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First United Methodist gets new pastor July 1

Religion Pastor Brian Lothridge has been appointed pastor of Rome First United Methodist Church, effective July 1. He will succeed the Rev. Dr. Marilyn Baissa, who is retiring.   He was licensed for ministry in 2014 and is ministering at Falconer United Methodist Church, a small rural church in Falconer, Chautauqua County. Pastor Brian earned his master of divinity degree at United... 4:00pm 05/20/17

Whitesboro bazaar has Hawkins rides

Religion WHITESBORO — St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 16 Park Ave., holds its annual spring bazaar with food and Hawkins Amusement rides next weekend. Hours are: Friday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 20 p.m. and Sunday noon to 8 p.m. Friday is fish fry night, Sunday a chicken barbecue starts at noon. 4:00pm 05/20/17

Women’s Day Tea Sunday

Religion Grace Union AME Church, 606 Woodland Ave., will host its annual women’s day tea at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 21. Minister Kenya Linen of Deliverance First Ministries of Utica will be the speaker. The program is held every May to celebrate women and all their accomplishments and encouragement. The program is open to the public. 4:00pm 05/20/17

Remember the benefits of the Lord

Religion Psalm 103:2 “Bless the Lord, o my soul: and forget not all his benefits:” The Christian life is a life of hope; it’s a life of love; it’s a life of joy, joy unspeakable and it’s a life of peace. When we have Christ in our lives we have the First as well as the Last within us; we have the Alpha as well as the Omega; and we have the Beginning as well as the Ending. We are as... 4:00pm 05/20/17

Moss Back Mule Band plays May 20

Religion CAMDEN — On Saturday, May 20, at 7 p.m., Trinity Community Coffee House, 98 Main St., concludes its Spring 2017 season with a performance by the Moss Back Mule Band. Instead of an admission fee, there will be an offering for the performers only In September 2016, the band, family, and friends were saddened by the unexpected passing of Bob Fleming, a founding member of Moss... 4:00pm 05/13/17

Guest speakers Sunday

Religion ORISKANY — Waterbury Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1117 Utica St., will worship to celebrate the Gifts of Women on Mother’s Day, May 14 at 10 a.m. The speaker will be Elder Karen Stockton who will give the message “Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart” based on Lamentations 3:19-26 and Matthew 6:25-33. There will special music for Mother’s Day. The mission speaker will be Carole... 4:00pm 05/13/17