Join us every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
In the Service:
Sunday, November 25, “The Sabbath of Humanity,” Joe Paparone
Sabbath is often understood as a time of rest, but material injustice means some people never get to rest. In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus confronts the rules and rhythms of Sabbath and reframes Sabbath as a justice vision for society
Joe Paparone is the lead organizer of the Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS, and Coordinating Committee member of the NYS Poor People’s Campaign. His work involves organizing faith communities, labor unions, and community groups in the struggles for racial, social, and economic justice. A life-long New Yorker, Joe lives in Albany with his wife Lesley and their dogs, Artax and Nym. He is currently pursuing ordination in the Mennonite Church USA.
Music: Richard Porterfield with piano music of Leoš Janá?ek and Ruth Crawford Seeger.
In Religious Exploration for Children and Youth:
Nursery/Toddler Rooms open at 9:45 AM
Children in Pre-K through Grade 7 will begin in Community Hall with their families until after the story in the service. They then go to their groups until 11:20.
Youth in Grades 8-12 will meet in their groups at 10:00 AM.
Our services are held every Sunday morning at 405 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12206, and feature a dynamic service with musical offerings, a brief sermon to enrich your life, and educational services for kids.
As we come together on Sundays to renew our spirits, we join with others who can affirm our beliefs, celebrating the unique qualities that set us apart, and bind us together.
We welcome you to join with us, learn more about us, and grow with us!