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Commonality in shared faith

Religion This is the Christian season of Lent, a period of 40 days leading up to Easter. As I grew up (long ago) as a Protestant (Presbyterian), I did not hear much about Lent, and Ash Wednesday, which begins the season of Lent, was something only Catholics celebrated. Yet today, most “mainline” Christian denominations (including Presbyterians) now celebrate Ash Wednesday with our... 4:00pm 03/17/18

‘Colors of Grace’ Cantata Sunday

Religion St. John the Baptist Church will present “Colors of Grace” a Lenten Cantata by renowned composer Joseph M. Martin at 3 p.m. Sunday at the East Dominick Street church. The cantata features the St. John the Baptist Choir and more than 60 singers from seven local churches accompanied by a professional orchestra directed by Scott Rutledge, with narration by Ted Lenio. ”It was a... 4:00pm 03/17/18

Waterbury Memorial Presbyterian Church lists special services

Religion ORISKANY — Waterbury Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1117 Utica St., will hold upcoming services in celebration of Palm Sunday and Easter. Palm Sunday, March 25 at 9:55 a.m.: The worship service will include a special Lenten presentation – “The Glorious Gift.” It is a 35-minute interpretation of the Holy Week events in Jesus’ life.  There will be audience inclusive dialogue and... 4:00pm 03/17/18

Fashionable spring topic of luncheon

Religion WHITESBORO — Mohawk Valley Christian Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting entitled, “A Fashionable Spring Time Luncheon,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at Hart’s Hill Inn, 135 Clinton St. Cost is $13.  Free child care will be available upon reservation.  Attendees should bring their child a lunch.  To make a reservation, call Ann at 315-733-2085 or Della... 4:00pm 03/17/18

Gospel Services start Tuesday

Religion Evangelistic Gospel Services will be held at God’s Missionary Church of Rome, 207 N. Madison St., Tuesday through Saturday, March 20-25. Tuesday through Saturday service times are 7 p.m., and Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. 4:00pm 03/17/18

Verona church offers free meal

Religion VERONA — The First Presbyterian Church of Verona at the corner of Main Street and Rock Road will host a free community dinner 4:30-6 p.m. on Thursday, March 22. A free will offering will be accepted to support the Verona Area Food Banks. The church is handicapped accessible. 4:00pm 03/17/18