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ANCRAMDALE – Ancramdale Presbyterian Church, 9 County Route 8, Ancramdale, will host a chicken barbecue in celebration of its 175th anniversary from 4:30-6 p.m. on September 24, take-out only. The menu includes half a chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, a roll and dessert. Cost is $19, reservations required. To reserve tickets, call Gail Heath at 518-789-4560.
Thrift Store Sidewalk Sale
SOUTH BETHLEHEM – South Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 67 Willowbrook Ave., South Bethlehem, Thrift Shop Sidewalk Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 24. We will have some of our most popular vendors and handcrafted woodwork by one of our church members. Breakfast and lunch will be available, and a small seating area will be set up. All social distancing protocols will be followed for the safety of our community.
A portion of the funds raised from this sale will be used to support our local United Methodist Women’s Missions: Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District Sponsored Brown Bag-It Program, Capital Rescue Mission, Interfaith Partnerships for the Homeless and the Venture Food Bank.
300th anniversary celebration
LIVINGSTON – Linlithgo Reformed Church, 447 Church Road, Livingston, will celebrate 300 years of ministry, 1722-2022, on September 25. A religious service will be held at 10 a.m. The church hosts a BBQ prepared by the Ancram Fire Company 1 to 4 p.m. with a live band, Rick Surrano 1-4-5 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Chicken BBQ is $20. For information, to attend and/or be part of the festivities, call Cheryl at 518-851-7161, Debbie at 518-929-5616 or Jim at 518-610-0014.
133rd anniversary of the Second Baptist Church
CATSKILL – The Second Baptist Church, 458 Main Street, Catskill, will celebrate its 133rd church anniversary at 10:30 a.m. on September 25. The special speaker will be Minister Jennel Chestnut of Newness of Life Ministries, Chesterfield, Virginia. The church theme will be Changing Positions for Someone You Love. For more information, [email protected]
VALATIA — First Presbyterian Church, 3212 Church St., Valatia, will hold a tag and bag sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 1. There will be books, toys, household items and collectibles. Do you have donations? Call Nancy at 518-527-2810.
WEST OF GHENT — The Reformed Church of Ghent, 1039 County Route 22, West Ghent, will hold its church fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 1. In addition to the kitchen counter, which will serve chicken salad and Manhattan clam chowder (among other goodies), there will be a bake sale, book sale, silent auction, or several tables of white elephants and a raffle of a handmade quilt and a few other selected items. No mask required.
CLAVERACK – Claverack Reformed Church, 88 9H Road, Claverack will be hosting a Junk in the Trunk sale from 9am-2pm on October 1, rain or shine. Merchants and artisans are encouraged. A space is $15. The women of the church will hold a soup and bake sale inside the Christian Education Building. For information and to rent a table, call 518-851-3811 or visit the web page.
Day of reflection and prayer
LOUDONVILLE – Christ Our Light RC Church, 1 Maria Drive, Loudonville, is offering a day of reflection and prayer on October 1. The guest speaker will be Dr. Joy Galarneau, professor of contemporary systematic theology.
Admission and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Presentation, lunch and prayer meeting from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bring a bag lunch, refreshments will be provided. Offering, $20. Participants are asked to bring the Bible. Pre-registration is essential. All payment instructions are published on www. AlbanyCCR.org. The deadline for registration is September 27. For information, contact Diane S. at 518-663-5125 or Jack E. at 518-334-6503.
CATSKILL – The First Reformed Church of Catskill, 310 Main St., Catskill, will hold its annual fall charity auction from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 7 and from 9 a.m. to noon on October 8. There will be tons of items available. Clothing for children and adults, DVDs, home goods, books, jewelry and more.
Sale of books, chilis, soups and pies
SAUGERTIES – The Katsbaan Ladies Aid Society will be sponsoring a sale of books, chili, soup and pie, as well as holiday items, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 7 and 8 in the Katsbaan Reformed Church Hall , 1801 Old Kings Highway in Saugerties. Tables filled with books for adults and children; our ever-popular House Chili by the Pint (beef or vegetarian); homemade soups by the litre; homemade pies and other homemade sweets; New and gently used Halloween and Christmas items.
KINDERHOOK – The Reformed Church of Kinderhook, 21 Broad St., Kinderhook, will hold a hymn at 4 p.m. on October 30. All are invited to come together and sing the hymns of our faith.
CATSKILL – The Camp Grace Inc. Soup Kitchen, located in the First Reformed Church of Catskill, 310 Main Street, Catskill, is open from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For information, call Director Lamont Taylor at 518-249-7009.
