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Church Briefs for Nov. 9, 2019

November 8, 2019 11:31 am


VALATIE — The First Presbyterian Church of Valatie, 3212 Church St., Valatie, worships at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday School and Adult Education begins at 9:30 a.m.

Thrift Shop

HUDSON — “New to You,” the thrift shop at Christ Episcopal Church, 431 Union St., Hudson, features home décor, kitchen equipment, dinnerware, collectibles, crystal, china, and serving pieces, as well as jewelry, books, CDs, small furniture items, house wares, etc. New to You is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and other times by appointment by calling 518-828-1329. Shop in air-conditioned comfort, and enjoy a cup of coffee while you shop. All proceeds are used for community outreach. Convenient off-street parking on the circular driveway is located a few feet from Union and Court streets.


OLD CHATHAM — “The River and the Wall” will be screened Dec. 7. Potluck at 6 p.m. followed by the film at 7 p.m. in the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham. The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1,200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and a moderated discussion will follow. For information, call 518-610-3735.

Turkey Dinner

VALATIE — The First Presbyterian Church, 3212 Church St., Valatie, will serve a turkey dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Nov. 9. Take outs begin at 4 p.m. The dinner will be served family style with roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, honeyed carrots, green beans almondine, waldorf salad, cranberry sauce, rolls, beverage and a dessert. Adults, $15; children 5-11, $8. For information, call 518-929-5744.

Nickel Social

HUDSON — The First Reformed Church, 52 Green St., Hudson, will hold a Nickel Social beginning at 11 a.m. Nov. 9. Drawings begin at 1 p.m. Included will be merchandise, assorted raffles, 50/50, lunch food and bake sale.

Parents Night Out

KINDERHOOK — Parents Night Out will be held 5-8 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad St., Kinderhook. Free child care for kids 3 and older with dinner provided. Fun evening of age appropriate crafts, story-time and movie in a safe and nurturing environment. Preregistration required. For information and to register, call 518-758-6401.


HUDSON — Temple Israel of Catskill, The Jewish Federation of North Eastern New York and Columbia-Greene Community College present a free screening of the acclaimed film, The Last Goldfish, at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Arts Center Theater, Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson. Told through a personal archive of photos and home movies, The Last Goldfish, is the story of a daughter’s search for her family’s lost European roots beginning in Nazi Germany and Kristallnacht to their journey to Trinidad, and eventually settling in Australia. The movie is a revelation of how they got there and why. Writer and director, Su Goldfish, is related to Temple Israel congregant, Joyce Federman. Su will hold a question and answer session via Skype from Australia after the viewing. A Havdallah service ending the Sabbath will be conducted by Rabbi Zoe B. Zak, spiritual leader of Temple Israel of Catskill. Light refreshments will be served.

Christmas Tag Sale

STUYVESANT — St. John’s Lutheran Church, 159 Route 26A, Stuyvesant, Annual Christmas Tag Sale will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 9. There will be a food sale with homemade goodies and lunch will be homemade soups, sandwiches and pies.

Honoring Veterans

BALLSTON SPA — Free Spirit Fellowship, 1425 West High St., Ballston Spa, will honor all veterans at the 10:30 a.m. worship Nov. 10. All are welcome. For information, call 518-885-3149.

Food and Fellowship Luncheon

NEW BALTIMORE — The Food and Fellowship Luncheon Program at the New Baltimore Reformed Church, 52 Church St., New Baltimore, will be holding their monthly luncheon noon-2 p.m. Nov. 13. The menu (subject to change) is turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes with gravy, butternut squash, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Following the meal there will be a presentation by Ron Gabriele. He will be speaking on “Uncle Mike and World War II.” Ron’s Uncle Mike joined the service from Athens. Ron will also tell us something about the causes of the war and how America got into it. This luncheon is open to all members of the community. To facilitate planning, reservations are encouraged by the Sunday before the luncheon. To make reservations, call the church at 518-756-8764 or email Include your name, contact number, and the number of reservations you are making for this meal. If you need transportation or physical assistance, leave that information as well. Dining space is limited to 60 seats. Free will offerings are graciously accepted to offset food costs.

Liquidation Auction

NORTH CHATHAM — The North Chatham United Methodist Church, 4274 Route 203, North Chatham, will be selling off a wide variety of items such as tents, tables, shelving, pallets, lights, etc. on Nov. 16. They will be auctioned off starting at 10 a.m. Bidder registration and previews will be available starting at 9:30. Note that all items are subject to prior sales and the large tents being sold will have minimum bids. Other than tents, we cannot guarantee security of items not removed on the 16th. For more information on what’s being sold, go to the church website ( The rain/snow date is Nov. 23 and if we decide to postpone it will be posted on the website by 7 p.m. Nov. 15.

Holiday Gift Fair

GHENT — Ghent Reformed Church, 1039 County Route 22, West Ghent, holiday gift fair will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 16 in the church hall. Crafters and vendor spaces still available in the Church Hall; Church made soups, sandwiches & pies; church bake sale and raffle. Call 518-828-5946 to reserve a table.

Soup and Sandwich Nights

HUDSON — The First Reformed Church, 52 Green St., Hudson, will hold free soup and sandwich nights 5-6 p.m. November through March. Dine in only. The schedule is Nov. 21, Dec. 5, Dec. 19, Jan. 2, Jan. 16, Feb. 6, Feb. 20, March 5 and March 19.

Handmade Arts and Crafts Fair

OLD CHATHAM — Old Chatham Quaker Meeting Second Annual Handmade Arts and Crafts Fair will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 23 and 12:30-2 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham. Sweaters, wooden pens, tote bags, pillow cases and quilted items are just a few of the carefully handcrafted goods for sale. 100 percent of the purchase price will be donated to support the Quaker meeting and its programs.


OLD CHATHAM — “The First Rainbow Coalition” screening Nov. 23 in the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham. Potluck at 6 p.m. followed by the film at 7 p.m. In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form a multi-ethnic coalition with the Latinx Young Lords Organization and the Young Patriots, a Southern White Organization. Banding together in one of the most segregated cities in post-war America, the Rainbow Coalition changed the face of 1960s Chicago politics and created an organizing model for future activists and politicians. Eloquent and seamless, the film brings to life a history resonant today, and will promote dialogue not just about the 1960s, but about urgent contemporary discussions on race and class in the United States. This film is co-presented with WMHT Public Media. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and a moderated discussion will follow. For information call 518-610-3735.

Thanksgiving Worship

KINGSTON — Native Americans and the descendents of some of the earliest European immigrants to the Hudson Valley will gather at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 24 for a Thanksgiving worship service at the Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St., Kingston.