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Don't forget to turn your clocks back 1 hour this Sunday
starting at 2:00am


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Join us on Sunday, November 7
for education, worship and fellowship
 
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Adult Education at 9:00 am
Have you ever gone without food so that your children could eat? Have you worried about how poor nutrition will affect your child's learning ability? Do you work full time (or more) and still can't make enough to adequately feed your family?
Millions of people here in the US and around the world find themselves in those situations every day. What can we here at First Pres do? Join us on Sunday, November 7 at 9:00 am as we engage in collective action through letter writing to express our concern and demand action from our elected officials. Bread for the World, an  international organization devoted to ending food insecurity, asks church communities to join them in contacting our national elected representatives. We will hear from Rev. Cho, head of Bread for the World. Christ calls us to "feed the hungry." Please join us.

Click here to find everything you need to write to your senators and representatives. You will find sample letters for each Congressional representative, a listing of our senators and representatives, a tip sheet on writing an effective letter and mailing instructions including how to email your letters.

All are welcome! Join us via zoom at 9:00!
 
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Virtual Youth Group- 6th graders-12th graders - at 9am.
Join us via Zoom at 9:00!
 
 
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Children's Education at 9:15am 
Pre-K through 5th Graders:
Join for singing, Bible story, conversation and prayer.
Join us via zoom at 9:15!

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Worship Service at 10:30am.
In-person and livestreaming!
 
Please plan to arrive early
so you can be checked in
at the one entry door on Willett St by the ramp.
If you are handicapped, please park in the church lot,
and check in at the elevator door.
 

With COVID-19 case numbers still high locally,
it's especially important to follow the direction from
Session: maintain at least a 6-foot distance between
people in the pews, unless they live in the same household 
and remember to wear a mask.

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We continue to live stream on Facebook.
Click here to connect on Sunday.
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/)
Thank you for your continued support of FPC ministries.

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Fellowship Time at 11:30am.

After the service, join us on Willett Street for
Fellowship Time
We’ll have drinks and snacks and
enjoy conversation with one another!
 

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Wondering what to expect on Sunday?
Click here to view a video
Session members created
to give you a sense of what to expect
coming back to in-person worship. 

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A Message from Stewardship Committee


Thanks to everyone who has made a financial pledge to support First Presbyterian Church and its meaningful work in 2022. If you have not yet made a pledge, there is still time! You may make a pledge online or you can contact Jamie in the church office  or 518-449-7332, and she can email or surface mail you a pledge card.

Youth Group News




 

Opportunities

There has been a lot to lament over the last two years.  COVID 19 has taken people from our midst and changed plans and altered many aspects of our lives. The climate. Our economy. Our political situation and the threats to it. Discrimination against people of color. We have much to lament.  Next Sunday, November 14, the theme of our worship service will be lament. We’ll explore lament in scripture, and its place in our lives today. After all that we’ve been through and lost in the past 20 months, we need a safe place to name that loss and grieve changes which we didn’t want in our lives. There is a biblical tradition of expressing lament and sorrow. Sunday’s service will offer a time and a place for us to lament to a loving God. Join us in-person or on Facebook.
 

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Would you like to help run the audio-visual systems during the church service? You would control the soundboard, which broadcasts the audio throughout the sanctuary and the Internet broadcasting software that delivers the Facebook livestream. And, of course, you'd receive full training. 

Our team shares these duties so that your commitment would be between 8 - 12 Sundays per year. 

If interested, please contact Dwight Cheu at dwightcheu@gmail.com. We also welcome high school students too -- this would be a great introduction to audio and video broadcasting.

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WANTED: 4 people willing to take one Sunday a month to facilitate the use of our propane patio heaters for Fellowship Time. Responsibilities: position and hook up the propane tanks on Sunday morning, turn on heaters prior to Fellowship Time, turn off heaters after Fellowship Time and unhook the propane tanks so the heaters and propane can be stored safely. If interested please contact Pastor Miriam.  

 

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The Session has called the congregation to meet in-person the sanctuary and virtually on zoom on Sunday, November 14, at 11:45 following the 10:30 am worship service for the purpose of acting on the recommendations of the Nominating Committee.
-Glenn and Miriam Lawrence Leupold, Moderators of Session
-Mary Rogers, Clerk of Session

 

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The Wizard’s Wardrobe will be conducting our two-day tutor training at our space at 20 Rensselaer Street on Nov. 13 & 20. It runs from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. A light breakfast will be served along with beverages and snack. Just bring a sandwich for lunch.

Since our program provides free, one-on-one tutoring to elementary students in the South End, we cannot take students unless we have a tutor waiting for them.

Please contact Debbie Fagans at edfagans@mac.com or 518-776-0664 if you are interested.

Calendar

Thursday, 11/4   7:00am   Men's Bible Study (Rose Room)
                            7:15pm   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, 11/7      9:00am   Adult Education via Zoom
                            9:00am   Youth Group via Zoom
                            9:15am   Children’s Education via Zoom
                            9:45am   Soloists Rehearsal
                          10:30am   In-Person Worship Service and
                                           Live Streaming Worship Service on Facebook
                          11:30am   Outside Fellowship Time

Monday, 11/8     1:00pm   Covenant Small Group

Tuesday, 11/9      9:00am   Men’s Bible Study via zoom
                           11:30am   Clergy Meeting
                             5:00pm   Worship Committee Meeting
                             6:30pm   Anti-Racism Task Force

Wednes., 11/10 11:00am   Staff Meeting
                            6:30pm   SWAT Team
                            7:00pm   Dads' Small Group

 Thurs., 11/11      7:00am   Men's Bible Study (Rose Room)
                             7:15pm   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, 11/14     9:00am   Adult Education via Zoom
                            9:00am   Virtual Youth Group
                            9:15am   Children’s Education via Zoom
                            9:45am   Soloists Rehearsal
                          10:30am   In-Person Worship Service and
                                           Live Streaming Worship Service on Facebook
                          11:45am   Congregational Meeting
                                           Willett St Fellowship Time (after congregational                                               meeting)

Tuesday, 11/16    9:00am   Men’s Bible Study via zoom
                             7:00pm   Session Meeting
                             7:00pm   Dads' Small Group

Wednes., 11/17  10:00am   Women to Women Small Group

Thurs., 11/18       7:00am   Men's Bible Study (Rose Room)
                             7:15pm   Soloist/Choir Rehearsal

 
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