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    Sunday Worship Online

    August 16 at 10:00 am

    All in-person worship services and in-person church activities are suspended until further notice. Please view our phased reopening plan for more information.

    Sunday's bulletin is not yet available. Please check back.

    Click on the link below to join worship through a Zoom Meeting:

    https://zoom.us/j/565789833?pwd=VHNBbDQyM0w2eUJXVDhzYndtQkpVQT09

     

    Passcode (if prompted): 12210

    The same link will be used in all our upcoming "Sunday Worship" gatherings​

    Listening to the service on your phone:

    If you are having trouble using Zoom to join the worship service, or would prefer to listen, you can call in and hear the service over your phone. Any phone number below should work.

    • +1 646 558 8656 

    • +1 312 626 6799  

    • +1 669 900 9128 

    Meeting ID: 565 789 833

    Passcode: 12210

    Zoom Tips & Tutorials
    For more information, look at the information posted below.

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    Thanksgiving Vespers Online

    Tuesday, November 24

    7:00 pm

    Click here for the service bulletin

    A Thanksgiving Vespers Service is planned to be a 30 minute service online with Zoom with music, poetry, scripture readings, and prayers followed by Zoom fellowship.

    Click on the link below to join this service through a Zoom Meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88292698317?pwd=ZjJQczJsTk5wM0h5WnR0OWJMWVFCZz09

     

    Passcode (if prompted): 12210

    Listening to the service on your phone:

    If you are having trouble using Zoom to join the worship service, or would prefer to listen, you can call in and hear the service over your phone. Any phone number below should work.

    • +1 646 558 8656 

    • +1 312 626 6799  

    • +1 669 900 9128 

    Meeting ID: 882 9269 8317

    Passcode: 12210

    Zoom Tips & Tutorials
    For more information, look at the information posted below.

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    Thanksgiving Day Service Online

    Thursday, November 26

    10:00 am​

    A Thanksgiving Day Service is planned online with Zoom. This is planned to be a service of scripture, hymn, and prayers of gratitude followed by Zoom fellowship.

    Click here for the service bulletin

    Click on the link below to join this service through a Zoom Meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89603855997?pwd=TjlQMlJyWGRPZ3pDKzJSSWdWMkxpUT09

     

    Passcode (if prompted): 12210​

    Listening to the service on your phone:

    If you are having trouble using Zoom to join the worship service, or would prefer to listen, you can call in and hear the service over your phone. Any phone number below should work.

    • +1 646 558 8656 

    • +1 312 626 6799  

    • +1 669 900 9128 

    Meeting ID: 896 0385 5997

    Passcode: 12210

    Zoom Tips & Tutorials
    For more information, look at the information posted below.

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    Volunteer Writers & Artists Needed for Advent

    Click here to volunteer and contribute

    Meditation and artwork sign-up deadline

    Nov 15: Meditation and artwork submission

    Would you be willing to write a brief (1/2 page) meditation for Westminster’s 2020 Advent booklet? Or draw a picture? Advent begins Sunday, Nov. 29 with the lighting of the Advent candle that symbolizes HOPE. Themes for the following Sundays are PEACE (Dec. 6), JOY (Dec. 13) and LOVE (Dec.20).

    The Advent booklet will be made up of daily readings, Monday-Saturday, based on those themes. We need 6 writers on HOPE, 6 writers on PEACE, 6 writers on JOY, and 4 writers on LOVE. The page for each day will include a Psalm (we will choose), your meditation, and a one or two-sentence prayer. We also welcome artwork inspired by the 4 themes for inclusion in the booklet. 

    If you are willing to contribute, please choose one of the themes and sign-up

    Those who have signed-up to write a meditation or artwork will receive a Psalm for the day and a few “idea starters.” 

    Deadline for submission of your meditation or artwork: November 15

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    2020 African Family Night In Your Own Home!

    A YouTube Premiere Event

    Saturday, November 7, 2020

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    You are invited to join us for a unique online evening of information and entertainment.

    Click here for the Event Program

    For more event details, please read our African Family Night blog by John Kucij

    WHERE: Due to COVID-19, this year’s African Family Night will be offered through a video presentation as a YouTube Premier Event. 

