“Will you be a friend to your colleagues in ministry…” by Alexandra Lusak

On Tuesday, September 5, shortly before noon, I arrived at El Mexicano restaurant on Route 50 in Saratoga Springs for lunch with sisters and brothers in Christ from Albany Presbytery. Jerry McKinney and I had met there for lunch after the second presbytery retreat, concerned that we had both been active participants and colleagues in ministry in the presbytery for many years yet didn’t know each … [Read more...]

Build Community with Us! Register for the June “Given” Retreat by Samantha Brewer

The flowers are in bloom and the busyness of the holiday season has passed, but have you taken a minute to truly breathe, to bring yourself back to God? We all could use a few days away from the craziness of life to return to the peace and calmness that our Savior provides. Once again, the Staffing Process Advisory Team (SPAT) is providing the members of Albany Presbytery an opportunity to … [Read more...]

Reflections on the Winter Spiritual Retreat

Reflections on "Meet Me at the Well" Participants in our winter spiritual retreat offered the following words two weeks later: It was an incredibly wonderful and meaningful experience that I hope can be replicated annually.  ~Scott DeBlock I wished I had been able to attend the 2nd day, because I was gaining a sense of reflection, closeness to God, and the fact that I did need that time, … [Read more...]