THE UNITED METHODIST WOMEN OF FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF EAST GREENBUSH is having their Spring Thrift and Plant Sale May 5th 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and 6th from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday is bag day. There will be many different items from household, clothing to toys as well as a snack bar. All proceeds go to our mission projects. The First United Methodist Church is located at 1 Gilligan Road, off of 9&20, in East Greenbush.
7:00-9:00 PM in Room #22 at the Christian Education Building on Thursdays, 6/1/17, 6/22/17, 6/29/17. During these 3 sessions, we will learn more about our Christian faith, heritage, and the uniqueness of the reformed tradition which our church is a part of. At the conclusion of these sessions, opportunity will be provided, to those who are interested, to become an Active Confirmed Member of the congregation. To ensure we have enough hand-outs for all who are interested, please use sign-up sheet located on the glass cabinet in the Sanctuary lobby or contact Pastor Dave at 477-6030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DONATIONS FOR ST. PAUL’S SHELTER IN RENSSELAER FOR HOMELESS MOTHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN. Our four Reformed Churches in Rensselaer County are again collecting new kitchen items for St. Paul’s residents. The shelter provides emergency housing for homeless Moms with the goal of moving them on to independent living. Items we are collecting include new dishes, pots and pans, silverware, glasses/cups, bakeware, measuring cups, spatulas. Please leave items in collection box in church lounge. Deadline for donations is May 14, 2017, Mother’s Day. Thank you!
Do you regularly shop at Hannaford? If so, now you have an opportunity to help Greenbush Reformed Church raise money whenever you shop at Hannaford. All you need to do is purchase a Hannaford gift card from the church. Once you have a card, you can periodically refill the card through us. When you purchase or refill the card, Hannaford will give our church 5% of the amount purchased (if you purchase a $100 card, the church gets $5).
So, go buy your weekly groceries or non-perishable goods for the Doors of Hope food pantry using your Hannaford gift card and know that by doing so you are also helping your church. Oh yeah, you can also purchase the cards to give as a gift!
Here’s how it works:
You may purchase your Hannaford Gift Card by visiting David Hallenbeck at coffee hour following church. Submit cash or a check payable to “Greenbush Reformed Church” for the amount that you want to purchase (cards are available in denominations of $25, $50 and $100). Be sure to indicate in the memo of the check “Hannaford fundraiser”. We are starting out with a limited supply of each card amount, so be sure to get your order in early to ensure that you will get one (or you will have to wait until we get more cards the following month).
When you purchase your card, please let us know if you plan to refill the card in the future (we plan to continue this fundraiser for as long as we can receive the discounts, so the more you participate the more you are helping our church). If you plan to refill the card, we will record your name and card number (as well as contact information). We will also provide you with a reorder form to use when you are ready to refill the card. You can refill the card with any amount up to a maximum balance of $500. REMEMBER: DO NOT REFILL YOUR CARD THROUGH HANNAFORD. WE ONLY GET THE DISCOUNT IF YOU REFILL THE CARD THROUGH GRC! Note: If your card has a zero balance for more than 30 days it will no longer be active and you will need to get a new card.
REFILLING YOUR CARD – By the first Sunday of each month, submit a check payable to “Greenbush Reformed Church” along with your reorder form (so that we can verify your card number). You can place the check and reorder form in the offering plate. Your reorder will be processed through Hannaford’s bulk ordering system, and once the funds are available on your card, the church secretary will notify you that you can use your card.
- Thank you for supporting this fundraising event and for supporting GRC!
A few of our members are no longer able to drive to worship on Sunday mornings. If you might be able and willing to provide transportation, it would be greatly appreciated. This doesnt have to be every week-once a month, every other week, any little bit will help! Please use sign-up sheet on glass cabinet or contact Linda Adams (479-7113, email@example.com.)
First and Third Thursdays of the month in the church lounge, 2:00-4:00 PM. Our group will begin a new DVD study in February entitled ‘Surprised by Hope’ by N.T Wright, ‘Rethinking Heaven, the resurrection, and the mission of the church’. New participants are always welcome whether this is your first time with a group like this or you’ve done this before! Our next meetings: 4/20/17 and 5/4/17. Don’t miss this unique and exciting opportunity to fellowship and learn! This is a fun and interesting group!
THE EVENING ADULT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM WILL BEGIN A NEW STUDY BASED ON THE BOOK/MOVIE BY HARPER LEE, ‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD’. The four-session study will be at 7:00 PM in Room #22 of the Christian Ed. Building on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Next meeting –4/18/17 and 5/2/17. (The room will be open at 6:30 PM for anyone who would like to bring and eat their dinner beforehand.)
Christian Ed Classes at 9:00 on Sundays!
Programs are available for pre-school age children on up through adults. This year we are excited to offer a new program for children ages pre-school through 6th grade. There will also be classes for Middle High School (at CEB) and High School students (in Sanctuary Balcony) as well as a class for adults (at CEB, Room 22). Questions? Please contact either Judy Vitali (firstname.lastname@example.org, 892-4189) or Sharon Civalier (email@example.com, 477-4323).