Sunday Worship: Join us on February 18, first Sunday in Lent, at 10 am for worship. Scripture readings: II Kings 2:1-14, Mark 9:2-9; Sermon: Picking Up the Mantle. Rev. Peter JB Carman, Pastor, will lead worship and preach.

Adult/Children-Youth Sunday Classes Adult Sunday class: - the last class in our series entitled “Families for Peace and Justice” -  Topic: “Prayer and Parenting for Peace and Justice”  

              Children and Youth : Classes; Pre-K-2, Middlers, grades 3-6, youth, 7-12 following worship.

Shaping the Sermon Bible Study every Wednesday evening at 7 pm.  You will learn about the coming week’s scripture passages in conversation with the pastor. Learn about the background of each reading; bring your own thoughts and interpretations on how its stories speak to the world we share, and in our personal lives.   Bible Study will resume after Easter.

Ash Wednesday Service, February 14 at 7 pm  The Lenten Season is quickly upon us! An ecumenical service will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church,and is jointly supported by St. Joseph’s, First United Methodist and Emmanuel Friedens. All are welcome to attend with our neighbors for this special service and receive ashes as the season of Lent begins.

Prayers for Peace: Mid-week gatherings in Lent will be held at Emmanuel Friedens Church on Wednesday evenings. Dates: February 21 and 28, March 7, 14, and 21 at 7 pm.

Mark Your Calendar! Annual EFC Pool Party, February 24, 1-3 pm at the YMCA Pool located at Schenectady High School. Join us at 12 pm for goodies before going to the pool. Call the office to sign-up.

Community  News/Events:

Special Collection to Benefit the Victims of the Nott Terrace MudslideThe Community Crisis Network (CCN) is currently assessing the needs of these victims. If you would like to donate, please make your checks payable to SCAP/CCN and mail to SCAP, 913 Albany Street in Schenectady   

Saturday, Frebruary 24, 2018: Free Communiy Brunch hosted by Emmanuel Friedens Church from 10:30-11:30 am.

Note to Schenectady Senior Resident Homeowners – Renewal applications for the Enhanced (Senior) School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption for 2018 are due by March 1, 2018 in the city of Schenectady. Renewal forms are available in city Hall, Room #8 or at (RP-425 Rnw). Any questions, call 518 382-5075.