Church Briefs

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Treasure & Trifle Sale

CHATHAM — St. James Church, 117 Hudson Ave., Chatham, will hold its Treasure & Trifle Sale for the benefit of a community in Haiti 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 10. Rain date will be Oct. 12. Items

include glassware, dishes, linens, vases, holiday decorations, decorative items and much more.

Food and Fellowship Luncheon Program

NEW BALTIMORE — The New Baltimore Reformed Church, Route 144 and Church Street, New Baltimore, will be holding the The Food and Fellowship Luncheon Program noon-1 p.m. Oct. 14. The menu will be roast pork, gravy, applesauce, peas, oven browned potatoes and apple crisp. Due to the current COVID risk, the luncheons will be provided as takeout ONLY. Reservations are required for you to obtain your takeout 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. Free will offerings are graciously accepted to offset food costs.

Pre-Holiday Yard Sale

HUDSON — Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union St., Hudson, will hold a Pre-Holiday Yard Sale open to the public 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 10. Rain date is Oct. 17. For sale will be seasonal decorations, useful household items, garden tools, pottery and accessories plus an array of books. The event will be on the church grounds including a tent. The church’s New to You Shop has been closed since March but items from the shop will be on sale outside. The public is asked to wear face masks and to observe social distancing at the sale. For questions, call the church office 518-828-1329.

Outdoor Yard Sale

GHENT — The Ghent Reformed Church, 1039 County Route 22, West Ghent, will hold an outdoor yard sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 26 in place of the Church Fair. In addition to a book sale, there will be a bake sale, where there will be more than four dozen pies to choose from, along with brownies and cupcakes. Homemade soups (tomato bisque, cream of chicken, split pea w/ham) and sandwich fixings (egg salad, chicken salad, meatballs) will be in quart or pint form. These will all be in “take-out form.” No food will be served hot. Everything will be packaged. Be sure to wear your mask. Hand sanitizer will be available.

Drive-Thru Luncheon

GHENT — The Ghent Reformed Church, 1039 County Route 22, West Ghent, will host a free Drive-Thru Luncheon noon-2 p.m. Oct. 3. We know that the same fellowship you have enjoyed in the past with the monthly dinners cannot be provided at this time, but we are looking forward to that time when we can be together again.

Sunday School

GHENT — Due to the current pandemic issues, the Ghent Reformed Church, 1039 County Route 22, West Ghent, has chosen to start its Sunday School program a little later this year. On Oct. 4, if we are allowed to by law, we will welcome our students back, without hugging or food, but with masks at 10:15 a.m. 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.

Lutheran Parish of Southern Columbia County

CHURCHTOWN — The Lutheran Parish of Southern Columbia County will meet at 9 a.m. outdoors at St. Thomas Church, Route 27, Churchtown and at 11 a.m. outdoors at St. John’s Church at Manorton, 923 County Route 19, Elizaville. Bring a lawn chair for seating.

Parish of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph

NEW LEBANON — The Parish of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph has restarted regular weekend Mass schedules in New Lebanon and Stephentown. At this time, Masses are being celebrated outdoors in a parking lot format, with persons staying in their cars which are spaced six feet apart. All are invited to attend.

On Saturdays, Mass is held at the Stephentown Post Office lot at 4 p.m. Sunday Mass is celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church parking lot in New Lebanon, at 8:30 a.m. For information, contact the parish office at 518-794-7651.

Ghent Reformed Church

GHENT — The Ghent Reformed Church, 1039 County Route 22, Ghent, is back to having a regular Sunday service. Service begins at 9 a.m. and the church is complying with the required safety requirements. Coffee hour after worship is missed, but it’s great to see our friends and neighbors again.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

KINDERHOOK — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kinderhook offers the following services: Sunday Morning prayer with sermon at 8 a.m. Weekday Morning Prayer at 9 a.m. Weekday Evening Prayer at 5 p.m.

Services are live streamed on Facebook at the stated times. For personal prayer, or to speak with a priest, send an email to or call 518-758-6271 and leave a voice mail. Messages are retrieved frequently. Follow our Facebook page or check out our web site ( for news and information. To receive our weekly e-mail newsletter, send an e-mail to with your name and the word “Subscribe” in the subject line.

North Chatham United Methodist Church

NORTH CHATHAM — Until such time as parishioners are able to gather in the sanctuary, the North Chatham United Methodist Church is worshiping via Zoom at 10 a.m. Sundays. The church is also hosting “Monday Meditations” at 7 p.m. every Monday. All are invited and the Zoom login information is on the website ( For more information on North Chatham United Methodist Church, call 518-766-3535 or visit the website.

Tri-County Lutheran Parish

VALATIE — The eight congregations of Tri-County Lutheran Parish would like to invite you to worship with them. They worship at 10 a.m. every Sunday via Zoom: If you would like to receive an email with the Sunday bulletin, email the office at to request a copy.

First Presbyterian Church

HUDSON — First Presbyterian Church, 369 Warren St., Hudson, worships at at 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary. We look forward to having an online companion to in person worship next Sunday. Masks and social distancing are in place.

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