Seasonal News

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL6:30 PM, June 20, 2019, at the Christian Education Center.

LAYPERSON OF THE YEAR SUNDAYWe are blessed to have many volunteers who step up and do so much for our congregation. It is impossible to find words to adequately express how much this means to the life of our congregation.  Without these saints, there would be much that would not get done and the cost of doing the things we do would be beyond reach.  Each year, we attempt to highlight one of these volunteers by recognizing them in a special way.  It is our small attempt to not take the gifts our volunteers give for granted.  This year we will again honor someone in our congregation on Sunday, 6/9/19.  A presentation will be made during worship and a light lunch will be provided in the church’s lounge.

DO YOU KNOW OF SOMEONE IN OUR CONGREGATION WHO IS GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE THIS YEAR? Please let us know so that we can properly recognize them on Sunday June 16th.  (477-6030 or grcpastor1@verizon.net).

THRIFT SALE-The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush is having their Thrift and Plant  Sale Fri.  May 3rd,   5 p.m. – 8 p.m. & Sat. May  4th   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.

1948: Creation & Catastrophe Screening and Discussion: Come join us for a special screening and discussion of the film, 1948: Creation & Catastrophe, Sunday April 28, 2 p.m. at the Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Avenue.

Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, this film reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in one of the most controversial conflicts in the world. It tells the story of the establishment of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it. It is simply not possible to make sense of what is happening in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today without an understanding of 1948. This documentary was the last chance for many of its Israeli and Palestinian characters to narrate their first-hand accounts of the creation of a state and the expulsion of a nation.

Following the film will be a discussion facilitated by members of Jewish Voice for Peace – Albany, and the Palestinian Rights Committee of the Capital District.