Church/Spiritual 08.01.19

Sand Lake Baptist VBS

Calling all families with children ages 4-12….come on a unique and fun Western adventure at Sand Lake Baptist Church’s Vacation Bible School!

We are hosting this VBS on Friday and Saturday August 2nd/3rd

and Friday and Saturday August 9th/10th 6:00-8:30 pm. Crafts, snacks, games, stories, and a Western adventure all included in the fun!

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:  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.

Beth Tephilah Synagogue

On August 4th, Sunday at Beth Tefillah synagogue, 82 River Street in Troy, the chill and schmooze Jewish Lodge will have a Hands-On demonstration of the incense offering that was made in our Holy Temple in Jerusalem over 2000 years ago. We will discuss the mystery of the incense. The offering that was very special because only the the person making the offering was left in the temple room. The Cloud of the incense filled the room and it was only that person and Gd. This offering brought out the very essence of a Jew’s Bond with Gd. The discussion will talk about why the incense would facilitate this Bond and the spiritual power of the sense of smell. When we say something smells fishy or that something smells like a rose we mean something much deeper then those objects. The lodge will be serving a vegan Buffet, suggested donation is $5 please RSVP to Leible 518-894-3490

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

Vacation Bible School: “To Mars And Beyond!”

Bring your children for a Bible-based good time where they will explore where God’s power can take them.

They will become Voyagers and discover how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives.

Where:   New Life Assembly of God, 292 Hays Road, East Greenbush  518-479-3439 or 518-567-9788

When:  4 Wednesday evenings: Aug. 7, 14, 21 & 28

Time:  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Bible stories/crafts/songs/games/snacks!  Ages 3 years and up.

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.

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. Travel with Ray Vander Laan to Negev as we rediscover the key to hearing the voice of God as our shepherd, guiding us to fulfilled lives. Come at 5:30 to share pizza and to socialize.

CRAFTING continues on Wednesday at 10:00. Join us for making items for family, loved ones, and those in need. We are currently crocheting hats, afghans, and bookmarks.

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

We’re not DQ but we sure do have great Sundays! 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.

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