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Events This Weekend
Join us on Sunday, July 26
 
First Pres’ anti-racism conversations continue on Sunday at 8:45am.
 We will be discussing the 2020 census with Roger Green.
 Like almost everything else, the 2020 decennial Census has been affected by the novel coronavirus. But its importance has not diminished. In fact, if anything, its import to underserved communities is greater than ever. Only an estimated 62.3% of households have responded nationwide. But there is still time to reply by phone, mail,
or online before enumerators are sent out in mid-August. 
 
Roger Green is a retired librarian and former representative to the NY State Data Center who has dealt with Census data extensively. He was an enumerator for the 1990 Census.  

All are welcome! Join us via zoom (invite below) at 8:45!
 
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Children (preschoolers through 5th grade) and Parents
Join the zoom at 9:15am to talk about Staycation Bible School!
Look for packets being delivered by Pastor Miriam this weekend.
 
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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.
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 Jamie 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.
Opportunities
Parents of pre-schoolers through 5th graders: Join other FPC parents tonight, 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.
 
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First Presbyterian Church is awarding Educational Grants to church members who seek financial assistance in continuing their education.  These funds may be used during the school year for any type of studies beyond high school.  A simple application can be obtained from the church office at info@firstpresalbany.org.  The dead line is September 1, 2020.
 
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Worship Schedule

Note our worship times and invite a friend to worship with you virtually this summer!
 
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 518-428-8261 (instead of church phone)  info@firstpresalbany.org
 
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Glenn and Miriam Lawrence Leupold begin their vacation on Friday, July 24. They’ll be back from vacation Tuesday, August 10.
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