Second Reformed Church of Coxsackie
COXSACKIE — The Coxsackie Second Reformed Church, 16 Washington Ave., Coxsackie, worships at 10 a.m. Sunday. Communion takes place on the first Sunday of each month. Sunday school is at 10:15 a.m. on Sundays. For more information, call the church office at 518-731-6084 or email [email protected]
Coxsackie’s First Reformed Church
COXSACKIE – Coxsackie First Reformed Church, 285 Mansion St., Coxsackie, worships at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. Everyone is welcome. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. Sunday school is available during worship hours. www.firstreformecoxsackie.com.
Living Faith Community Church
MAPLECREST – Living Faith Community Church, 54 Route 56, Maplecrest, welcomes locals and visitors to worship together at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. Adult Bible Study meets before service at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is at 11 a.m. The communion meal follows the service on the second Sunday of each month. The prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call 518-734-4275.
The young men of the Mountaintop Youth Group meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at Living Faith Church. All boys aged 11-17 are welcome.
First Reformed Church of Athens
ATHENS – First Reformed Church of Athens, 18 North Church St., Athens, worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month.
A special luncheon to recognize those who have been members of the church for over 65 years on September 25. A moment to thank them for their dedication and service to God and our Church. Rehearsal for the senior choir takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Hudson River Bells will rehearse Thursdays from 7:15-8:30 p.m.
STUYVESANT FALLS — Emanuel Lutheran Church is located at the junction of US Route 9 and County Route 46 in Stuyvesant Falls. Church services are held at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays and all are welcome and invited.
Second St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
HUDSON — St. Mark’s Second Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8 Storm Ave., Hudson, worships at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month with Pastor Stan Webster. Child care is offered during the service and Sunday school after the service ends. For information, call the Church office at 518-828-9514.
St. John’s Lutheran Church
STUYVESANT — St. John’s Lutheran Church, 159 Route 26A, Stuyvesant, offers in-person and live online worship services at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school is at 9 a.m. for children ages 3 and up. Face masks are optional if you are more comfortable wearing one, please do so. Social distancing is still in effect. Live streams are at www.facebook.com/St-Johns-Lutheran.
Tri County Lutheran Parish
VALATIA – Here is the worship schedule for the Lutheran Parish in Tri County. Visit the TCLParish.org website for the weekly Zoom worship schedule and link.
Columbia County: Emanual Lutheran Church, 506 County Road 46, Stuyvesant Falls, worships at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Christ Our Emmanuel, 19 Park Row, Chatham, 9.30am Sunday. St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1010 Kinderhook St., Valatie, worships at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays with Sunday School also at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. Emanuel/St. John’s Lutheran Church, 20 South Sixth St., Hudson, celebrates at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Greene County: Zion Lutheran Church, 102 North Washington St., Athens, worships at 9 a.m. Sundays.
Rensselaer County: Trinity Lutheran Church, 68 Green Ave., Castleton, worship at 9 a.m. Sundays. St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 751 County Route 7, East Schodack, celebrates at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Southern Columbia County Lutheran Parish
GERMANTOWN – Southern Columbia County Lutheran Parish consists of the following parishes, St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Churchtown; Christ Lutheran Church, Germantown (Viewmont); St. John’s Lutheran Church, Elizaville (Manorton). St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Churchtown worships at 9am on Sundays. Christ Lutheran Church, Germantown (Viewmont), worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. St. John’s Church in Manorton (Elizaville), 11 a.m. Sundays in October and December. Reverend Jacqueline Jefferson, pastor, can be reached at 518-424-8295 or [email protected] and check our Facebook page for more information.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
KINDERHOOK — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 8 Sylvester St., Kinderhook, Holy Communion in person at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday. Face masks and distancing required regardless of vaccination status. For information and news, www.saintpaulskinderhook.org/ or follow us on Facebook. Subscribe to our newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cG4YSv; 518-758-6271 or [email protected] Office open from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Thursday and by appointment.
Kinderhook Reformed Church
Dutch Reformed Church in Claverack
CLAVERACK — The Dutch Reformed Church, 88 Route 9H, Claverack, worships at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. In-person Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. For information, call 518-851-3811.
GHENT WEST — The Reformed Church of Ghent, 1039 County Route 22, West Ghent, celebrates at 9 a.m. on Sundays. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month. On October 2, the church will celebrate communion with all other churches for World Communion Sunday. Sunday school starts at 10:15 a.m.
Germantown Reformed Church/Mt. Pleasant reformed church
GERMANTOWN/GREENPORT — Germantown Reformed Church celebrates at 9 a.m. Sunday and Mt. Pleasant Reformed Church celebrates at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with Pastor Dave Tipple officiating. Holy Communion will be observed as the church celebrates World Communion Sunday on October 2.
Also, on October 2, Sunday School will resume meetings in Germantown for children in kindergarten through 6th grade. Germantown Church is located at 20 Church Ave., Germantown and Mt. Pleasant Church is located at 33 Church Road, Greenport.
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