Friday 8th of December 2023
Welcome to the Stephentown Federated Church. You’ll find us on the outskirts of corn fields and horse pastures, on the border of NY and MA, on the edge of the Capital District and the Berkshires, split between two school districts, a federation of two spiritual traditions—but one community where people from different backgrounds can find their place. Everyone is welcome—regardless of who you are, from where you’ve come, or what you may or may not believe.
Our mission involves us as an accepting, caring Christian Fellowship, dedicated to serving the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of our local and extended community.
Our worship and congregation is a place where all people can experience God’s love. Our responsibility is to share our gifts, open our arms and care for all God’s creations.
When asked what people love about their Stephentown Federated Church community, here’s some of the response:
“Stephentown Federated Church is a friendly, warm and welcoming “ “I hadn’t been to church in YEARS. I felt comfortable from day one. People came up to me and welcomed me with open arms, something I never experienced before. I joined the choir after a little while and started getting involved shortly thereafter. I am active, and I give back, but nowhere near what I receive. My only friends before Stephentown were work friends or casual acquaintances. Now I happily count my friends on both hands and my toes too. This is a very caring and sharing congregation. When someone is down or needs help, we all respond.” -- AL
“Our church has always been known for hospitality and welcome; it is easy to join—once or regularly—and know that you have a place here. No matter where we are in life’s journey, we can share it and the support of a spiritual community around us.” --BW
- During our Sunday service
( 11/19/23 )
we collect food for the food pantry as our Thanksgiving mission for our community
- Hanging of the Greens – 11/26/23
- Poinsettia orders will be due by 12/3/23
- Annual Meeting - 1/14/2024
- Longest Night service Dec17 at 4 p.m.
- Dec 24 9:30 a.m. morning service
- Dec 24 7:30 p.m. Christmas Eve service
2023 Advent Calendar
You can obtain it by clicking on the link at the bottom. Feel free to share this email (or the the website address for the calendar) with friends and families.
Sides and back of church are sided while front and steeple are painted.
See newsletter opening article from our pastor.
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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 12168
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Prayers and blessings to you all. May you continue to be healthy and safe!
Barbara Terpening, Treasurer