Church/Spiritual 05.26.22

Happy Birthday, Church!

Happy birthday, Church! Pentecost Sunday marks the birth of the Christian church, as described in Acts chapter 2. The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus’ followers in the form of fire and they went out to change the world. On Sunday, June 5, at 9:30am Saint Paul’s Church will be celebrating with a birthday party! You’re invited to wear your brightest flame-colored clothes to remember the presence of the Holy Spirit. 

Saint Paul’s Church is located at 1583 Carney Road, Castleton NY 12033.

Church of the Redeemer

Sunday service, May 29, is at 9:00. All are welcome to attend and to stay following the service for coffee hour and socializing. 

Hot Mess Crafters meets on Wednesday at 10 AM. We have been blessed with new knit and crochet patterns and always welcome new ideas and projects. Come to learn or teach a craft. 

With longer daylight hours, Bible Study on Wednesday is now beginning at 4:00 in the Hearth Room. Our area of study is John Ortberg’s “Eternity Is Now in Session”. The theme of this study is “knowing God in the here and now”.

Thrift Shop is open Thursdays from 3-6. 

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

Celebrate Pentecost at Hope United Methodist Church

Hope UMC (566 Brunswick Road, Troy, NY – Eagle Mills) will celebrate the flame of Pentecost (the 50th day after Easter when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles & other followers of Jesus) on Sunday, June 5, 2022
at 10:30 A.M. 

Family worship will be in the sanctuary with joyful praise and prayer. Immediately after the service there will be a cookout on the front lawn (Hamburgers & Hot Dogs will be provided). You may bring a dish to share. There will be games for the children. Join us for food, fellowship & fun. For information: 518-279-1403 or

Food Trucks at the Church of the Covenant

There will, once again, be a wonderful smell wafting over Averill Park on Tuesday, June 14th! Livin’ the Dream and Heisenburgers will be cooking up their specialties in the upper lot of the Church of the Covenant from 4:00-7:00 for take out or to enjoy at outdoor seating with neighbors, friends and family. Homemade desserts will be for sale and entertainment provided. There will be indoor seating if the weather does not cooperate. 

Handicapped parking will be available off Orient Ave. with general parking in the lower lot.

St. Jude the Apostle Church Faith Formation Program

St. Jude the Apostle Church’s Faith Formation Program will be held in person starting September 11th.  For more information, registration forms and materials, please contact Patti Mugrace ( or 518-283-1168.  

Our program will run on Sunday’s (time to be announced) from September through April.  We look forward to seeing you in September!

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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