Area religious activities
Adirondack Baptist Church, Gloversville
Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; morning worship, 10:15 a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m.
Thursday: Evening adult prayer meeting, teen summit students and Master Clubs, all 7 p.m.
Dec. 15: Christmas cantata entitled, “The Bethlehem Story.” There will be a cookie fellowship following the program. The program is free and everyone is invited.
Baptist Church of Northville
Sunday: Sunday school for all ages and baptismal-membership class, 8:45 a.m.; worship service with Pastor Andrew Larson preaching (service is live streamed at www.baptistchurchofnorthville.org), 10 a.m.; youth choir at Bcon Corner, 11:15 a.m.; evening service with Nathan Caldwell representing Camps International, 6 p.m.; manup Bible study at Bcon Corner, 7 p.m.
Monday: Ladies Bible study at church, 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Bible club for grades K-fifth, 2:45 p.m.; girls Bible study, 8 p.m.
Tuesday: TBA SAC luncheon, 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday: Junior high youth group at Bcon Corner, 6 p.m.; senior high youth group at Bcon Corner, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: Prayer and praise service, 7 p.m.; choir rehearsal, 8 p.m.
Dec. 14: Men’s doctrinal study taught by Pastor Andrew Larson at Bcon Corner, 6 to 7:30 a.m.
For more information on all the church’s activities or directions to the church, check out the church’s website at www.baptistchurchofnorthville.org or call the church office at (518) 863-8001.
Believers Family Church, Johnstown
Sunday: Praise and worship service, 10 a.m.; children’s church, 10:30 a.m.; Hebrew’s Cafe, 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday: Bible study, 7 p.m.
Bleecker Community Church
Sunday: Sunday service with Audie Miller, certified lay pastor, 9 a.m. Serene Wheeler will be the pianist.
Bleecker Street Church of Christ, Gloversville
Sunday: Church worship service, 11 a.m.; children ministry, 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday: Bible study, 6 p.m.
Broadalbin United Methodist Church
Sunday: Sunday school for children and adults of all ages, 9:30 a.m.; worship service led by the Rev. Keith Barkley, 11 a.m. Coffee hour follows worship. This Sunday is consecration Sunday. There will be a covered dish luncheon following worship.
Monday: Ecumenical food pantry open 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Thursday: Ecumenical food pantry open, 9:30 to 11 a.m.; choir practice, 7 p.m.
Dec. 14: Not Eating Alone Tonight (NEAT) free community dinner, 5 p.m.
Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Amsterdam
Sunday: Morning worship service with message by the Rev. Timothy Gregson, 9:30 a.m. The message is entitled, “The Kingdom of God — What are you Looking For?” based on Matthew 3. Nursery care is available for ages 0 to 5. Sunday school for all ages, 11:15 a.m.; no evening praise service.
Wednesday: Midweek Bible study and prayer, 7 p.m.
Dec. 15: “Lessons and Carols” — a special evening of music and Scripture followed by a reception in the church fellowship hall, 6 p.m.
Edinburg United Methodist Church
Sunday: Service, 9 a.m.; fellowship, 10 a.m.
First Baptist Church of Amsterdam
Sunday: Separate Sunday school classes for men and women and teens to twenties Sunday school class, both 9 a.m.; worship service, 9:50 a.m. Memory verse for December: 2 Corinthians 5:1. Message: 1 Corinthians 10:1-6 “Failure to Learn From History.” Second Sunday of Advent. Congregational meeting after worship service.
Monday: Mondays for men class, 9 a.m.; pastor’s office hours, noon to 3 p.m. – also available by appointment or in emergency; Amsterdam Rise youth group meets, 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday: Trustees meet, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Prayer meeting-Bible study, 6:45 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 Congregational United Church of Christ, Gloversville
Sunday: Second Sunday of Advent. Worship-hymn sing, 10 a.m. Heifer Sunday.
Tuesday: Clergy Council Board meeting upstairs, 11:30 a.m.; clergy member meeting downstairs lounge, 1 p.m.; Captain Youth Program, 2 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: Fortnightly Ladies church group in lounge, 11:30 a.m.
Thursday: Captain Youth Program, 2 to 5 p.m.; A.A. men’s group, 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Broadalbin
Sunday: Worship led by the Rev. Linda Martin, 10 a.m. Sanne deJong will be the worship assistant this Sunday; coffee hour follows worship being provided this week by Lisa Hare.
Monday: Advent study, 6 p.m.
Tuesday: Session meeting, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible study at Petoff Gardens led by Don Boutelle in lower building, 3 p.m.
Dec. 14: Sweets and treats sale and raffle, 9 a.m. to noon. A Christmas Carol presentation by storyteller the Rev. Tim Coombs. A free will offering will be taken and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the church office at (518) 883-8086.
First Presbyterian Church of Johnstown
Sunday: Choir rehearsal, 9 a.m.; nursery, 10 to 11:30 a.m.; worship with the Rev. Earl S. Johnson preaching, 10:30 a.m.; church school; fellowship and refreshments, 11:30 a.m.
Thursday: Thrift store, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday: Thrift store, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
First United Methodist Church of Northville
Sunday: Choir, 10:30 a.m.; worship with Pastor Ron Talbott and Forever Rely on God’s Son Sunday school (FROGS), 11 a.m. Churchwide covered dish Christmas lunch following worship; board of trustees meeting, 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Methodist boutique open, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: Choir rehearsal, 5 p.m.
