Area religious briefs
Adirondack Baptist Church, Gloversville
Sunday: Morning worship, 10:15 a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m. Until further notice, the church is open at 25 percent capacity for each service.
Baptist Church of Northville
This Sunday, Dec. 27: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Worship Services (Morning Service is live streamed at www.bconny.org through our youtube page and on our facebook page).
Thursday: 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Praise and Prayer Services.
All are welcome to attend, but please feel free to stay at home if you are uncomfortable with attending due to age, pre-existing conditions, or if you feel unwell. Please bring a mask in case social distancing becomes difficult. Please see our website at www.bconny.org for more details and updates as well as to watch our livestream.
Believers Family Church, Johnstown
Believer’s Family Church invites you to join us for our Sunday Morning Praise and Worship Service at 10 a.m.
There will be no BFC Facebook live stream on Wednesday, Dec. 30. Have a blessed and Prosperous New Year.
Bleecker Community Church
Sunday: Worship service 9 a.m. every Sunday with Pastor Audie Miller, certified lay minister.
Face masks and social distancing observed.
Bleecker Street Church of Christ, Gloversville
The church is open to 40 to 50 people. Social distancing and masks are a must.
Sunday: Church worship service, 11 a.m. – televised through Facebook.
Broadalbin United Methodist Church
Broadalbin United Methodist Church holds worship at 11 a.m. led by Lay Speaker Keith Bartholoma. All are welcome. Please wear a face mask and practice social distancing. Sunday School is not being held nor will there be any coffee hours being hosted until further notice. The Ecumenical Food Pantry is open Mondays from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please call the office at 518-883-5247 if you have any questions.
Church of the Holy Spirit, Gloversville
Monday: No daily Mass.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Trinity.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Trinity.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Spirit.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Spirit.
Saturday: 4 p.m. Vigil Mass at Holy Spirit.
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Spirit.
Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Amsterdam
Join us in person or online (streamed live on our Facebook page (“Covenant Presbyterian Church”) for our Sunday worship service.
Sunday. Dec. 27: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service with message by Elder Chris Sawicki. The message is titled “The Man with Two Names” based on Matthew 1.
11 a.m. Sunday School.
No Evening praise service.
Wednesday, Dec. 30: No Midweek prayer and Bible study.
Edinburg United Methodist Church
Sunday: Sunday services resumed on June 28. Morning worship at 9 a.m. Up to 32 people are allowed in the sanctuary. Wearing facial masks and social distancing are required.
First Baptist Church of Amsterdam
Sunday: Worship service, 10 a.m. Church building occupancy is limited to 50 percent per state health guidelines.
Wearing a mask and social distancing is required. If you don’t have one, a mask will be provided at the back entrance. A deacon will guide you to a seat, where once seated, you may remove your mask.
Message: Luke 2:8-20 “Refocus on Some Facts.”
Sunday, Dec. 20: Fourth Lighting of Advent candles.
The service can also be viewed on the church’s Face Book page Live.
Sunday school at 9 a.m. for adults (junior high and up), ladies and children.
Mondays for Men at 9 a.m.
Mondays: 12 to 3 p.m. Pastor Bill’s office hours (others by appt.).
Wednesday 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Assoc. Pastor Sean Haber’s office hours.
First Congregational United Church of Christ, Gloversville
Sunday: Worship, 10 a.m. – the Rev. Ralph Merante. The church will allow up to 20 sets of people in the Sanctuary for worship, since attendance is limited, please call the office (518) 725-4304 so I can add you to the list, we will also have our worship service in the Sanctuary and via Zoom for the foreseeable future.
Monday: Trustees, 7 p.m. – Zoom.
Wednesday: Bible Study – Zoom, 6 p.m.
Thursday: Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 26: Food Pantry Distribution, 10 to 11 a.m. – Rear of Church.
Everyone needs to Wear a Face Mask and form a Socially Distant line.
First Presbyterian Church of Broadalbin
First Presbyterian Church of Broadalbin is going back to virtual and FM transmission services only, beginning Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. due to COVID. This will be re-evaluated in the new year.
First Presbyterian Church of Johnstown
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Worship Service in the church, masks required, and on Zoom.
Thursday and Saturday: The Thrift Store will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free Community Lunch.
Activities at the church, unless other wise noted, are suspended until further notice. The Worship at Home with Pastor Blake podcast will continue. Pastor Blake is in the church office (518) 762-8263 Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
First United Methodist Church of Northville
It is with regret that The First United Methodist Church of Northville will be closed through the end of January 2021.
