First UMC in East Greenbush, NY

First UMC in East Greenbush, NY

First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush is called to the ministry of Reconciliation. We accept the diversity of our neighborhood and the world as a gift. We celebrate our diversity of faith history, physical and mental ability, race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, marital status, gender, gender identity, age, economic status, and education.

We recognize that there are differences among us and believe that we can love even though we may not think alike. We embrace our differences and journey together in faith toward greater understanding and mutual respect. We proclaim this statement to welcome all who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in the church and society. We welcome the full inclusion of all people in the life and ministries of First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush. We invite all people to join us in our faith journey toward greater love, understanding, and mutual respect.

Who Are We to Stand in God’s Way?

Who Are We to Stand in God’s Way?

One year ago, my family was loading our car to make the 1,200-mile drive from Baton Rouge, LA, up the Mississippi River to the Twin Cities in Minnesota. My husband, a university professor, was doing a sabbatical semester, and our young daughters and I moved with him...