Church/Spiritual 04.27.23

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.

Brunswick Church Vacation Bible School

Brunswick Church, 42 White Church Lane, Troy, NY announces that sign up for Vacation Bible School July 10-14 from 9:00 to Noon is now open. Children ages 3 through completed 5th grade are welcome. There is no cost to attend.

At Stellar VBS, kids will set out on a cosmic quest where they will have a blast shining Jesus’ light to the word. They will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, have yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, have great crafts that will include a do-it-yourself designed t-shirt and a photo souvenir, while all along collecting Bible memory verses to remind them of Jesus’ light!

Go to our website to register or call Kevin at 518-858-8109 to register by phone, get directions or for more information.

Memorial Day Mass “Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes”

As the country celebrates Memorial Day, Our Lady of Angels Cemetery joins thousands of Catholic cemeteries across the United States in a national celebration, “Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes.” This national program, developed by the Catholic Cemetery Conference, honors men and women who died while serving in the armed forces, as well as recognizing both active duty military and veterans.

Please join us for this special Mass celebrated by Reverend John Bradley on Monday, May 29, at 10am at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, 1389 Central Avenue in Colonie. The Memorial Day Mass will take place outside, under a large tent, rain or shine. Veterans are invited each year to serve as lectors and Eucharistic Ministers, and participate in the presentation of gifts. Veterans attending the Mass are offered special lapel pins.

For more information about our Memorial Day Mass including volunteer opportunities for the service, please call (518) 374-5319.

Church of the Redeemer

Sunday, April 30, 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. On Saturday, May 6, Thrift Shop will be open from 9-2

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

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

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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