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The power of prayer at City Hall

The power of prayer at City Hall

*The power of prayer at City Hall *Volunteers never take a holiday

The power of prayer at City Hall

For the past 13 years, a group of citizens have been going to Schenectady City Hall for prayer.

They pray for the city, its citizens and elected officials. The group meets in the City Council chamber every Thursday morning at 8 a.m.

The prayer sessions last a half hour. Anyone who is interested can join local pastors and fellow citizens in this meaningful endeavor. All are welcome. Bring your Bible.

A community that prays together is guided by a higher power.

Mary B. McClaine


Volunteers never take a holiday

When talking to my father recently, he mentioned that he had fallen on the sidewalk a couple days earlier and that a Glenville volunteer firefighter, driving east on Troy Road in Niskayuna, had stopped to help him.

He had to pull his car across the road and into the driveway, as it had by this time started to pour; my father said he thought the car was new.

This gentleman assisted my very wet father into his car and drove him to the front door.

Since I now live in Glenville, and am aware of the many fire departments located here, I found that my father only knew the fact that this guy was a volunteer from Glenville and nothing more.

As a former firefighter in District 2 in Niskayuna, and since my father was a permanent firefighter in District 1, we want to thank this wonderful guy who stopped to help a stranger who was indeed in need, which is in fact what a volunteer is all about. Thank you again!

Charlene Lester


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