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 8:30am.  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 rgiso@fairpoint.net or 766-0421.


Lenten Adult Bible Studies

Starting February 12 and 13, we will begin two five-week sessions for a study based on "Who Is This Man?: The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus" by John Ortberg. Each week, in a small-group setting, we will take an in-depth look at history's most familiar figure, yet the man no one knows. Jesus' impact on our world is highly unlikely, widely inescapable, largely unknown, and decidedly double-edged. It is unlikely in light of the severe limitations of his earthly life; it is inescapable because of the range of impact; it is unknown because history doesn't connect dots; and it is doubled-edged because his followers have wreaked so much havoc, often in his name.

The study sessions are approximately 90 minutes and are held in the youth lounge starting Monday, February 12 at 6:30 pm, and Tuesday, February 13 at 9:30 am. Please contact Kevin Conley (e.kevin.conley@gmail.com, 518-253-4907) or Pastor Sundar for more information.

 
 

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 February

February 4 Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany, this is the first Sunday in the new month and this whole month of February is Black History Month. If you were a part of either of the inter-faith Martin Luther King, Jr. services in mid-January in Albany or Troy you heard the very familiar lines, “We shall overcome. We shall overcome. Deep in my heart I do believe we shall overcome”. This is just one of many songs tied to Black History in our United Methodist Hymnal. We celebrate Holy Communion this Sunday.

February 11 Transfiguration of the Lord. “Today I would like to talk with you about Christ, about the Presence of God and Glory of God being all around us…if one has the eyes to see. I would like to talk with you about God being in the mountaintops, down in the valleys, and in the plains of life. That the glory of God, the Presence of Christ, the goodness of the Spirit of Christ is found in the mountaintops, down at the bottom of the valleys, and in the plains of ordinary living.” That is the way a Lutheran pastor introduced part of his Sunday sermon on the Transfiguration, this very special day where we speak of a miracle that happened to Jesus. Included in our morning worship bulletin this Sunday will be a Lenten devotional booklet, “Finding Peace in Lent”. Be sure to get copy for you quiet time in the coming forty days.

February 14 Ash Wednesday. Lent begins with this very special service, one where our confirmands have an important role. It is the first day of reading in the Lenten devotional booklet. All through Lent we will have a focus on the Saint Francis Peace Prayer. You remember the lines that begin, “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love;…” Read the whole prayer before starting the Ash Wednesday reading.

February 18 First Sunday in Lent. The devotional booklet reading for this day is titled, “Praying as if Everything Depended on Me”. A real challenge if you think about it.
Blanket Sunday The money collected by the UMW is given to CWS (Church World Service). CWS purchases blankets for $10:00 that are given throughout the world for refugees, disaster relief and any other emergencies. Please give. Checks should be made out to "United Methodist Women” with “Blanket Sunday” on the memo line.

February 25 Second Sunday in Lent. “The Mighty Orchestra of Divine Peace” is the title of the devotional reading for this day. How does that fit in with the Saint Francis Peace Prayer?

The full schedule of activity for the Lenten season and details for the Ecumenical Lenten Worship and Luncheon gatherings. The theme comes from a book by Bishop William H. Willimon, FEAR OF THE OTHER.

Pastor Sundar will be preaching all Sundays this month.

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.


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.

Baptisms

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