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ABOVE: Aaron Mittler entertains at
luncheon on April 29

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ABOVE: Photos from Easter 2017

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JHS MADRIGAL CHOIR
The JHS Madrigal Choir (classes 1995-2006), led by William Crankshaw presented a holiday concert in our sanctuary on December 23.

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ABOVE: Re-dedication of the
Mildred E. Reese Memorial Stone
held on July 23

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We celebrated our Scottish heritage during the Johnstown Colonial Stroll by offering wassail, shortbread and carols!

Below is a glimpse of the children's 2016 Christmas pageant "Unfrozen!
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Below: The Elizabeth Cady Stanton painting moves from the Johnstown Library to our Clinton St. entrance.
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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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Luncheon attendees on April 29 were treated to food by the Deacons and music by Aaron Mittler

Volunteer

COMFORT BAGS FOR PATIENTS UNDERGOING DIALYSIS
at Nathan Littauer Hospital

We need your help!
The New Century Women and the Men's Group are working together on a mission.
They are filling comfort bags with items useful for patients undergoing Dialysis at N.L.H.
Please help us by donating travel size items for the list below:

Adult coloring books, puzzle books, note pads
Regular and colored pencils, pens
Playing cards
Tissues
Gum, snacks, sugar free candy
ChapStick, body lotion, hand sanitizer
Nail files and clippers

NEW CENTURY WOMEN
We have a new rotating schedule for committees to oversee coffee hours after worship. Each committee will be responsible for taking a turn at hosting the coffee hour and providing the cookies. The NCW will continue to be responsible for provide all the other supplies.
You can find a copy of the schedule on the table in the Knox Chapel, stop by the office for a copy or check the Calendar Page.
The NCW hosted a "Lottery Lunch" free luncheon on May 20.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday June 19 at 5:30pm. We look forward to seeing you.
— Donna Chizek

MEN'S GROUP
The group met on Wednesday, May 16 at the House of Pizza with Spouses & friends.
We will be sponsoring this year's "Church Picnic" on June 20 starting at 5:00p.m.
Games will be provided by Christian Ed. This will be a rain or shine event.
Please use the sign-up sheet in Knoxs Chapel.
— Ron Chizek

CHANCEL FLOWERS
Thank you to everyone who participated in placing a flower arrangements for our Sunday Services.
The Flower list for 2018 flowers— anyone who wishes to sign up or change a date, please let me know.

Blessings,

— Carol Hadcock, Flower Chairperson

Pink & Blue—Boy or Girl
As in the past the deacons have honored parents, grandparents and great grandparents announcing the birth of the newest member of their family. Please let Joanne in the office know of the birth or Carol Hadcock, so the rose can be ordered.

FLASHES FROM THE PAST
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ABOVE: Our own Mrs. Alice Moore— front row, center.
Does anyone recognize any of the others?

BELOW: Easter egg coloring in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church
in Johnstown in an undated photo from Ted Kralovic's facebook post.

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You can see these photos were taken before the stained glass windows were put in!
As posted on Facebook 8/15/17 on
" You're probably from Johnstown, NY if you remember"

A few more "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

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The children's Christmas Pageant was presented on December 17.


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The Children's Easter Pageant "M&M's".

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Photo taken at last year's holiday church dinner at Union Hall Inn.

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ELIZABETH CADY STANTON PAINTING FINDS NEW HOME
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.


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PHOTOS IN FELLOWSHIP HALL

The current display of Maryde King’s wild flower photos in Fellowship Hall depicts alien wildflowers, i.e. flowers that are growing uncultivated in the wild, but are not native to the area as are true wildflowers. These are wildflowers brought here from other lands, sometimes in the hay the early settlers brought to feed their livestock, sometimes purposefully brought for medical or other useful purposes, and some are garden escapes, plants brought over from someone’s garden that "went wild".
—Maryde and Larry King

OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUN AND FELLOWSHIP
EVERY SEASON!

First Presbyterian Church of Johnstown has an active Youth Group with special projects and events throughout the school year. One fun event was sledding.

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The New Covenant Players tell stories through a series of short dramatic
presentaions during worship

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