Friday: Methodist boutique open, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Dec. 14: Methodist boutique open, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fonda Reformed Church
Sunday: Adult Bible study and Sunday school, both 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.; coffee hour, 11:45 a.m.
Monday: Mom’s Morning Out, 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday: Seniors, 10:30 a.m.; ladies Bible study, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Food pantry open, 4:30 to 6 p.m.; praise practice, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Food pantry open, noon to 1 p.m.
Friday: Men’s prayer group, 6:15 a.m.; Mom’s Morning Out, 8:30 a.m.
Dec. 14: Early Risers prayer group, 6 a.m.
Foothills United Methodist Church, Gloversville
Sunday: Praise worship service and choir practice, both 9 a.m.; traditional worship service with children’s time, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:45 a.m.; coffee hour in fellowship hall, 11:30 a.m.
Monday: Organization and crafting time, 9 a.m.; Bible study with Cindy VanAllen, 1:30 p.m.; Boy Scouts, 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Bible study with David Truscott, 2 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible study with Pastor Moon Ho Kim, 10:30 a.m.; adult coloring, 11:30 a.m.; knitting, 1 p.m.
Thursday: Kim at Fulton Center leading worship service, 9:30 a.m.; Kim at Nathan Littauer leading worship service, 10:30 a.m.
Free Methodist Church Center of Hope, Gloversville
The following are all at the 33 Bleecker St. location.
Tuesday: Food Outreach, 4 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Food Outreach, 9 to 11 a.m.; spiritual formation group on first floor, 6:30 p.m.
Free Methodist Church, Gloversville
The following are at the Phelps Street location.
Sunday: Worship, 9 a.m.; worship with nursery, child and youth classes offered, 10:30 a.m.
Grace Lutheran Church, Johnstown
Sunday: Confirmation and Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship with Holy Communion, 10:15 a.m.
Monday: Worship service broadcast on Cable Channel 1301, 5 p.m.
Tuesday: Quilt group, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday: Choir rehearsal, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Church council meeting, 6 p.m.
Friday: Meet at the church to go caroling at Pineview, 5:30 p.m.
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Johnstown
Today: Reconciliation each Saturday at Holy Spirit Church, Gloversville, 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Sunday: Masses, 8 and 10 a.m.
Monday: Solemnity of the immaculate conception at Holy Spirit Church, 8:30 a.m.; at Holy Trinity Church, 12:10 p.m.; at Holy Spirit Church, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Daily Mass at Holy Trinity Church, 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday: Daily Mass at Holy Trinity Church, 8:30 a.m.; Wednesday devotions at Holy Trinity Church, 3 p.m.
Thursday: Daily Mass at Holy Spirit Church, 8:30 a.m.; vicariate (regional) penance service at St. Joseph’s Church in Broadalbin, 7 p.m.
Friday: Daily Mass at Holy Spirit Church, 8:30 a.m.
Johnstown Church of Christ
Sunday: Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday: Bible study, 7 p.m.
Johnstown Church of the Nazarene
Sunday: Services, 10 and 11 a.m.
Johnstown Reformed Church
Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service with Pastor Heather Kramer, 10 a.m.
Tuesday: Council of Churches at United Church of Christ, 1 p.m.; craft night and pizza in fellowship hall, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Choir rehearsal, 12:30 p.m.; Bible study, 2 and 7 p.m.
Thursday: Consistory meeting, 6:30 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.
Life Christian Center, Johnstown
Sunday: Pre-service prayer, 9 a.m.; service, 10 a.m.
Wednesday: Bible study online Facebook: William Emmons, 10 a.m.; prayer, 7 p.m.
Friday: The third week monthly — prayer watch, starts at 4 p.m.
Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church
Today: Cantata rehearsal, 10 a.m.
Sunday: Choir warmup, 9:30 a.m.; worship and Sunday school, 10:30 a.m.; fellowship, 11:45 a.m.
Monday: Bible study, noon.
Tuesday: Bible study, 5 p.m.; choir practice, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: Needleworkers, noon.
Mayfield United Methodist Church
Sunday: Worship service, 11 a.m.; fellowship time, noon.
Tuesday: Thrift shop, 6 to 8 p.m.
Dec. 14: Thrift shop, 9 to 11 a.m.
New Beginnings Bible Church, Canajoharie
Sunday: Adult Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; worship service, 10:30 a.m.
New Covenant Community Church, Johnstown
Sunday: Service, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday: Bible study and prayer meeting, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Northampton United Methodist Church at Fish House
Sunday: Worship service, 9 a.m.
North Bush United Methodist Church, Caroga Lake
Sunday: Worship service with Pastor Ron Talbott, 9 a.m.; coffee hour follows.
North Main Street United Methodist Church, Gloversville
Sunday: Family worship service, 10:30 a.m.; youth Sunday school, 10:45 a.m.
Monday: Monday free lunch, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday: WIC Christmas party at Holiday Inn, noon; church council meeting, 6 p.m.
Friday: Lay ministry luncheon, noon.
Note: Due to illness, the church office is currently staffed irregular hours. Leave a message and the pastor will return a call.
Northville United Presbyterian Church
Sunday: Morning worship with Pastor Rebecca Putman — 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.; Mass, 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday: Mass, 8:30 a.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, 8:30 a.m.
Friday: Mass, 8:30 a.m.