Church/Spiritual 12.13.18

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.




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 First UM Church

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

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.


Grace Fellowship Christmas Eve Services

Christmas Eve Services at Grace Fellowship Church, located at 20 Delatour Rd., Latham, will be held at 3, 4:30 and 6pm. For more information, please call 518-785-4959, or visit


Salem United Methodist Christmas Eve Services

The Salem United Methodist Church invites everyone to join Christmas Eve Services. A candlelight family service will be held at 7pm.  Communion Service will be held at 11pm. Rev. Dr. Patricia Ann Bush will officiate both services. Salem UMC is located at 349 Shaver Rd. in West Sand Lake, just off Rt-150, South of Rt. 43. For more information, please call the Church office M-F, 9:00am to 12:30pm at 518 674-3106.


Love Lutheran Church Worship

Please join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Sunday, Dec. 23rd at 10am.

Monday, Dec. 24th – Christmas Eve at 7pm.

Tuesday, Dec. 25th – Christmas Day at 10am.

Love Lutheran Church is located at:  Middlesex Road and Pheasant Lane in East Greenbush.  For more information or directions, please call (518) 477-8685.


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. Also, join us for our Annual Community Christmas Concert on Friday, December 21st, at 7pm and our Candlelight Christmas Eve Service on Monday, December 24th, starting at 6pm. ‘Tis the real reason for the season!


When Christmas Feels Blue

Join the Salem United Methodist Church, Thursday, December 20th, 7pm, 349 Shaver Road, West Sand Lake, NY (518) 674-3106.

Christmas is a season filled with joy and festivities, but not for everyone.  It can be a time of sadness when we experience loss, grief, loneliness, and struggles, big and small.  It can be a time of despair when we feel overwhelmed by the headlines of natural disasters, gun violence, immigration fear, and divisiveness. Blue Christmas is a quiet, reflective worship service, a time to acknowledge our sadness and despair, and remember the season of hope.  Christ is coming — no hustle, no bustle.  Feel his light and be encouraged. You are welcome at the Blue Christmas service.



West Sand Lake Community Church’s Candlelight Service 

Join us as we celebrate our first Christmas candlelight service in our new location, on Sunday, December 23rd, at 6:00 PM. Formerly Lake Avenue Community Church, we are now located at 4363 Route 150 (next door to Rite Aid). Light refreshments will follow. For more information about our church, visit


Church of the Redeemer

Deacons Sandy and Bill Totem will conduct our Sunday service on Sunday, December 16, at 9:00. Join us after service as we decorate the Church for Christmas and share in coffee hour in the Hearth Room.

CRAFTING continues on Wednesday at 10:00. We welcome you to participate in 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. The Church phone number is 518-650-8181. Our email is RedeemerRensselaer@gmail. com.



Gilead Lutheran Church

December 16th – Third Sunday of Advent – Gospel: Luke 3:7-18. “Great joy.”

Gilead is located at 308 Brick Church Road (Rts. 7 East & 278), Center Brunswick.

Please feel welcome to join us as we await the birth of Jesus. 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 and 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.


Reformed Church Worship Schedule

The Reformed Church is located at 688 Columbia Turnpike in East Greenbush. 12/16/18, 10:10 AM Worship Service-Christmas Pageant/St. Nicholas Visit followed by Fellowship Hour; 12/24/18, 7:30 PM Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.  For more details, visit our website at www.greenbushreformed


Annual Children’s Christmas Program
Everyone is welcomed to the Annual Children’s Christmas Program at the First Bible Baptist Church in West Sand Lake. The performances are scheduled for Saturday, December 15th at 6 PM and on Sunday, December 16th, at 11 AM. The church is located at 4331 Route 150- one block south of the Routes 43 and 150 intersection.
Both performances are free and snacks and beverages will be served after each performance in Adrian Hall.
Our children have been working diligently to create a program that celebrates the Christmas Season and we would like to invite the public to join us in supporting our young people in their endeavor. We look forward to welcoming you and your family and sharing this delightful event with you.
Pastor George Hadden and the congregation of FBBC would like to take this opportunity to wish you ALL a very blessed holiday season filled with much love and happiness as we celebrate the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ! May we show each other the same love He bestows upon us everyday! God Bless you all!

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