First Presbyterian Church:
Join us for worship every Sunday at 10:30 am.
Our worship services are also live streamed on Facebook.
We realize that not everyone is able to worship in-person,
so we are livestreaming on Facebook.
Click here for the link for the upcoming service
(a new link is posted each Monday).
Click here for this Sunday’s bulletin (new ones posted each Thursday).
We care deeply about the health and well-being of congregants and visitors.
The COVID guidelines First Presbyterian Church follows are determined
by the CDC Community color-coded levels.
Currently Albany County is RED,
so FPC is following the guidelines in the RED column of our policy.
Masks and social distancing are required during worship.
If the level changes, we will follow the guidelines listed for that color.
For more information click here
Join us for Christian Education on Sunday
We are virtual via Zoom while in RED
9:00–9:45 Adult Education
9:15–9:45 Sunday School for Kindergarten through Grade 5
(Zoom links for classes are in our eblasts)
The preschool class will start back up in September
Eblasts (informational emails) are sent to people
who are on our emailing list 2 to 3 times a week.
If you’d like to be included, please sign up to receive email.
If you would like it surface mailed to you, also contact Jamie.
Click here to read past eblasts.
New and Exciting Educational Opportunity for the Entire Congregation
Your Anti-Racism Task Force hopes that you will join us for the new and exciting educational program “Trouble the Water: Conversations to Disrupt Racism and Dominance.” Developed by the PC(USA) in response to the 222nd General Assembly’s call for church-wide conversations on race, the video series is designed to encourage conversations in local churches about race, racism, ethnicity and ethnocentrism. We will gather on Zoom on six consecutive Wednesday evenings, between 7:00-8:30 pm, to watch the videos and talk about them together.
Come to as many evenings as you can! The dates and topics are:
Wed., May 18: “Racial Identity”
Wed., May 25 “Intersectionality and Disruption”
Wed., June 1: “Where Do We Go From Here?”
Click here for the Zoom link.
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