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


Saturday:  October 9,  4 PM – 6 PM

Includes: ½ Chicken, Baked Potato, Cole Slaw, Roll and a Brownie
$13.50 for complete dinner
$7.00 for chicken only

For reservations (preferred) call the church office at 518-477-9693

Crop Walk

Sunday, October 17  12:45 PM

The Castleton Hunger Crop Walk will be held on October 17. We will meet in the parking lot on Boltwood Avenue behind Riverside Nursing Home. We will start with a prayer and picture and set out on the 3.2 mile walk. There will also be a 1 mile walk. One quarter of donations raised from the Hunger Crop Walk is directed to the Anchor Food Pantry in Castleton. The rest supports Church World Service programs. CWS programs serve vulnerable populations in the United States and across the world, including distributing information about the COVID-19 virus, responding to requests for food and hygiene supplies and providing cash grants to families with urgent needs for medicine, housing, internet connectivity, and more. In the U.S., they provide a continuum of services to newly-arrived refugees, migrant farm workers and asylum seekers. Please commit to joining the walk by registering.

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