeth McMillan at WPC.

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Our last November online Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation is Thursday, November 19, 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, November 19, 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 Session has called the congregation to meet via Zoom on Sunday, November 22, at 11:15 am following the 10:00 am worship service for the purpose of acting on the recommendations of the Nominating Committee.

-Glenn and Miriam Lawrence Leupold, Moderators of Session

-Mary Rogers, Clerk of Session

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You know those great pictures of your fellow congregants that scroll on your screen before our on line Sunday services?  Don’t you love seeing their smiling faces after all this time?  We really want MORE!

Please take some family pictures on your phone and send them digitally to our church office.
Pets included? Great!  Christmas decorations featured? Fantastic!  (we would especially love this!)

Deadline for submission is December 10 to be included in the televised Sunday services.  

If you are not confident taking the picture and submitting it digitally, we will help you out!  Contact Jamie at the church office or at 518-428-8261, and we will set you up with one of our esteemed photographers.  Those pictures will be taken safely outdoors.  

Thanks for helping us with this beloved bit of Sunday mornings.  


Thursday, 11/12  7:00am    Men's Bible Study
                           12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                             7:30pm   Chancel Choir Virtual Meeting

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

Monday, 11/16    9:00am   Organ Tuning

Tuesday, 11/17   9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                            9:00am   Presbytery Meeting
                            7:00pm   Session Meeting

Wednes., 11/18 10:00am   Woman to Woman Small Group
                            1:00pm   Creation Care Class
                            7:00pm    B3 Small Group

Thursday, 11/19 7:00am    Men's Bible Study
                           12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                             4:30pm   Anti-Racism Task Force

Sunday, 11/22    8:45am    Adult Education 
                           9:15am   Children’s Education  
                         10:00am   Worship Service via Facebook
                         11:00am    Virtual Youth Group
                         11:15am   Congregational Meeting 

Monday, 11/23  6:00pm   Soloist Rehearsal

Tuesday, 11/24   9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                            6:30pm   FOCUS Board

Thursday, 11/26

Sunday, 11/29    8:45am    Adult Education 
                           9:15am   Children’s Education  
                         10:00am   In-Person Worship and Live Stream Worship

                         11:00am    Virtual Youth Group

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