New things are happening at our church

To the Editor:

Over the past year, the leadership at the First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville has been working to enhance existing forms of ministry, as well as to create new opportunities to engage with our surrounding community.  

A couple of months ago, Karie Jean’s Closet, the thrift store that had been housed in the lower level of our church building, moved to a new location as it outgrew its space! The new location of the Thrift Store is 50 Voorheesville Ave. The new hours of operation are Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesdays from noon to 7 p.m., and Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m.

We are excited about the ways in which we can connect with the public while at the same time raise money to be used in local and world-wide mission with the help of many new partners from our community. This is a true celebration!

Also, in an effort to reach more people in the community as we seek to live into our mission and vision, we are adding a new worship format. Beginning Easter Sunday, and every Sunday following thereafter, the First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville will hold two worship services. The traditional worship experience will begin at 9 a.m. and the modern worship experience will begin at 11 a.m. Fellowship time and Children’s Sunday School will begin at 10:15 a.m.

To kick off this new modern worship ministry, the new praise band of the church, named Ebenezer, will offer a praise and worship concert at the First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville at 68 Maple Ave. on Friday April 12, at 7 p.m.  

It is our hope as the church to engage people in our community in meaningful ways. We invite all in our community to join us in this new adventure as we step out in faith.

Pastor Gary Kubitz

First United Methodist

Church of Voorheesville