Study Groups

  • Monday   6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday   9:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday
    Roosters  8:30 a.m.
  • Fridays
    Meditations for Moms
    9:15 - 10:30 a.m.

e-mail about Worship Service
A brief note about the coming Sunday morning worship service is e-mailed each Friday/Saturday to all interested. Contact the church office if you would like to have your name added to that list.

Roosters Looking For A Few New Crowers

Feeling like your week could use a good kick start? Want to put God first so that the rest of the week flows better?  Well, if you answered yes to any, some, or all of these, you might just want to join the Roosters group Wednesday's at 8:30 a.m.  You are invited to participate and work through your week in fellowship with God..

Meditations for Moms

If you are looking for some time away from all the demands of motherhood and a chance to focus on God with other moms, you are welcome to join any date that works for you. Please contact Rachel Giso with any question at or 766-0421.

Fall Adult Bible Study

If you open the Book of Revelation and simply begin reading it as an unfolding scenario, it can be deeply troubling. It contains visions of wars, famines, disease epidemics and difficult-to-interpret heavenly bodies and symbols. Yet the Book delivers hope for our future. It describes the victory of Christ and the promised blessings for those who remain faithful. While written in the 1st Century, Revelation is truly a story for our times.
Starting October 1 and 2, we will begin two six-week sessions based on "Vision at Patmos " by Catherine Gunsalus Gonzalez and Justo L. Gonzalez. The chapters of the Book of Revelation are arranged under six broad topical headings. Each week, in a small-group setting, we will review what we have read and cover one of the topics.
The study sessions are approximately 90 minutes and are held in the youth lounge starting Monday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m., and Tuesday, October 2 at 9:30 a.m.
Please register for either session with the church office by September 17. A donation of $10 is suggested for the book. For information, contact Kevin Conley (, 518-253-4907) or Pastor Samuel. or 766-0421.


Sunday Worship Services
8:30 a.m. Early Service
(Outdoor chapel weather permitting)
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
Nursery care is provided during 9:30 service.

Worship at FUMC for November

November 4 - All Saints Sunday. During the 9:30 am worship service the names of the past year’s departed saints of our church family will be read: George H. Burnett, Jr., Richard T. Randall, Le ita Rigs by, Rev. Dr. Walter "Wally" Taylor, George Winters, Sterling "Lee" Pierce, Raymond Lemma, Jeanne Wheeler, Mary McLaughlin, Lena Phoenix, Leland Perry, James A. Van Buren, Eric Smith, Helen L. Gustafson, Robert Untrained, Joe Carlot ti, Mary Deals, Peter Stinson and Keith Amsterdammer. That service will also mark the end of the Fall Stewardship campaign plus it will be a time of dedication of the new choir robes, communion table and Sanctuary paraments.

November 11 - Veterans Day and International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. “Let us pray for the persecuted church, for their oppressors, for nations that foster persecution, and for those who ignore it.”

November 18 - International Bible Week starts this day. One of our Sunday School classes, our 2nd graders will get their very own bibles on this day. Cornerstone Campus Ministry will have a bake sale following morning worship.

November 25 - Christ the King Sunday. It is “the last Sunday of the Christian year, a celebration of the coming reign of Jesus Christ and the completion of creation.”

Pastor Sundar Samuel will be preaching each Sunday in the month. Our early service is held at 8:30 am and meets in the multi-purpose room. That service is about one-half hour long.

Come, join us for worship. Invite a friend. Stay for coffee hour following the 9:30 service and be part of our time of fellowship.

Early Worship Services

Outdoor Chapel

Early Worship Services are Sunday's at 8:30 a.m.
Services will be held in the Chapel in the Woods, weather permitting. During inclement weather, services will held inside the church.

Friday Night Alive

The fourth Friday of each month, the youth/young adults will hold a worship service at 7:00 p.m. The service is open to everyone. Please come to praise the Lord with the youth on November 23.

Hawthorne Ridge

Sunday, October 14, marked the date of our first worship service held at Hawthorne Ridge, an Eddy senior living community in East Greenbush. Deb Samuel has been facilitating a weekly Bible study at Hawthorne Ridge for many months, and as the number of participants increased so did the requests for a worship service to be held at their facility. After consultation with the Hawthorne Ridge administration, Pastor Sundar and Deb developed plans for a service to be held every Sunday at 1:00 p.m.. The October 14 service included prayer, scripture, a message from the Pastor, and hymns accompanied by FUMC organist Jackie Krahforst, The 26 residents who attended were enthusiastic in their singing and in their response to the new ministry! They expect attendance to grow as people become more aware of the service and as winter sets in. Pastor Sundar is encouraging all the people in our congregation to volunteer at this service at least twice a year to greet and meet the Hawthorne Ridge residents.

Other off site ministries facilitated by staff and members of our church include a monthly Communion service at Riverside Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Castleton and a monthly worship service at Rosewood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Rensselaer.

Sacrament of Communion

communion table

The Sacrament of Communion is celebrated the 1st Sunday of each month. Our tradition is open communion, which means that all who are present are invited to receive the sacrament of the Lord's Supper.


Please call the church office at 477-9693 to schedule an appointment with the pastor.