First Presbyterian Church during the COVID 19 pandemic:
We have joined our neighbors across the country in prioritizing community health. For that reason, we have made some temporary changes to procedures and operations. You can look to firstpresalbany.org/re-openingplans for the latest information.
Sunday Services are live streamed on Facebook each week at 10:00am. Our Christmas Eve service on December 24 is at 7:30pm, and our Christmas Day service on December 25 is at 11am. Click here for the link for the upcoming service (a new link is posted each Monday). Further instructions are below. Click here for this Sunday’s bulletin (new ones posted each Thursday).
If you’re unable to live stream on Facebook and would like to receive a CD of the service, please contact the church office at 518-449-7332 or email@example.com.
Information about First Presbyterian Church’s re-opening plan and other useful information during the pandemic can be found at firstpresalbany.org/reopening-plans.
May God’s peace be with you.
Instructions for live streaming on Facebook: we’ll normally start broadcasting about 3 min before 10am with prelude music. Any time after that go the main FaceBook page for First Presbyterian Church of Albany. Very close to the top (or maybe just by scrolling down slightly) you’ll see the video with the words “Live now” or something similar. Click on the video and it will open into a larger window and play.
HELPFUL TIP: if you don’t see the livestream on the home page, refresh / reload your browser screen.
On behalf of the congregation of First Presbyterian Church of Albany, we welcome you to our website! You are heartily invited to poke around our site and get to know us a bit. Here you will find that we were founded in 1763, so while we’re older than the U.S., we have a history of being at the cutting edge of connecting our Christian faith with modern life in 21 st century America.
On these pages you’ll discover how we are an active leader in the community, ministering to the needs of people in our neighborhood, our city and around the world. We put our faith to work. We offer a spiritual grounding for addressing today’s issues. Central to this is weekly worship on Sunday mornings. You can check out our worship page for service times. Worship prepares us to go out into the world as servants in a hurting world. Worship grounds us in Christian humility and compassion. We are a congregation that works for peace and justice in our society since that is a profound way of loving people, something Jesus told his followers to do.
As you move around our website, you will find that we are inclusive and friendly, and that our friends call us “First Pres” for short. You’ll see that we believe we are called by God to reduce the widening gap between rich and poor. You’ll see just how we worship and do outreach both near and far. You will discover our programs of Christian Education for children, youth and adults. You can listen to our music ministry or a sermon. You’ll learn about our spiritual development groups. After you have looked around, we hope you’ll stop by and visit us in worship on Sunday. You can tour The Upper Rooms in person. Enjoy refreshments and, if that’s not enough, all first time visitors receive a gift! If you do, you too will start to call us “First Pres.” Please feel free to contact us for more information.
Glenn and Miriam Lawrence Leupold, Co-Pastors