Sunday Worship: Join us on April 22 for Sunday worship at 10 am. Scripture readings: Acts 4:32-35, Luke 24:36b-48, Sermon: Held in Common. Rev. Peter PJ Carman will lead worship and preach.
Adult/Children-Youth Sunday Classes: Adult: Excerpts from the film, “A Place at the Table” will be shown and discussion to follow. This 2012 documentary tells the powerful stories of three Americans from different parts of the country, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about the hungry, this film shows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides—as they have in the past—that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all.
Children and Youth : Classes; Pre-K-2, Middlers, grades 3-6, youth, 7-12 following worship.
Shaping the Sermon Bible Study every Wednesday evening at 7 pm. You will learn about the coming week’s scripture passages in conversation with the pastor. Learn about the background of each reading; bring your own thoughts and interpretations on how its stories speak to the world we share, and in our personal lives.
Saturday, April 28, 2018: Free Communiy Brunch hosted by Emmanuel Friedens Church from 10:30-11:30 am.
2018 Schenectady CROP WALK, Sunday, May 6 - CROP (Communities Responding To Overcome Poverty)—Sponsored by Schenectady Community Ministries (DBA SICM–Schenectady Inner City Ministry) and Church World Services. This year’s walk will be held on Sunday, May 6, rain or shine. The 5K walk begins and ends at Emmanuel Friedens. Registration begins at 12:30 pm, entertainment by The Nellies, and the Walk kicks-off at 1:30 pm. It is a day of celebration and community building as we walk to raise money for hunger-fighting efforts in Schenectady and around the world. A full 25% of the money raised remains in our local community and is distributed to food assistance programs (including the SICM Food Pantry) and senior meals. Remaining money is used by Church World Services to alleviate hunger in poor communities through the world.
Although the weather wasn’t ideal for last year’s walk, there was still a large crowd on hand (over 400) with a total of over $42,00 collected.
All church members and friends are invited to participate in this year’s walk, either as a walker or to sponsor a walker with a donation. We will be recruiting walkers and taking donations starting now through May 6.
Walk. Give. Change the World!