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September 2019

First United Methodist Schenectady MoonBee

September 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States
MoonCatcher Kit

Please join us for a fun evening as we make and assemble MoonCatcher Kits. Don’t sew? No problem - we have plenty of jobs for everyone. If you sew, please bring your machine. Also - please remember to bring disposable menstrual products for donation to local food pantries and shelters. Did you know that you cannot purchase menstrual products with food stamps. Help us address period poverty here at home!

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October 2019

American Brass Quintet

October 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States
American Brass Quintet

The American Brass Quintet is internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time, celebrated for peerless leadership in the brass world. Committed to the promotion of brass chamber music through education, the American Brass Quintet has been in residence at The Juilliard School since 1987 and the Aspen Music Festival since 1970. The New York Times recently wrote that “among North American brass ensembles none is more venerable than the American Brass Quintet,” while Newsweek…

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December 2019

Rose Window Reflections

December 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States
Rose Window

Come one, come all to the Sanctuary between Wednesday, December 4th and Friday, December 6th from 2-3:30PM to see the sunlight shine through the beautiful Rose Window and encircle the cross on the Altar. Everyone is welcome.

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Caroling to Our Homebound and Lunch

December 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States

Young and old alike, come gather to bring some joy and Christmas music to those members of our church family who are not able to get out often. After church on Sunday, December 8th we will get together for lunch, then go out to visit and sing carols with the homebound. If you have ever had the pleasure of being visited by our church carolers or if you have been on of the carolers in previous years, you'll know what…

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Carol Sing Around the Fireplace

December 15, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States

Following worship and Coffee Fellowship everyone is invited to gather around the fireplace in Fellowship Hall for our annual carol sing, led by Dominick Giaquinto, our Music Director.

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Long Night Advent Service

December 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States

A Long Night Advent Service, held on or near the longest night of the year, is designed for those who find Christmas a difficult season. We hear constantly about the happiness of the season and about getting together with family and friends. Yet grief, broken relationships, unemployment, illness, pain, and isolation can make us feel very alone in the midst of the celebrating. This special service, which will include music, prayers, and readings, is to help us reflect on God…

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Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols

December 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States

As is our tradition at FUMC, we will have our annual worship service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 22nd at 10 AM. In a Service of Lessons and Carols, the story of the Nativity of Jesus is told through scripture and song. We will welcome the Emery String Quartet as well as members of our Chancel Choir for this service. Dominick Giaquinto will serve as organist and Mitch Haverly will be the conductor. The congregation will be invited…

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Christmas Day Service

December 25, 2019 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 am
First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States

This unique service will feature a live Nativity! For over 70 years, First United Methodist Church of Schenectady has welcomed Christmas with a Dawn Service. Families and friends gather in the sanctuary by 6:30AM for carols and the Christmas story. The church is lit only by candles as worshipers enter silently into the sanctuary to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Come as you are!

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March 2020

POSTPONED INDEFINITELY: Elizabeth Pitcairn, Concert Violinist

March 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States
Elizabeth Pitcairn, concert violinist, in formal wear with her instrument, Stradivarius's Red Violin

POSTPONED INDEFINITELY: The State of New York has announced a ban on gatherings of more than 500 people in the interest of slowing down the spread of the SARS-Cov-2 virus, which causes COVID-19.  There are no further details but any updates will be posted promptly to this page. Violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn has earned a stunning reputation as one of America's most beloved soloists. Performing with many of the major orchestras in some of the most famous concert halls, Ms Pitcairn…

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May 2020

Isabelle Demers, Concert Organist

May 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States
Isabelle Demers in Concert attire, sitting at an organ console with 4 manuals

Concert organist Isabelle Demers is rapidly becoming recognized as one of North America's most virtuosic organists. Possessing "bracing virtuosity" (Chicago Classical Review), she has enraptured listeners worldwide with spellbinding performances. A native of Quebec and a graduate of Juilliard, she is Organ Professor and Head of Organ Program at Baylor University in Texas.

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