First United Methodist Church
of East Greenbush


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. Due to COVID-19, we are taking extra precautions for those wishing to attend in person.  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. 

What to Expect

Worship Service

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


A nursery for infants and young children is available.


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


Some people get dressed up and others wear jeans.

Church Events

Friday –  February 5th

6:30 PM – 7:15 PM via Zoom

Email Amber at for a recipe for making your own pretzels. If you do make pretzels with your family or if you just want to skip the mess and eat a bag pf pretzels in honor of Pretzel Sunday, do take some pictures and send them to Amber so that she can share them with the church.

Please join us for the live stream of our Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 PM on February 17.  If you would like to receive ashes before the service, we will have a drive up distribution of ashes at the sanctuary door from 11:30 AM -1:00 PM.  Those distributing ashes will use new disposable gloves for each person or family group.  You will be able to pick up your “Remember Your Baptism” stone at the same time if you wish

Friday –  February 19th

6:30 PM – 7:15 PM via Zoom

Pastor Sundar invites the congregation to “Remember Your Baptism” during the service on February 28.  Stones with this year’s message of “Hope” will be available in advance of the service in a basket at the office entrance to the church, or at the entrance to the sanctuary beginning on Sunday, February 14 and through Friday, February 19.  Please take a stone if you’d like to participate in this special service from home! 

You can contribute to Blanket Sunday all during February by sending or dropping off monies to the church office.
Checks should be made out to the UMW.

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