Church/Spiritual 01.19.23

Storytelling Night

First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Rd. East Greenbush

We are people of story. Our traditions, religions, histories, and biographies are compilations of stories told and received, handed down, edited, redacted, metaphorized, dreamed up. Storytelling Night is a monthly evening of food, fellowship, and storytelling. We gather monthly around the stories of people. And, we believe that each story – of our fears, of our hopes, of our lives, of our families, of our undoing, of our renaissance, of our redemption – can be inspiring to us and to others . . . but only if that story is shared. The practice of storytelling (and of story-hearing) is an essential part of being human, and we want to encourage, uplift, facilitate, and gather around the telling and hearing of stories. Join us if you want to share or hear a story! 

Wednesday February First: Danyal Mohammadzadeh, a journalist and human rights activist from Iran. 

Wednesday March First: Elaine M. Rudzinski, the Chief of Police of the East Greenbush Police Department. 

Wednesday April Fifth: Roberta Reno, East Greenbush Town Historian. 

Wednesday May Third: Robert Thomsen, the Choir Director of the First UMC of East Greenbush. 

Wednesdays at 7 PM

Church of the Redeemer

January 22 service will be at 9:00. Coffee hour and socializing follow the service. 

Hot Mess Crafters meets Wednesdays at 10:00, weather permitting. Later in the day, at 2:00, there will be Bible Study where we are studying how the Holy Spirit guides and helps us. 

Thrift Shop remains closed until February 2 when it will reopen from 3-6. 

The Church of the Redeemer is an Episcopal church located on at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets. There is handicap parking, a ramp in front, and a parking lot in the rear. 

Fr. Robert Haskell may be emailed at

Thrift Shop

The Johnsonville Methodist Church Thrift Shop, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094 is open every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month from 9- 12. Closed on major holidays. Look for our sign at the corner of Rte. 111 and Rte. 67. 

A great selection of adult and children’s seasonal clothing, vintage, special occasion and career clothes, jewelry, shoes, boots, purses, toys, linens, puzzles and games, household and decorative items. Our well-organized book room has over 1,000 books.

Cancer Support Group

BRUNSWICK – There are very few of us who have not been affected by cancer, either as a patient, family member, or friend. If you are dealing with the stress of this disease for whatever reason, talking with others in similar circumstances can be very beneficial. 

A warm invitation is extended to attend a Zoom cancer support group, led once a month (the third Monday) by retired pastor Ted Wright, he himself a cancer patient. If you have any questions or would like the zoom link, please contact Ted at 

This is a ministry in conjunction with Brunswick Church at 42 White Church Lane (just off Rt. 351). Our worship services are Sundays at 9:30 AM and all are welcome. Church participation is not required to have cancer support.

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