Church/Spiritual 04.20.23

Brunswick Church Wants to Pray for You!

On Thursday May 4th, Brunswick Church invites you to adjust your usual morning route and let a “prayer drive-thru” empower your day. This “Prayer-to-Go” event will run from 7 am to 7 pm at Brunswick Church on Route 351 in Brunswick. Motorists are invited to stop briefly, receive a hot cup of coffee and a snack, and allow us to pray for their concerns on the spot. Whether it’s offering God praise for recent blessings or asking for a needed miracle, a friendly face will greet you and offer to pray for a few moments before bidding you a great day in the sure knowledge that you matter to God and to people in our community. No prayer is too small or too big. In fact, no details are needed at all. So, drive right by your usual morning coffee run on May 4th and let your morning — or evening—commute be blessed.

Change The World 2023

The First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush, located at 1 Gilligan Road in East Greenbush has an exciting May planned. This coming May marks the tenth anniversary of participation in Change the World. What started in 2014 with a one-day event has now grown into a month-long series of events, all designed to share God’s love with our neighbors. Originally designed as an attempt to get church-goers out of their pews and into the community to demonstrate our faith, the interest and excitement continues. Once again this year activities are being planned throughout the month of May including some favorites from past years as well as some new events. 

We are looking forward to hosting our first “Moonbee” on May 20. A “Moonbee” is a sewing-bee where volunteers create washable menstrual management kits for distribution to girls around the world living in poverty. (No sewing experience is necessary. There are jobs for everyone!) Here’s what the Change the World planning group has scheduled so far.

May 6 9 AM-1 PM Community-Wide Garage Sale Church Garage

May 7 10:45 AM-11:30 AM Prayer Stations Church Classrooms

May 9 10 AM-Noon Moonbee Fellowship Hall

Date, Time TBA Potting Plants & Delivery TBA

May 21 9 AM-Noon Food Drive Church Garage

May 21 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Card Making Fellowship Hall

May 21 10:00 Sunday School Delivery of Donations to Joseph’s House Shelter

May 21 10:30-11:30 Get Together at Van Rensselaer Heights, Rensselaer

May 21 Noon-1 AM Luncheon for Volunteers Fellowship Hall

We will once again participate in the Red Bird Shoebox Project all month long. Shoeboxes will be available beginning May 1. We will also have “Share the Love” May calendars available for those who are interested in sharing God’s love with others. Contact the church with questions or for more information at 518.894.2496 or visit our website at

Church of the Redeemer

Sunday, April 23, service will be at 9 am followed by coffee hour in the Hearth Room.

On Wednesday, Hot Mess Crafters gets together at 10 am and Bible Study meets later at 2 when we are studying where and how to find happiness. 

Come to Thrift Shop to explore our assortment of prom and first communion attire. We also have spring and summer apparel and home décor. We are open Thursdays 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

Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Troy

Come join us for many seasonal events. 

The Sunday 8 a.m. spoken service follows a more ancient Eucharistic Rite in Elizabethan English. The 10 a.m. modern Eucharistic Rite is preceded by hymns on the tower chime and is both live-streamed and in-person. Hymns are accompanied on the regal pipe organ, and Communion music is often from contemporary repertoire. Coffee hour follows the 10 a.m. services. Join us!

The Thrift Store thrives. Hours for shopping and dropping off are from 9 to 12 on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Do stop by!

Our next food pantry, which includes fresh produce, will be Saturday, May 6th, from 10 until noon. All are welcome.

Our next Troy Night Out event will be a Hymn Sing on Friday, April 26th at 6 pm. Come join us for this intergenerational event, which will feature a wide variety of hymns accompanied by organ, guitar, and other instruments, including bells played by attendees! For more information or to request a hymn, be in touch with Choir Director Tiffany Dzembo at

Saint John’s will be a part of the Hidden Garden Tour on Thursday, May 25th from 4 to 7:30 pm. For more information log onto

All activities are at 146 1st Street in Troy (518)274-5884. The Rector, the Rev. Judith Malionek, can also be reached at

Storytelling Night

Join us at First United Methodist Church 1 Gilligan Road East Greenbush for another special Storytelling night on Wednesday May 3 at 7 pm with our own Choir Director, Robert Thompson . He will share the long history of music in our church and how it has shaped our congregation for over 150 years. 

We will have light refreshments and a free will offering to benefit our youth.

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