Church/Spiritual 06.06.19

A VBS wilderness adventure like no other

Gas up the all-terrain vehicle and head out on a wilderness adventure like no other. Get up close and personal with elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles and so much more!

This summer kids will focus in on some amazing, real-life encounters with Jesus and discover the most exciting truth of all – Jesus Christ is the Messiah, the Son of God, and by believing we can have life in His name.  Each day kids will make crafts, play fun games, enjoy tasty snacks and sing cool songs.

It’s Vacation Bible School time at West Stephentown Baptist Church, for children ages 3 through adults. This week of fun, food and exciting learning opportunities is free of charge and open to everyone!  Dates are July 8th through July 12th, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm.

Please call Pat Quackenbush at 518-674-0387 or visit our website at


Escape to Athens With Paul!

Imagine leaving a life of privilege, power and influence to angry mobs, agonizing imprisonment, and chain-breaking earthquakes—all to share the life-altering truth of God’s heart for humanity. Hear the awe-inspiring story of the Apostle Paul…straight from Paul himself! In an ancient “anything goes” culture, Paul will inspire kids to share the truth of God’s boundless!

St. Jude the Apostle Church, 42 Dana Ave., Wynantskill, NY, 9:00a.m.-Noon. Week of July 22-26, 2019.

Cost:  $30.00/one child, $15.00 each additional child.

***For Registration Forms, please stop by the Parish Office between the hours of 8:30a.m. – 2:00p.m. or request one via email:


Church of the Redeemer

Through Labor Day weekend, Sunday service at Church of the Redeemer will be 8:00, followed by coffee hour in the Hearth Room.

There will be CRAFTING on Wednesday at 10:00. We invite you to learn, teach, enjoy crochet, knitting, etc. We have yarn available for those who those who want to try something new.

BIBLE STUDY continues at 6:00 on Wednesday. Travel with us to the land of Abraham, Isaac, and others of the Old Testament as we learn from the teachings of historian and educator Ray Vander Laan. Come at 5:30 for pizza.

The Church of the Redeemer is located on CDTA bus route #214 at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets. There is handicapped parking and a ramp in front, and a parking lot in the rear. Our email is Our website is The Church phone number is 518-650-8181.



Looking for a good investment?

Faith is one that never loses interest! Come worship at the Church by the Lake. Snyder’s Lake Community Church offers a non-denominational, Christian service rooted in the Gospel and family values. Join us every Sunday at our 10am Worship service located at 24 Camp Scully Way, Wynantskill.


St. Jean Baptiste Day Celebration

La Fédération Franco-Américaine du NY, will celebrate the feast of St. John the Baptist with a Mass and reception on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at 2pm at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 119 Broad Street, Waterford, NY. The celebrant will be Father Jeffery L’Arche officiating the Mass in English and French with a choir singing French hymns.

Following the mass, La Fédération Franco-Américaine du NY welcomes Dr. Janet Shideler from Siena College to bring her project, “Je Me Souviens…I Remember”, to the reception, to be held in the parish hall.  Dr. Shideler project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, seeks to digitally preserve the rich cultural heritage of upstate New York Franco-American communities.

Individuals can bring old family photos, toys, religious medals, newspapers clippings, needlework, sheet music, bobbins, spindles, military medals, anything that helps to tell your Franco-American story. The items will be scanned and entered into the database. Eventually, the items will be able to be viewed at the New York Heritage Digital Collection that is on-line. The public is invited.


Cooking and Creating for a Cause Summer Day Camp

The First Reformed Church in Wynantskill will be holding a Cooking and Creating for a Cause Summer Camp again this summer.  This camp is for boys and girls entering grades 2-8 who would like to create food and crafts to be donated to local charities.  The camp will be held the week of July 15 -19 for children entering grades 2-4 and August 5 – 9 for children entering grades 5-8. The camp hours are from 9 am until 12 pm and will be held at the church on the corner of Main Ave. and Church St. in Wynantskill.

The cost of the camp is $20.00 per week per child.  For more information, or to register your child, please contact the church office at 518-283-4420.


Healing Arts Retreat SAVE THE DATE!

The next HEALING ARTS RETREAT at Saint Paul’s Church, 1583 Carney Rd., Castleton/Schodack, will be JUNE 22, 2019, 9:00 to 1:00.

Sessions are being finalized and will include practical tips shared by qualified practitioners in the healing arts. Ease the transition into Summer! For more information, visit or call & leave message at 518/732-7754.


Upcoming Events for Center Brunswick UM Church

We look forward to sharing God’s fellowship with our community.

