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Ministry & Parish Update

November 10, 2022


Art & Advent on Zoom

4 Wednesdays beginning Nov. 30| 8:00 PM

Join us this Advent on Zoom when Brynna Carpenter-Nardone, Cathedral Arts and spiritual director, will lead us through art made in response to the Bible lectionary readings to deepen awareness of creative response to liturgy and God’s word. Click the button below to fill out the form to receive the Zoom link for this short weekly meditation beginning at 8PM.



December 6| 7:00 PM

Woodrow Bynum leads The Cathedral of All Saints Choir of Men & Boys and The Cathedral Consort in a performance of Handel's masterpiece, MESSIAH at 7 p.m. on Tuesday 6 December. Reserve your tickets early.


Upcoming Healing Service Speakers

Every Tuesday | 10 AM

Nov. 15 - Fr. Derik Roy|Christ Church, Ballston Spa

Nov. 22 - No Healing Service

Nov. 29 - Mtr. Nancy Goff | Zion, Hudson Falls

A weekly Healing Service in the Chapel of St. Michael and All Angels. After Communion, prayer teams locate throughout the chapel for ministry. Additional prayer ministry is offered by appointment.

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Youth Group Being Planned for this Fall?

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Beaver Cross is looking for someone to assist at their after school youth group. This program serves Greenwich students and gives an opportunity to share the love of Christ daily. The program operates from end of school day to 5:30. Youth group counselors supervise the children’s play, participate in their daily Bible study, help distribute snack, and assist in fun activities like archery, high ropes, crafts, and more! Visit CtKCenter.org for more information and to find an application. Contact Daniel Hyde with any questions. 

518.692.9550 ex.114 | dhyde@ctkcenter.org

How Can We Serve You?

St. George's Episcopal Church in Clifton Park invited Beaver Cross directors Danny and Kait Hyde to their Fall picnic with a service that included two baptisms and a blessing of their new Memorial and Thanksgiving Courtyard and doors. If you would like the team to visit your church, be a guest speaker, coordinate a youth retreat day, or if you have another idea give Danny a call at 518.692.9550 ext. 114 or email at dhyde@ctkcenter.org.

Volunteer at Loaves & Fishes

Every Saturday | 11:30 AM - 1 PM

Loaves and Fishes is a feeding ministry based in the kitchen and parish hall of the St. Francis Mission church in Arbor Hill area of Albany. The ministry provides a hot, healthy meal every to the people from this very needy neighborhood.

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Thursdays | 3:30-5:30 PM

Saint John’s, Troy is beginning an after-school program of Christian education on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. We will be using the celebrated method of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. This program, rooted in Scripture and Liturgy, enables children to draw near to God through reflective hands-on experiences. An introduction to this approach can be found here from the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Admissions at Saint John’s program for children ages 3 through 12 are rolling, and late arrivals due to school dismissal times are happily accommodated. For an opportunity to tour the classroom, meet Director of Christian Education Gaby Gastelum, and introduce your child to this opportunity, please be in touch with ggastelum@stjohnstroy.org or call (518)274-5884.


Matters of Life and Death: Legal, Medical, and Spiritual

November 12 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

A FREE course in how to plan for serious illness and death. You will learn how to do a power of attorney and health care proxy, plan your funeral, and dispose of your property by will or trust. Participate in person at Church of the Holy Cross (3764 Main St. Warrensburg) or virtually via Zoom.

Taught by trusted local professionals

·       Rev. Colin Belton, Episcopal Priest

·       Ms. Wendy Bulich, Funeral Director

·       Rev. Glen Michaels, Attorney & Priest

·       Ms. Brenda Stevens, Palliative Care Nurse


Who should Participate? Anyone who has thought about doing a will or health care proxy or funeral plan but doesn’t know where to start or just can’t seem to “get around to it.” 


Sponsored by Episcopal Church parishes of the Southern Adirondacks, as a community service to everyone, regardless of religious or non-religious background.


YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER so that we have adequate materials and refreshments for those participating - to do so, leave a phone message at 518.494.3314, email theadkmission@gmail.com, or send a message to the Facebook page of the Southern Adirondack Deanery at https://www.facebook.com/SAdirDeanAlbany  


Festival Sunday Service

November 20 | 9:30 AM

St. Andrew's | 10 North Main Ave. Albany

A celebratory service followed by high tea 


Bazaar and Soup Luncheon

November 26 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Church of the Holy Cross | 3764 Main St. Warrensburg

The popular Candy Walk will feature pre-wrapped homemade candies sold by weight. Gently used treasures will be found in Grandmother’s Attic and crafts and holiday gifts will be offered by vendors. Free Children’s activities include making candy with the Christmas Elf and choosing a toy from Santa’s Sack. Tickets for the Annual Raffle will be sold and preordered fresh wreaths and kissing balls may be picked up. To preorder or for other info please call the church office 518-623-3066 or email info@HolyCrossWarrensburg.org.


Bazaar and Quiche Luncheon

December 3 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Church of the Holy Cross | 3764 Main St. Warrensburg

The popular Cookie walk and candy walk will feature pre-wrapped delicious homemade cookies and candies. Pre-wrapped homemade pies, breads and other holiday foods will be offered. Vendors will offer a variety of crafts and other gifts to meet your holiday shopping needs. Grandmother’s Attic will be open selling gently used white elephant items including jewelry, decorations, toys and other household and holiday items. Luncheon will be served 11am-2:30pm. Tickets for the Annual Raffle will be available and the drawing for winners will be held. Free Children’s activities include making candy with the Christmas Elf and choosing a toy from Santa’s Sack. Pre-ordered wreaths and kissing balls may be picked up. To pre order or for other info please call the church office 518-623-3066 or email info@HolyCrossWarrensburg.org.

Advent Taize Service

December 9| 6:30 PM

St. Ann's Church | 37 Division St. Amsterdam

An Advent Taize service will be celebrated on Friday, 12/9 at 6:30 pm at St. Ann's, Amsterdam.  A Taizé worship service involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, a period of silence, liturgical readings, and icons. There is no preaching. The style of prayer practiced at Taizé has attracted many worshipers from around the globe and from many different denominations The prayers consist of “short chants, repeated again and again,” according to an introduction in a Taizé songbook. “The words are sung over many times.”   

To submit an event please email it to kfitzgerald@albanydiocese.org.

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