Church/Spiritual 11.29.18

Love Lutheran Church Celebration

Love Lutheran Church will be celebrating its 60th anniversary next year.  We are looking for any type of memorabilia from past and present members to share at our open house next Spring – date/time to be determined.  If you can provide any pictures, etc., please mail them to the church or drop them off on a Sunday morning and join us for worship!  Be sure to include your name and address, so we can return the items to you.  Love Lutheran Church is located at:  Just off Route 20 at Pheasant Lane & Middlesex Road, East Greenbush, NY.  Church office:  518-477-8685.  Love Lutheran Church mailing address:  10 Greenwood Drive, P.O. Box 118, East Greenbush, NY 12061. Please join us for worship each & every Sunday!


Christmas Celebration at Evangelical Luth.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Poestenkill, 772 Route 351, will hold a “Christmas Celebration” on Saturday, December 1, beginning at 1 pm until 3 pm. This program is for all children and youths and their parents in and around our area.

We will begin with a re-enactment of the “Nativity” in the sanctuary followed by Christmas crafts and refreshments in the undercroft. Please let us know by reserving your seat as space is limited to 50 children not including youths and adults by calling 518-283-6045 and leave a message. A parent or guardian must accompany their children.

We wish you a “Joy Filled Christmas Season” all year long.



Free Prayer Circle

The Power of Prayer Can Move Mountains, Work Miracles, Achieve Serenity and Give You Strength. Fr. Billy Clark, Denise Tally and Patrick Clark will guide us in prayer every fourth Sunday at 1pm. Prayer is a universal way for you to connect to your soul and communicate with a higher power. Whether you are new to the ways of prayer or perhaps you pray daily, or you might have prayed as a child but may have gradually lost the habit, or maybe you feel your prayers are never answered. This group is open to all religions & spiritual backgrounds. Join us as we explore the power of coming together to Pray for help, guidance, health, healing and answers. We gather to pray for ourselves/our loved ones/the world.

RESERVATIONS NOT REQUIRED! Information: Denise Tally: 518 339-8386.VENTURE INWARD- 568 Columbia Turnpike #16 VanDenHouten Square (back entrance) East Greenbush, visit: www.VentureInwardCenter. com



Snyder’s Lake Community Church Worship

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. “Seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you!”



Church of the Covenant Christmas Bazaar

The Church of the Covenant in Averill Park will host its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9am-3pm, Saturday, December 1st. 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 games and crafts for children, as well as the ever-popular Kids-Only store.

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.


Hope Lutheran Church Blue Christmas Healing Service

Join us on Thursday, December 6th, 7pm, at 470 Winter St. Ext., Troy (Defreestville). This service is one of candlelight, one of hope and comfort for those who are suffering from a loss, hardship of illness, death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, or are feeling alone, anxious or feeling “blue” or depressed for other reasons.

Those looking for comfort, hope and renewal are invited for a time of quiet reflection with silent prayer during candle lighting (if desired), special music, scripture, and anointing. Pastor Jeniffer Tillman will share words of reassurance; God offers hope in his sustaining presence in our suffering, even when we cannot “feel” it.

Wayne Miserak, organist, and Pam Martin Dodson, on the accordion, will offer special music. Healing Touch Certified Practitioners will be available for you to receive calm, healing energy.

You are invited to join us for lite refreshments following service. All are welcome to bring friends and family for this opportunity to aide healing in preparation for the holidays.



North Chatham UM Church Holiday Bazaar

On December 1st, The North Chatham United Methodist Church will host a Holiday Bazaar from 10 AM to 3 PM, sponsored by the United Methodist Women of the North Chatham and Grace (Nassau) churches. The church is located at 4274 Route 203 in the hamlet of North Chatham. There will be a nice variety of vendors and this is a great chance to do some Christmas shopping locally! Lunch and a bake sale will be available, and all proceeds will go to Mission Projects. Vendor spots are still available – call Lisa Herrington at 518-784-9335 if you are interested. For more information on the North Chatham UMC, please call 518-766-3535 or visit their website. (northchathammethodist For more information on the Grace UMC, please call 518-915-3393 or e-mail Pastor Berdan at


Nassau Synagogue Announces Chanukah Party

The Nassau Synagogue and Jewish Community Center invites the community to join us for Chanukah festivities at 6PM on Sunday, December 2nd. Bring your menorah if you have one and enjoy a delicious supper, lots of latkes and all the fixings! It’s the first night of Chanukah and a great way to celebrate the festival of lights and the theme of freedom associated with the holiday. The synagogue is located at 12 Albany Avenue, Nassau. Please RSVP to


Advent & Christmas Projects Gilead Lutheran Church

Community Ministry at Gilead Lutheran Church has begun their annual winter project. We collect hats, scarves, and mittens for those people who are unable to provide their own insulation from the winter and would otherwise have to face the bitter cold. Also, being collected are underwear and socks, all sizes for women, men and children. The items we receive will be taken to Joseph’s house for distribution.

If you would like to help with this project, a plastic bin has been placed at the side doors on the south side of the building.

Because of the overwhelming response of plastic bags, we will suspend the collection of them for now.

