The Canastota Area Association of Churches invites the public to its annual Ecumenical Advent Service at 4 p.m., Sunday Dec. 13, at St. Agatha's Church located at 110 Wilson Avenue. Area clergy will present Scripture lessons, with seasonal music consisting of congregational singing and special presentations from various member churches as well as a combined choir.
There is no admission charge, but a freewill offering will be received with proceeds benefiting the Opportunity Shop thrift store and the Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen. Refreshments will be served in the church center following the program.
The Canastota Area Association of Churches is comprised of Believers' Chapel of Canastota, Church of the Nazarene, Clockville Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, Hope Christian Fellowship, New Beginnings Free Methodist Church, Oneida Lake Congregational Church, Redeemer Lutheran Church, St. Agatha's Roman Catholic Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, United Church of Canastota and Whitelaw Presbyterian Church.