Area religious activities
Adirondack Baptist Church
Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; morning worship, 10:15 a.m.; evening worship — Christmas Cantata titled “Come as a Child” — all welcome to the free program, 6 p.m.; a cookie fellowship will follow the program.
Thursday: Evening adult prayer meeting, teen summit students and Master Clubs, all 7 p.m.
Baptist Church of Northville
Sunday: Sunday school for all ages, 8:45 a.m.; worship service with Pastor Richard Klueg and prelude by the three violins (service is live streamed at www.baptistchurchofnorthville.org), 10 a.m.; evening hymn sing service, 7 p.m.
Monday: Trustee meeting, 6:30 p.m.; girls and guys Bible studies, 8 p.m.
Wednesday: Church community Christmas caroling, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: Service at Nathan Littauer Nursing Home, 10:30 a.m.; prayer meeting, 7 p.m.; choir rehearsal, 8 p.m.
Dec. 23: Men’s coffee hour at Bcon Corner, 6:30 to 8 a.m.
Believers’ Fellowship Center, Johnstown
Sunday: Praise and worship service, 10 a.m.; children’s church, 10:30 a.m.; ugly Christmas sweater contest, 11:30 a.m.; “Setting Captives Free” on Spectrum Channel 16, 5 p.m.
Tuesday: Corporate prayer, 10 a.m.; midweek service, 7 p.m.
Bleecker Community Church
Today: Cover dish dinner at church hall, 6 p.m. All welcome.
Sunday: Church service with Joyce Royal, certified supply pastor, 9 a.m. Guest pianist will be Serene Wheeler.
Community Bible Church, Canajoharie
Sunday: Adult Sunday school class, 9:15 a.m.; worship service, 10:30 a.m.
Edinburg United Methodist Church
Sunday: Service, 9:30 a.m.; fellowship, 10:30 a.m.
Faith Tabernacle Full Gospel Assembly, Johnstown
Sunday: Christmas program — “Joy,” 6 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Amsterdam
Sunday: Separate Sunday school for men and for women, 9 a.m.; worship service — third Advent reading and lighting candle, 10 a.m.; trustee meeting after worship service.
Monday: Mondays for men class will meet, 9 a.m.; pastor’s office hours, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (others by appointment).
Wednesday: Choir practice, 5:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Johnstown
Sunday: Worship service and junior church, 10 a.m.; Sunday school for all ages, 11 a.m.
Wednesday: Bible study, 7 p.m.
Nursery is available at all services.
First Presbyterian Church of Broadalbin
Today: Christmas caroling at Petoff Gardens — all welcome to participate. Meet at the lower building, 6 p.m.
Sunday: Sunday school, the second and fourth Sunday of the month, 9:15 a.m.; worship service led by the Rev. Linda Martin, 10 a.m.; fellowship time follows worship.
Tuesday: Sanford Home service, 10 a.m.
Wednesday: Bible study at Petoff Gardens led by Don Boutelle, 3 p.m.
Thursday: Hillcrest service, 10 a.m.; choir practice, 6 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Johnstown
Sunday: Senior choir rehearsal, 9 a.m. nursery, 10 to 11:30 a.m.; worship with the children’s Christmas program, 10:30 a.m.; fellowship and refreshments provided by the children, 11:30 a.m.
Monday: Office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Office hours, 12:45 to 4 p.m.; session meeting, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; men’s group Christmas dinner at House of Pizza, 6 p.m.
Thursday: Thrift store, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; office hours, 12:45 to 4 p.m.; blue Christmas service, 7 p.m.
Friday: Office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; thrift store, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dec. 23: Madrigal choir concert, 8 p.m.
First United Methodist Church of Northville
Sunday: Advent Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; worship with Pastor Kathy Reese and Forever Rely on God’s Son (FROGS) Sunday school, 11 a.m.
Tuesday: Methodist boutique open, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: Pastor’s office hours, 3:30 to 8:30 p.m.; choir rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.
Friday: Methodist boutique open, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Dec. 23: Methodist boutique open, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fonda Reformed Church
Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.
Monday: Mom’s Morning Out, 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday: Women’s Bible study, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Mom’s Morning Out, 8:30 a.m.; food pantry open, 5 to 6 p.m.
Thursday: Food pantry open, noon to 2 p.m.
Friday: Men’s prayer group, 6:15 a.m.; Mom’s Morning Out, 8:30 a.m.
