Church Events


Calling all kids!! Rally Day is Sunday, September 10! It is the first day of the 2017-2018 Sunday School year. The children and youth will go to church first, then we will meet in the Fellowship Hall for a Sunday School celebration! Hope to see you there!

church fellowship hall with items for thrift sale

Fall Thrift Sale - September 29-30

There will be a Snack Bar on both days.

Donated items can be brought in from September 24 – 28 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.

Please, no construction material or large furniture (sofas, beds). The signup sheet for being in charge for 2-3 hours is in the foyer along with the signup sheet for helping on Friday during the sale and Saturday (especially with cleanup).

The money earned at the Thrift Sales pays for scholarships to summer camp as well as other needs within the church.


roasting marshmellows

Yes, it’s September and the beginning of school…the Back to School Coffee House! So sharpen your pencils; bring your lunch money and come see your friends on Friday evening the 22nd of September at 7:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in East Greenbush. Music, stories, dance, and fabulous food abound…Oh, and don’t forget the Mistress of Chatter and her jokes and stories.

Hope to see you there!

Maker Fun Factory, Created by God, Built for a Purpose

Vacation Bible School

Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose

At this year’s Vacation Bible School we learned that God made us, that God is for us, that God is always with us, that God loves us forever, and that God created us for a purpose.

Each morning during the first week of August, forty children and youth came to church to worship God, learn Bible stories, create crafts and science experiments, eat yummy snacks and play fun games. Throughout the week over 20 adult volunteers worshiped, learned and played right alongside the young people.

Our mission this year was to help those in Peru receive fresh, clean drinking water. We raised $178.25 which provides 35 people with clean drinking water for a year.

Come to church on Sunday, September 10 to hear some of the wonderful songs we sang and watch the fantastic slide show. We had an amazing experience, created lasting memories and made greater connections with God. Thank you to all those who participated this year, with your time, prayers, and /or donations. This incredible children’s ministry wouldn’t be possible without you.

Jessica Kurimsky and Rachel Giso


Events coming up in the fall are the Coffee Houses, the Thrift Sale (September 29-30), Brooks BBQ (October), and the roast beef dinner (November).


The Craft Workshop will resume on Tuesday, September 12 and continue through Tuesday, October 17. The time will be 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM.

Thank you for continuing the making of Christmas Tree ornaments that Ruth Ostrander provided for many, many years. Samples and supplies will be available.

Call me at our new phone number, 518-784-2014, for more information.. -- Betty Collins


John St United Methodist Church in Manhattan

Do you like to read on the beach or at a campsite, maybe in a hotel room? That is great! Did you know the church has a library full of interesting books to read for young and old and everyone in between? Check it out! The library is next to the nursery, across from the Youth Lounge.


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