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 Sunday Schedule

Fall Worship 10:30 a.m.
Coffee and Conversation 11:30 a.m.

Post Service 11:45 a.m.

Childcare available for younger children

Entire building handicapped accessible

Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost
October 26
 at First Church

Sanctuary Service 10:30 AM:

Rev. John Paarlberg preaching

Coffee and Conversation 11:30 AM

Post Service: "The Way" small group for inquirers, church parlor




Children & Worship
A Joyful Way to Worship God

Open House on September 28th

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, October 2014

October/November Calendar

Listen to Our Worship Services

Fall 2014: The Season of Creation


Non-violent Communication Workshop : Info and Sign up for November Workshops

Consecration Sunday Info Sheet and Sign Up Form : Info and Sign up for Luncheon