     

    Join us November 7th on YouTube. Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB7M5DLQqJI

     

    GOAL: Raise $10,000 to support programs improving the lives of children in Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

    EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

     

    • Mission projects: Hear from partners and involved children

     

    • Messages from Congressman Paul Tonko and other local officials 

     

    • Entertainment: African drumming, dancing, and singing

     

    DONATIONS GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED: 

    • Checks also accepted payable to: Westminster Church (“African Mission” in memo line)

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    Online Congregational Meeting

    Sunday, November 1

    Following Worship

    A meeting of the congregation of Westminster Presbyterian Church is called for Sunday, November 1st, directly following the worship service for the purpose of:

    1. voting on a series of proposed amendments to our congregation’s bylaws; and

    2. approving a slate of officers for 2021.

    The proposed amendments and voting instructions were shared in email. Please call the church office if you have any questions.

    Click on the link below to join worship/online congregation meeting through a Zoom Meeting:

    https://zoom.us/j/565789833?pwd=VHNBbDQyM0w2eUJXVDhzYndtQkpVQT09

     

    Passcode (if prompted): 12210

    The same link will be used in all our upcoming "Sunday Worship" gatherings​

    Listening to the service on your phone:

    If you are having trouble using Zoom to join the worship service, or would prefer to listen, you can call in and hear the service over your phone. Any phone number below should work.

    • +1 646 558 8656 

    • +1 312 626 6799  

    • +1 669 900 9128 

    Meeting ID: 565 789 833

    Passcode: 12210

    Zoom Tips & Tutorials
    For more information, look at the information posted below.

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    Autumn Vespers Service

    Thursday, October 22

    7:00 pm

    IN PERSON EVENT - Reservations required

    The Vespers Service is planned to be a 30-40 minute service in the Westminster sanctuary. Seasonal music, readings, and prayers.
     

    Limited to 25 people please click here to make your reservation or call the church office at (518) 436-8544

     

    In addition to the Thursday, October 22nd service, if there is more interest than we can accommodate on the 22nd, we are also planning an identical service on Thursday, October 29. Please be sure to let us know of your interest by reserving your place.

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    African Takeout Dinner

    Saturday, October 24

    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    It’s our African Family Night Dinner TO GO! Enjoy authentic African cuisine prepared by our team of awesome chefs.

     

      

    • Orders will be for pick-up (curbside service also available) on October 24th between 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm at Westminster. Please contact us if pick-up is problem and we will do our best to arrange an alternative.  

    Free-will donations are gratefully accepted. Feel free to make a cash or check donation when picking up your order or donate online at: https://www.wpcalbany.org/give 

     

    All donations will be used to support current ministries in Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. 

     

    We look forward to your orders! 

     

    Click here to order online

     

    When picking up your order, please wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing with others in the area.

    MENU OPTIONS – plan ahead! 

     

    ENTRÉE’S:

     

    1. JOLLOFF RICE

    (Rice cooked with chicken, mixed vegetables, steamed string beans) 

     

    2. SPINACH WITH WHITE RICE

    (Sautéed spinach with chicken, onions, bell peppers, rice, steamed string beans)

     

    3. MAC & CHEESE

    America’s comfort food, steamed string beans

     

    SIDE DISHES (select one per dinner entrée):

     

    1. FRIED PLANTAINS 

    2. PUFF PUFF / KALA (Fried dough with sugar)

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    2021 Budget Discussions

    Tuesday: October 20th at 3:00 pm

    The Stewardship and Budget Committee welcomes you to a 2021 budget discussion on Thursday, October 15th at 7:00 pm or Tuesday, October 20that 3:00 pm via Zoom. 

     

    We will provide a brief overview of the 2021 budget, demonstrate how to pledge online and answer any questions you may have. Please join us!

     

    Click on the link below to join this event through a Zoom Meeting:

     

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88341172285?pwd=U21Ca3NrTzJQY0d3RXF5dWM2elFnZz09

     

    Passcode (if prompted): 600646

    Listening to the service on your phone:

    If you are having trouble using Zoom to join the service, or would prefer to listen, you can call in and hear the service over your phone. Any phone number below should work.

    • +1 646 558 8656 

    • +1 312 626 6799  

    • +1 669 900 9128

    • +1 301 715 8592 

    Meeting ID: 883 4117 2285

    Passcode: 600646

    Zoom Tips & Tutorials
    For more information, look at the information posted below.

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    Sunday Worship Outside

    Sunday, September 20

    10:00 am

    Tawasentha Park, Guilderland

    We will not be having our annual picnic this year, but we are excited to invite our community to join us for our first in-person worship service since mid-March! We will also be broadcasting this service on Zoom for those who would prefer to join us virtually.

