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First Presbyterian hosted Music Jam on the lawn on many Fridays during the good weather season of summer. PicnicMusicians
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On September 24 Music Jam moved indoors due to the cold, but the music was hot and the fellowship was very warm!
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Statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton,
daughter of Johnstown & member of First Presbyterian Church.


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Members of the congregation visit with one another prior to worship

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On Palm Sunday the church celebrated the 100th anniversary of the donation of the Knox Chimes
BELOW: Leader-Republican page from
March 26, 1921

CLICK HERE to open enlarged PDF

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Easter
Flowers were placed on the cross as people left church on Easter morning

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Pastor Blake & Lynn play
during St. Patrick's Day celebration

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New Deacons and Elders are sworn in

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Shannon lights the new Advent Candles, purchased with memorial funds given in honor of
William B.
& Martha W. Gates.

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On Halloween we served over 175 cups of hot chocolate and offered treats to costumed trick or treaters.

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The Elizabeth Cady Stanton painting moves from the Johnstown Library to our Clinton Street entrance.
Stanton was a member of
First Presbyterian Church.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
37 S. Market St., Johnstown, NY 12095
Ph: 518.762.8263 Fax: 518.762.2981
Email: office@johnstownpresbyterian.org

 


Christian Fellowship
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Liz, Pastor Blake, Bret and Shannon played music and led the audience in song at the unveiling of the statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton on Women's Equality Day, August 26, 2021.

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Fourth of July was celebrated with a picnic following worship

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A new sound system and live streaming upgrades were dedicated as a memorial to Roger Ritzmann on June 13 during morning worship. Both Sharon Titzmann and Roger's sister, Pam, were in attendance.

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On Palm Sunday First Presbyterian Church celebrated the 100th anniversary of the donation of the Knox Chimes to the church by Rose Knox and her son
. Many thanks to all who helped with the 100th Anniversary of the Knox Chimes including: Ron Chizek, Linda Hinkle, Brett Dening, Anne Niles, Bob Gould, Belinda Vair and Peter Smith.
We were also joined on Zoom by Rose Knox's great-grand daughter
Rose Ann!


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Irish music celebration on St. Patrick's Day!

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The First Presbyterian Church New Century Women's Annual Christmas Outreach Program purchased and wraped gifts to bring blessings and joy to 25 local adults in need during this Christmas season.

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Worship by Zoom & in the sanctuary took place during Advent and on Christmas Eve

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Many of the "Festival of Hope" Free Thanksgiving meals were prepared and packaged in our church. 3200 meals were distributed. Tom, Grover and Lynn helped get it done. What a fete!

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Work on the church steeples was completed in the fall

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During the summer, worship was held outdoors on Communion Sundays.

NEW CENTURY WOMEN
Usually meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm, but plans are currently on hold due to the virus protocols.,

MEN'S GROUP
Usually meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm, but plans are currently on hold due to the virus protocols.,

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ELIZABETH CADY STANTON PAINTING
A painting done by Leslie Carsky Dickerson has been loaned to First Presbyterian Church by the Johnstown Public Library. The Elizabeth Cady Stanton portrait was created to spark more interest and pride in this Fulton County native and member of our church.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) set the agenda for the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York and spent most of her life working to enfranchise women in the political process. To fully appreciate her courage and accomplishments, one has to remember the times in which she lived. When she began to speak in public it was viewed as immoral. At that time a woman was not allowed to attend college, own property if married, vote, be on a jury, have legal custody of her own children nor divorce her husband on grounds of abuse or abandonment. And when Cady Stanton stood up for the rights of women she was vilified for doing so. She persevered because of her passion, intelligence and will.  She was an inspiring woman of action whose struggle helped solidify human rights for all Americans.

As we honor this historic member of First Presbyterian Church, we also celebrate in the year 2020 the one hundredth anniversary of granting the right to vote to women.

FLASH FROM THE PAST
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A few "found treasures" ... photos circa 1908-10 -showing my great grandfather, Peter C. MacIntyre and his wife riding with my infant father, James C. MacIntyre. Peter kept his horses in the barn at 11 East State (his home and where I grew up).
Center photo shows First Presbyterian church (corner of Clinton and South Market) and the Johnstown library in background.
— James MacIntyre, Charlotte, NC