Foothills United Methodist Church, Gloversville
Sunday: Third Sunday of Advent — food and toy drive for Christmas boxes continues. Choir practice, 9 a.m.; Chancel choir cantata during traditional service and children’s time, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:45 a.m.; fellowship in fellowship hall and children’s choir practice, both 11:30 a.m.; youth group Christmas bowling party, 1 p.m.; Christmas open house at the parsonage, 2 p.m.
Monday: Bible study with Cindy VanAllen, 1:30 p.m.; United Methodist Women Christmas party, 6 p.m.
Tuesday: Missions and Outreach, 10 a.m.
Wednesday: Adult coloring, 11:30 a.m.; building, vision and mission, 6:30 p.m.
Free Methodist Church, Gloversville
Sunday: Worship, 10:30 a.m.; children’s Christmas program.
Tuesday: Food Outreach at 33 Bleecker St., 4 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Food Outreach at 33 Bleecker St., 9 to 11 a.m.
Glen Reformed Church
Sunday: Worship led by Pastor Thomas J. Flander Jr., 9 a.m. Allan Taylor will serve as greeter and Patrick Flander will be the lay reader. The congregation and community members are invited to join with the youth group for caroling in the hamlet. Meet at the church at 3 p.m. Hot chocolate and refreshments will be served afterwards. A congregation reminder: The filled stockings are due no later than Sunday morning. Everyone is welcome to the community at the church.
Grace Lutheran Church, Johnstown
Sunday: Sunday school and confirmation, 9 a.m.; worship with Holy Communion and Sunday school Christmas program, 10:15 a.m.; refreshments in fellowship hall, 11:30 a.m.
Monday: Worship service broadcast on Cable Channel 16, 5 p.m.
Tuesday: Bible study, 10 a.m.
Thursday: Choir rehearsal, 7 p.m.
Johnstown Church of the Nazarene
Sunday: Services, 10 and 11 a.m.
Johnstown Reformed Church
Sunday: Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; worship service — children’s Christmas program, 10 a.m.
Wednesday: Choir rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: Christmas caroling, 6 p.m.
Kingsboro Assembly of God, Gloversville
Sunday: Worship, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care and children’s church provided.
Wednesday: Corporate prayer, 6:30 p.m.; youth group for grades 7-12, 6:30 to 8 p.m.; adult Bible study, 7 p.m.
Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church
Sunday: Choir warmup, 9:30 a.m.; worship and Sunday school program.
Monday: Bible study, noon; food baskets, 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Tuesday: Bible study, 5 p.m.; choir practice, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Blue Christmas service, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Parkinson’s Support Group, 2 p.m.
Mayfield United Methodist Church
Today: Thrift shop, 9 to 11 a.m.
Sunday: Choir rehearsal, 10:15 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m.; Sunday school, 11:15 a.m.; fellowship time, noon.
Tuesday: Thrift shop, 6 to 8 p.m.
Thrift shop will be closed Dec. 20, through Jan. 15, 2018.
Northampton United Methodist Church at Fish House
Sunday: Choir rehearsal, 8:30 a.m.; worship service, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.
North Bush United Methodist Church, Caroga Lake
Today: Christmas party, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: Sunday service with Lay Supply Pastor Ron Talbott, 9 a.m.
Monday: Choir practice, 6:30 p.m.
North Main Street United Methodist Church, Gloversville
Sunday: Pastor’s office hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; family worship service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:45 a.m.
Monday: Pastor’s office hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; food pantry, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Monday free lunch Christmas buffet with Santa and Mrs. Claus and carols, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; church office hours, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Advent study, 1 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Church office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Church office hours, 12:45 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: Church office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Friday: Church office hours, 12:45 to 4:30 p.m.
Northville United Presbyterian Church
Sunday: Morning worship includes children’s Sunday school and nursery at the church, 161 Reed Street, 10 a.m. Refreshments available following services.
St. Cecilia’s Church, Fonda
Sunday: Mass, 9 a.m.; faith formation, 10 to 11 a.m.
Baptisms by appointment.
Marriage preparation by appointment.
St. Francis of Assisi, Northville
Sunday: Confession, 8 a.m.; Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday: Mass, 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday: Prayer group in rectory — all welcome, 2 p.m.
Thursday: Mass, 8:30 a.m.
St. Joseph’s Church, Broadalbin
Today: Confession, 3:15 p.m.; Mass, 4 p.m.
Sunday: Mass, 10:30 a.m.
Monday: Mass and rosary, 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday: Thrift store open, 5 to 7:30 p.m.; bingo, 7 p.m.
Friday: Mass and rosary, 8:30 a.m.
Dec. 23: Thrift store open, 9 a.m. to noon.