Church/Spiritual 12.20.18

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.




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.


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!



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


Evangelical Lutheran Church Christmas Eve Services

The Evangelical Lutheran Church, 772 Route 351, Poestenkill, will hold a

Christmas Eve Service on Monday, December 24, 2018, at 9 pm.  All are welcome.

Regular Sunday services are 9 am to 10 am every Sunday. Please join us. Our sister Church, Faith Lutheran Church, 50 Leversee Road, N. Troy, will hold a Christmas Eve Service on Monday, December 24, at 7 pm.  All are welcome.

Regular Sunday services are 11 am to Noon every Sunday.  Please join us.


Community Congregational Church Services and Carols

Join us for a Christmas Eve Service of Lessons & Carols at Community Congregational Church at 6pm, Dec. 24th at 221 Columbia Tpke., Rensselaer. We are a United Church of Christ congregation and are fully inclusive of all people.


December Events for First UM Church

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

December 23 (4th Sunday in Advent).

December 24 – Christmas Eve 5PM Christmas Eve Service, 7PM Christmas Eve Service and 9PM Christmas Eve Service (followed by Communion for those who wish to partake).

December 28 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Friday Night Alive (Youth-led Contemporary Worship) SANC; followed by UMYF Game Night.



Christmas Week at Church of the Redeemer

On Sunday, December 23, Father John Scott will conduct services at 8:30 and at 9:30. Services will be followed with coffee hour in the Hearth Room.

Our CHRISTMAS EVE service will be at 4:00 pm with Father Haskell. There will be no service on Christmas Day.

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.RedeemerRensselaer. com. The Church phone number is 518-650-8181.

Our email is RedeemerRensselaer@gmail. com.


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!


Gilead Lutheran Church

December 23rd – Please join us on this 4th Sunday of Advent as we await the birth of Jesus. 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 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. Gilead is handicapped accessible via an outside elevator.

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