Have a Merry Christmas and a better 2021.
First United Presbyterian Church of Northville
The First United Presbyterian Church of Northville, will hold 10 a.m. Sunday services by streaming only on the NUPC Facebook page. In person worship services are suspended until further notice due to COVID.
Fonda Reformed Church
Sunday, Dec. 27: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship.
Wednesday, Dec. 30: 3 to 5 p.m. Fonda Food Pantry open.
Saturday, Jan. 2: 1 p.m. AA.
Foothills United Methodist Church, Gloversville
Sunday, Dec. 27:
10:30 a.m. Blended Worship Service.
11:30 a.m. Building Task Force.
Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021:
10:30 a.m. Blended Worship Service.
Grace Lutheran Church, Johnstown
Sunday, Dec. 27: 10:15 a.m. non-communion service of the word. Deacon Missy Bedell presiding.
Monday, Dec. 28: 5 p.m. Broadcast on Cable Chan 1301
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Johnstown
Rev. Matthew Wetsel, Pastor; Larry Groesbeck, Deacon,
Reconciliation (3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.) Each Saturday at Holy Spirit, Gloversville.
Sunday: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
8:30 a.m. Daily Masses.
Tuesday, Dec. 29: 8:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church.
Wednesday, Dec. 30: 8:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church; 3 p.m. Devotions at Holy Trinity Church.
Thursday, Dec. 31:
8:30 a.m. at Mass at Holy Spirit Church.
4 p.m. Solemnity of Mary (New Year’s Eve Mass) at Holy Trinity Church.
Friday, Jan. 1, 2021: 9 a.m. Solemnity of Mary (New Year’s Day Mass) at Holy Spirit Church.
Johnstown Reformed Church
Sunday: 10 a.m. No in-person worship. The morning message will be virtual on Facebook live, Instagram and the church website.
Wednesday: 1 p.m. Lectio Divina on Facebook live.
Friday: Wishes to all for a safe, healthy and blessed 2021.
Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church
Sunday: Worship at 10:30 a.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Worship will also be livestreamed on Facebook and Zoom.
Monday: Session meeting at 6 p.m.
Friday: Happy New Year.
Mayfield United Methodist Church
Effective Sunday, July 12, we will once again be meeting in the Mayfield United Methodist Church and out of love and concern for the health of others, we will be abiding by NYS recommendations concerning social distancing and the use of face covering except when seated.
Northampton United Methodist Church at Fish House
Sunday: The church is now open for worship at 9 a.m.
North Bush United Methodist Church, Caroga Lake
Sunday: 9 a.m. service with Pastor Ron Talbott.
North Main Street United Methodist Church, Gloversville
Sunday Service Dec. 27, at 10:30 a.m. in Sanctuary.
The First Sunday after Advent will be celebrated.
Free Lunch Monday, Dec. 28, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Take out only.
Face Masks Required and Social Distancing will be used.
All services are posted on Facebook and website @NMSUMC.ORG.
Northville United Presbyterian Church
Northville United Presbyterian Church will hold 10 a.m. Sunday services by streaming only, accessible on the NUPC Facebook page. In person worship services are suspended until further notice due to COVID.
St. Cecilia’s Church, Fonda
Baptisms by appointment.
Marriage preparation by appointment.
St. Francis of Assisi, Northville
Masses are live streamed on Facebook at: http://https://www.facebook.com/tas.yo.9.
Wednesday: Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction, 8:30 a.m.
Sunday: Mass at 8 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Johnstown
In-Person Services (mask required):
Sundays 9 a.m.
Sundays 4 p.m. (resuming Aug. 9).
Wednesdays 12 noon (resuming Aug. 12)
Weekly Broadcasted Services on Facebook Live:
Sundays – Service at 9 a.m.
Wednesdays – Comedy Hour Bible Study at 10 a.m.
Wednesdays – Compline at 7:30 p.m.
Twin Cities Council of Churches Food Pantry at St. John’s One Church Street:
Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 12 noon (mask required).
NOAH Free Community Meal Program:
Takeout meals only at this time
Sundays 12 noon to 1 p.m. (mask required)
St. Joseph’s Church, Broadalbin
Masses are livestreamed on Facebook at: http://https://www.facebook.com/tas.yo.9.
Wednesday: Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday: Mass at 4 p.m. with Reconciliation at 3:15 p.m.
Sunday: Mass at 10:30 a.m.