Elisabeth Holmes was the child who opened a gift, set the toy aside, and figured out something creative to make from the box it came in. She will share her creative energy and skill with local children who attend the free Joyful Noise concert and arts event Jan. 27. “I always have known I was an artist,” Holmes said. “I grew up in a world of fantasy, so I had to create the physical world I had imagined, make the things that were in my fantasy world.”
Miles away from the Irish-American home where she grew up and years from her tell-me-a-story girlhood, Liverpool’s 2011 Teacher of the Year, Mary Shea Rys, has a growing reputation herself as a teller of tales, a seanachie (pronounced shawn’-a-key). She will share her art in a creative workshop Sunday, Jan. 27, as part of a child-focused event, “Afternoon in the Arts,” sponsored by Joyful Noise Concert Series for the Community. The free concert begins at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary of Liverpool First United Methodist Church, and activities — including a hands-on workshop with a visual artist, opportunities to try playing various instruments, and the story workshop.
Westminster Presbyterian Church in Auburn will celebrate "The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols" on Sunday, December 30, at 9:30 a.m. The service tells the Christmas story, from prophecy to incarnation, through nine readings from the Old and New Testaments, and with hymns, carols, and special music.
During the Christmas season, churches often seek additional ways to reach out to the community with kind acts and support. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Fayetteville decided to take an inter-generational approach to spreading useful cheer during the season of Advent.
Little Utica United Methodist Church will hold a special candlelight service at 8 p.m. Christmas Eve.
The First Presbyterian Church in Cazenovia will celebrate the last Sunday of the Advent Season during its morning worship service at 10 a.m. on Dec. 23 and hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 8 p.m. on Monday evening, Dec. 24.
Community invited to view Christmas story, visit Bethlehem Marketplace
The greater Baldwinsville community is invited to watch as the Baldwinsville First United Methodist Church brings the Christmas story to life.
The Jewish Community Center of Syracuse held the first of five public lighting events on Monday.
The Columbian Presbyterian Church has a suggestion for how to thank someone for hosting a holiday party: a tray of delicious cookies.
The First Presbyterian Church in Cazenovia will celebrate the second Sunday of the Advent season at its morning worship service at 10 a.m. on Dec. 16.
The passionate generosity of two mothers in Pittsburgh is contagious.
At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 — the first night of Chanukah — Chabad Lubavitch of CNY will hold a special program at the Downtown Menorah Lighting in Hanover Square.
The First Presbyterian Church in Cazenovia will celebrate the second Sunday of the Advent Season during its 10 a.m. morning worship service on Dec. 9.
The Rev. Barb Schmitz is used to being a bridge between endings and beginnings.
Holy Trinity Preschool is now offering French instruction to all classes.