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.
Worship Service: Before Covid hit, these were our weekly worship services. As the world has changed dramatically, so to has our approach to worship. As it is an ever changing situation, please see above for up to date worhsip information.
Traditional Worship Service at 9:30 am, Sundays
Join us at our 9:30 am service which has many of the elements of a traditional service including contemplative time as the light of Christ is brought into the sanctuary, standard hymns, the sacrament of communion, and a timely message offered by one of our pastor's or lay person.
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.
Modern Worship Service at 11:15 am, Sundays
Join us at our 11:15 am service led by our praise band, Ebenezer.
We will sing modern praise and worship songs and join together in conversation based on a scripture reading or two lead by Pastor Gary. We will also celebrate the sacrament of communion together and share with one another in prayer before closing out our time together with one more song.
Throughout the year we hold additional services in connection with special occasions or events. We share four Sundays of summer worship with our sisters and brothers in Christ from the New Scotland Presbyterian Church.
Join us for Fellowship time (10:30-11:15 am). Children's Church is at 11:30 am.
Nursery Care: Available on-site during worship service.
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.
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.
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.