Church/Spiritual 07.25.19

Gilead Lutheran – Serving The Community

Summer services are at 9:30 a.m. through August. 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, August 30th – 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.) Covered dish evening will resume in October. We are handicap accessible with an outside elevator. Contact 518-279-9270.

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 Hope your kids will join us! There is no charge for Vacation Bible School at Hope!

Update from Councilman Andy Bulmer

The Town of Sand Lake is hosting a summer concert at Butler Park featuring WHISKEY HIGHWAY and food from the Mess Hall.

Please join us August 1st from 6:00 to 9:30pm

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of music with friends, family and neighbors.

Thanks for your support, Andy

Hopes Kitchen Received Grant

Due to the tireless efforts of Emily Purtell, a Hope Lutheran Church member, Hopes Kitchen has been awarded a grant of $250! The grant was awarded by Thrivent Insurance, a company with a long history of affiliations with Lutheran Churches, and their community projects.

Hopes Kitchen is an outreach ministry of Hope Lutheran Church, Winter street extension Church in North Greenbush. Having been a sister congregation of St. Paul’s Lutheran 3rd Street in Rensselaer it was felt that Hope was in a position to reach out to the city of Rensselaer Community.

Pastor David Moore of Rensselaer Presbyterian church welcomed the idea of housing Hope’s Kitchen at his church. Free community meals are prepared and served the second Thursday of each month. Dinner is between 3:30 and 6:30. The dinners are open to anyone in the community, seniors, families, homeless, teens, and singles.

Hope’s head chef, Marion Daus, of Wynantskill has a crew of up to 15 helpers and servers, including some young people from the Rensselear Middle School. Marion has a history of preparing meals for groups as large as 150, it is the goal of this ministry to match those number. Please join us on August 8th.

Nassau Synagogue Hosts Historical Presentation about Adirondack Jews

Nassau, NY – The Nassau Synagogue and Jewish Community Center will present a free program at the synagogue called “Adirondack Jews – Community and Contribution” at 7PM on Monday, August 19 at 12 Albany Avenue (Route 20), Nassau, NY, 12123.

The program focuses on Jewish migration into the Adirondacks, Jews who lived in the Adirondacks and had an impact, Jewish summer camps, private resorts and golf clubs and some humorous and poignant anecdotes.

The featured speaker is Diane O’Connor, Managing Director, Ticonderoga Historical Society. “The Adirondacks is rich with accomplishments and contributions by individuals of Jewish heritage,” said Diane. “Louis Marshall, an attorney and conservationist, helped draft the ‘Forever Wild’ clause for the protection of the Adirondacks, and his son Bob Marshall was a founder of the Adirondack 46ers and the Wilderness Society”.

Refreshments will be served. The program is free. Although not required, donations will be graciously accepted. Reservations are appreciated at

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

First United Methodist Church July Events

1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061


EVERY SUNDAY – Worship services at 8:30 AM at the outdoor chapel (or multi-purpose room if inclement weather); at 9:30 AM in the AIR CONDITIONED Fellowship Hall; and at 1:00 PM at Hawthorne Ridge Independent Living, 30 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY.

On the FOURTH Tuesday of each month, there is a worship service at 2:00 PM at Rosewood Rehabilitation Center, 284 Troy Road, Rensselaer, NY.  The next one is on July 23.

TUESDAYS – Book Study Group meets at 9:30 AM.

WEDNESDAYS – Roosters (Men’s group) Breakfast Meeting – Call 518-477-9693, press 5 to leave voicemail.

Church Of The Redeemer

Service on Sunday is at 9:00 followed by coffee hour in the Hearth Room.

BIBLE STUDY continues at 6:00 on Wednesday. Under the law of the Old Testament, even the righteous reap the consequence when God’s values are ignored by the majority. Travel with Ray Vander Laan to Lachish as we study the wages of sin. Pizza is available at 5:30.

CRAFTING continues on Wednesday at 10:00. Join us for making items for family, loved ones, and those in need. We crochet, knit, and do other hand crafts.

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 or call 518-650-8181. Our website is

Snyder’s Lake Coomunity Church

Looking to increase savings? We have a prophet-sharing plan! 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.



7:00 pm Sunday Evenings or as noted at the Methodist Farm Chapel Rt. 66 to South End of Crooked Lake, Methodist Farm Road, Averill Park, NY 12018 Public Invited – Dress Informal July 14 Rev. Robert Long 7:00 pm Retired Pastor, Emmaus UMC Albany, NY 7:00 pm Service July 21 Rev. Robert Long / Special Guest 7:00 pm Retired Pastor, Emmaus UMC Albany, NY 7:00 pm Service July 28 Rev. Darienne Gagne 10:00 am Pastor, North Chatham UMC North Chatham, NY 10:00 am Service August 4 Rev. Joy and Rev. Bob Lowenthal 7:00 pm Pastors, Center Brunswick UMC Troy, NY 7:00 pm Service Please be sure to read the messages on the next page. Thank you. August 11 Rev. Joe Auslander 7:00 pm Pastor, Church of the Covenant UMC Averill Park, NY 7:00 pm Service August 18 Rev. Charlie Yang 7:00 pm Pastor, Salem UMC West Sand Lake, NY 7:00 pm Service August 25 Rev. Drew Sperry 7:00 pm Pastor, Calvary UMC Latham, NY 7:00 pm Service September 1 Rev. Robert Long 10:00 am Retired Pastor, Emmaus UMC Albany, NY 10:00 am Closing Communion Service TO ALL CAMPERS AND CHAPEL GUESTS: We are fortunate that pastors are willing to give freely of their time and talents to come to us as an extension of their local church ministries. We all know how easy it is to decline. Please invite all neighboring campers to participate in the vesper services. It really improves the worship experience when we have a good turn out and it makes it easier to recruit the busy pastors who come and serve us each week. If your pastor is on the schedule, please call her or him and invite the individual and their family to your camp for an afternoon supper as a thank you from all of us! TO ALL WHO MINISTER TO US: We at Methodist Farm are very appreciative of your being willing to be with us to lead our Vesper Services. You are a guest of the camp. Please use your season ticket freely all summer and enjoy a picnic or a swim. Or you may give it to some parent in need. When planning worship, please remember that we have a supply of the old 1964 Methodist Hymnals. If you have any questions, please call Cathy Skaczkowski 518.429.8982. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us! Come worship with us this summer at Methodist Farm Sunday Vespers 2019 Sunday Evening at 7:00 pm* * or as noted *

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