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Church Briefs for March 16, 2019

March 15, 2019 11:36 am

Indoor Yard Sale

WEST GHENT — An Indoor Yard Sale will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 16 at the Ghent Reformed Church, 1039 County Route 22, West Ghent. The kitchen counter will be open for breakfast and lunch with delicious homemade food, soups and desserts to eat in or take out.

Soup and Bread Suppers

COPAKE FALLS — Soup and Bread Suppers with Our Neighbors will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays during Lent at the following locations. March 20, West Copake Reformed Church, 2692 County Route 7, West Copake. March 27, First United Methodist Church, Route 23 at Route 22, Hillsdale. April 3, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1277 County Route 7, Ancram. April 10, Our Lady of Hope RC Church, 8074 Route 22, Copake Falls.

Lenten Services

GHENT — Chatham Area Pastors Association will hold Lenten services with soup and sandwiches at 6 p.m. and service at 7 p.m. March 20 at St. James Catholic Church, 117 Hudson Ave., Chatham; March 27 at Payne AME Church, 6 High St., Chatham; April 3 at Chatham United Methodist Church, 13 Kinderhook St., Chatham; April 10 at St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church, 5219 County Road 7, Spencertown.

Pot Roast Dinner

SPENCERTOWN — St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church, 5219 County Route 7, Spencertown, Community Pot Roast Dinner will be held 5-7 p.m. March 23. Takeouts available at 4:30 p.m. Call 518-392-3386. Adults, $14; children 6-10, $7. This meal includes pot roast, gravy, red potatoes, carrots, homemade sweet and sour red cabbage, rolls, coffee and tea, home baked desserts. Proceeds to benefit the ministry of St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church. All are welcome.

Illustrated Talk

CHATHAM — Conversation Pieces: An illustrated talk on the artist Jasper Johns with Roberta Bernstein, acclaimed art historian and author/project director, Jasper Johns: Catalogue Raisonne of Painting and Sculpture. The talk will be held at 2 p.m. March 24 at The Chatham Synagogue, 1536 County Route 28, Chatham Center. Free and open to the public.

Domestic Violence Presentation

CLAVERACK — There will be a presentation by Rebecca Alamillo from Columbia-Greene Domestic Violence noon-2 p.m. March 31 in the library of the Christian Education Building at the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack, 88 Route 9H, Claverack. After the presentation, there will be a time for questions and sharing. All are invited to come and learn about this important issue. For information, call Rev. Linda Miles at 845-430-3348.

Chicken Barbecue

KINDERHOOK — The Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad St., Kinderhook, will hold a chicken barbecue 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 31. Take out only. The menu includes half a chicken, baked potato, secret recipe cole slaw and dinner roll. Desserts available for a free will offering. The cost is $12. Advance ticket purchase is recommended by March 27 to guarantee availability. Proceeds to benefit KRC beautification. For information and tickets, call 518-336-0859.

Stations Of The Cross Mystery Play

HUDSON — A Stations of the Cross Mystery Play will take place at 7:30 p.m. April 15 at St. Mary’s Church, 429 East Allen St., Hudson. Lent calls to mind many ancient traditions in the Catholic Church, one being the Stations of the Cross. The Immaculate Heart Central High School Mystery Players from Watertown, present, in a very creative way, the centuries-old Stations.

Meditation and contemplation on the death and resurrection of Jesus is the central mystery in the prayer life of the Catholic Church. The Mystery Plays of the Middle Ages focused on the presentation of this central mystery. Connected to ancient Mystery Plays, the IHC Mystery Players bring the Stations to the modern level through the use of special lighting, music, pantomime, and paraliturgical readings.

Using the sanctuary of the church as a stage, the Paschal Mystery is recreated in a moving, dramatic presentation. This group has performed extensively throughout New York State, as well as in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Connecticut and Canada.

Be advised that small children may be frightened due to the nature of the play; members of the audience are asked to refrain from taking pictures during the actual event.

Maundy Thursday

HUDSON — The First Reformed Church, 52 Green St., Hudson, Maundy Thursday Seder Dinner and Service will begin at 6 p.m. April 18.

Easter Breakfast

HUDSON — An Easter breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. Easter Sunday followed by Easter Worship at 10:30 a.m. April 21 at the First Reformed church, 52 Green St., Hudson. An Easter egg hunt will follow worship. Breakfast is free and open to the community.

Soup and Sandwich Lunch

STUYVESANT — The Stuyvesant Reformed Church, Route 9J and Church Street, Stuyvesant, will serve a free soup and sandwich lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Saturday of the month through April.

SRC Stitchers

STUYVESANT — The Stuyvesant Reformed Church, SRC Stitchers are gathering up their tools and supplies and getting their sewing machine dusted off for a new season of mending and simple clothing repairs. The simple things members of the community need taken care of. The Stitchers meet 10 a.m.-noon the third Saturday of the month through April in the basement of the Church at the corner of Church Street and Route 9J in Stuyvesant. The Stitchers will be prepared to do simple repairs, (hems, zippers etc) while you wait. More involved repairs may need more time and we would tell you if we need more time. The fee will be by donation.


OLD CHATHAM — “Planetary” screening April 6. Potluck at 6 p.m.; film at 7 p.m. in the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham. PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wake up call, a cross continental journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. It is a poetic and humbling reminder that now is the time to shift our perspective. Free and open to the public. Free refreshments will be served and a moderated discussion will follow. For information call 518-794-3048; for directions,