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July/August 2020





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FROM CHURCH TREASURER

 

Then, the people rejoiced because they had given willingly, for with a whole heart they had offered freely to the Lord: 2 Chronicles 29:9


Let us all rejoice for our continued giving while we are apart!


Income: With steady giving from our congregation our income is on budget. A big thank you to our everyone who has kept up with their giving.


When you mail in your offering, put your check in your offering envelope, if you have one, and mail your check to:

Stephentown Federated Church
Attn: Treasurer, PO Box 10, Stephentown, NY 12068

 

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Give from any smartphone, tablet or computer without installing an app. Schedule a withdrawal from your bank acct or credit/debit card. Your donation goes directly to the church's bank account. You have the option of covering the fees.

You can designate how you want the money to be used (e.i. Offering, Memorial, Church Painting, etc.). It allows you to setup Recurring Giving: Every Week, Every 2 Weeks, Every Month, 1st. & 15th of Month. You can also pick the day of the week it's paid.

 

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Prayers and blessings to you all. May you continue to be healthy and safe!


Barbara Terpening, Treasurer
babst3@verizon.net
518-527-0182

Saturday 8th of August 2020

 

News for Our Church Community June 24, 2020

 

The General Committee of the Stephentown Federated Church met on June 23rd to reassess the opening of our church. It was unanimously agreed to keep our online services going and reassess our opening of the church again at the end of August.

Therefore, our church will remain closed to in person church services until September 1, 2020. This decision was made after evaluating current conditions. This has been a most difficult decision to make as we all would prefer to be together in our church. Our online service each week allows you to sing the hymns and say verbal responses together. Currently these are not allowed in the church under current guidelines. Also, having coffee and sharing of food is strongly discouraged by both denominations. We are being encouraged by both denominations to not rush opening the church based on emotions versus facts.

General Committee is working on getting all current guidelines together to look at how we can safely open and hold services in the future.

Please join other members of the church community for Coffee Hour hosted by Arlene Longo:

along6177@fairpoint.net

if you are interested in the link on Zoom to join on Sunday mornings at 10:30am. This is your opportunity to have face to face time with each other.

In Closing, the General Committee asks for your prayers as we continue to make these difficult decisions for the health and well being of our church community. Please know that you are all in our Prayers and should you need assistance or prayers for any reason, please contact us at 518-733-5813. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

God Bless each of you this day!

“General Committee”

We welcome you to our website page.


Services are now Online


Our guest speakers are:

Aug 2   --- Rev Bob Lowenthal
Aug 9   --- Rev Bob Lowenthal
Aug 16 --- Rita Pickett
Aug 23 --- Rev Betsye Mowry
Aug 30 --- Rita Pickett


The last three years we have been blessed to have a guest minister each Sunday. The process of finding a new minister to lead our congregation has been slow. We have, however, been very fortunate and blessed to have several ministers that fill the pulpit on a regular basis.

The Search Committee will continue to look for a new Pastor through the Presbyterian part of our Federation. The Worship team continues to plan the weekly special services and works with each of the guest ministers.

The Stephentown Federated Church is a community seeking to glorify God through the use of God-given talents and gifts. As Christians, it is our mission to serve others.