We care about Albany and desire to love Jesus, each other and the world around us.
We believe that God has chosen the Church as his instrument of change in the world for this period of history. The Church is to accomplish its mission by modeling God’s love, telling the story of Jesus, and inviting all people to know Him.
Good things happen around food! We believe this so much that every 5th Sunday we share a big meal together! For this 5th Sunday, it’s time for hot dogs (meat and veggie).
We provide the dogs, we need you to bring a topping, side dish, or dessert.
While we eat enjoy yard games, kids activities, and live music from Ryan Leddick.
Food will be served at the conclusion of service (weather permitting) in the side lawn of the Elks Lodge)
Outlets, refrigeration, and ovens are available beginning at 9am.Let us know what you are bringing
There is a famous quote attributed to Gandhi that says: Be the change you want to see in the world.
Paul says it like this – We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. – 2 Corinthians 5:20
The idea is that God’s plan to transform our world, city, school, family, work place, etc…. is us.
This is a daunting task that often doesn’t come natural. We need all the help we can get!
On June 4, we invite you to a unique training on how to BE the church in your everyday life.
We are super excited to welcome Reggie McNeal to lead this training. Reggie is a nationally known writer and leader who has helped pioneer the missional church movement.
This training is open to everyone who wants to make a difference in their world.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
9am – Noon
Child care provided
When it comes to faith and God you have questions? Do you have doubts?
You are not alone.
Actually, we would love to hear them. We are asking you, your friends, and anyone willing to give us their questions.Simply fill out this anonymous form
Then on June 5th we will try to address as many of these questions as we can. Not saying we will answer all the world’s questions in 30min, but we will at least start a good conversation.
Fielding the questions will be a panelist of experts.
- Robert F. Karlicek, Jr., Ph.D.
Dr. Robert F. Karlicek, Jr. directs the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) and is a Professor of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Before joining Rensselaer, he performed fundamental opto-electronics research and held technical management positions at AT&T Bell Labs, General Electric, W. L. Gore and Associates, as well as several high-tech startup companies. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and has over 45 published technical papers and 38 issued U.S. patents.
- Harvey Amani Whitfield, PhD.
Harvey Amani Whitfield is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Vermont. His areas of research expertise are African Canadian and African American history. Specifically, he focuses on the black population in both Atlantic Canada and New England. In 2006, he published Blacks on the Border: The Black Refugees in British North America, 1815-1860. Whitfield is the author of a scholarly monograph, textbook, edited book, peer-reviewed articles, book reviews, and several encyclopedia entries. His most recent contribution is The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont, 1777-1810 (2014). Whitfield has presented over 40 academic papers at various conferences including the Canadian Historical Association, American Historical Association, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, American Studies Association, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, New England Historical Association, and York University’s Harriet Tubman Centre. His current book, North to Bondage: Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes, is forthcoming with the University of British Columbia Press in Winter/Spring 2016.
- Michael B. Dick, PhD.
Michael is a retired from the Department of Religious Studies at Siena College. He hold degrees from The Catholic University of America, Universita Gregoriana (Rome), and The John Hopkins University. His expertise are in Medieval Philosophy, Theology, Semitic Languages. He has written four books and twenty-five peer-reviewed articles. He began teaching at Siena in 1980 and still hold office hours presently.
- Ryan Patrick McLaughlin, PhD.
Ryan Patrick McLaughlin has been married for almost 12 years to his wife, Melissa. He and his wife have a son, Greyson, who will turn three in June. Ryan is a visiting professor in the Religious Studies Department at Siena College, where he teaches courses in religious ethics. His primary research field is environmental and animal ethics. To date, he has authored two books and a number of articles. His work has earned him a place as an associate fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.
A Community Group is what we call a smaller gathering of people meeting to build relationships, wrestle with issues of life, study a topic, rally around a common interest and more. Several options are available throughout the week.