Church/Spiritual 11.17.22

Christmas Bazaar at Church of the Covenant

The Church of the Covenant in Averill Park will host its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday December 3. Come do your Christmas shopping at more than a dozen handcraft, gift, and food shops. You’ll find plenty of holiday-themed items, as well as year-round gifts and décor.

When you enter, get your Shop-All-Day form so you can shop at all the booths without having to pull out your wallet at each one. Pay as you leave, cash or checks only; we are not able to accept credit cards.

On the main level, visit The Doll Boutique with handmade doll clothing, the Pet Corner with gifts for your pet, the Sweet Shoppe with homemade candy and baked goods, Plants & Greens, Collectibles, The Country Store, Handcrafts & Decorations, and Religious Items. Have lunch at the COC Cafe, specializing in chili, macaroni & cheese, sausage & peppers, assorted soups, and other homemade foods.

Downstairs, Yuletide for Youth has a cookie-decorating station and crafts for children, as well as the ever-popular Kids-Only store, where children do their own shopping and have their gifts beautifully wrapped, ready for giving.

The Church of the Covenant, also known as “The Round Church,” is at 3055 Route 43 near the blinking light in Averill Park, just west of Burden Lake Road.

Church of the Redeemer

Sunday service November 20 is at 9:00. This will be our Harvest Celebration with the blessing of the food which has been collected for our local food bank. Coffee hour and socializing follow the service. Please join us. 

Bible Study on Wednesday is suspended until November 30 so that parishioners can prepare for Thanksgiving.

Hot Mess Crafters is also suspended until November 30. 

Thrift Shop will be open on Thursday, December 1 from 3-6 and again on Saturday, December 3 from 9-2. Come in to shop for winter coats, gift items, gift wrap, toys, and more including men’s’ and women’s’ party attire for celebrating. 

The Church of the Redeemer is an Episcopal church located on 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

Blue Christmas Service

Please put on your calendar our Blue Christmas Service, Sunday, December 18th 4pm. Stephentown Federated Church 1513 Garfield Road, Stephentown, NY 12168- Honoring life and loss in the holidays. 

The Christmas season is a time of nostalgia. Memories come flooding in–those of love and loss, gratitude and grief. Blue Christmas honors the fact that many of us feel a sense of loss during this season—loss of relationship, loss of trust, loss of job, loss of health, loss of faith, the loss of joy. 

Authentic spirituality does not hide this truth, but instead allows us the space for honesty, reflection, and community. No matter your circumstance, this is an open service of candlelight, songs, prayers, and hope. The community is welcome. Handicapped accessible.

Love Lutheran Church

Please join us for worship on Thanksgiving Eve as we celebrate all the many blessings that our God has given us! Worship: November 23rd, 7:00 pm. Address: Pheasant Lane, East Greenbush, NY. Telephone: 518-477-8685 

In addition, Pastor David Dietsche will be leading our worship service on December 4th. Worship: 10:00 am, followed by Fellowship: 11:00 am. Please join us each and every Sunday!

See Over 400,00 Christmas Lights!  

Join the Church of St. Joseph’s (Troy) on December 17th on a bus trip to the Christmas Festival of Lights at the National Shrine of Our Lady of LaSalette in Attleboro, Mass. 

The cost is $50 per person.  Proceeds to defer the cost of our new boiler.  Registration by Dec. 1st.  Call Marge at (518) 283-0254 for more details.

MERCY MISSION-Steve Angrisano

Steve Angrisano is an internationally recognized Catholic composer, presenter and passionate music missionary. Always rooted in humility and faithfulness, Steve’s highly effective and authentic style of ministry springs from his deep love for Jesus Christ. He has traveled around the world for over two decades sharing his unique blend of humor, story, and song. Whether it’s at parish missions, youth events, concerts, staff retreats or music workshops, Steve loves working with local ministry teams to bring new life and passion to their Catholic communities. Please join us.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20-21 • 6:30-8:00pm TRANSFIGURATION PARISH 50 Hillview Dr., Troy, NY 12182 518-235-0337 •

Thrift Shop

The Johnsonville Methodist Church Thrift Shop, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094 is open every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month from 9- 12. Closed on major holidays. Look for our sign at the corner of Rte. 111 and Rte. 67. 

A great selection of adult and children’s seasonal clothing, vintage, special occasion and career clothes, jewelry, shoes, boots, purses, toys, linens, puzzles and games, household and decorative items. Our well-organized book room has over 1,000 books.

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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