The Express Newspaper – June 6, 2017

Operation Christmas Child – Christine Barton

Schaghticoke-The Hoosic Valley Community Church at 2024 NY 40 in Schaghticoke is once again a participating drop off location for this years Samaritan’s Purse-Operation Christmas Child project. The church has been a collection point since 2008. Operation Christmas Child is one of many projects organized through Samaritan’s Purse which is a nondenominational international Christian relief organization providing spiritual and physical aid to victims of war, natural disasters, disease, family poverty and persecution in more than 100 countries.

Read the entire article in the Nov. 12th edition.

Stillwater United Breakfast – by V. Albert

STILLWATER JANUARY 3- The smell of freshly-brewed coffee, bacon eggs, pancakes and sausage filled the air at the Stillwater United Church on Saturday.  The members of the church, under the coordination of Chris and Rick Nelson, hosted their first community breakfast of the new year with high hopes and great food.

Read the entire article in the Jan. 8th issue of the Express.

Christmas Hang-Ups at Hoosic Valley – by C. Barton

Schaghticoke –The Hoosic Valley Community Church hosted the children’s musical, Christmas Hang-Ups, a work of Dennis and Nan Allen, on December 14th at 6pm at the church site. This “humorous and engaging story,” had upbeat holiday songs, an engaging cast and a message relevant to the holiday season. The musical showcased for the community the true talent of the children’s cast.

Read the entire article in the Dec. 18th issue of the Express.

United Methodist Church Cantata Choir – by S. McBride

   Here in our small town world in the cold and snowy northeast, Christmas is a season of evergreen trees, decorations, bright lights, frenzied shopping, great food, family love and togetherness . . .  and music.

   Ah, music.  Some of the most beautiful music ever written has been written to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ more than 20 centuries ago.  If you are looking for a way to make this Christmas more special, for a chance to hear beautiful music in live performance close to home so you don’t have to navigate crowded interstates to hear it, you might consider coming to the United Methodist Church here in downtown Mechanicville on Sunday afternoon, December 21.  

Read the entire article in the Dec. 18th issue of the Express.