Church/Spiritual 08.25.22

Youth Action in Averill Park-volunteer opportunities-YAAP

Youth ages 11-18 are invited to join a new group designed to help others and the environment. The group (YAAP) will meet once a month to plan projects and once a month to DO these projects. Projects will be based on the interests of the group. We will be aiming to do things that will improve the environment in our community-for people, for animals and for nature. 

Why would you join this group? It’s a chance to have a voice and make a difference in your community. You’ll get to connect and work with others who have ideas and energy to work for a better world. While these are the most important reasons, you’ll also earn volunteer hours toward National Honor Society, you’ll be able to add these activities to a resume or a college application. Being in the group gives you a chance to show your leadership skills and your character.

When do we begin? Sunday, September 11 at 6-7:30 pm.

Where will we meet? Church of the Covenant (the round church)-3056 NY 43, Averill Park.

What will we do? At our first meeting we’ll eat pizza, gather information, and make some plans. Bring a friend!!

For more information, call COC at (518) 674-3664 or email Lisa at

Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop Bag Sale

Sunday service, August 28 is at 9:00. Coffee hour and socializing follow the service. You are invited to join us. 

Hot Mess Crafters meets on Wednesday at 10 AM. We are currently working on mariners’ hats and items for our upcoming craft fair. 

Bible Study is on Wednesday at 4:00. 

Thrift Shop’s End of Summer Vacation Bag Sale continues on Thursday, August 25 and September 1 from 3-6, and ends on Saturday, September 3, from 9-2. Clothing and shoes are being offered at $4.00 per bag. Bags will be provided. 

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

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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