Gilead Lutheran – Serving The Community
Summer services begin June 30th at 9:30 a.m. Please join us at Gilead Lutheran Church as we continue in our 277th year serving the community of Brunswick and surrounding communities with worship and outreach. Gilead is located on 308 Brick Church Road (Intersection of Route 278 and Route 7) in Center Brunswick. We invite you to join us as we continue our missions inside and outside the community and within our congregation. Future dates: July 25th pantry, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Also, stay tuned for: Sunday School classes begin monthly on September 8th, and a chicken barbeque in September (cooked by our own chefs.) Story dinners will resume in October. We are handicap accessible with an outside elevator. Contact 518-279-9270. www.gileadlutheran.org.
Brunswick Church Vacation Bible School
Brunswick Church, 42 White Church Lane, Troy, NY announces that sign up for Vacation Bible School July 8-12 from 9:00 to Noon is now open.
Children ages 3 through completed 5th grade are welcome. There is no cost to attend.
This year’s theme Roar – Life is Wild – God is Good.
Kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, and make great crafts that will include a do-it-yourself designed t-shirt and photo souvenir.
Go to our website www.brunswickchurch.org to register or call 518-279-3792 to register by phone, get directions or for more information.
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 www.wsbchurch.net.
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.”
Want A Free Vacation for Your Kids?
READY, SET, GO…TO VBS
“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).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Mars and Beyond…
Blast off with the first VBF to land on the moon! To Mars and Beyond by Cokesbury will help kids discover the wonders of God’s universe.
Glory to God who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us! Ephesians 3:20 is our theme verse.
This year’s exciting VBF takes place July 29th through August 2nd at Faith & Love, 166 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer. Our day starts at 10am and goes ‘til 2pm with lunch every day. We will open at 9:45 for registering on Monday, July 29. This is for ages 5-12 and is totally free. Each day we will visit a different galaxy along with different books of the Bible. We will do fun science experiments & make awesome crafts. Our snack time will be something new & yummy every day that goes along with our bible story. On Friday, as always, we will be going on a field trip. Our cool mascot EP3-20 is ready to take off on an exciting adventure…So, let’s explore where God’s Power Can Take You. To register your child, or if you have questions, call Karen 518-330-1509.
One Small Step for Your Kids…One Giant Leap for God’s Kingdom.
Vacation bible school at Hope Lutheran – Who is my Neighbor?
July 29 – Aug 2 from 8:30am – 1:00pm
Believing that service to one’s neighbor should be a priority for every person of faith, the theme of this summer’s VBS at Hope will help children to understand that we may serve and benefit others in everything we do! The parable of the Good Samaritan will set the theme and help us determine who our “neighbor” really is! We’ll visit neighbors in six parts of the globe over our five days together. There will be singing, crafts, games, a simulation station where children will have hands-on experiences, skits, storytime, and snacks! Hope Lutheran is located at the corner of Blooming Grove Drive and Winter St in Defreestville. Call Marilyn at 518-326-5276 and leave your name and email for a registration form. Check out Hope at hopelc.org. Hope your kids will join us! There is no charge for Vacation Bible School at Hope!
The Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop
Shop will be closed on July 4th and 6th to give our volunteers a well-deserved rest. Please visit us when we reopen on Thursday July 11th at 3 PM and again on Saturday the 13th at 9 AM. Some customers claim they need 2 days to see all the wonderful merchandise we have to offer!
Have an enjoyable holiday and please make it a safe one.
Faith Lessons On The Prophets And Kings Of Israel
BIBLE STUDY at Church of the Redeemer continues at 6:00 on Wednesday with a new series. This week, travel to Megiddo with Ray Vander Laan to study the effects of evil domination and its wake-up call for us. Pizza is available at 5:30.
Sunday service is at 9:00 followed by coffee hour in the Hearth Room.
CRAFTING continues on Wednesday at 10:00. Join us for making items for family and loved ones. Now is the time to start those homemade Christmas gifts and decorations. There is yarn available and we share patterns for your creative needs.
The Church of the Redeemer is 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. Email RedeemerRensselaer@nullgmail.com or call 518-650-8181. Our website is www.RedeemerRensselaer.com.
Upcoming Events for Center Brunswick UM Church
We look forward to sharing God’s fellowship with our community.
Save the Dates:
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 email@example.com
Snyder’s Lake Community Church
Can’t stand the heat? Our church has prayer-conditioning! 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.
Johnsonville Meth. Church Thrift Shop
THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for our new sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived clothing and household goods every week, special occasion dresses and gowns, jewelry, purses, shoes, toys and over 1000 books.