    Please bring your own chair and wear a mask. We will set up our chairs in the grassy area next to the picnic pavilion (detailed directions will be provided as the date approaches). You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch for yourself and your family and stay in the park after the service. Tawasentha has some lovely trails for walking and enjoying God's creation!

    There won't be a bulletin this week.

    Click on the link below to join worship through a Zoom Meeting:

    https://zoom.us/j/565789833?pwd=VHNBbDQyM0w2eUJXVDhzYndtQkpVQT09

     

    Passcode (if prompted): 12210

    The same link will be used in all our upcoming "Sunday Worship" gatherings​

    Listening to the service on your phone:

    If you are having trouble using Zoom to join the worship service, or would prefer to listen, you can call in and hear the service over your phone. Any phone number below should work.

    • +1 646 558 8656 

    • +1 312 626 6799  

    • +1 669 900 9128 

    Meeting ID: 565 789 833

    Passcode: 12210

    Zoom Tips & Tutorials
    For more information, look at the information posted below.

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    Vigil for Racial Justice

    Tuesday, September 22

    12 noon - 1:00 pm

    ​262 State St, Albany

    Westminster is initiating a public Vigil for Racial Justice to be held Tuesdays, 12 noon – 1:00 pm on State Street in front of the church. We will meet initially on  4 Tuesdays: September 22 and 29; October 6 and 13.

     

    You are invited to join us and pray; hold signs; and witness the need for racial justice in our city, our country, and our world.

     

    A large sign will read VIGIL FOR RACIAL JUSTICE. A leader will start each vigil with prayer. The remainder of the time, participants will stand with signs to pray for justice. Bring a sign along with wording of your choice if you are able. Basically a silent vigil, each person is asked to think carefully about “Why am I doing this,” so if asked by a passerby they can answer.  

     

    If you are able to join us (1 hour or 1/2 hour shift), please click here to respond or email the church office at: office@wpcalbany.org  Leave your name, date(s) you will attend, return phone number and email address.

     

    Read Westminster’s Statement  of Solidarity and Call to Action here

    Click here to let us know that you plan to join us

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    T.G.I.F. with Westminster Deacons

    Friday, October 23

    11:00 am​

    A Zoom Drop-in time for sharing gratitude, hosted by the Westminster Deacons.  

    Come for a few minutes or stay for an hour! The Deacons and Pastor Heather invite everyone who would like to end their week with some good news to log into or call into Zoom and share whatever you feel grateful for. There is no agenda for our time together besides enjoying each other's company and sharing the things that make our hearts sing. Come and hang out with some Westminster friends and leave with a smile on your face.

     

    Click on the link below to join this event through a Zoom Meeting:

     

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86941008205?pwd=NkIvbzRxaVBrdktLZElwQUp3L01Wdz09

     

    Passcode (if prompted): 12210

    The same link will be used in all our upcoming "T.G.I.F." gatherings.

    Listening to the service on your phone:

    If you are having trouble using Zoom to join the service, or would prefer to listen, you can call in and hear the service over your phone. Any phone number below should work.

    • +1 646 558 8656 

    • +1 312 626 6799  

    • +1 669 900 9128 

    Meeting ID: 869 4100 8205

    Passcode: 12210

    Zoom Tips & Tutorials
    For more information, look at the information posted below.

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    "Prayer Line"

    Wednesdays


     7:30 pm - Bible Reflections & Prayer Concerns

     8:00 pm - Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession

    Pastor Heather Kirk-Davidoff and Anita Opuku-Asante invite everyone to join them on the "Prayer Line" at 7:30 pm for a time of Bible reflections and prayer concerns followed at 8:00 pm by prayers of thanksgiving and intercession.

     

    Click on the link below to join this event through a Zoom Meeting:

     

    https://zoom.us/j/273652947?pwd=bzRTeWwxTGkvM01aMmlTZGpsVFBiUT09
     

    Passcode (if prompted): 12210

    The same link will be used in all our upcoming "Prayer Line" gatherings.

    Listening to the service on your phone:

    If you are having trouble using Zoom to join the service, or would prefer to listen, you can call in and hear the service over your phone. Any phone number below should work.

    • +1 646 558 8656 

    • +1 312 626 6799  

    • +1 669 900 9128 

    Meeting ID: 273 652 947

    Passcode: 12210

    Zoom Tips & Tutorials
    For more information, look at the information posted below.

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    Worship Bible Study

    Tuesdays at 12:30 pm

    Led by the Rev. David McMillan, HR

    Ending August 11th

    August 11th will be Dave McMillan's last Tuesday 12:30 pm Bible Study. We thank Dave for his leadership and hope that he will resume his study in some form in the future!

