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.
Please join us for our weekly Facebook livestream of worship service at 10am on Sundays. Each service will be recorded so that you can watch any of the recordings at any time thereafter. Click here for Sunday’s Bulletin.
INSTRUCTIONS: we’ll normally start broadcasting about 5 min before 10am with Trevor’s prelude. Anytime 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.
Many among our congregation have already reached out to those among us and around who may be particularly vulnerable during this time. Please continue to check on and care for one another. Miriam, Glenn and the Deacons are working together to ensure that this natural response is organized and sustained. If you know of someone with particular needs, please reach out to Glenn or Miriam to let us know. If you would like to support the work of the Deacons and volunteer to help us stay in touch with the congregation, please let us know.
Other Church Events
All other church events have been postponed or canceled. Check back often for developing information on opportunities to gather online.
In order to comply with community health best practices and directives passed down from the Governor’s office First Presbyterian Church will no longer be available for meetings of any kind. We regret the difficulty this presents to many of our building use partners and wish to do whatever we can to help mitigate that stress.
Office Administrator Jamie and Financial Administrator Carlie are both working from their homes. You can contact them through their church emails: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communication with Congregation
Eblasts are sent to people who are on our emailing list. 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 dates below to read past eblasts.
May 26, 2020 FPC Updates
May 21, 2020 FPC Updates
May 16, 2020 Poor Peoples Campaign Important Advocacy Opportunities
May 14, 2020 Worship & Zoom Discussion Group Opportunity
May 7, 2020 Worship & Zoom Discussion Group Opportunity
May 5, 2020 FPC Updates
April 30, 2020 FPC Update
April 23, 2020 FPC Update
April 16, 2020 FPC Update
April 12, 2020 Happy Easter
April 10, 2020 Good Friday & Easter Worship Services
April 9,2020 Maundy Thursday Worship
April 8, 2020 FPC Updates
April 4, 2020 Holy week Worship
April 2, 2020 Session decisions and information from PC (USA)
March 31, 2020 Behind the scenes
March 26, 2020 Spiritual Practices
March 24, 2020 Updates re pledges, face masks, and FOCUS
March 22, 2020 Prayer requests and making face masks
March 19, 2020 Worship Info
March 17, 2020 New territory suggestions
March 13, 2020 Initial response