Church/Spiritual 11.18.21

Nassau Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

NASSAU – The community of Nassau and beyond  is invited to an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service to be held at Nassau Reformed Church, 43 Church St., Nassau on Sunday,  November 21 at 7 p.m.   Participating Churches include Ansari QRT International Sufi Order, Grace United Methodist Church, Hudson Valley-Berkshires Interfaith Community, Nassau Reformed Church, Nassau Synagogue & Jewish Community Center, and St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church.  Mr. David Fleming, Supervisor, Town of Nassau and Mayor Robert Valenti, Village of Nassau, will be reading Proclamations of Thanksgiving.   Thanksgiving hymns and a combined choir singing “God of Our Fathers” will add to our Praising God.  There will be an opportunity to leave an offering for the benefit of the Nassau Resource Center.  Light refreshments and fellowship will follow.

Gilead Military Recognition

CENTER BRUNSWICK – Gilead Lutheran Church perpetually honors our veterans with a white Christmas-style tree. There is a military ornament for every branch of the service, small flags and blue lights, topped off with a red, white, and blue star. We give thanks for all our military veterans serving and who have served by displaying the tree, not just during the holidays, but all year. Sunday services are held at 10:30 a.m. and we will conduct services to keep us as COVID-safe as possible. We continue our food pantry and our free monthly dinners, but the dinners remain take-out only at this time. Please join us and take time to reflect on these past two years and spend an hour remembering that God lifts us up and walks beside us in trying times and blesses us with good times. Gilead is located at Route 7 East and Route 278 in Center Brunswick. Our web site is and our phone number is 518-279-9270.

Thanksgiving Service and Food Drive

STEPHENTOWN – Stephentown Federated Church welcomes all to our Thanksgiving Service on Sunday November 21st at 9:30am led by Pastor Chris Garrison. We’ll ask God’s blessings for all that he has provided us with this year. As part of our thanksgiving, we will be having our semi-annual food drive of goods and monies to help replenish the Stephentown Emergency Food Pantry which is situated in our church and offers food for the local Stephentown and Pittsfield area on Saturday mornings from 9-11. Please join us in sharing our thanks. The church is located at 1513 Garfield Road, Stephentown, NY 12168 and is handicapped accessible. To help keep everyone safe we are asking you to wear a mask in the building. Masks are available at the door. If you have any questions, please call Pastor Chris at 518-733-5813. 

Ecumenical Service At Church of the Redeemer

RENSSELAER – At 9 am on Sunday, November 21, we will host an Ecumenical Thanksgiving service for all the people in our community followed by a special breakfast hour. Father Haskell will bless the food that has been collected, and we will give thanks that we are able to share what we have.

On Wednesday, November 24, both Hot Mess Crafters and Bible Study will be suspended so that we may prepare for Thanksgiving. Both will resume on December 1.

Thrift Shop will reopen on Saturday, December 4, from 9-2.

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

Keyes Scholarship

TROY – Center Brunswick United Methodist Church offers Keyes Scholarship for 2022 graduates of Tamarac High School

The finance committee of the Center Brunswick United Methodist Church has announced that it will award $500 to a student to be selected from the Tamarac High School Class of 2022. The money may be used for any type of expense related to further education. Students do not have to belong to this church or any other church to be eligible.

Interested student must apply for this award no later than March 1,2022. The application can be obtained from the school’s guidance department.

This award is given in memory of Harold and Mabel Keyes through a trust funded by their last will and testament. Mable taught in the Brunswick Schools and continued teaching Sunday School at Center Brunswick UMC for many years after she retired. Through this award, her love of helping young people learn and grow will continue to reach the youth of our community.

Center Brunswick UMC is located at the intersection of Routes 7 and 142 in Troy.

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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