Pints w/the Pastor: All are welcome to join us at our new meeting location at WestSide Sports Bar& Grill, 112 Congress St on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month at 7:00pm. Hope to see you at our next gathering!

God Talk With the Pastors: Join us on Wednesdays around 11am for our Facebook live discussion centered on the weekly study guide. Our pastors engage the text each with their creative perspective to offer insightful twists on classical understandings.

UMM Lunches: This week we will be meeting Monday at Applebee’s and Thursday at Denny’s at noon.

UMW Lunches: A group of our women get together for lunch at 12:00pm on the first Thursday of each month. We eat at the same place that the men are eating that day. All are welcome!  Any questions, call Betty Bedrey 368-3704.

Living Springs Circle: We will meet this Friday, April 21st at 10:00am in the Lounge. Paul Sweet will speak about the seminary experience: “Seminary Today and a Generation Ago.”. Refreshments will be served. Come join us!

Ruth Circle: We will meet next Monday, April 24th at Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St. in the Activity Room at 1:00pm. The program – Charmed by Chimes – Twice is Nice – led by Pamela Easler.

Fresh Start Worship: The purpose of Fresh Start is to encourage fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power while working towards recovery from life’s Hurts, Habits, and Hang-ups. It can be added (not replace) to any other recovery process or group you are currently attending. Join us every Sunday evening at 6pm in the Adkins Room to make your Fresh Start!

Garage Sale: There will be a Garage Sale in the Kitchenette 9am-5pm this Friday, April 21st and 9am – 12:00pm Saturday, April 22nd. Items can be dropped off 9am-7pm April 18th, 19th and 20th. Please sign up to help set up during the week and the days of the sale. There is a volunteer sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall today.

Barbecue Chicken Dinner: We will be hosting a Barbecue Chicken Dinner on Saturday, April 29th from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. Free will donation. Please come join us and bring a friend!

Pints w/the Pastor: Join us at West Side Sports Bar& Grill, 112 Congress St on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00pm. Hope to see you at our next gathering on Thursday, April 27th.

Monday Night Readers:  Our small group book club will continue  tomorrow night, April 17th at 7:00pm at Jacob & Anthony’s, 38 High Rock Ave.  The book is “The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic” by John Shelby Spong. For info: contact Joe Watts ( or Al LeCours (

Golf League: Coming soon! We will be meeting Tuesday mornings at Windy Hills, beginning this week with tee times at 9:30. Contact person is Donna Bjork.

Ladies Game Night: It’s all fun and games with the women of the church on Friday evening, April 28th at 7:00pm in the Kitchenette. Card games, board gam+es and Bunco. Bring a snack to share.  Questions? Contact Amber at 518-487-1809 or Katie at

 Job Openings at SSUMC: We are seeking both a Children’s Choir Director and a Director of Youth Music Ministry, with work beginning in September 2017. A more detailed description of the positions is available upon request. Interested persons should direct e-mail inquiries to the church office;

Ganienkeh Mission Fundraisers: Please help us reach our goal of raising $2000 for the intergenerational trip to the Ganienkeh Territory near Plattsburg. There are two opportunities:

  1. Purchase a Hoffman’s car wash ticket online using the following link:http:/


  1. Start saving your cans and bottles for our bottle drive next weekend, April 22nd and 23rd. Bring them with you to the garage sale or on Sunday morning.

Bulletin Announcements: If you have items you want included in the Sunday bulletin, please send them to

May Messenger: Articles to be included in the May Messenger need to be submitted by this Thursday, April 20th to