Church/Spiritual 10.01.20

First Baptist Church of Poestenkill Book Available for Purchase

POESTENKILL – We are proud to announce that the book about the history of the First Baptist Church of Poestenkill is ready. This book, written by Gary Catlin, is a history of facts, events and photos not only of the church, but of the neighborhood and town. Gary is a well established author with several history books to his credit.

This book is being sold by the church and the Poestenkill Historical Society for $32.54 plus $4.00 for packaging and mailing. Send your order with a check (made out to Gary Catlin) to Poestenkill Historical Society, PO Box 140, Poestenkill, NY 12140. Please include your name, address, e-mail and number of copies requested.

The deadline is December 1st. After that date the price will go up.

Church of the Redeemer

RENSSELAER – Sunday services on October 4 are at 8:00 and 9:30 with coffee hour following each service and a class by Fr. Haskell from 8:50-9:20. We continue to follow diocesan guidelines of wearing face masks which cover both the nose and the mouth, using hand sanitizer, and social distancing. There is a sanitizing station as you enter the Church with face masks if you do not have your own. The church is marked 6 ft. intervals to aid in social distancing. Communion is by host only.

Hot Mess Crafters, following diocesan safety guidelines, meet in the Hearth Room on Wednesday at 10 AM. We have begun to again make hats to donate to the Mariners.

The Church of the Redeemer is located in Rensselaer at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets.

Fr. Robert Haskell may be emailed at

Gilead Lutheran Church Opening

TROY – Gilead is resuming inside worship services at our regular time of 10:30 a.m. We will continue to stream our services on Facebook and You Tube. For those who do not wish to join us inside, you can still listen to the service outside in our parking lot by tuning in to the FM radio, 107.5. This opening will be per New York State COVID-19 rules and regulations and be found on our web site, Please help us keep everyone safe from the virus by following these regulations so that we can continue our worship inside. Gilead is located at 308 Brick Church Road (intersection of Route 7 and Route 2) in Center Brunswick and can be reached at 518-279-9270. Gilead is handicapped accessible with an outside elevator.

Center Brunswick UMC to Resume Worship in Sanctuary

CENTER BRUNSWICK – The path to Faith leads us in many different directions in life. There is a time for every season as the song goes. Center Brunswick UMC has been in a season of isolation along with the rest of the world. Our faith has shown us how the seasons are changing and we are willing to follow our faith and resume in person worship on October 4th. We pray you will join us as we gather to worship together, following the guidelines from our safety plan. We understand there are those who are not able to join us in person, therefore we will continue to offer worship through the use of technology. May the peace that passes all understanding be with you now and always.

Peace, Pastor Joel and the people of Center Brunswick UMC  *Face masks are required.

Hope Lutheran Church Emergency Food Collection

TROY – On Saturday October 10th from 10am to 2 pm Hope Lutheran Church will host a non-perishable food drive-thru food collection. The church is located at 470 Winter Street Extension, Troy. Receipts will be distributed equally to Doors Of Hope, (West Sand Lake),and CoNCERNS- U,(Rensselaer).

Have you been wondering, “What can I do to help the hungry in my community?.” The need is urgent. Many families in Rensselaer County are food challenged and hungry. The local pantries are overwhelmed with request for assistance. Hope Lutheran has a long history of a commitment to feed the hungry. Now you can join in and help.

Additional incentive to come to this event will be a bake sale, home made goods from the loving hands of members of Hope. Cakes, cookies, pies, brownies, muffins, etc etc. All receipts from the bake sale will also be divided equally between the two pantries.

Please plan now to drive through and help the hungry. A project sponsored by the Social Action Committee of Hope Lutheran Church.

All Covid-19 precautions will be in place.

Brunswick Cares Food Pantry Services

TROY – Brunswick Cares Food Pantry will continue to operate Tuesday 5-7pm and Saturday 9-11am with a ‘drive-up’ pre-packaged service. Social distancing rules apply:

1. Stay in car if another guest is at the door

2. Please only come to the bottom of the steps and maintain at least 6 feet and we will take your order

3. Please wait in your car and we will bring your order to you.

You can check our webpage for updates at https/

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