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12/27 Worship Service issues

We apologize for the less than perfect quality of this past Sunday's worship service. You may have noticed that the livestream sometimes froze or skipped frames. 

We later discovered that our Spectrum internet service was the culprit as it was providing less than half of our contracted bandwidth. We're in dialog now with Spectrum to find out why that happened and how to prevent it in the future. 

We're also looking to increase our bandwidth or perhaps switch providers. 


As we move into 2021, we invite you to use this Affirmation of Faith
from Sunday’s worship service for reflection and prayer.
Affirmation of Faith
       One: We believe in telling the story—
         All: The story of a loving and merciful God,
                who will not let God’s people go;
                the story of a baby who grew up and changed the world;
                the story of our faith.
       One: We believe in speaking up—
         All: For our neighbors,
                for the oppressed,
                for the overlooked
                and marginalized.
       One: We believe in speaking out—
         All: Against violence, greed, abuse, fear,
                scarcity mindset, and bigotry.
       One: We believe in passing the mic—
         All: So that we are not the only ones speaking,
                so that we can lift up the voices of those around us,
                so that we too might listen and learn.
       One: We believe in the good news of the gospel.
         All: We believe that this good news is too good to keep to ourselves.
                We believe that those who dream cannot keep silent.
       One: Speak to us, Holy God.
         All: Speak through us, Holy God.
                May it be so, amen.
Liturgy by Sarah Are | A Sanctified Art LLC | 
As we move into 2021, we invite you to download and print this page for
reflection and prayer.
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It’s not too late!
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!  And it’s not too late to send them in!  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!)
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.  
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Finger Labyrinth Walks and Meditations continue on each Thursday in December 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, December 31, 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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Education and Spiritual Formation each Sunday
Adult Education at 8:45am–9:45am will resume January 10
Children’s Education at 9:15am–9:45am will resume January 10
Virtual Youth Group at 11:00am will resume January 3
Find the Zoom links in Thursday’s eblast.



Tuesd., 12/29  9:00am  Men's Bible Study

Wed., 12/30    7:30pm  Dads' Small Group

Friday, 1/1                    New Year's Day

Sunday, 1/3   10:00am   Live Stream Worship (Communion)
                       11:00am   Virtual Youth Group

Tuesday, 1/5    9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                         5:30pm   Property Committee Meeting
                         7:00pm   Membership Committee Meeting
                         7:30pm   Social Justice & Peacemaking Committee Meeting

Wednes., 1/6   11:00am   Staff Meeting

Thurs., 1/7       7:00am    Men's Bible Study
                        12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation

                          4:30pm   Anti-Racism Task Force

Sunday, 1/10     8:45am    Adult Education 
                           9:15am   Children’s Education  
                         10:00am   Live Stream Worship (communion)
                         11:00am   Virtual Youth Group

Tuesday, 1/12   9:00am   Men's Bible Study

                        12:00pm   Endowment Subcommittee Meeting

Wednes., 1/13   6:30pm   Women's Small Group
                           7:30pm   Dads' Small Group

Thurs., 1/14       7:00am    Men's Bible Study
                          12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation

                            5:00pm   Finance Committee Meeting

******* All meetings will be held via Zoom.*******
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Contact info: please use this number 518-439-7492 (instead of church phone)

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