Church/Spiritual 12.06.18

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!


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



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.



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!


December Events for FUMCEG

December Events for First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush (518-477-9693)

December 9 (2nd Sunday in Advent) 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Carols and Cookies, FH, KIT

December 15 at 4:00 PM Sunday School Christmas Musical “The Secret of Snowflake County”

December 16 (3rd Sunday in Advent) 4:00 PM Sunday School Christmas Musical “The Secret of Snowflake County” followed by dinner.


Snyder’s Lake Community Church Worship

Start a new holiday tradition this season. 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.


Faith & Love Fellowship Church to Welcome Singer Sherry Anne

Rensselaer Faith and Love Fellowship Interdenominational Church, 166 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, will host singer Sherry Anne as part of its Christmas season service at 10:30 am on Sunday, December 9th. Visitors are welcome. Although born with a bilateral hearing and speech impairment, Sherry Anne sings with an elegant voice and share the story of her journey from a child with a hearing problem to becoming an award-winning singer-songwriter. She has appeared on stage with Bill Gaither and The Gaither Vocal Band, the Booth Brothers, The Collingsworth Family, and Triumphant Quartet. Learn more at

Learn more about the church, its events, ministries, and activities on Facebook or call 518-443-0484.

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