Church Briefs

Christmas Tea

WINDHAM — The Windham Hensonville United Methodist Church, 5296 Main St., Windham, annual Christmas Tea will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7. There will be gifts for all, baskets, crafts, floral and more. Santa

will arrive at 2 p.m. for visits with the children.

St. Nicholas Bazaar

CAIRO — The Cairo United Methodist Church annual St. Nicholas Bazaar will be held 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Fellowship Hall, 488 Main St., Cairo. There will be baked goods, holiday items and homemade soup and sandwich lunch. Eat in or take out. There will also be a baby shower with all items going to the neo-natal unit at a local hospital.


CATSKILL — Friends of St. Patrick’s Church Catskill Inc. will serve breakfast 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 7 at the Robert Antonelli Senior Center, 15 Academy St., Catskill, to benefit the legal fund. Breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, coffee cake, juice and coffee. Adults, $10; children under 5, free with adult ticket. They will also be holding a raffle that day for a 50” Phillip’s Smart TV with Google assistant, $100 in local gift cards and a Holiday Basket. Raffle tickets are $5. Tickets can be obtained at Jefferson Cafe in the old hospital or by messaging Patricks Church on FB.

Winter Concert

CATSKILL — The Catskill Glee Club will present their 92nd annual Winter Concert 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the First Reformed Church, 310 Main St., Catskill. Under the direction of Michael Wright, the Club will present a variety of traditional and contemporary seasonal songs. The Glee Club’s guest artist this year is the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School “Harmonics.” The collaboration of men’s and women’s choruses will sing Adolph Adam’s treasured classic “O Holy Night” and G.F. Handel’s majestic “Hallelujah Chorus.” An array of complimentary home-baked treats and fellowship will be offered. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Visit for further details.

Annual Meeting

ALBANY — The Capital Region Jewish Genealogical Society annual meeting will be held 1-3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, 184 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany. CRJGS will be hosting a respected expert from New York City, who will deliver a presentation, “Post 1492 Sephardic Dispersion and A Guide to Sephardic Genealogy.” Sarina Roffé, the author of the book “Branching Out from Sepharad,” will provide an overview of how Sephardic Jews dispersed around the globe after 1492 and will discuss Sephardic resources for genealogy. Following the presentation, please join us to celebrate the holiday season (refreshments and goodies will be served).

Holiday Concert

NEW BALTIMORE — The Hudson-Mohawk Chorale will perform its fifth annual holiday concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the New Baltimore Reformed Church, 52 Church St., New Baltimore. The Chorale is directed by founder Susan Hermance Fedak and accompanied by Alfred Fedak, also the group’s composer in residence. Fedak will accompany on organ and piano, and the group will perform one of his newest compositions. During part of the concert, Hermance-Fedak will invite the audience to join in singing well-known holiday favorites. The singers, drawn from the larger, 75-member Chorale, come from throughout the Capital Region, including New Baltimore. All are welcome. A free-will offering will be accepted at the door. For information, call 518-756-8764 or

Food and Fellowship Luncheon

NEW BALTIMORE — The Food and Fellowship Luncheon Program will be held noon-2 p.m. Dec. 11 at the New Baltimore Reformed Church, 52 Church St., New Baltimore. The menu (subject to change) is baked ham, escalloped potatoes, French style green beans and bread pudding. Following the meal, Shannon Friel (harpist) will be performing. 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 Include name, contact number, and the number of reservations being made for this meal. If transportation or physical assistance is needed, leave that information as well. Dining space is limited to 60 seats. Free will offerings are graciously accepted to offset food costs.

Cookie Sale

CATSKILL — The Catskill United Methodist Church, 40 Woodland Ave., Catskill, fourth annual Homemade Cookie Sale and handmade craft fair will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 14, snow or no snow. For information, call 518-943-2042.

Winter Craft Fair

SOUTH BETHLEHEM — The South Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 67 Willowbrook Ave., South Bethlehem, Winter Craft Fair will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 14. Breakfast and lunch will be available, plus a bake sale to support Church Women United. Thrift Shop ‘Boutique’ will be open as well. For information, call Emily Shutter at 518-813-0661.

Holiday Tunes

KINGSTON — The Immaculate Conception Church in Kingston presents The Singing Anchors Benita Zahn and Jerry Gretzinger of WNYT Channel 13, performing a cabaret of Holiday Tunes Dec. 15 at The Venue Uptown in the Best Western Plus, 503 Washington Ave., Kingston. Coffee, desserts and cash bar starting at 12:30 p.m. with show to follow. Tickets are $30. For reservations, call Gerard at 845-514-0327.

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