Church Events


LUNCH FOR SENIORS

Mark the date: Wednesday, July 10 at 12 noon. That’s the time for our next Senior Lunch. The Membership and Evangelism Committee will be serving a delicious lunch for all the seniors in our congregation. If you are older than ¶fm%PL@ you qualify as a senior. It’s a great time for good food and warm fellowship with friends. If you would like to attend, please call Mary McIntosh at 518-449-9846 or Sue Lemka at 518-477-9875 so they can get you on the list.

Qholaqhoe Mountain Connections Update - July 14

Lynn Minderman of Qholaqhoe Mountain Connections has had her visit rescheduled. She will be returning on Sunday, July 14 to give us an update on our eight high-school scholarship recipients in Losotho, Southern Africa. Please plan on joining us at 10:45am in the Fellowship Hall.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Yee-Haw, Celebrating God's Greatest Gift

This year VBS will be held over the weekend, Friday, August 2nd from 5:00-8pm, Saturday, August 3rd 9:30-12:30 and a celebration during worship at 9:30 on Sunday, August 4th. Mark your calendars.

    Registration     Release Form

Forms can be emailed to rgiso@fairpoint.net or dropped off at the church office.    

 

FRESH VEGETABLES FOR THE CONSERNS U FOOD PANTRY

tilling Goff Garden

As part of The Caring Ministries of our church, we did a small vegetable garden demonstration and gave seeds and plants to the clients. Over the summer if you have extra veggies from your garden, please bring them to church on Sundays before the service. They will be delivered to CoNSERNS-U on Monday mornings. The addition of fresh local produce to the non-perishables that they receive is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Aleta Schweigert

 

 

 

CoNSERNS-U BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY PROGRAM

We are joining with CoNSERNS-U to get ready for fall by helping kids in need be prepared for the new school year. Here is a list of the “wants” for the BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY PROGRAM: dry erase markers, plastic pocket folders, 3 and 5 subject notebooks, (please, NO one subject notebooks), 3 ring binders (1 ½ inch, 2 inch, and 3 inch), scientific calculators (TI 34 priced under $20), headphones, composition books, glue sticks, colored pencils, markers, highlighters, subject dividers, zippered pencil cases, loose leaf paper (wide rule only), scissors, index cards, pens, pencils… and especially new backpacks. Bring supplies to church by Monday, August 12 and put them in the bin under the table in the church foyer.

Last year CoNSERNS-U served 383 students and they are hoping to serve even more this year. You can help. Want more information or have questions? Contact Mary Smith at 518-477-4648.

CARING MINISTRIES-WARM PROJECTS FOR 2019 - “AFGHANS AND HATS”

blanket on rocking chair

Our church has many talented knitters, crocheters, and quilters that make afghans and quilts for Change the World Sunday which are given to the veterans at the VA. To find more ways to support the men and women at the VA, such as with visits and personal items, see www.albany.va.gov/giving. Other projects such as: soft hats for children with cancer (hatsgiving.org); small (15 inches x 15 inches to 20 inches x 20 inches) blankets and hats for NICU preemie babies at Albany Med.; donate yarn for women in prison (specifics apply, contact me if you are interested in helping).

Comments or Questions give me a call.
Aleta Schweigert, 518-479-3182

CHURCH LIBRARY

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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