Gilead Lutheran Church is located at the intersection of Routes 7 & 278 in the Town of Brunswick and we are handicapped accessible. 518-279-9270



Join Us During Advent at the Nassau Grace UM Church

In a season of holiday haste and hustle, Advent calls us to slow down and prepare. In a world of darkness and violence, the church proclaims a message of light and hope. In a world of division and fear, the coming of the Christ child reminds us of the healing power of love.

Your friends and neighbors invite you to join us during the four Sundays of Advent on December 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd for our weekly service at 10 am. Held in our historic and beautifully decorated sanctuary, children are invited to take part in our Sunday School starting midway through the service.  This year’s Advent theme is based on a program written by Marcia McFee. Each service will highlight a different phrase from the favorite Christmas hymn, “Silent Night.”

On Monday, December 24th, at 7 pm, a traditional candlelight service will be held. The joyous worship celebration will contain scripture, carols, a Christmas message and lighting of candles.

The church is located at 42 Church Street, Route 20 in Nassau Village. For additional information, please contact Pastor Dion Marquit. Text or Call: 518-915-3393.



C H __ __ C H… Know what’s missing? U R!
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.


Love Lutheran Church

Election Day Thanks!  Love Lutheran Church would like to thank the surrounding community for helping to support our soup and bake sale on Election Day!

Please join us for worship each & every Sunday!  Our guest Minister, Pastor Dietsche will be leading our service once again on December 2nd, 9th & 16th.  Bible Study/Confirmation/ Sunday School: 9:00 am, Worship: 10am, Fellowship: 11am.

Love Lutheran Church is located:  Just off Route 20 at Pheasant Lane & Middlesex Road, East Greenbush, NY.  Church office:  518-477-8685.


December Events for First UM Church, East Greenbush

The First United Methodist Church is located at 1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush (518-477-9693)

ADVENT STUDY THROUGH 12/18 -There will be a Monday evening group meeting at 6:30 PM and a Tuesday morning group meeting at 9:30 AM.

December 2 (1st Sunday in Advent) – 2:30 PM Worship Service at Riverside Nursing Home.



Gilead Lutheran Church

December 2nd, 2018 – First Sunday of Advent – Gospel: Luke 21:25-36. Gilead is located at 308 Brick Church Road (Rts. 7 East & 278), Center Brunswick.

We present God’s message in a liturgical setting with a service of Holy Communion each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Gilead provides congregational and community outreach that includes a free community dinner, food pantry (last Thursday of the month), free-will donation to our Story Dinners (every other month, donations going to local charities) and other outreach programs during the year. We welcome you to know us in both settings in our 276th year in the community and renew and refresh your heart and soul for the week.


Church of The Redeemer

On Sunday, December 9, Father John Scott, Hospital Chaplain of the Capital District, will conduct service at 8:00 and 9:30. Coffee hour in the Hearth Room will follow each service.

CRAFTING continues on Wednesday at 10:00. Join us for the fun of learning, teaching, and creating. All levels and creative pursuits are invited.

BIBLE STUDY will meet on Wednesday at 6:00; and on Thursday at 1:30.

The church is located on CDTA #214 bus route on the corner of Third and Catherine Streets. We have a parking lot in back, handicapped parking in front and a ramp to facilitate access. Please visit our website www.RedeemerRensselaer. com. The Church phone number is 518-650-8181.

Our email is RedeemerRensselaer@gmail. com.


Blue Christmas Service

For some people Christmas is a difficult time. The joy of the season is overshadowed by the grief over the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, or the end of a marriage. If this is true for you this year or if you know someone for whom it is true, we encourage you to come to our community Blue Christmas Service on December 16 at 7:00 PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 405 Vliet Blvd in Cohoes. This service is designed especially for you. You are not alone. You are loved.


Outdoor Community Christmas Party

The community is invited to join in the celebration that will take place on Saturday, December 22, 5-7 pm at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Castleton, NY.  We will be outdoors for a party to celebrate Christmas.  What better time to have a party than to celebrate someone’s birthday! On December 22 we will gather under our pavilion to celebrate the birth of Jesus. There will be warm beverages and carols to enjoy before the Christmas Story is acted out. Then we will share a warm meal and goodies, make ornaments for the Christmas tree and just enjoy each other’s company as we listen to some Christmas jazz.  We are located at 1150 Maple Hill Road in Castleton, NY.

Call 518-732-7766 if you need more information or go to



St. John’s Episcopal Church Christmas Schedule

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 405 Vliet Blvd., will hold its Christmas Eve candlelight service Monday, December 24, at 7:00 p.m. with a carol sing from 6:45 – 7:00 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend.

There will be no Mass on Christmas Day.


Christmas Cantata
The choral choirs of the First Reformed Church of Wynantskill will present a Christmas Cantata entitled “Jesus! The Advent of the Messiah” by Mary McDonald.  The event will be held on Sunday, December 16th, 2PM, and all are welcome.  The church is located on the corner of Main Avenue and Church Street.  For more information, please call 518-283-4420.


Live Nativity

From: HOPE UMC – Eagle Mills – Our Gift to Your Family – no charge, no donations, Live Nativity on the front lawn – Come Join Us – Sunday, December 16th. Enactments at 5pm and 6pm – refreshments following each. Hope United Methodist Church – 566 Brunswick Rd., corner of Rt. 2 & Garfield Rd. Dress Warmly!

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