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Events this weekend

Join us on Sunday, July 3 
FOCUS Worship Service at 10am.
First Church Albany
110 N. Pearl Street, Albany NY
This service will be offered as a hybrid event. 
You may attend drive-in worship in-person by driving your car to the First Church parking lot on Sheriden Avenue. 
You may also attend remotely on Zoom.
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Albany County’s CDC Community level is GREEN,
so we’re following the GREEN protocols on Sunday.
Here are the complete charts.
Here is just the GREEN chart which is our level.

Mask wearing is optional. You may choose to still wear a mask
and sit apart from anyone who is not wearing a mask.
If you are not wearing a mask,
please be considerate of those near you
who are still masked and practice social distancing
for their wellbeing and peace of mind.
Thank you for your patience and kindness to each other.

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Please send any prayer requests to Jamie 
so that we can include them in worship on Sunday.

Offering of Our Gifts
You can mail offering to: FPC, 362 State St, Albany, NY 12210
Or go on line to donate (
Thank you for your continued support of FPC ministries.

Looking for some Fellowship Time?

Join other First Pres members at a safe gathering!

If you’re interested in hosting
a porch, patio or deck time at your home,
please contact the church office with details.

Advocacy Work

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 




“We Won’t Be Silent Anymore!”

Albany Presbytery joins Historic March on Washington this past
Saturday, June 18, 2022

Thousands of people gathered at the Mass Poor People’s & Low Wage Workers’ Assembly on June 18th in Washington DC, and thousands more watched the livestream. If you missed it, you can still watch the video. Go to or the Poor People’s Campaign Facebook page.

Photo credit: Steve Pavey


National News Coverage:

Washington Post: Poor People’s Campaign marches, rallies in District

NPR: Poor People's Campaign rallies in Washington to mobilize low-income voters


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Special CRICCC Virtual Forum for congregations on energy conservation, solar power feasibility, and related financing, thanks to a grant from NYSERDA.  With Rev. Peter Cook, head of the New York State Council of Churches.  Date:  Wednesday, July 13 at 7:00 PM:  
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 850 9383 7622, 
Passcode: 058354.  

Thank you, Capital Region Interfaith Creation Care Coalition


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The First Presbyterian Church awards 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. All you need to do is fill out the application and send it to the church. The deadline is August 1, 2022. For additional information please contact Roseline Takor at

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FELLOWSHIP TIME:  We're pleased to announce that Fellowship Time is once again being held either in Assembly Hall or outside on Willett St. following the Sunday Worship Service.  The Hospitality Team Coordinator Deacon David Hinchen is organizing this effort. As we no longer have a custodian and are no longer relying on flocks to oversee this task, we're seeking members of the congregation to assist with making coffee, bringing snacks, setting up and putting things away.  If you're available on any upcoming Sundays, please contact:

David Hinchen
(518) 489-1854 (call or text)

Youth Group News


Parents/Caregivers, please take 5 minutes to respond to this Survey to help us set goals for our youth programming. 


Let’s Celebrate our Youth! 

Did your child make the news?
Do they have a concert, or competition coming up?

If a First Pres 6th-12th grader has a special event coming up, we please let our youth director, Molly, know & invite her to come! Please share photos and updates with Molly on experiences and accomplishments so we can celebrate with you. 


 Sign up for Text Reminders
All youth and parents, if you haven't already, please sign up for text alerts!
Text @mdowellb to 81010 

July Birthdays

David Hannay                                 Carol Green
 7/2                                                    7/15  
Ellen Eisenbraun                            Lily John
 7/2                                                    7/16  
Julia Ashton                                     Daniel Obi   
 7/2                                                    7/16  
Natalie Ashton                                 Jason Boucher
 7/2                                                    7/17 
Phillip Riddle                                   Paloma Luisi
 7/3                                                    7/18 
Geoff Holmes                                   Chas Kite
 7/3                                                    7/18
Amy Robinson                                 Sophia Pruzek 
7/4                                                     7/19 
Maddie Einsenbraun                      Ewan MacNaughton
7/4                                                     7/19
Evelyn Stevens                                Lauryn Gyamfi
7/4                                                     7/21
Prudence Iyok                                 Rev. Amaury Tañón-Santos
7/7                                                     7/24
Ben Eisenbraun                               David Pettis
7/7                                                      7/27
Lidia Boucher                                  Sean Metoke-Abunaw
7/9                                                      7/27
Geordell Mayega Beck Etame        Stephanie Ragone
7/10                                                    7/28
Fred Gyamfi                                     Donald Mark
7/12                                                     7/30
Elliott Taylor                                    Betsy Hadden
7/14                                                     7/31
Stephanie Kite        
If your birthday is this month and it's not listed, please let Jamie know so we can update our records. 


Sunday, 7/3      10:00am   FOCUS Worship Service
                                           First Church Albany

Monday, 7/4                     Office Closed

Tuesday, 7/5     12:30pm   Staff Meeting
                            6:30pm   Membership Committee Meeting

Sunday, 7/10      9:30am   Worship Service
                                           In-Person/Livestream on Facebook
                          10:30am   Fellowship Time

Monday, 7/11    1:00pm   Covenant Group Meeting

Tuesday, 7/12    6:30pm   Anti-Racism Task Force

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