First Presbyterian Church:

Join us at First Presbyterian Church
as we journey toward Bethlehem during Advent,
as we celebrate the birth of our Savior at Christmas,
and as we move into the new year.

Sunday, December 11
Third Sunday of Advent
9:15 Education for children & adults
10:30 Worship Service
The Giving Tree gifts returned unwrapped

Wednesday, December 14
Blue Christmas Service
Combined service of FOCUS churches
6:30 at The First Church, 110 N. Pearl St.

Saturday, December 17
Potluck and Carol Sing
5:00 –7:00pm
Dinner and carol singing in Assembly Hall
ALL AGES welcome!

Sunday, December 18
Fourth Sunday of Advent
9:15 Education for children & adults
10:30 Worship Service
12:00 Youth Group

Saturday, December 24
Christmas Eve
7:00 pm Musical Prelude
7:30 pm A Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 25
Christmas Day
11:00 am Worship Service

Sunday, January 1
Eighth Day of Christmas
10:30 am Worship Service

Sunday, January 8, 2023
Epiphany Celebration
9:15 Education for children & adults
10:30 Worship Service

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 Friday).

We care deeply about the health and well-being of congregants and visitors.
Masks are currently not required (because Albany Co. is level green),

but we encourage social distancing during worship.

Fellowship Time every Sunday
after worship in Assembly Hall

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.

The COVID guidelines First Presbyterian Church follows are determined
by the CDC Community color-coded levels.


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


We hope you’ll join us for worship!  May God’s peace be with you.

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