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First United Methodist Church
of East Greenbush

Welcome

We recognize that people come through our doors for many reasons. Some may come with family or friends, others are new to the community and are looking for a church home; and some may be seeking comfort and guidance during a time of trouble or concern.

Whatever brought you to us, we are thankful and we want you to know that our hearts, our minds and our doors are always open and that all are welcome in God’s house.

stick forming cross and house with a red heart inside.
Chapel in the Woods

Worship Services

Early worship services are Sundays at 8:30 AM.
Services are held in the Chapel in the Woods, weather permitting. During inclement weather, services are held inside the church.

Our traditional service  is at 9:30 AM.  You may watch the service on Facebook Live. You can also watch a recording of the service on Worship Service FUMCEG-YouTube. A video of the service will be uploaded to YouTube each week and should be available on Sunday afternoons. 

Storytelling Night

Woman looking at an open book with showing a bridge and a boat on water.

We are people of story. Our traditions, religions, histories, and biographies are compilations of stories told and received, handed down, edited, redacted, metaphorized, dreamed up. Storytelling Night is a monthly evening of food, fellowship, and storytelling. We gather monthly around the stories of people. And, we believe that each story – of our fears, of our hopes, of our lives, of our families, of our undoing, of our renaissance, of our redemption – can be inspiring to us and to others . . . but only if that story is shared. The practice of storytelling (and of story-hearing) is an essential part of being human, and we want to encourage, uplift, facilitate, and gather around the telling and hearing of stories.

Join us at 7 PM on the following Wednesdays if you want to share or hear a story!

February 1st

Pastor Danyal

Danyal Mohammadzadeh

Journalist and human rights activist from Iran

 

March 1st

Elaine M. Rudzinski

Chief of Police of the East Greenbush Police Department

 

April 5th

Roberta Reno

Roberta Reno

East Greenbush Town Historian

 

May 3rd

Robert Thomsen

Choir Director of the First UMC of East Greenbush

 

What to Expect

Worship Service

The 9:30 a.m. traditional service is about an hour long.

Childcare

A nursery for infants and young children is available.

Parking

There is a large parking lot for off-street parking.

Dress

Some people get dressed up and others wear jeans.

Church Events

Wednesday, February 1 – 7:00 PM

Danyal Mohammadzadeh,  journalist and human rights activist from Iran.

Sunday, February 5 – 11:00 AM-Noon

Short TED Talk video and discussion regarding the global opportunity to accelerate Africa’s sustainable future –  Vanessa Nakate and Mary Robinson

More information on Creation Cares series

Sunday, February 26 – 11:00 AM-Noon

Short TED Talk video and discussion regarding new social contract for global climate justice – Huma Yusuf 

More information on Creation Cares series

Wednesday, March 1 – 7:00 PM

Elaine M. Rudzinski, Chief of Police of the East Greenbush Police Department.

Friday, March 17 – 7:00-8:30 PM

St. Patrick’s Day Coffee House

Music in many forms, stories and possibly a couple of jokes will be presented from 7:00 p m-8:30 p m.  Come and enjoy our talented performers, munch on our selection of delicious goodies and share an evening of fun and visiting with friends and family.

Sunday, March 26 – 11:00 AM-Noon

Short TED Talk video and discussion regarding how wind energy could power Earth … 18 times over – Dan Jørgensen

More information on Creation Cares series

Wednesday, April 5 – 7:00 PM

Roberta Reno, East Greenbush Town Historian.

Wednesday, May 3 – 7:00 PM

Robert Thomsen, Choir Director of the First UMC of East Greenbush.