Our Mission

Faith Church is a loving congregation of believers in the greater capital region, NY. We are committed to sharing the good news locally, regionally and globally. We seek to make disciples who grow in their relationship with God, are transformed to be more like Christ, and display his character by proclaiming the Good News.



Adult Ministries are a collection of ministries focused on providing opportunities for adults to grow stronger in their faith. This is accomplished through discipleship, mentoring, encouragement, and instruction in God’s Word, all while building lasting friendships along the way! A variety of Adult Ministries meet not only on Sunday but throughout the week as well. In all these ministries, adults are challenged to dig into God’s Word, learn truth, and become more like Him in everyday life, while being compelled to introduce others to Him. We invite you to explore the life Christ has for you as we grow together in these ministries.

Be sure to join us in a small group setting for Faith Groups for Adults on Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights or throughout the week – there are ways to get involved and go to the next level available for every life stage and age level!

Sunday Mornings — Winter 2020

These Sunday classes are designed to deepen your knowledge of the Bible. Also, they are to help you get to know who we are and how you can get involved at Faith.

Marriage & Family

Using Family Life’s The Art of Marriage, this class will focus on helping couples understand God’s plan for relationships. We will use teaching, stories and interivews in addressing the challenges and beauty of God-designed marriage.

When: Sundays, 10:30 am
Where: Room C01
Teacher: Michael Gregg

Young Career Adults

Young adults early in their career life meet to study God’s word, encourage one another and apply God’s truths in the context of their lives.

When: Sundays, 10:30 am
Where: Room C02
Facilitators: Jeremy and Jean Armstrong

The Gospel through Muslim Eyes

Ever wondered how your Muslim neighbor views the Gospel? Are you interested in ways to deepen your understanding of the hope we have in Christ? Join us for a study of the Gospel as seen through the perspective of Islam. We will be using the book Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, along with other helpful sources.

When: Sundays, 10:30 am
Where: Room C09
Teacher: Randy Voges


An in-depth study of future prophesies and the message to the church and believers today. We will use LifeChange (Navpress) study guide and our Bible.

When: Sundays, 10:30 am
Where: Room C03
Facilitator: Sue Groh

The Body of Christ

This five-week study will look closely at the beautiful design of the Church, the Body of Christ. Greg will lead a discussion-oriented exploration of Paul’s letter to the Ephesian church so that we can appreciate and apply these principles today.

When: Sundays, 10:30 am (Feb. 9 – March 8)
Where: Room C04
Facilitator: Greg


A class for those interested in becoming members of Faith or anyone who wants to learn more about our church and how they can get involved. Offered at various times throughout the year; watch for an announcement of the next scheduled date. Meets Sunday mornings.

Baptism/Child Dedication Class

These classes explain the process of baptism and child dedications and are offered throughout the year at various times.

Faith Groups for Adults: part of Family Worship Night

Faith Groups for Adults is part of Family Worship Night, with the goal to help adults grow as disciples following the Lord Jesus. Family Worship Night resumes on September 11, 2019. Groups meet in classrooms following family Worship time in the sanctuary at 6:30. The objective is to develop our Christian worldview, to live out those truths and to communicate the Good News to others.

Freedom in Christ

We will use Neil Anderson’s The Bondage Breaker, and our Bibles, to continue our exploration of scriptural truths about who we are, that will “set the captive free,” (Isaiah 61:1, Luke 4:18).

When: Wednesday from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Room C01
Teacher: Sue Groh

Passing the Baton: Leadership Development

Leadership transitions are part of God’s plan for His people throughout history. As Pastor Peter prepares to “pass the baton” of leadership at Faith, what can we learn from biblical examples of leadership transition to apply to our church, families, community and workplace?

When: Wednesday from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Room C02
Teacher: Pastor Peter Mason

Developing Authentic Relationships with Self, God, and Others, Part II

Our freedom has already been secured by Christ. In subtle and not-so-subtle ways, we cut ourselves off from that freedom. This class will build on the fall semester, looking to find and see (conceptualize and identify) these patterns, and how to make shifts to freedom rooted in the grace of Christ.

When: Wednesday from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Room S02 (in the Sanctuary Wing)
Teacher: Paul Caprera, Christian Counselor, CCA Hope

Faith Small Groups

In addition to the above Groups that meet on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights at church, we have many small groups that meet at other times. Some meet in homes, a few meet in other locations and some meet at church at times other than Sunday morning/Wednesday night.

Men’s Prayer Group

Men meeting weekly for prayer. We pray for the requests submitted by members of the Faith Family.

When: Mondays 6:30 am
Where: Room C02
Leader: Hal Miller

Moms in Prayer

Women praying for their children and grandchildren and their schools.

