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St. John’s Lutheran Church, 502 W. Chestnut St., will host a chicken barbecue fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18. Pre-sale tickets are $13, with day-of-the-sale tickets going for $14. … more
“My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness….On Christ the solid Rock I stand; all other ground is sinking sand; all other ground is sinking sand.” These words of … more
NEW HARTFORD — St. Margaret’s Ecumenical & Retreat Center has a variety of offerings in August. The retreat center at 47 Jordan Road is open to the public. Highlights include: Wednesday, Aug. … more
When messengers came to Jesus from John the Baptist in prison, asking if Jesus was the promised Messiah, he replied to them, “Go tell John what you see and hear: the blind see, the lame walk, … more
ORISKANY — Waterbury Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1117 Utica St., is sponsoring a home version of Rocky Railway Vacation Bible School for elementary and preschool age children. Organizers said at … more
A family was being harassed by their neighbors at a resort we were staying at recently. The family belonged to a minority ethnic group.   A relative of mine struck up a conversation with this family … more
VERONA — The Three Voices Congregation will resume our monthly Stone Soup dinner and Music on the Green on Thursday, July 30, from 4:30-6 p.m. A take out meal will be provided at the side entrance … more
The Clothing Closet located in the First Baptist Church at the corner of George and Embargo streets has reopened to qualified clients. Open on Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon, strict procedures will be … more
ORISKANY FALLS — Augusta Presbyterian Church is hosting a virtual Vacation Bible School this year. The church will send out free packets with fun games and crafts. The VBS will begin on Monday, … more
Where is God? Have you ever asked yourself that question? When life is tough or when tragedy occurs we often ask this question. Yes, even during a pandemic many are asking, “Where is God in all of … more
TOWN OF STEUBEN — Steuben Methodist Church has recently welcomed the Rev. Dee Dunn, pastor, who started on July 1. Pastor Dunn comes to the congregation after serving the past two years at the … more
ONEIDA — St. Paul’s United Methodist and First United Methodist churches of Oneida have named The Rev. Robert Wollaber as the churches’ new pastor. As a United Methodist Elder, Wollaber has … more
Joshua 24:15 “…Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…” Today, we serve many idols and don’t realize it. “Things” and rights have become our passion. We join prolific groups … more
CLINTON — St. James Episcopal Church, 9 Williams St., will have Zoom worship services on July 18 and 19, led by The Rev. John Crosswaite. Services are held every weekend including a 4 p.m. service … more
ONEIDA — Due to technical difficulties, the drive-in worship service planned for July 12 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 551 Sayles St., is canceled. A Virtual Worship service will be … more
TOWN OF LEE — St. Joseph’s Church, 5748 Stokes-Lee Center Road, will hold a summer bag sale now through July 25, by appointment. Call the church at 315-339-0560 to schedule an … more
First Baptist, 301 W. Embargo St. 315-336-2610. Sun. 10 a.m. Grace Baptist (Southern Baptist), 8553 Turin Rd. 315-336-3341. Sun.11 a.m.  Friendship Baptist (independent), 4964 Rome-New London Road, … more
The Floyd and Stittville United Methodist churches are offering drive-in services at 10 a.m. Sundays at the Floyd location on Route 365. Drive-in services will run through July, possibly continuing … more
Most people, whether Republican, Democrat, or Independent, appreciated President Ronald Reagan’s wit and charm. He had a way of saying things that caused you to think. Once he made a statement … more
HOLLAND PATENT — The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced 21 Sacred Sites Grants totaling $337,000 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York, including $20,000 to … more
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