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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.

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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.

Change the World

This year marks the tenth year that our church participated in Change the World. This is a program designed to get church folks out of their pews and into the community. It’s really nothing new. Some call it putting your faith in action. Our congregation has been reaching out spreading God’s love for 150 years now, and of course Christians have been involved for over 2,000 years.

Over the past 10 years we have visited shut-ins, built picnic tables for an area shelter, provided meals for the homeless, brightened up the lives of nursing home residents with flowers, done yardwork, made and delivered greeting cards to those who were hospitalized, donated food to area food pantries, worked in the former Goff Garden next to the church, and remembered the poverty-stricken families in Appalachia with shoeboxes full of basic necessities. 

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  7 -4 PM – 6 PM

The dinners include a ½ chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, dinner roll, butter, and a brownie for $15.00.  If you prefer the ½ chicken only, the price is $7.00. 

Please call 518-477-9693 for reservations.

Sunday, October  15 -Noon

Please plan to join the Castleton CROP Walk on Sunday, October 15. One-quarter of all funds will be directed to the Anchor Food Pantry and Thrift Store in Castleton. Three-quarters of the funds help support the work of Church World Service (CWS) and its partners for hunger relief and development projects in the U.S and around the world. Walkers may register at Walkers ask friends and families to support them either with an on-line contribution or check payable to “CWS/CROP.” On the day of the walk, we will meet at Emmanuel Reformed Church, 1150 Maple Hill Road, Castleton at 12:00 noon for a light lunch, songs, a blessing, and some pictures and then ride in our cars 2-3 miles to The Anchor on Boltwood Avenue. The 1 mile walk and 3.3 mile walk each follow the same route for a while. If you cannot join the walk yourself, please support a walker. Every contribution helps bring some relief to those in need. For more information, contact Kevin Conley (518-253-4907).

Sunday, October  29 -11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Trunk or Treat

October 29 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm we will be having a trunk or treat right outside in our parking lot. There will be a contest to see who has the best decorated trunk. (1st, 2nd and 3rd prize will be awarded by popular choice.)
There will also be a costume contest with the community.

If you have any questions please see Amber at