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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 (in-person and via zoom)

9:30am   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal
10:30 Worship: in-person and livestreaming on Facebook
11:30 Fellowship Time
12-2pm Youth Group (1st and 3rd Sundays)



Finger Labyrinth Walks and Meditations occur each Thursday through November (except 11/24) 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 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 contact Jamie in the church office. Join us!


If you have a prayer concern or a prayer need that you would like to have lifted in prayer on a continuing basis, please remember the prayer chain. You can email a request to or call the church office (518-449-7332). These will be forwarded to the First Pres prayer chain, a group of people that have committed to pray for the needs of others as they arise. These requests for prayer are separate and/or different from the “prayers of the people” that are wonderfully available each Sunday.

Please send any prayer requests to Jamie to be included in worship on Sunday.



Hands-on at the Northeast Regional Food Pantry (Latham)
Saturday, Nov. 5 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, up to 15 volunteers from around Albany Presbytery will sort and organize donations.  -A great way to learn about this vital resource.  -A chance to meet mission-minded folks from sister churches.  Several spaces still remain.  To inquire or participate, email Rev. Ted Wright:




The Early Voting period for the November General Election will be October 29, 2022 - November 6, 2022. Polls are open from 
6 am - 9 pm

General Election - November 8, 2022
Polls are open 6 am - 9 pm


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.

Youth News

Youth Usher Day 
THIS Sun Nov. 6, 10:10am in the Sanctuary
It’s our turn again, middle & high schoolers! We will serve as ushers in worship this Sun Nov 6!  Please meet in the sanctuary no later than 10:10am.
Plan to stay for our youth lunch and program after worship as well-12-2pm in the youth room on 2nd floor


November Birthdays

Susan Atwell                                      Annette Johnson
 11/2                                                    11/17  
Sebagala Kimuli                               Amy Scarlett
 11/4                                                    11/20
Sally Taylor                                       Jordan Scarlett
 11/7                                                    11/21
Arah-tu Abunaw                              Brian Corwin
11/9                                                    11/23
Dorothy Sperry                                Leslie Cheu
11/11                                                  11/23
Caroline Taylor                                Jessica Piacente
11/12                                                  11/24 
Marilyn Riddle                                 Albert Easton
11/16                                                  11/26      
Mary Rogers                                    David Takor
11/16                                                  11/28
Janice Krull                                      


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


Tuesday, 11/1     9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom
                          12:00pm   Staff Meeting
                            5:30pm   Outreach & Mission Committee Meeting
                            6:30pm   Membership Committee Meeting

Wednes., 11/2     5:30pm   Finance Committee Meeting
                             7:30pm   Special Session Meeting

Thurs., 11/3        7:00am   Men's Bible Study
                          12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                            7:00pm   Choir/Soloists Rehearsal
                            7:00pm   Administration Committee meeting

Sunday, 11/6      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

Tuesday, 11/8     6:00am   General Elections
                            9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom
                          11:30am   Clergy Meeting
                            6:30pm   Anti-Racism Task Force

Wednes., 11/9     7:00pm   Dads' Small Group

Thurs., 11/10       7:00am   Men's Bible Study
                           12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                             6:30pm   WPNA Meeting
                             7:00pm   Choir/Soloists Rehearsal

Sunday, 11/13    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

Monday, 11/14   1:00pm   Covenant Group

Tuesday, 11/15    9:00am   Men's Bible Study via Zoom
                            7:00pm   Session Meeting

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