Save the Dates:
June 23 Celebration of Ministry and Retirement for Pastor Joy Lowenthal
October 5 Swiss Steak Supper
December 14 Christmas Bazaar

2020 Dates to remember:
January 4 Brooks BBQ sponsored by Jubilation Station
April 25 Swiss Steak Supper

Center Brunswick UMC is located at 990 Hoosick Road, Troy, NY 12180. Inquiries can be sent to


Want A Free Vacation for Your Kids?


“Dash” over to CONNECTING POINT CHURCH where our “coaches” will “train” “runners” to “cross the finish line” with “strength, agility and stamina” during  THE INCREDIBLE RACE.

This global race will help “sprinters” discover that no matter where we live, the shade of our skin, or language we speak, we are all part of the SAME race – the HUMAN race!  Every night, 6:00-8:30pm, July 22-26, “contestants” entering K-6 grade will “compete” through clues and challenges to experience God’s love for everyone and learn that the Bible matters today! “Pit stops” through music, lessons, games, crafts, and snacks, too.  No “false starts” here…help them set their “personal best” in The Incredible Race of life!  Everything is FREE… including summer evenings for you, parents! Register at

568 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, (Van Den Houten Square, across from Dunkin Donuts).


St. Jude Church VBS

St. Jude the Apostle Church, 42 Dana Avenue, Wynantskill, NY, Vacation Bible School, Week of July 8-12, 2019 (9:00a.m.-Noon).

Cost: $30.00/one child, $15.00 each additional child

God is Good!

BIBLE POINT: Bible points for each day walk through the story of God’s chosen people, the Israelites, to remind your VBS kids again and again that God is good! On Day 1, your kids will meet “Mack,” the white rhinoceros who, through the story of the Israelites enslaved in Egypt, will help kids remember that God is good even when life is unfair. Day 2 introduces “Hooper,” an African hoopoe bird to share about the plagues and reinforce that, when life is scary, God is good. Day 3 brings the story of the Israelites in the wilderness told by “Marge” the cape buffalo, reminding kids of God’s goodness when life goes through changes. “Zion” the Lion helps kids see that even when they’re sad, God’s goodness is still. Day 4 is connected to the Gospel message of Jesus death and resurrection. Finally, on Day 5, “Savanna” the giraffe stands tall with the message that when life is good, God is good, just as he was when the Israelites built a memorial in the desert.

“At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wildlife.”


St Anthony’s of Padua Parish Festival Gala

St Anthony’s of Padua Parish Festival Gala on Thursday, June 13th, 2019. 5:30 pm Parish Mass. 7:00 pm Gala at Franklin Terrace Ballroom, 126 Campbell Ave, Troy, NY. Tickets are $40 at the door. Contact the parish office for more information at (518) 273-8622. Come and enjoy the celebration!



Assistant Pastor Called to Clearview C&MA Church

The Clearview Christian & Missionary Alliance Church is welcoming a new Assistant Pastor, Joel Geer, with his wife, Laura and their son, Josiah. The Geers will be joining in ministry at the church beginning in mid-June.

Joel was raised in Camden County, New Jersey. Called to the ministry at an early age, he had dedicated his life to the Lord and to His service. That call that would be confirmed many times through the people around him and through opportunities he was given to serve in Christian ministry. Motivated by his calling, Joel attended Nyack College, in Nyack, NY, graduating in 2011 with a degree in Bible and Theology.

In the summer of 2009, Joel met his wife, Laura, at a summer retreat in Ocean City, NJ, where it was love at first sight! One year later, to the day, they were engaged, and the following year, to the day, they were married.

The public is invited to welcome the Geers to our area at an Open House to be held at Clearview C&MA Church, 275 Schodack Drive, Castleton, NY, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, June 30th, at the church. For those who wish to stay, there will be an Installation Service at 4:00 PM, followed by a dinner. You may contact the church at 518-732-2027.


Love Lutheran Church 60th Anniversary Celebration

Love Lutheran Church is celebrating its 60th

Anniversary with an Open House on Sunday, June 9th!  Please join us for our worship service at 10:00 am and stay for our 60th anniversary celebration. We are looking for any type of memorabilia from past and present members.  If you can provide any pictures, etc., please mail them to the church or drop them off on a Sunday morning and join us for worship!  (9:00 am-Bible Study/Confirmation, 10:00 am-Worship, 11:00 am-Fellowship) Be sure to include your name and address, so we can return the items to you.  Love Lutheran Church is located:  Just off Route 20 at Pheasant Lane & Middlesex Road, East Greenbush, NY.  Church office:  518-477-8685.  Love Lutheran Church mailing address:

10 Greenwood Drive, P.O. Box 118, East Greenbush, NY 12061.


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