When: Mondays 9:45 – 10:45 am
Where: Ballston Lake
Leaders: Karen Slisher

Lightcap Life Team

Small group for men. Study topic for Fall 2019 to be determined.

When: Tuesdays 6:00 am
Where: Church
Leaders: Andy Lightcap

Comfort Quilts

Women using our talents for the Lord, making quilts for people who are ill or who need comforting.

When: Every 2nd Tuesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Church
Contact Person: Maria Rao

Fellows of Righteousness

A group of Christian men studying God’s Word together as we seek to grow into Christ-likeness, build relationships and enhance spiritual learning. We will be studying the Gospel of Matthew.

When: Wednesdays 8:30 am
Where: Room C02
Leaders: Rich Ward

Wednesday Morning Women’s Prayer & Bible Study

Bible study and prayer time for women wanting to go deeper in their study of scripture. Currently studying the life of David. We have coffee and a snack,and the time is evenly divided between study and group prayer.

When: Wednesday from 9:15 am – 11:00 am
Where: Small Junior High Room upstairs
Leaders: Joan Goebel & Lucille Healy

Relyea Life Team

A group for retired men. Studying Ephesians, using the John Stott study guide.

When: 1st & 3rd Thursdays am
Where: Burnt Hills Cafe
Leaders: Barry Relyea


A group of ladies who love Jesus and seek God to know Him more and honor Him in all we do. Through various Bible study topics that change each semester, we cover themes such as parenting, holiness, women of the Bible and specific books of the Bible. We currently have 4 small groups and also have special brunch programs 3 times during the year. We offer childcare each week for children 6 weeks – 5 years old.

When: Thursdays 9:15 am – 11:00 am
Where: Church
Leaders: Sherry Neville & Kat Diaz

Sewing Dresses for Romania

Women using our talents for the Lord, making dresses for children in Romania.

When: Every 4th Thursday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Church
Contact Person: Maria Rao

A Gathering of Knitters

Women using our talents for the Lord, and meeting for fellowship and knitting.

When: Thursday evenings 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Where: Maria Rao’s home, Rexford
Contact Person: Maria Rao


This group supports adoptive and foster families as they answer God’s call to help waiting children. Open to anyone who is or is interested in becoming or supporting adoptive or foster families.

When: Thursdays monthly 6:30 pm
Where: Church
Leaders: Maryann Bowman & Erin O’Leary

Men’s Basketball & Bible Study

Men meeting for basketball, followed by a brief time of study and prayer.

When: Fridays 6:00 am
Where: Church gym
Leaders: Bill Norris

Mentoring for Women

Explore the depths of walking with Jesus with sisters in Christ through Bible study, doctrines of our faith, sharing, prayer, and reading classic Christian books.

When: Saturdays Monthly 9 am – 12 noon October 19, November 16, More dates TBA
Where: Sue Groh’s home
Leaders: Sue Groh

Twardy Home Group

A mixed groups of adults. Study topic for the 2019-2020 year to be determined. This group is currently full.

When: Every 3rd Sunday 4:00 pm
Where: Burnt Hills
Leaders: Joe & Joy Twardy

Wadsworth Home Group

A mixed groups of adults/families. Good discussion and a meal, ages 15+. Focusing on building our families closer to each other and God. Using material from RighNow Media.

When: Sundays bi-weekly 5:00 pm
Where: Charlton
Leaders: Wade & Rhonda Wadsworth

Miller Home Group

Married couples and adult singles. Group participation as we watch a Bible lesson video or do a Bible study with discussion and a time of prayer and fellowship.

When: 2nd & 4th  Sundays 5:30 pm
Where: Clifton Park (rotating homes)
Leaders: Hal & Darlene Miller

Norris Home Group

A mixed group of adults, studying the book of Daniel. This group is currently full.

When: Sundays bi-weekly 6 pm
Where: Clifton Park
Leaders: Tom Bird, Dale & Carolyn Norris

Voges Family Group

A mixed group focused on prayer and fellowship. Members have high school aged children.

When: Sundays, bi-weekly
Where: Clifton Park
Leaders: Randy & Heather Voges

Iuliano Home Group

A mixed groups of adults. Studying the book of Esther.

When: Sunday late afternoons, monthly
Where: Rotating houses
Leaders: Blase & Barbara Iuliano

Any Mom, Any Age, Any Stage.  We all either need a mom figure or can be one in some else’s life. We desire to teach our children to honor Jesus and others.

FaithMoms is a group of ladies who love Jesus and seek God to know Him more and honor Him in all we do. Through various Bible study topics that change each semester, we cover themes such as holiness, women of the Bible, parenting, and specific books of the Bible. We offer childcare each week for children from 6 weeks – 5 years old in our FaithKids program. There your child is given the opportunity to play, participate in a Bible-based story time, make crafts, sing songs, and have a snack. All under the loving care of our FaithKids staff.

