Church/Spiritual 02.18.21

Can Church Happen Anywhere?

AVERILL PARK – Ask anyone from the Church of the Covenant in Averill Park and the answer will be a resounding, “Yes!” In fact, our skilled leadership had a hybrid model of “church” in place as soon as things changed last spring. At present, out of an abundance of caution our building is closed for a few weeks, but our 9:30 am Sunday services are continuing as usual. We are delighted to be able to provide an opportunity to our neighbors far and wide to attend our church on Facebook. And we do mean “far” with viewers from the Capital District, Florida, and even Scotland tuning in. The service features plenty of music from our talented organist/pianist, our renowned choir (virtually), and guest soloists. And you can always count on an inspirational message from Pastor Joe Auslander. Why not plan on joining us for 45 minutes or so at 9:30 on Sunday? Pour yourself that second cup of coffee, set the Sunday paper aside for a bit, and tune in using the link

Church of the Redeemer

RENSSELAER – Thrift Shop is open Saturday, February 20. Thrift Shop is regularly open the first and the third Saturday of each month. Donations are accepted while Thrift Shop is open. Please do not leave donations outside. If you have an emergency need, you may call 518-650-8181 to schedule an appointment.

Sunday services on February 21 are at 8:00 and 9:30 with coffee hour following each service. Communion is by host only.

Hot Mess Crafters will meet on Wednesday, February 24 at 10 AM. We have secured patterns for making mittens including those worn by Bernie Sanders at the inauguration.

Diocesan guidelines of wearing face masks which cover both the nose and the mouth, using hand sanitizer, and social distancing are followed at all church activities.

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

Brunswick Cares Food Pantry

TROY – Brunswick Cares Food Pantry serves those who are experiencing food insecurity in the greater Brunswick area. In an effort to serve, we need volunteers. Are you someone who could do this? We are open Tuesdays 5-7pm and Saturdays 9-11 am. Our volunteers need to arrive 1 hour before opening for set-up. We have safety protocols to protect you and our guests. If you would like to be a good neighbor by serving those in need, please contact us at

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