Church/Spiritual 12.10.20

Church of the Redeemer

RENSSELAER – Sunday services December 13 are at 8:00 and 9:30. 

Thrift Shop will be open on Thursday, December 10 from 2-6. Your last chance to shop Thrift Shop before Christmas will be Saturday, December 19 from 9-2.

Hot Mess Crafters will meet at 10 on Wednesday. We will be finishing our projects for gift giving and discussing new projects for the New Year.

The Church of the Redeemer is 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. Diocesan guidelines of wearing face masks which cover both the nose and the mouth, using hand sanitizer, and social distancing are followed at all church activities.

Fr. Robert Haskell may be emailed at

Drive-Through Live Nativity

CASTLETON – “We need a little Christmas,” especially this year! Our regular routines of Christmas parties, concerts and visiting friends and relatives may not be happening this year, but we can still keep Christmas in a very special way. On Saturday, December 19 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Castleton is having a Live Nativity that can be viewed through the safety of your car. Come hear the Christmas Story told in a unique way as you drive through our Live Nativity. Through narration and song you will get to experience Christmas and learn of the Good News that the angels and shepherds told of over 2,000 years ago. We are located at 1150 Maple Hill Road in Castleton, adjacent to the Maple Hill High School. Call 518-732-7766 if you need more information. Let’s keep Christmas together!

First Reformed Church of Wynantskill Welcomes You to our Christmas Eve Service

WYNANTSKILL – Thursday, December 24 at 7 PM. Please join us in our celebration of our Savior’s birth by letting us know you plan to come. We are safely holding our services indoors. Our pews are marked off for social distancing and masks must be worn at all times for safety. We ask those who plan to attend to please call the church office at 518-283-4420 and leave your name and the number of people in your group. If you forget to call you are welcome to still come and will do our best to seat you. May God bless you and keep you healthy and safe.

Gilead Honors Military

CENTER BRUNSWICK – Gilead Lutheran Church honors our military all year. For the past two years we have displayed a decorated tree with flags and ornaments that represent each branch of the military. To continue this outreach, this year we added a red, white, and blue star to complete the picture. During this season and all year long, we especially need to honor and remember those who are serving and those who have served. There are links to Facebook and YouTube on our web site: In the year 2020 of the COVID virus, we recommend you join us on these virtual services in the celebration of the birth of Jesus and hopefully find comfort in the peace of the season and a congregation full of faith and hope and still serving the community. Gilead is located at 308 Brick Church Road, Center Brunswick. Our phone is 518-279-9270.

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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