First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville is a faith community in the Village of Voorheesville, New York.
The people of First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville, only 20 minutes from Albany in New York’s Capital Region, have been worshiping God, sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ, and in His name, serving others in our community and our world since circa 1815. Please join us as we celebrate the love of God, study His word together, and reach out to
others in His name.
As United Methodists, we are part of a world-wide Christian ministry. To learn more about United Methodist history, beliefs, organizational structure and more, visit www.umc.org.
If you are interested in learning more about us or require assistance, please reach out to us by calling the church office, emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting us any Sunday or during pastor’s office hours.
Our pastor is the Rev. Gary Kubitz. You may contact him at email@example.com or by calling the church at 518-765-2895. His current office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 am -1:00 pm, and Fridays by appointment.
Worship Service: 10:00 am, Sundays
Christmas Worship Service:
7:00 pm on Christmas Eve.
Christmas Party & Hymn Sing:
December 30 at 10:00 am.
Nursery Care: Available on-site during worship service
Worship Format: Typical service includes praise music and hymns, prayers for celebration and concern, scripture reading, Pastor’s message, communion, and collection of offering (optional).
It is always our intention that our worship services be biblical, Christ-centered, creative and practical. We share the sacrament of Holy Communion each week. The United Methodist Church requires no special training or ritual to be eligible to participate in Holy Communion. One needs only to seek a closer relationship with God and desire to follow Jesus.
Throughout the year we hold additional services in connection with special occasions or events. And, since the 1980s we are proud to have shared four Sundays of summer worship with our sisters and brothers in Christ from the New Scotland Presbyterian Church.
Thinking about attending or joining a church? Newcomers visiting our church for the first time are presented with a coffee mug filled with information
about our Church.
Pastor Gary Kubitz celebrating his ordination.
Our church building is located in the center of the Village of Voorheesville, near the intersection of Maple Avenue, Voorheesville Avenue and Stonington Hill Road.
While added to over the years, the sanctuary at front is the original house of worship built about a mile away on Altamont Road. When the location of the railroad moved the center of activity, the members of the church dismantled the building in 1890 and moved it to its current location.
Our Sanctuary at Christmastime.