Church Events


Active Shooter Response. Learn how to survive a shooting event

Does life seem precarious and less predictably safe? Churches and schools, thought to be safe “sanctuaries”, are becoming scenes of shooter violence. To address the issue of active shooters in churches, an Active Shooter Awareness Training will be held at the First United Methodist Church in East Greenbush this spring. Deputy James Phelps of the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department will lead a training and discussion session about active shooter awareness and safety plans. Adults and teens accompanied by their parent(s) are invited to attend this 1½-hour training.


Our Mother’s Day Coffee House is on Friday, May 10 at 7:00 PM…hope to see you there.

Coffee House Performer

Coffee House Performers


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 or dropped off at the church office.    


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 Other projects such as: soft hats for children with cancer (; 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

tilling Goff Garden


We have been growing fresh, nutritious vegetables for the CoNSERNS-U food pantry to supplement the non-perishables that are supplied. This summer please consider growing extra veggies at home. We will collect them on Sundays to deliver on Mondays. Many of us have a small area that could produce a nice quantity of one or two of our favorite vegetables. We may be able to help get you started if this is new for you. (This is a good summer project for kids, too.) A “small garden” demonstration for the clients at CoNSERNS-U is scheduled in May, which includes giving them plants and seeds. As a reminder - vegetable seeds and plants are SNAP eligible. Please call me with any questions (518) 479-3182.

Aleta Schweigert


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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