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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, January 21, 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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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:  
 
  The general organizing meeting will be Tuesday, January 19, at 6:30pm on Zoom. We meet every month, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, to learn together, strategize, and advance our work building the movement for justice. RSVP here and share the Facebook event!

At this meeting will introduce and have time to strategize with our newly formed working groups! You can learn more and let us know your interest in these groups by filling out this short form.

  On January 28th at 7pm we'll be starting our study of "Black Reconstruction in America" by W.E.B. Dubois! These collective studies are critically important for developing our clarity and unity in organizing. If you're interested in participating, fill out this short form. We'll be meeting every other Thursday.
 
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Zoom Gathering
to Remember and Honor the Life
of the Rev. Kathleen Buckley
Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm
 
Kathleen was an active and beloved member of Albany Presbytery for many years before changing her denominational affiliation to the United Church of Christ and moving to Canton NY to serve as University Chaplain for St. Lawrence University. She died on January 12, 2020. Kathleen's friends in Albany Presbytery had hoped to hold a memorial service for her in our presbytery. The pandemic prevented this from happening. Now, one year after Kathleen's death, we have decided to gather on Zoom for a time of remembrance and thanksgiving for Kathleen's life, on January 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm. Kathleen was known for gift giving. In light of this, you are invited to bring a gift she gave you to the zoom gathering. We will each have the opportunity to share our stories and the meaning of our gifts. 
 
Here is the Zoom link for the memorial gathering:
 
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Meeting ID: 840 9907 4416
Passcode: 798656
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Meeting ID: 840 9907 4416
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Education and Spiritual Formation each Sunday
Adult Education at 8:45am–9:45am
Children’s Education at 9:15am–9:45am
Virtual Youth Group at 11:00am
Click here to add or update your YOUTH's contact info.

Find the Zoom links in Thursday’s eblast.


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Our Youth

Yesterday nine youth and adults from the youth group volunteered at the Regional Food Bank of NENY as part of the MLK Jr Day of Service! We sorted and packed up 7,000 lbs of food that will go to local food pantries instead of the landfill.

 

Calendar

Tuesday, 1/19      9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                             7:00pm   Session Meeting

Wednes., 1/20     7:00pm   Care Team

Thurs., 1/21       7:00am    Men's Bible Study
                          12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
                            4:30pm   Anti-Racism Task Force
                            7:30pm   Chancel Choir Virtual Meeting

Sunday, 1/24     8:45am    Adult Education 
                           9:15am   Children’s Education  
                         10:00am   Live Stream Worship (communion)
                         11:00am   Virtual Youth Group

Tuesday, 1/26      9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                             6:30pm   FOCUS Board

Wednes., 1/27   10:00am   Woman to Woman Small Group
                            6:30pm   Women's Small Group

                            7:00pm   Dads' Small Group

Thurs., 1/28       7:00am    Men's Bible Study
                          12:30pm   Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation

                            7:30pm   B3 Small Group

Sunday, 1/31     8:45am    Adult Education 
                           9:15am   Children’s Education  
                         10:00am   Live Stream Worship (communion)
                         11:15am   Annual Congregational Meeting via zoom

                         11:00am   Virtual Youth Group                        

Tuesday, 2/2      9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                           5:30pm   Property Committee Meeting
         
                           7:00pm   Membership Committee Meeting       
                           7:30pm   Social Justice & Peacemaking Committee Meeting         


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