Church/Spiritual 03.17.22

Church of the Redeemer

Celebrate the first day of Spring on Sunday, March 20 at 9 AM at Church of the Redeemer. Join us after service for coffee hour and socializing.

Thrift Shop is scheduled to be open Saturday March 19 from 9-2 and every Thursday from 3-6. 

Hot Mess Crafters meet every Wednesday at 10 AM. We have been asked to make lap robes for veterans and hats for the mariners who dock at the Port of Albany.

Bible Study meets every Wednesday in the Hearth Room at 3:30. 

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

Zion’s UCC Easter Sunrise Service

Zion’s United church of Christ, 741 Taborton Road, Sand Lake, will be having their annual Easter Sunrise service on Sunday April 17th staring at 6:00am on the edge of Little Bowman Pond, across from the church. 

After the service we will be having breakfast in the church hall. If you plan on attending the breakfast, please call Diane Hoffman (518) 674-2746 of Jane Weber (518) 258-4307 to make reservations so we know how many to prepare for.

Light a candle for Ukraine

Everyone is welcome to come to Church of the Covenant United Methodist, “the round church”, 3055 NY 43, Averill Park, NY every Wednesday. We have a weekly communion service from 7:30-8:30 pm. In addition, Church of the Covenant has adoptted an “open door” policy until 9:00 pm.

Anyone who wants to “light” a candle and/or pray can stop in. LED candles will be available to leave at the altar. It will be an open time of prayer so participants may come and go as they wish.

Looking forward to praying for peace with you. There are currently 22 countries at war – including Ukraine. The world needs us to come together for wholeness and holiness.

Holy Week Services at First United Methodist Church 

1 Gilligan Rd. East Greenbush

Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022

9:15 AM – Youth Palm Parade

9:30 AM – Worship service in sanctuary, in person and live streamed on Facebook

Holy/Maundy Thursday, April 14, 2022

7:00 PM Worship service in the sanctuary with Communion. In person and live streamed on Facebook.

Good Friday, April 15, 2022

7:00 PM – Worship service in the sanctuary, in person and live streamed on Facebook.

Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022

6:30 AM – Sunrise service at the outdoor chapel

9:30 AM – Worship service in the sanctuary. This will be live streamed on Facebook.

11:00 AM – Worship service in the sanctuary (not live streamed).

Lenten Zoom Luncheon (BYOL)
Stephentown Federated Church

Pastor Chris Garrison from the Stephentown Federated Church will be hosting a Lenten Zoom Luncheon (BYOL). The discussion will include the Lenten devotional readings from “Devotional – Ash Wednesday – Sanctuary for Lent 2022 – by Danielle Kim´ and the lectionary readings for the week. 

The Zooms will be held each Tuesday from 12 to 1:30 March 6th through April 12th. A Zoom link will be sent to anyone interested on each Tuesday. If you wish to be a part of this luncheon zoom, please send your email to or speak to Pastor Chris or call the church at 518-733-5813. 

If you don’t know how to do Zoom, you can use your phone to join. The phone number will be on the Zoom invite. We invite you to come and be a part of this special time during Lent.

Grace United Methodist Church Fundraiser

Grace UMC in Nassau is holding a fundraiser featuring pies from Smith’s Orchard. 

Orders must be placed by April 9 and pies will be available for pickup on Saturday, April 30th.

Delicious pie flavors available are : Apple , Blueberry, Cherry, Peach, Raspberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Very Berry or Pecan. Fruit pies are available in double crust or single crust with crumb topping.

Pies arrive frozen and boxed, with full baking instructions. $14 per pie 

To order call Nancy at 518-766-2387 or Marcia at 518-766-4746

Payment is due when the order is placed.

Salem Methodist Church Invites You to Join Us on the Way to the Cross

We continue on through Lent to Palm Sunday, April 10th, and finally to glorious Easter Sunday, April 17th. Along the way Pastor Charlie will deliver his inspirational sermons on Faith through the passion, death, and Resurrection of our Lord.

Salem United Methodist Church 349 Shaver Road West Sand Lake, NY 12196, 518-674-3106.

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 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.

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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