Mission Possible

Mission Possible” is a fund-raising event that happens each year in early June,with all proceeds going to various Mission projects that the church supports.  In 2005,the proceeds from the first Mission Possible day sent two members of our community on a trip to Mozambique,as part of a United Methodist Church Volunteers in Mission group. Since then,we have held this event every year.

In 2009, the 5th annual Mission Possible day was held on Saturday, June 13th. This year’s proceeds of over $3000 will support the following Mission projects: Albany United Methodist Society, Dr.Bob Pagelow’s medical ministry in Albany, Pastor Bacar (a United Methodist pastor in Mozambique), Heifer Project International, a handgun buyback program in Albany, the Children’s Peace Project, local food pantries, local families in need and other local volunteer missions.

Mission Possible  Craft Fair 2014

We will be holding our 10th annual “Mission Possible” Craft Fair on Saturday, June 14th, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. There will be craft vendors, music, food, and both live & silent auctions of goods & services. The Clothing Barn will be open and has a great variety of gently used clothing for all ages. All of the proceeds from “Mission Possible” go to various mission projects that the church supports, both locally and worldwide.

Vendors who would like to be a part of this event should call Lisa Herrington @ 518-784-9335 or e-mail her @ Space rental is $25.00 for an outside space, $30.00 for a space under our tent, or $35.00 inside the church. A limited amount of tables & chairs are available for rent also.

We are also looking for Service Auction items. These are always a big hit, and in the past have included flowers, fruit, vegetables, firewood stacking, mulch, and the like. Be creative! If you would like to donate something for this event, please contact Paul Herrington @ 784-9335 or



         For further information on other events to be held at the North Chatham United Methodist Church, please check out the rest of our website or give us a call @ 518-766-3535. We are always grateful for the generous support we receive from the community, and look forward to many more years of faithful service doing God’s work!




Thanks must go to all of the volunteers who worked so hard to make this effort such a success.  We do appreciate the support that you, the public, have provided.  Without that, all of our efforts would be for naught.

Steak Supper

On Friday, May 16, 2014 we will have our 57th annual Filet Mignon Steak Supper. The menu includes an 8 oz. Prime filet cooked to order, with all the trimmings and homemade desserts. Tickets are $15.00 in advance or $16.00 at the door. Continuous seating is available from 5:00 to 7:00, with takeout available starting at 5:30. Tickets can be purchased at Mario’s Home Center in Valatie, R & D Deli in Niverville, Thoma Tire in Nassau, or from church members. Please call 766-4097 or 423-9061 for additional ticket information.

The Lord’s Acre Auction and Sale


Save the date for this year’s Lord’s Acre Auction and Sale

October 18th, 2014

8:00        Worship service

8:30        Most departments open

10:00     White Elephant department opens

10:30     Auctioneer starts

3:00        Most departments wind down

Food and free off-street parking are available all day. All areas are handicapped accessible.

The Lord’s Acre Auction and Sale has been a community tradition since 1949, always happening on the Saturday after the Columbus Day holiday. It has grown in size and scale over the years, and is now one of the largest annual single-day events in northern Columbia County. People come from far and wide to enjoy the fresh air, sample some of our famous clam chowder or other delicious things to eat, and of course snap up some bargains. One of the most enjoyable things about the Auction is that every year is different – we never know ahead of time what we will have for sale. With all the different departments we have, there are very few things you need in your home that you can’t find at The Lord’s Acre Auction and Sale!

The Auction does not happen without a lot of hard work by a lot of people. Leading the charge is our Auction Committee: Doris Appel, Emma Sluus, Dottie Cummings, Rich Deyo, Nici Fix, Paul Herrington, Ed & Maureen Gardner, Liz Hurley, Broome Spiro and Andy Tillman.  Fortunately, we get tremendous support from the community for this endeavor, and many people work on the Auction who are not members of this church. We couldn’t do it without so much wonderful help, which we are always thankful for.

Starting around the first of May, we are at the barn every Saturday morning from 9:30-Noon to accept donations. From August 1 through the week before the Auction, we are also there Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 to accept donations. If anyone cannot come during those hours, we can be there to meet them by appointment. We are always looking for donations of good quality, new or used items that we can sell in October.

We are proud of the Mission aspects of The Lord’s Acre Auction and Sale, which have grown over the last few years. We have donated unsold items to a number of causes, including the Salvation Army, The Capital Area Rescue Mission, Montessori School, Filipino students studying in the US, and numerous other causes. If you know of an organization or group that might be able to put Auction “leftovers” to good use, please let us know.

If you already support the Auction in some way, we thank you and look forward to seeing you again. If you have never been involved in The Lord’s Acre Auction and Sale, please consider helping in some way. We can always use help on Saturday mornings for accepting donations. From August 1st until the big day  (October 18th this year), we do setup on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. If you can help, we would love to have you join us – just let us know! We have a good group of people to work with, and do our best to make the tasks fun. Try it – you might find you like it!

The Clothing Barn


A lot has been mentioned about the Clothing Barn, so it may interest you to know how it started..  The Lord’s Acre Auction began back in 1949 and of course we sold  clothes.  It’s hard to imagine the auction we have today taking place in just the church building and the old barn – but it did!!  Some of us recall the huge boxes and piles of clothes in the middle of the floor with people pawing through them, throwing them every which way – for ten or twenty-five cents per item.  The really good stuff got hung on a big clothes rack – probably about 8 ft long on each side.  Men’s clothes were in a different section.

Jane Rendell was in charge of clothes in the early days and stored them down in her house – the “Hotel” – and at auction time they were loaded up and brought up to the church.  Since the Auction has always been in October, it was always the winter clothes that were for sale.  In the late 70’s someone wondered if there could possibly be a “Spring Sale” at which we could sell the summer clothes, along with books, items from the White Elephant section, linens etc. – thus it began and was held every May until about 1997.   Rosemary Moore felt there was a need for good used clothing throughout the summer and thus THE CLOTHING BARN. Was born. We moved from the Sunday School room out to the back section of the original barn.  We continued to sell Men’s clothing only at Auction – because of lack of space.  Women and children’s clothes were all crowded into that back room of the old barn!!

When the new barn was built in 1999, room to expand the Clothing Barn was added and it became what it is today – it includes Men’s clothing as well as shoes, boots and all accessories.

As with all projects it takes a lot of work to keep it going so please come join us in this most successful project.

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  1. Maureen says:

    Going to the Lord’s Acre auction has been a tradition in our family for many years. We always get great buys! I always stock up on christmas tins to give cookies as gifts. We especially like to have lunch and visit with old friends and sometimes new friends. :)

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