First Congregational Church of Albany
First Congregational Church of Albany

Our Partner Churches

First Congregational is pleased to welcome Qodesh Family Church to our community! Qodesh is a local congregation from Ghana who have been looking for space to hold their services in our neighborhood. Recognizing a neighbor in need, First Congregational was happy to offer worship space in our building.

 
On October 1st 2017, some of the members of Qodesh joined us to celebrate World Communion Sunday in our sanctuary. After our service, we had an opportunity for fellowship during coffee hour. Later that afternoon, Qodesh held their first service in Palmer Hall and invited Rev. Eaton to say a few words of welcome on behalf of First Congregational. 
 
As a Qodesh member commented to one of our Deacons, "we all worship the same God... we just do it in different ways." 
 
The mission of First Congregational has always included worship, fellowship, education, service, and outreach in an inclusive and diverse community.  We are pleased to continue that mission and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Qodesh Family Church. 

Christ's Church offers a modern style of worship in an alternative setting. With great success in the Pine Hills neighborhood of Albany but without a permanent home of their own, First Congregational Church is pleased to offer Christ's Church their own office space in our building to allow them to continue and expaind their mission. With a shared mission of spreading God's love to an inclusive and diverse community, First Congregational looks forward to partnering with Christ's Church Albany on a number of projects throughout the neighborhood.

Founded in 1828, First Israel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church has served the Albany community for over 175 years.  Israel AME Church served as a station on the Underground Railroad during the Civil War (Harriet Tubman slept in the basement). The Albany Chapter of the NAACP was also founded at the Church. In 1989 the Church became a part of an urban church cluster ministering to the inner city. 

 

In 2013, First Congregational Church began a dialogue with our friends at the First Israel AME Church to provide pulpit supply while we searched for a perminent minister. This relationship eventually developed into a "mission partnership."

 

Although we have our own minister in the pulpit today, we continue to work with the AME church on a number of joint initiatives to establish, develop, and expand community projects within our city.

Worship Service is held at 10:30am every Sunday and is followed by our Coffee Fellowship

 

405 Quail Street

Albany, New York 12208

(518) 482-4580

info@albanyfirstcongregational.org

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