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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.  You may attend in person, or watch the service live streamed from YouTube or on Facebook Live.

May Storytelling Night

On May 1 at 7:00 p.m, we welcome Bruce France from Braver Angels as guest speaker for our monthly stories series. Mr. France is the Executive Director at Capital Area Council of Churches and a Certified Lay Speaker for the United Methodist Church.

After the 2016 election, he was concerned about the amount of vitriol that was cropping up in conversations people were having. In former times, conversations between those who disagreed were often courteous and ended with a few things that could be agreed upon, but now disagreements were leading to entrenched political divides. What has changed?

In 2018, he stumbled on two Braver Angels’ workshops that affirmed his perception of the potential of political conversations and changed his life. Mr. France will share his journey with Braver Angels as a local moderator of workshops, alliance co-chair and national organizer co-chair.

If you are tired of the current state of political conversations and would like to have those conversations with family, friends, and others, regardless of political leanings, you need to attend this story time.

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 . . .

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, May 18th, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Third Annual Food Truck Festival

Livin’ The Dream Food Cart will be back, as well as Hesinburger, Michele’s Lemonade, and Nick’s Lighthouse. We will have vendor tables, live music and more. Please bring your lawn chair and hang out with us for the day