Church/Spiritual 12.30.21

Church of the Redeemer

RENSSELAER – Our first service of the New Year is on January 2, 2022 at 9 AM. NYS mandates require everyone wear a face mask in all public venues, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are available if you need one.

Hot Mess Crafters will meet on Wednesday January 5 at 10 AM. Come and learn to use a Knitting Jennie, a round loom that dates back to the 1700s. We have looms and yarn to get you started.

Bible Study is suspended until Wednesday, February 2 at 4 PM.

Thrift Shop is now closed until Thursday, February 3 from 3-6. 

The Church of the Redeemer is an Episcopal church 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.

Fr. Robert Haskell may be emailed at

Calling All Knitters

BRUNSWICK – Are you someone who likes to knit, but you’ve already made everything you need for yourself and your family? We have a great opportunity where you can use your skill to help others! You are welcome to participate in our Prayer Shawl Knitting Group every first and third Thursday at 12:30 PM in the lobby at Brunswick Church. Shawls are made to share and bring comfort to those who are ill or suffering, and they have always been very much appreciated. For more details about joining the group, or if you know of someone who could use a prayer shawl, please call the church office at 518-279-3792. This is a ministry of Brunswick Church at 42 White Church Lane (just off Rt. 351). Our worship services are Sundays at 9:30 AM and all are welcome; however, church attendance is not required to join the knitting group or to request a prayer shawl.

Church of the Holy Spirit Centennial Information

EAST GREENBUSH – The Church of the Holy Spirit in East Greenbush is preparing to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the founding of the parish. Events and fundraising are continuing throughout the year with the anniversary celebration taking place in June 2022. A written history of the parish is being prepared and we are currently looking for historical information from parishioners both past and present. If you have any information about the parish that you would like to share, please email the parish office at or call the parish office at 518-477-7925. The parish website is . Office hours are Monday and Tuesday 9 am-1pm and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 1 pm-5 pm.

Keyes Scholarship

TROY – Center Brunswick United Methodist Church offers Keyes Scholarship for 2022 graduates of Tamarac High School.

The finance committee of the Center Brunswick United Methodist Church has announced that it will award $500 to a student to be selected from the Tamarac High School Class of 2022. The money may be used for any type of expense related to further education. Students do not have to belong to this church or any other church to be eligible.

Interested student must apply for this award no later than March 1,2022. The application can be obtained from the school’s guidance department.

This award is given in memory of Harold and Mabel Keyes through a trust funded by their last will and testament. Mable taught in the Brunswick Schools and continued teaching Sunday School at Center Brunswick UMC for many years after she retired. Through this award, her love of helping young people learn and grow will continue to reach the youth of our community.

Center Brunswick UMC is located at the intersection of Routes 7 and 142 in Troy.

Cancer Support Group

BRUNSWICK – There are very few of us who have not been affected by cancer, either as a patient, family member, or friend. If you are dealing with the stress of this disease for whatever reason, talking with others in similar circumstances can be very beneficial. A warm invitation is extended to attend a Zoom cancer support group, led once a month (the third Monday) by retired pastor Ted Wright, he himself a cancer patient. If you have any questions or would like the zoom link, please contact Ted at This is a ministry in conjunction with Brunswick Church at 42 White Church Lane (just off Rt. 351). Our worship services are Sundays at 9:30 AM and all are welcome. Church participation is not required to have cancer support.

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