Church/Spiritual 04.14.22

Family Game Night

Grace United Methodist Church is hosting a Family Game Night.

Thursday, April 21, 6:00 – 7:30

@ Grace United Methodist, Rt 20 Nassau

This is a community gathering for all ages.

Bring your family, your friends, and make new friends.

This will be a monthly event on the third Thursday of each month.

Come join us for some ‘un-wired’ fun!

Easter Week at Church of the Redeemer

Celebrate Easter with us at 9:00 on Sunday, April 17. Join us in the Hearth Room after service for coffee hour and socializing. 

Hot Mess Crafters resumes meeting on Wednesday at 10 AM. Come to learn or teach a craft.

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

Thank you to all who came to make the Thrift Shop Bag Sale a joyful success. We hope you enjoy your purchases. Thrift Shop is scheduled to be open Thursday from 3-6. We have an assortment of attire for your special spring occasions: Communion dresses, Prom dresses and gowns, Wedding gowns, Mother of the Bride dresses, and cocktail dresses. Stop in to see if we can fill your need. 

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

Chicken BBQ at Salem UMC to benefit NOPIATES

Order chicken, fight addiction! Church of the Covenant, United Methodist Men & Salem UMC are sponsoring a Chicken Bar-B-Que with ALL proceeds to benefit NOPIATES! 349 Shaver Road, West Sand Lake, NY 12196 

The event will be held Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 4:00 – 6:30, takeout or eat in. NOPIATES is a local group in Sand Lake dedicated to raising prevention awareness and prevention of opiate addiction, providing support to those fighting opiate addiction and remembering those who have been lost to the disease. Dinner includes: ½ chicken, potato, coleslaw, roll, pie! & bottled water. 

Eat in or Pre order @ $15 per dinner at 518 674-3664 or Ralph LaMontagna 518 429-7855. Donations accepted.

Easter Celebration at Brunswick Church

All are welcome as we rejoice on April 17th, Easter Sunday!  We will greet this special day with a sunrise service at 6:30 AM in the cemetery behind the church, followed by an Easter Breakfast Buffet from 8 – 9 AM in the Fellowship Hall. Our main worship service will begin at 9:30 AM in the Worship Center, featuring the praise band, choir, brass instruments, and the Good News that Christ is Risen!  Please join us for this day of celebration. Brunswick Church is located at 42 White Church Road, just off Rt. 351 (1 mile south of Rt. 2).  For additional information, please call the church office at 518-279-3792.

Love Lutheran Church Holy Week Observances

Please join us for our Holy Week Observances:

Friday, April 15th, 7:00 pm, Good Friday

Sunday, April 17th, 10:00 am, Easter Festival Worship

Service will be held outside, weather permitting!

Easter Events at the North Chatham United Methodist Church

The North Chatham United Methodist Church will be having an Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, April 16th. The fun will start at 9:00 sharp. Kids 12 and under are welcome to join us! After a 2-year hiatus due to COVID, we are looking forward to doing this again. On Easter Sunday we will be having a SonRise Service at 6:30 AM and our regular worship at 11:00 AM. Our weekly in-person worship services are also available on ZOOM. The ZOOM login information is on our website ( 

For more information on North Chatham United Methodist Church, please call 518-766-3535 or visit our website. Thanks and we hope to see you soon, in person or on ZOOM!

Holy Week Services at Hope Lutheran Church

Maundy Thursday service will be April 14th, at 7pm, Pastor Hoh will be assisted by Christine Nash, Holy Communion will be celebrated. April 15th, at 7pm will be the Good Friday Service, Pastor Hoh will once again share the story of the Crucifixion of our Lord. This solemn service is open to all the community. Easter Sunday Celebration will be Sunday April 17th at 10am. Pastor Hoh, along with assisting minister Catherine Jura will recount the glorious celebration of the resurrection of our Lord. Pastor will officiate over the celebration of Holy Communion.. Coffee hour and snacks will follow service.

Lenten & Easter Service Schedule 2022

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Poestenkill

Welcome to the Christian season of Lent, the forty-day period of self-reflection and review of ourselves in our thoughts, words and deeds.  Perhaps we can think of some things we could have done better or at least found more loving ways and remember what Jesus taught us. 

