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 Sunday Schedule
 Worship 10:30 a.m.
Coffee & Conversation 11:30 a.m.
Church School 11:45 a.m.

Childcare available for younger children

Entire building handicapped accessible

Easter Sunday, April 20th
 at First Church

Pre-Service Music 10:15 AM

Worship Service 10:30 AM:  Rev. John Paarlberg preaching

Join us for Coffee and Conversation after the Service


Children & Worship
A Joyful Way to Worship God

Every Sunday during Worship.

Children and Worship Logo


In the Children's Worship Center, children ages 4-7 experience the wonder and mystery of God through unique storytelling, singing, prayer, and creative expression.

johnWelcome to The First Church in Albany website.  First Church is a  community rooted in Jesus Christ with a long history in Albany and a continuing commitment to ministry in the  city. People of many different backgrounds and experiences have found a home here. We are a diverse congregation nurturing each other in our spiritual journeys and working  together in ministry in our community and in the world.  I  hope that the information  provided here will give you an introduction to the life and  ministry of our congregation.

For an even better introduction you are invited to join us in worship on Sunday or participate in one of several opportunities for spiritual growth and mission.

May God's grace and peace be yours,

John Paarlberg, Sr. Minister

Monthly Newsletter:

The Family, April 2014

March/April Calendar

April/May Calendar

Listen to Our Worship Services


Holy Week Services:
Click here for the schedule

Middle Eastern Pot-luck Dinner:
Wednesday, April 23rd
6:00 Steve Anderson will share photographs and reflections on his experience in Israel and Palestine where he participated in a workshop on Non-Violent Communications between Palestinians, Israelis, and internationals.

Sign up here.

Drive-In Worship Service:
Season begins Sunday, May 4th
9 am