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Events This Weekend
Join us on Sunday, July 19
 
First Pres’ anti-racism conversations continue on Sunday at 8:45am.
 We will be discussing the issues raised by monuments. Here are three articles that we will reference:
"The whole point of Confederate monuments..."
"You Want a Confederate Monument?"
"As we get rid of Schuyler monument..."
All are welcome! Join us via zoom at 8:45!
If you would like to join a zoom meeting please contact Miriam or Glenn.
 
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Children (preschoolers through 5th grade) and Parents
Join the zoom at 9:15am to hear about
the new education opportunity coming your way!
 
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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)
We will be celebrating communion. 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.
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/)

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.
Congratulations Graduates!


Sean Metoke Abunaw graduated from Shaker High School on 6/27/20. He will be attending Hudson Valley Community College. Sean is the nephew of Roseline and David Takor.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jason Boucher has graduated from Bethlehem Central High School. He plans to attend SUNY Plattsburgh in the Fall. Jason is the son of Janna Pfluger-Boucher and Marc Boucher.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ngoh Mbongo has graduated from Lasalle Institute in Troy, NY. He plans to attend Lemoyne College in the fall. Heidi Iyok is his guardian.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Katharine (Katie) Myers has graduated from Binghamton University, with a BA in Applied Behavioral Analysis. She plans to complete her Dental Hygiene degree at UAlbany. She is the daughter of Leatrice (Lee) & John Myers.

A Note from Katie: While in school I experienced a two year internship learning ABA therapy that is commonly used to help children with disabilities, but can also be used in many other settings. Although that season of my life was incredibly fulfilling and memorable, I’m excited to begin a new journey by returning to my old college and completing my dental hygiene degree I began 3 years ago. To my fellow graduates, be true to your dreams/goals and most importantly CONGRATULATIONS!!!
 
Katie Lamar graduated this spring from SUNY Purchase. More details to come.
Opportunities
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:
Wednesday, July 22, 6-8pm - NYSPPC 101 Workshop - RSVP here.
Looking to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the campaign, it's vision, values, and strategy? Join leaders from the NYS Poor People's Campaign for a participatory workshop where we'll dive into those topics and connect with next steps for action.
This will be a great workshop if you're new to the campaign, and an opportunity to grow your understanding and clarity around the campaign in a collective way.
 
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Parents of pre-schoolers through 5th graders: Join other FPC parents on Thursday, July 23, at 9pm via zoom (see your email for zoom invite) for some time to touch base and discuss talking with our children about racial issues.

 

Worship Schedule

 Note our worship times and invite a friend to worship with you virtually this summer!
 
July 19        10:00am    Worship Service via Facebook
July 26        10:00am    Worship Service via Facebook
August 2     10:00am    FOCUS Worship Service at First Church Albany
                                     (drive-in worship in their parking lot, 110 N. Pearl St.)
                                     An on-line service will also be available from the
                                     Synod of the Northeast
August 9     10:00am   Worship Service via Facebook
 
 
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Contact info: please use this number 518-439-7492 (instead of church phone)
mleupold@firstpresalbany.org; gleupold@firstpresalbany.org; info@firstpresalbany.org
 
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