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.
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.
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!
Journalist and human rights activist from Iran
Elaine M. Rudzinski
Chief of Police of the East Greenbush Police Department
East Greenbush Town Historian
Choir Director of the First UMC of East Greenbush
What to Expect
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
Sunday, February 26 – 11:00 AM-Noon
Short TED Talk video and discussion regarding new social contract for global climate justice – Huma Yusuf
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
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.