Church Briefs

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Food Pantry

STOTTVILLE — The Church of St. Joseph, 2824 Atlantic Ave., Stottville, will hold their monthly food pantry 3-5 p.m. June 11.

Strawberry Shortcakes

KINDERHOOK — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be serving their strawberry shortcakes 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 12 and Jun 19 at the Kinderhook Farmer’s Market. The shortcakes feature homemade biscuits, locally grown strawberries and fresh whipped cream. Each shortcake will cost $6. Stop by the booth to pick up these scrumptious treats. Pre-order shortcakes by going to St. Paul’s website at and click the button to reserve and securely pay; or call 518-758-6271 to reserve your shortcake.

Tag Sale

HUDSON — Congregation Anshe Emeth, 240 Joslen Blvd., Hudson, will be having a Tag Sale 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 13. Household items, bedding, curtains, bikes and many more items.

Chicken Barbecue

WEST GHENT — The Ghent Reformed Church, 1039 County Route 22, West Ghent, will serve a drive-thru only chicken barbecue 4-6 p.m. June 19. Call Dick Leggett at 518-392-2062 or the Church at 518-828-6425 to reserve tickets. Preorder to ensure success. Full dinners will be $12 and a half a chicken will be $6.

Thrift Shop Sidewalk Sale

SOUTH BETHLEHEM — The South Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 67 Willowbrook Ave., South Bethlehem, will hold their second Thrift Shop Sidewalk Sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 19. A few of the most popular vendors will be back, 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 opened. After taking a “COVID hiatus” in 2020, we look forward to seeing our loyal customers once again. The hours will be the same, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday and masks and social distancing will be required. In order to allow a new group of volunteers to get organized for this year, we are asking that no donations be brought to the church until after June 1.

For information on the North Chatham United Methodist Church, call 518-766-3535 or visit

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 the following Saturdays 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.

Tri County Lutheran Parish

VALATIE — The following is the worship schedule for the Tri County Lutheran Parish. The churches will be following all safety recommendations such as wearing masks properly, social distancing, contact tracing, no singing and no touching.

Visit website for weekly Zoom worship schedule and link.

Emanual Lutheran Church, 506 County Road 46, Stuyvesant Falls, worships at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Christ Our Emmanuel, 19 Park Row, Chatham, worships at 9:30 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.

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.

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.

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, worship at 9:30 a.m. Sundays in the sanctuary and live-streaming to the Facebook page where it can be viewed live or later. The mission project this month is Mercy Ships, an organization that provides health care for the needy. They also support many local food pantries. For information, call 518-851-3811.

Old Chatham Quaker Meeting

OLD CHATHAM — Old Chatham Quaker Meeting is currently meeting for worship at 11 a.m. Sundays only via Zoom. For information, visit

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

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