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You're Invited! 
RCA Women's Event

Niskayuna Reformed Church has invited representatives from the RCA's office of Women's Transformation and Leadership to host an event at NRC on Sunday, November 18th from 11:45am to 4:00pm. 

The event will be an opportunity to join other women in the area to connect, celebrate and share our stories. With the rush of the of the holiday season before us, we want to provide a space to connect with God, and with what God is doing in each one of our lives. We also want to share with you about the ministry of the RCA Women's Transformation and Leadership where there are many exciting opportunities for spiritual growth.  Lunch will be served. A free will offering will be taken to cover any food costs. 

To register for the event go HERE 

If you cannot access registration online, please call the Fulkersons at 518-608-1019. 
Please email Jennifer Fulkerson: jenniferfulkerson73@gmail.com
or Jason Fulkerson:  srpastor@niskayunareformed.org
if you have questions.

You're Invited to the Freedom In Ministry Conference 
January 11-13, 2019

Program Theme: Caring for Those Seeking Refuge
Program Leader: JJ TenClay, Refugees Ministry Coordinator, RCA Global Missions
Worship Leader: Rev. Amy Nyland, Executive Minister of the Regional Synod of New York
Program Coordinator: Rev. Rodney Haveman, Pastor, Parkside Community Church Westwood, NJ

This event is for clergy and their spouses. Registration is $100 for first time attendees and $150 for returning attendees, if registration is sent in by Dec. 1. Cost is the same if clergy spouses also attend. Registration forms can be requested from Rev. Haveman at ( 201) 321-1764.

Coming in January: Rochester Classis Safe Church Event

January 12, 2019 at Palmyra Reformed Church. The snow date for this event will be the following week, on January 19.
This will be an excellent event for churches and consistories to learn how to keep children safe. Come to learn, worship, and lunch together. Cost will be $5 a person or $25 for teams to attend from the same congregation.  Additional details and registration information will be released next month.
Save the Date!!!

On Common Ground: AIDS Institute Faith Communities Project

Northeastern Regional Committee and The Social Ministry of First Lutheran Church Present a Community Dialogue:

Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, HIV/AIDS & Young People
What Congregations Need to Know

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
6pm - 9pm
First Lutheran Church, 646 State Street, Albany NY 12203
Rev. Dr. John Medwid, Pastor

Dinner will be provided. Please register by October 23 by calling or emailing Liz Greenwood at 800-692-8528 or elizabeth.greenwood@health.ny.gov. Provide your name, affiliation, and phone number. 

Camp Fowler Harvest Gathering

Reserve your seat now! Tables are filling up!

The Camp Fowler Harvest Gathering will take place on Monday, Nov. 5 beginning at 6pm with the Silent Auction, followed by dinner at 7pm. 
This event raises over $30,000 for Camp, so come be a part of making a lasting investment.

More information and to reserve seats, go HERE

Happening at a Church Near You


When Johnny Came Marching Home The Aftermath of the Civil War in Niskayuna, NY
Historical Cemetery Tours at Niskayuna Reformed Church (3041 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Niskayuna, NY. )
Saturday, October 27, 2018. Tours are at 10am and 11am and will highlight a number of Civil War veterans buried in the NRC Cemetery. Meeting inside Fellowship Hall prior to your desired tour time for cider and donuts. Suggested $5 donation for the ongoing work of NRC's History and Archives Committee. 

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Grants are Available for You!

Do you have a new ministry that needs a little seed money? Is it focused on discipleship, mission, or revitalization?
Apply for a Synod Ministries Grant for up to $1,000. 

The grant for can be found HERE. Once completed, it will be reviewed by the Synod Ministries Board and you will be notified quickly about your request and if your application was approved. Most projects receive funding within a month of their application. 

Questions? Contact Reilly at rsa.comscoordinator@gmail.com

Regional Synod of Albany
1790 Grand Blvd
Schenectady, NY 12309
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