FaithMoms meets Thursdays 9:15 – 11 am from September through May, except during school vacations.

Ladies will have the option to choose from these studies for the Fall 2019 semester: Who Do You Say that I AM? A Fresh Encounter for Deeper Faith by Becky Harling; He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear from God by Priscilla Shirer; Angels: What the Bible Teaches About Angels; and a Parenting study, using Parenting with Love and Logic for the first half of the semester and Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp for the second half.



The mission of FaithStudents  ministry is to equip and encourage students (Junior High, Senior High, College and Career) to love and know Jesus.  We connect with Jesus through the Bible and then apply what we are learning by living out our faith. (Colossians 1:9-10)

FaithStudents 7-12th grade meets on Sunday mornings at 10 am for teaching, fellowship and breakfast. We also meet on Wednesday nights 6:30-8:00 pm when school is in session as part of Faith’s Family Worship Night.

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In Deuteronomy 11:18-19 God instructs us to “fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds: tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up…” God has mandated parents to provide a Biblical foundation for their children. It is through that foundation that children are enabled to stand firm as they grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and prepares them to live and serve with a transforming influence within their communities. We desire to partner with families on this journey, helping to equip and train children to think and act Biblically in all areas of life within a safe and loving environment.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me….” (Matthew 19:14)

Children truly are a gift from God and we as parents are obligated to love and fear the Lord. We at Faith believe even the youngest ages can learn about God’s love and grace.

Our nurseries serve children ages 3 months to 3 years. We separate children into 5 different age groups and provide age appropriate activities and instruction during both church services. For the 2 and 3 year old children, a Sunday School lesson is taught involving a Bible story and songs. We are committed to providing a safe, friendly, healthy environment for all workers and children.

We have a wonderful group of volunteers who are assembled to serve your children. What a blessing it is to love and nurture the next generation of God’s people.

Awana helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Awana programs offer a proven approach for evangelizing and discipling kids in the church and community. Club nights consist of gym games, Bible teaching and small group time focused on scripture memory and Bible knowledge.

Faith is excited to offer these great programs every Wednesday night 6:30-8:00 from September to Mid-May.  Please email the Commanders with any questions you may have or to volunteer at awana@faithcrossroads.org.

Steps to Register for Awana

  1. Fill out Awana Medical Release Form and bring to Awana (you can download a copy here to fill out at home).
  2. Use Awana Payment Form (download or get one at church) to calculate your family’s total cost for dues, books, uniforms and optional bags. Bring form and payment to church. Awana secretaries can help you if you’re not sure what your child(ren) need. Payment arrangements and scholarships are available if needed — please don’t stay home because money is an issue.
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Cubbies – 3 and 4 Year Olds

This program is open to children of participating Awana volunteers. (parents must remain in the building per church policy)
The Awana club for preschoolers is built on these premises:

• Young children can and should receive spiritual training
• Home is the primary place for spiritual training

Sparks – Kindergarten Through 2nd Grade

Sparks club meetings combine learning with fun to create an atmosphere of irresistible excitement for churched and unchurched kids alike. Club meetings are divided into three segments:

• Bible teaching, worship, award presentations and the gospel message
• Small group interaction and completion of Bible-based lessons
• Age-appropriate games on the Awana game circle

T & T (Truth & Training) – 3rd-6th Grades

Truth & Training reflects the passion of Awana to teach third through sixth grade boys and girls with the truth of God’s Word and to train them to follow Christ in their daily lives.

Trek – Middle School

Trek® challenges middle-school students to consider their destiny in Christ and pursue it through life application of God’s Word.

Journey – High School

Journey features an energetic look, biblically based content, life application and an emphasis on Scripture memory with relevant tools for in-depth, focused discipleship.


Adoration is love given with deep affection. The term comes from the Latin adōrātiō, meaning “to give homage or worship to someone or something. Worship expressed through music and corporate singing is one of the ways we show our adoration for God and His Son Jesus Christ.

Worship is our response to God for what he has already done for us. We come together as a family to worship God corporately and to experience His presence. This gathering results in a refreshing time where we can look at what God has done for us and how He has changed our lives.

We have two 70-minute Sunday services that are designed to give God glory through music, offerings, preaching and other forms of media. It is important for us to be centered in God’s word through these methods of communication.

If you are interested in sharing your musical gifts or being a part of the media team at Faith, please contact Paul.

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We invite you to a night to focus on God as a family at our Family Worship Night on Wednesdays during the school year. We have AWANA ministry for children, FaithStudents for junior and senior high students, and Faith Groups for adults. Children and adults will gather in the sanctuary for the first 20 minutes for contemporary worship and a family focus, after which each group is dismissed to their separate programs.

