Church/Spiritual 06.23.22

Christmas in July at Church of the Redeemer

Come to Thrift Shop to celebrate Christmas in July. Get a head start on shopping for decorations and gift wrap. Thrift Shop will be open on Saturday, July 2 and July 18 from 9-2 and on Thursdays from 3-6. 

Sunday service, July 3, 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. 

Bible Study will is back on Wednesday, July 6 at 4:00. We will be studying Max Lucado’s “You Were Made for the Moment” which explores the Book of Esther. 

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

Strawberry-Rhubarb Pies for Sale!

First Reformed Church of Wynantskill has homemade Strawberry-Rhubarb pies for sale for $15 each. The pies are frozen and ready to be baked at your convenience. All Covid protocols have been utilized in their preparation. Contact the church office from 9 AM – 12 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays at (518) 283-4420 to request your pies. Thank you for your support!

Community Night On The Mountain

First Baptist Church of East Poestenkill, 12 Legenbauer Rd. Averill Park, cordially invites you to our Community Night on the mountain on July 13 from 6-8 PM. A little something for all ages! FREE! Rain or Shine! Live music, hot dogs, watermelon, sweets, bounce house (weather permitting), corn hole, 4square, frisbee, crafts and bracelet making, water fun. For more information: 518-283-5186

Indoor Yard Sale at Church of the Covenant UM

Our Rummage Sale was a huge success! Thank you all! Now itis time to get ready for our Indoor Yard Sale, July 22 and 23, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm with a $3 bag sale Saturday at noon. We will begin accepting donations Sunday July 10th after 11:00 am, through Wednesday, July 20th 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Items we are looking for include, but not limited to: housewares, toys, games, artwork, tools, holiday decorations, books, dvds, candles, baskets, sports gear and more. PLEASE no TVs, computers or electronics. Call the church office 518-674-3664.

Sand Lake Baptist Strawberry Festival

We will be having our annual Strawberry Festival at Sand Lake Baptist Church on Saturday, June 25th from 1-5 pm. Come meet the new pastor and his family as well as enjoy strawberry shortcakes, sundaes, hot dogs, drinks and a bake sale. A drive through will be available. There will be games and a bounce house for the kids! We would love to have you join us!

Transfiguration Parish-Wide Garage Sale

Transfiguration Parish is once again having its blow out garage sale at the Parish Hall, 50 Hillview Drive, Speigletown. Dates are Friday July 15th and Saturday July 16th from 8am – 4pm. 

This year we are also having a preview sale on Thursday July 14th from 4pm-8pm ($5 admission). Be the first to view all the great deals. 100’s of items, including antiques, glassware, linens, household items, furniture, small appliances, toys and more will be available. The Book Nook will also be open with a wide variety of books for all ages and interests, with special deals on well- known authors such as Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel, James Patterson and many more. 

A $5 a bag sale for all the books you can fit, will also be offered on a large number of books. Please come and check us out. If you can, we ask that you bring your own bags to carry home your special finds!

Free Cookies and Prayer!

St Paul’s church in Castleton would like to offer you free prayers and cookies! Drive by 1583 Carney Rd Castleton NY for free cookies on 6/30 between 6:30-8pm. 

You are welcomed to drive in and receive a package of cookies from our mission team along with a quick word of blessing. The prayer team will be available to pray with you for big prayers or small. 

Whether it’s offering God praise or requesting a miracle, no details are required to be shared outside of your comfort. Celebrate God’s sweet love with St. Paul’s church! 


Vacation Bible School Compassion Camp hosted by Hope Lutheran Church

WHAT: Hope Lutheran Church is hosting its annual vacation bible school. A tradition for more than 30 years, this year’s theme is Compassion. Children will learn about compassion for others, themselves, and our world. They will examine all the places in their lives to cultivate compassion and practice it. There will be music, Bible stories, creative crafts, movement, snacks, and play.

Day 1: What is Compassion? How do we recognize opportunities to practice it?

Day 2: How do we have compassion for ourselves?

Day 3: How do we shoe compassion to our neighbor?

Day 4: How do we show compassion in the world?

Day 5: How do we act on all we have learned at Compassion Camp?

WHO: Children ages 4-12

WHEN: August 1-5, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

WHERE: Hope Lutheran Church, 470 Winter Street Ext., North Greenbush, NY 12180

HOW: Registration forms are available at For more information call 518-283-1372 

Attendance is FREE

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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