It is a time of repentance and seeking forgiveness, to move forward in a kinder, more gentle way of living our lives and renewing our relationship with God.  When we are kind and non-judgmental, we almost always feel better about ourselves.

You are most welcome to come to our Lenten and Easter services in the coming weeks.  Here are our service times and places.  Please consider attending any or all of the services at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Poestenkill, 772 Route 351, Poestenkill, NY 12140.  Sunday, April 10, 2022 – Palm Sunday – 9 a.m.; Friday, April 15, 2022 – Good Friday – 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 17, 2022 – Easter Sunday – 9 a.m.   Our regular worship time is 9 a.m. every Sunday.

**Please note our Maundy Thursday service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 50 Leversee Road, Troy, NY 12182.   **Thursday, April 14, 2022 – Maundy Thursday – 7 p.m.

Stephentown Federated Church Easter Services

Pastor Chris Garrison invites all to join us for the following services during the Lenten Season:

Good Friday, April 15th. the Sanctuary will be open from 12-3 for you to come at a time that works for you. This is a time set apart to contemplate, pray, journey with Jesus through self-guided stations of the cross. It’s an open house in which you can pray alone or receive pastoral prayer if desired.

Easter Services, April 17th. This year join us at 6:30 am for a Sunrise Service in Garfield Cemetery on Garfield Road, Stephentown, NY and/or in the Sanctuary for our Easter service at 9:30 am with the choir singing. This is a great time to invite friends and family to this place of safety to belong–whether they believe or not.

Our church is at 1513 Garfield Road, Stephentown, NY. The church is handicapped accessible. If you cannot join us in church join our service on our website: You can also donate on our website. We look forward to you joining us. The church phone number is 518-733-5813.

We are requesting unvaccinated people wear masks.

Holy Week at Blooming Grove Reformed Church

Blooming Grove Reformed Church, 706 Bloominggrove Drive, Defreesrville, NY, across from CDTA Park and Ride, Rt.4.

April 14 Maunday Thursday with communion at 6:30 pm, April 17 Easter Morning Worship 9:30

Easter Egg Hunt

CASTLETON – Easter is just around the corner and Emmanuel Reformed Church in Castleton is gearing up for the joy it brings. On Saturday, April 16 at 11:00 am we will have an Egg Hunt for young children and a Hunt for Easter for older children. The hunts will begin with a word from our pastor about the meaning of Easter and then the younger children will be set free to gather the goodies that have been hidden outside. The older children will go on a treasure hunt to learn about what happened leading up to that day and get just as many goodies to enjoy. We are located at 1150 Maple Hill Rd. adjacent to the Maple Hill High School and have plenty of parking. See you Saturday, April 16 at 11:00 am. Call 518-732-7766 for more information.

Join us for Our Easter Egg Hunt

CENTER BRUNSWICK – Gilead Lutheran Church will again hold an old fashioned Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 16. Our hunt was so successful last year that this year we’ve decided to have 3 separate hunts based on age groups: Age 5 and under will begin at 10 am; over 5 through 9 will be at 10:45 a.m. and ages 10 and over will be at 11:30 a.m. 

Plastic treat-filled eggs will be provided. We will be outside, dress for the weather. If you would like to support our egg hunt, we are accepting donations of filled plastic eggs. You can call the church office at 518-279-9270 or email to set up a drop off time. 

Thank you for your support. We can’t wait to see you there!! Gilead is located in Center Brunswick at Route 7 east and 278.

Spring Rummage Sale at Church of the Covenant

AVERILL PARK – When you are overcome by the urge to clean and purge please think of the Church of the Covenant United Methodist, “The Round Church”, 3055 NY 43, Averill Park, NY. 

We will be having our ever popular clothing only rummage sale on June 10th and 11th. We will be accepting donations May 31st – June 8th. We are unable to accept donations sooner due to our lack of storage. Donations may include all clothing, shoes, boots, purses, etc. (anything wearable). Also, bedding, towels, curtains, craft and sewing items. No household goods. 

Those can be saved for the indoor yard sale in July. Watch The Advertiser for exact dates. We thank you in advance for sending only items in the condition you would expect as a shopper. We look forward to your donations and seeing our many Rummage Sale friends! Judy Kane (518) 283-4153

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!

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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