Church Briefs

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Chicken Barbecues

ANCRAM — St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1273 County Route 7, Ancram, annual chicken barbecue will be held 4:30-6 p.m. July 17, take out only. Menu includes barbecue chicken, corn, cole slaw, potato salad, rolls and watermelon. The cost is $15. For information and to pre-order, call Jim at 518-789-4769; Cindy at 518-329-0038; and Debby at 518-329-7594.

COXSACKIE — Bethel AME Church, 123 Mansion St., Coxsackie, will serve a ribs or chicken dinner barbecue beginning at noon July 17. Dinners are $14 and include either ribs or chicken, green beans, macaroni salad, corn on the cob and cake. Pre-order by calling 518-731-8887; call 517-731-7767 on Friday and Saturday.

CAIRO — The Cairo United Methodist Church, Main Street, Cairo, is holding a chicken barbecue catered by Halvo Homestead Aug. 4. Take out only; pick up between 4-6 p.m. Half chicken, salted potatoes, cole slaw, roll, bottled water and dessert, for $13. Pre-orders are encouraged. Call Sue at 518-622-8239.

WEST GHENT — The Ghent Reformed Church, 1039 County Route 22, West Ghent, will serve a drive thru only chicken barbecue 4-6 p.m. Aug. 7. Full dinners, $15; half a chicken, $6. Call Dick Leggett at 518-392-2062 or the Church at 518-828-5946 to reserve tickets. Pre-order to insure success.

SCHODACK — The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill annual chicken barbecue will be held 4-6 p.m. Aug. 14 drive-thru only. They will not be having the mini-market. The meal will be take out only, (drive through pick up) from 4-6 p.m. The meal will include chicken, corn on the cob, potato salad, cabbage salad and watermelon. Adults, $14; children 6-12, $7. Reserve meals by calling 732-7345. If no answer, leave a message including name, number and that you are calling regarding the barbecue. You will be called back. The church is located at the intersection of Schodack Landing Road & Muitzeskill Road in Schodack Landing.

Huge Rummage Sale

EAST JEWETT — The East Jewett UMC, 2252 Route 23C, East Jewett, is continuing their Huge Rummage Sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 24. Featured is a bag sale, $4 for a large bag and the 5th bag is free. Check out their treasures and support their good works.

Tag Sale

ELIZAVILLE — The Elizaville United Methodist Church at Columbia County Routes 2 and 19 Elizaville, will hold a Tag Sale and Take-Out Chicken Barbecue July 31. The tag sale will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with the take out barbecue starting at noon first come, first served. For information, call 845-756-5192 or 845-756-2338. On the day of the event, call the Church Hall at 845-756-5602.

Thrift Shop Sidewalk Sale

SOUTH BETHLEHEM — South Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 67 Willowbrook Ave., South Bethlehem, Thrift Shop Sidewalk Sale will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 17. We will have a few of our most popular vendors, locally grown flowers, and handmade birdhouses made by one of our church members. Breakfast and lunch will be available, and a small sitting area will be set up. All social distancing protocols will be followed for the safety of our community. Some of the monies raised from this sale will go to support our United Methodist Women’s local missions: Brown Bag-It Program sponsored through the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District, Capital City Rescue Mission, Interfaith Partnerships for the Homeless, and the Venture Food Bank.

Clothing Barn

NORTH CHATHAM — The Clothing Barn at the North Chatham United Methodist Church has re-opened. The hours are the same as last year 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Clothing donations can be brought to the church during these times. For more information on the North Chatham United Methodist Church, call 518-766-3535 or visit The church is located at 4274 Route 203, North Chatham.

Food sale

HUDSON — St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 59 Partition St., Hudson, holds a food sale noon-1 p.m. Sundays in the Church’s Hall. Potato and cheese pierogies are available each Sunday. Sauerkraut pierogies, Borscht and Stuffed Cabbage available but must be pre-ordered by Friday afternoon, and picked up on Sunday. Call 518-506-4288 to place order or for more information. Free delivery within 10 mile radius on orders of $50 or more. While visiting, browse our Handmade Orthodox Prayer Ropes.

Food Pantry

VALATIE — The Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3266 Route 9, Valatie, will be offering boxes of free food from its food pantry once every three months. This year, those dates fall on Aug. 21 and Nov. 20. The drive-through food pantry will be open from 2-4 p.m. on those dates and individuals will be served on a first come, first serve basis. For information or if you have any questions, contact the church office at 909-784-4400 or check the church web site at

Soup Kitchen Open

CATSKILL — The Camp Grace Inc. Soup Kitchen, located at the First Reformed Church of Catskill, 310 Main St., Catskill, is open noon-1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For information, call Director Lamont Taylor at 518-249-7009.

Lexington/West Kill UMC

LEXINGTON — Lexington/West Kill UMC Worship services will be held under the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal building at 9:30 a.m. Sundays through the summer. All welcome.

Kinderhook Reformed Church

KINDERHOOK — The Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad St., Kinderhook, will have in person and live online Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Live broadcasts at 9:30 a.m. on Church or For information, call 518-758-6401 or

Claverack Reformed Dutch Church

CLAVERACK — The Reformed Dutch Church, 88 Route 9H, Claverack, worships at 9:30 a.m. Sundays in the sanctuary with coffee hour following the worship service. The mission project changes often, depending on need. For information, call 518-851-3811.

Ghent Reformed Church

GHENT — The Ghent Reformed Church, 1039 County Route 22, Ghent, worships at 9 a.m. Sunday. The church is complying with the required safety requirements. No coffee hour after worship at this time. Sunday School will be at 10:15 a.m., masks mandatory. There is instruction available for children 3 through the 8th grade. If you would like more information, leave a message on the Church phone at 518-828-5946.

Grace Bible Fellowship Church

RHINEBECK — Grace Bible Fellowship Church, 6959 Route 9, Rhinebeck, worships at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Sunday School for all ages meets at 9:30 a.m. Women’s bible study and Grace Bible Institute meets at 7 p.m. Mondays. Mid-week prayer meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. For information, call 845-876-6923 or

Lutheran Parish of Southern Columbia County

ELIZAVILLE — Summer worship schedule for the Lutheran Parish of Southern Columbia County. Churchtown 9 a.m. Sundays in July and August ends on Labor Day weekend. Manorton 11 a.m. in July, change to 9 a.m. second Sunday in September, November. Viewmont 11 a.m. in August, change to 9 a.m. for October, December.

Tri County Lutheran Parish

VALATIE — The following is the worship schedule for the Tri County Lutheran Parish. Visit website for weekly Zoom worship schedule and link.

Columbia County: Emanual Lutheran Church, 506 County Road 46, Stuyvesant Falls, worships at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1010 Kinderhook St., Valatie, worships at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with Sunday School also at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Emanuel/St. John’s Lutheran Church, 20 South Sixth St., Hudson, worships at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Greene County: Zion Lutheran Church, 102 North Washington St., Athens, worships at 9 a.m. Sunday. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, State Route 81, Oak Hill, worships at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Rensselaer County: Trinity Lutheran Church, 68 Green Ave., Castleton, worships at 9 a.m. Sunday. St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 751 County Route 7, East Schodack, worships at 11 a.m. Sunday.

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