Church/Spiritual 06.17.21

Brunswick Church Vacation Bible School

TROY – Brunswick Church 42 White Church Lane Troy will hold VBS from 9-12 on July 5-9. It is free to all children age 4 through finished grade 5. The theme is Rocky Railway, Jesus’ Power Will Pull Us Through. Activities will include crafts, games, fun songs, skits, snacks, Bible stories and mission opportunities. All group leaders will be fully vaccinated and safety will be our first priority. For more information and to register, visit our website or call 518-279-3792.

C H __ __ C H… Know what’s missing?
U R!

WYNANTSKILL – If you want to find the missing “peace”, then 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. U R what you believe! (Social distancing protocols required.)

Thank You All

Karen Hill of North Greenbush 

WEST SAND LAKE – On Saturday June 5th, Hope Lutheran Church held an emergency food collection and bake sale to benefit two local food pantries.

At the end of the day a total of $366.00 was raised by the Bake Sale, and three SUV style vehicles were filled with donated food. The food and the money was divided equality between ConcersU Pantry in Rensselaer, and Doors of Hope in West Sand Lake.

Our thanks to the Advertiser for publishing repeated notices about this event, and to the many community members that brought bags of food, or purchased baked good.

This was a project of Hope Lutheran Church’s Social Action Committee. For more info visit WWW.HLC.ORG.

Thrift Shop at Church of the Redeemer

RENSSELAER – Thrift Shop will be open on Saturday, June 19 from 9-2. Stop in to see what you might find for Dad on Father’s Day, June 20.

Sunday service throughout the summer is at 9:00 with coffee hour following.

Hot Mess Crafters meets on Wednesday at 10 AM. We invite you to join our group as we learn and create homemade treasures.

Bible Study is held on Wednesday at 4:00 in the church.

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

Gilead’s Body & Soul Pantry June 24, 2021

CENTER BRUNSWICK – This month, June, we will continue our summer hours. Those hours will be from 3:00-5:00 PM on the last Thursday of the month. Summer hours will be from May thru August. The free community dinner will also disappear for the summer months and return in September.

For those individuals who have not visited the pantry in the past, why not? We are located at Gilead Lutheran Church. The church is located at the intersection of Routes 7 and 278 in Center Brunswick. If you have any questions please leave a message at 518-279-9270 and someone will return your call.

Center Brunswick United Methodist Church

TROY – The church is located at 990 Hoosick Road, Troy, NY 12180. We invite you to join us for worship in the sanctuary on Sunday Mornings at 9:00 am. Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals. We ask that if you are not vaccinated you continue to wear a mask. Social distancing is still being practiced. If you would rather received a link to our on line worship, contact to be added to the distribution list for weekly worship and mid week reflections. Follow us at Pastor Joel Holcomb.

Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist Church

 EAST GREENBUSH – 1 Gilligan Rd. East Greenbush. Is your child in the grades ranging from K–12? Would you like your child to be part of Vacation Bible School (VBS)? We will host VBS every Wednesday from 5:15 PM to 7:30 PM with dinner included. The program will run from June 23 through July 28. We will provide a program for different age groups, and you do not have to commit to each Wednesday, but please do sign up for the Wednesdays you’ll be here.

We are looking for meal sponsors for VBS this summer. We are looking for families or individuals that would like to either sponsor or make a dinner for the children, youth and volunteers. VBS is also looking for adult volunteers that might want to help with running the VBS program by either doing the art and crafts, games or story time.

To register your child, sponsor a meal or volunteer, please contact Amber ( or Amanda (

Doors of Hope Food Pantry

WEST SAND LAKE – Are you in need of food? Rensselaer county residents are eligible to receive food assistance monthly from the Doors of Hope Food Pantry, located in the 43 Mall in West Sand Lake. Hours of food distribution are 9:00 A.M.- noon, Monday-Saturday. We offer a variety of food choices and assure confidentiality for all recipients. Please call to schedule your food order: 518-674-4048. We look forward to helping you. 

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