Our vision as a church is to exalt God, equip fellow believers and to evangelize those who do not have a relationship with Christ. To help us fulfill that vision, we invite you to join us for a Family Worship Night on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 pm except during school vacations. Our objectives are:

  • To encourage families to worship, grow and serve together.
  • To refresh our focus on God in the middle of the week.
  • To reach the community through a convenient midweek worship experience.
  • To keep connected with those whose weekends have work, travel and family responsibilities.

What to expect?

  • Casual dress
  • Contemporary worship
  • A family focus
  • Biblical teaching
  • An opportunity to pray

Faith Groups for Adults offered on Family Worship Night (starting September 11, 2019)

Freedom in Christ

We will use Neil Anderson’s two books, Victory Over the Darkness and The Bondage Breaker, and our Bibles, to explore scriptural truths about who we are, that will “set the captive free,” (Isaiah 61:1, Luke 4:18).

When: Wednesday from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Room C01
Teacher: Sue Groh

Passing the Baton: Leadership Development

Leadership transitions are part of God’s plan for His people throughout history. As Pastor Peter prepares to “pass the baton” of leadership at Faith, what can we learn from biblical examples of leadership transition to apply to our church, families, community and workplace?

When: Wednesday from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Room C02
Teacher: Pastor Peter Mason

Developing Authentic Relationships with Self, God, and Others

In order for us to experience more meaningful relationships, they need to be based in reality. The Fall has twisted our ability to see and relate to ourselves, God, and others in authentic, meaningful, and transformative ways. Christ came that we might have life. He brings shalom — peace, wholeness, restoration, and realness to relationships. This class will focus on helping individuals better see relationships and offer practical skills and ways to take steps toward working out redemption with ourselves (relationship with our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors), God, and others.

When: Wednesday from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Room S02 (in the Sanctuary Wing)
Teacher: Paul Caprera, Christian Counselor, CCA Hope

Visit our Awana Page for more information about Awana or to register.


When we serve others we have the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ in our world.  Whether it is helping in our children’s ministry or going on a missions trip the experience will deepen our relationship with Jesus and at the same time help others deepen their relationship with Jesus. Helping is a connecting point ministry. Our focus is on being a bridge to help people from all walks of life grow closer to Christ. Our prayer is that those with whom we come into contact feel that God loves them and that we at Faith want to come alongside them. As we minister to those who have need, whether material or spiritual, it is as an act of worship.

If you are interested in serving, please stop by our FORMS page and fill out the serving form.

Need Help?

When you are facing a challenge, complex life situation, or you just need someone to talk there are services and people who want to help. We are here to encourage you as you walk though this life as you strive to be like Jesus. You can find help through the programs below as well as other places Youth and Small Groups.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to Bob at pastorbob@faithcrossroads.org.

Faith Food Pantry is a local outreach ministry providing food, paper products, detergent, and personal hygiene items.  Everyone in the area is welcome to visit the pantry when they are in need.  The Pantry is open every Friday from 9am-12pm and is staffed by our friendly volunteers.

This group supports adoptive and foster families as they answer God’s call to help waiting children.  Whether you are an adoptive or foster family or would just like to come alongside, this may be of interest to you.

This ministry helps fund people in need of financial help and aid.

Faith provides people to serve the evening meal, the third Thursday every other month.  One person does a brief devotional prior to the meal then the meal is served.  This is a wonderful way to show Jesus’ love to those who receive a meal at the mission.

This ministry exists to extend care and encouragement to those who are not able to connect as readily in fellowship due to health, age, or special circumstances.

This ministry offers a meal, daily or every other day for a specified period of time when there is a hospitalization or other serious need within a family.

Grief ministry’s goal is to support those who have lost a loved one by supplying support, reading materials and notes of encouragement to family members.

Knitting Ministry meets to fellowship while using their knitting talents to make items for area ministries. Two groups meet once a month to sew dresses for orphans and to make quilts for those in need of physical or emotional comfort.


We are a “great commission” church.  Jesus commanded, “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel!”  We have the best news.

Our Lord describes the sphere of outreach to “Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the uttermost part of the earth.”  This means we are responsible for local impact and global outreach. Our ministry style is “partnership” (Philippians 1:4-6).  We do not serve alone, but in relationships with others who share our mission and vision!

Our family, neighbors, friends and co-workers are our “Jerusalem.” Our “Samaria” encompasses our neighboring Schenectady where we partner with the City Mission, Youth for Christ, Alpha Pregnancy Care Center, Hope Prison Ministry and local churches.

However, our mission does not stop there. We are passionate about sharing the Good News around the world with missionary partners in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.  Jesus said, “ALL THE WORLD”!

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Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

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