Service at Nassau Reformed Church
NASSAU – After serving as Minister at the Nassau Reformed Church for over 20 years, Rev Ed Van Kampen retired as of December 31st. Until the time a new Worship Leader is selected, Sunday Worship will be led by: Jan. 23rd, Chaplin Michael Needham; and, Jan 30th, Rev. Ed Van Kampen. The Nassau Reformed Church is one-quarter mile east of the only red light in the Village of Nassau, on Rt.20, 43 Church St. Service starts at 11 am, Sunday. The second floor sanctuary is handicapped accessible; all are welcome. Pat Piniazek, (518) 577-0491.
Church of the Redeemer
RENSSELAER – Sunday service on January 23 will be at 9 AM.
Hot Mess Crafters plan to meet on Wednesday January 26 at 10 AM.
Bible Study is meeting on Wednesday, January 26 at 4 PM.
Thrift Shop is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, February 3 from 3-6.
Our annual meeting is scheduled for January 30 at 10 AM. If you wish to be nominated for Vestry, let Father Haskell or one of the Vestry members know.
NYS mandates require everyone wear a face mask in all public venues, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are available if you need one. The Church is marked at 6’ intervals to facilitate social distancing.
The Church of the Redeemer is an Episcopal church located on CDTA bus route #214 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 email@example.com
Support for Parents of Children with Disabilities
BRUNSWICK – Do you have a child with various disabilities or other needs? You are cordially invited to participate in a support group from the comfort of your own home! This is an opportunity to share concerns, insights, and resources to help navigate through both rewarding and challenging times. The host is Connie Vooys, a former special education teacher and mother to a special needs child. The group meets via zoom on the first and third Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM, and is open to all parents and caregivers without regard to geographic or religious boundaries. If you are interested, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and Connie will send you an online link to the group and answer any questions you may have. Sometimes a bit of encouragement makes all the difference!
Calling All Knitters
BRUNSWICK – Are you someone who likes to knit, but you’ve already made everything you need for yourself and your family? We have a great opportunity where you can use your skill to help others! You are welcome to participate in our Prayer Shawl Knitting Group every first and third Thursday at 12:30 PM in the lobby at Brunswick Church. Shawls are made to share and bring comfort to those who are ill or suffering, and they have always been very much appreciated. For more details about joining the group, or if you know of someone who could use a prayer shawl, please call the church office at 518-279-3792. This is a ministry of Brunswick Church at 42 White Church Lane (just off Rt. 351). Our worship services are Sundays at 9:30 AM and all are welcome; however, church attendance is not required to join the knitting group or to request a prayer shawl.
TROY – Center Brunswick United Methodist Church offers Keyes Scholarship for 2022 graduates of Tamarac High School
The finance committee of the Center Brunswick United Methodist Church has announced that it will award $500 to a student to be selected from the Tamarac High School Class of 2022. The money may be used for any type of expense related to further education. Students do not have to belong to this church or any other church to be eligible.
Interested student must apply for this award no later than March 1,2022. The application can be obtained from the school’s guidance department.
This award is given in memory of Harold and Mabel Keyes through a trust funded by their last will and testament. Mable taught in the Brunswick Schools and continued teaching Sunday School at Center Brunswick UMC for many years after she retired. Through this award, her love of helping young people learn and grow will continue to reach the youth of our community.
Center Brunswick UMC is located at the intersection of Routes 7 and 142 in Troy.
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 email@example.com. 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.