    This weekly Bible Study will focus on the scripture texts for Westminster worship on the following Sunday and will consider passages from the Old and New Testaments. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions, share information and insights and join in seeking God’s word in the the words of the Bible.
     

    Click on the link below to join this bible study through a Zoom Meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85649783688?pwd=S29ZMzIrYnZQZlNBOE13d1ZDOHBRUT09


    Passcode (if prompted): 12210

    The same link will be used in all our upcoming "Tuesday Bible Studies" gatherings.


    Listening to the bible study on your phone:


    If you are having trouble using Zoom to join the meeting, or would prefer to listen, you can call in using your phone. Any phone number below should work.

    • +1 646 558 8656 

    • +1 312 626 6799  

    • +1 669 900 9128 

    • +1 301 715 8592

     

    Meeting ID: 856 4978 3688

    Passcode: 12210
     

    Zoom Tips & Tutorials

    For more information, look at the information posted below.

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    Sunday Worship Online

    September 6 at 10:00 am

    All in-person worship services and in-person church activities are suspended until further notice. Please view our phased reopening plan for more information.

    Learn more about FOCUS Churches of Albany, NY at: https://www.focuschurches.net

     

    FOCUS Churches of Albany will gather together **ONLINE** the first Sunday of September to worship together.

    We look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday, September 6. This is a live worship service available on the Zoom video conferencing platform. If you miss the live service, we will post the recording on the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Albany, NY YouTube Channel.

     

    We will celebrate communion together, each in our own homes. Please gather your own communion elements prior to the service--any kind of bread, any kind of drink in any kind of cup.

     

    Click here for the Sept 6 Worship Bulletin

    Click on the link below to join worship through a Zoom Meeting:

    https://zoom.us/j/565789833?pwd=VHNBbDQyM0w2eUJXVDhzYndtQkpVQT09

     

    Passcode (if prompted): 12210

    Listening to the service on your phone:

    If you are having trouble using Zoom to join the worship service, or would prefer to listen, you can call in and hear the service over your phone. Any phone number below should work.

    • +1 646 558 8656 

    • +1 312 626 6799  

    • +1 669 900 9128 

    • +1 301 715 8592

    Meeting ID: 565 789 833

    Passcode: 12210

    Zoom Tips & Tutorials
    For more information, look at the information posted below.

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    FOCUS Churches of Albany Combined Summer Worship Services

    Worship at 10:00 am

    FOCUS Churches of Albany gather together the first Sunday of July, August, and September to worship together. 

    Sunday, July 5th: FOCUS Churches Combined Service 10:00 am
    Delmar Reformed Church will host the FOCUS churches in a live streamed, online service. Information about how to view this service is listed above.  There will be no communion during worship. Click here to view this service recording on YouTube.

    Sunday, August 2nd: FOCUS Churches Combined Service 10:00 am

    SOCIAL DISTANCE DRIVE IN SERVICE
    First Reformed Church of Albany will host the FOCUS churches in their Drive-In Worship Service in the parking lot next to their church. 

    Details: http://www.firstchurchinalbany.org/
    Please bring your own communion elements and a lawn chair if you like. 

    Sunday, September 6th: FOCUS Churches Combined Service 10:00 am
    FOCUS Churches Combined Service hosted by Westminster Presbyterian on ZOOM, 10:00 am. Details to come!

     

    Click here to learn more about FOCUS Churches of Albany

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    Zoom Tips & Tutorials

    Phone controls for participants (Mute/Unmute): 

    It is important to mute your line when not speaking. This can be done by using the mute function on your handset or by dialing *6 (Star-6) on your keypad.

    Out of the country? Find your local number: 
    https://zoom.us/u/amMPHMSNi

     

    Are you new to Zoom or meeting online?

    • Here is a direct link to a video tutorial: Joining a Meeting.

     

    Mute your audio and control your camera:

    • Here is a direct link to a video tutorial: Joining & Configuring Audio & Video

    • Please be sure your audio is on "mute" when you join so you don't unintentionally add noise in the meeting/service.

    • Video camera off: we also suggest keeping your video camera off to avoid unintentionally distracting from the service.

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​​Keep in touch:

518-436-8544

office@wpcalbany.org

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262 State St. in downtown Albany between Dove & Swan

 

Parking and Mail:

85 Chestnut St.

Albany, NY 12210

 

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