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

Vacation Bible School

Wednesdays from June 23rd until July 28th.

5:15 PM – 7:30 PM

Kindergarten – 12th grades, are invited to be part of vacation bible school with dinner included. We will be providing a program for different age groups.

To register your child, sponsor a meal or volunteer please contact Amber at ( or Amanda (

Campfire Hymn Sing-A-Long

Thursdays: July 8, August 5, August 19, September 2

We will start at 7:00 PM at the fire pit near the garage.
Bring: A love of hymns and camp songs, maybe a cup of coffee, a chair or blanket to sit upon.

All are welcome…children can stay to sing or play on the playground while we enjoy the campfire and our singing community.

Senior Lunch

On July 28, 2021 the Membership Committee is holding a first post-COVID Senior Lunch. Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon. We will gather in Fellowship Hall where there is air conditioning for your comfort. Don’t miss this delicious event. Phone calls will be made so we can have a head count. If you do not get a phone call and wish to attend please call the church office at 518-477-9693.

Fall Thrift Sale

Friday, September 24   5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 25  9:00 AM -Noon

The UMW is having a Fall Thrift Sale! We will be accepting donations from Sunday, September 19 until Wednesday, September 22.  MARK YOUR CALENDARS and get ready for the FALL THRIFT SALE.

Recycling Drive

Sunday – September 26

We will be recycling Styrofoam, batteries and prescription pill bottles. Batteries should not be corroded, and prescription pill bottles should be clean, with labels removed. Batteries and prescription pill bottles may also be deposited in their collection bins in the church lobby at any time.

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