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St. James in Skaneateles holds Day of Community Service

On May 19, the day of Pentecost, St. James Episcopal church in Skaneateles church held only one mass, an abbreviated 9 a.m. service, and then sent out more than 100 people clad in matching red T-shirts to participate in various community service projects.

Pray for America on May 2

The 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer will take place Thursday, May 2. Millions will unite in prayer at thousands of events from coast to coast. In honor of this day, the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia, 27 Albany St., will be open for prayer and quiet meditation from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 2.

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Skaneateles youth participate in 30-hour juice fast, raise money for South Sudan

About 50 local youth participated in a 30-hour juice fast last week to raise money and awareness for poor living conditions and poverty abroad.

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World class guitar duo comes to B’ville

International Guitar duo Loren and Mark will be returning to the Grace Episcopal Church for an afternoon of world class music at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28.

Little Utica UMC to host tribute

The EJ Thomas United Methodist Men will host a tribute to Rev. Wade Jarrett at noon Saturday, April 27, at Little Utica United Methodist Church. A free luncheon will be followed by the movie, “A Man Called Peter.” All proceeds from the love offering will go to Watson Homestead and Camp Casowasco, two of Rev. Jarrett’s favorite charities.

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First Presbyterian continues 200th celebration

The First Presbyterian Church of Baldwinsville continued its 200th Anniversary celebration with the hanging of a banner on the south side of its steeple at the corner of Elizabeth and Oswego streets on Friday, March 29.

Little Utica UMC plans trip to Holy Land

Little Utica United Methodist Church will hold a Holy Land Tour Information Night at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19.

St Peter’s Episcopal Church announces Holy Week and Easter Services

St Peter’s Episcopal Church, located at 10 Mill Street in Cazenovia, welcomes all to worship during Holy Week and Easter. The Maundy Thursday service will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28.

Cazenovia Presbyterian Churchoffering Easter week services

Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunday programs announced

On Maundy Thursday, March 28, the Cazenovia Presbyterian Church will hold a Service of Tenebrae at 7:30 p.m. The service will be centered on a choral and narrative piece titled “Light in the Darkness,” by Patrick Liebergen. The First Presbyterian Church celebration service of Easter will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 31.

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St. Mark's Youth Group feeds hungry, raises $5,300

The Youth Group at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Baldwinsville recently helped pack meals to be donated to Kids Care, An Outreach, Inc., that were distributed to local food pantries in the Syracuse area. The youth packed 3,400 meals during the event, which will help feed 20,832 people.

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St. Anne’s Church to sponsor a refugee family through Northside CYO

Members are working to furnish an apartment by April 27

The average stay in a refugee camp is 17 years, and members of St. Anne’s Church in Manlius are doing their part to bring that number down. The Refugee Project Committee at the church has been working since January to collect everything from tissues, to sofas to silverware to furnish an apartment on Syracuse’s North Side for a refugee family to move in by early May.

Pope Francis selected to be new head of Catholic Church

Catholics worldwide rejoiced when Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio became the new pope on March 13.

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Central New York residents to celebrate Persian New Year

Wishes for a happy new year may be three months in the past for many, but for the Persian community, that celebration is just around the corner. This year, not only does March 20 mark the first day of spring, but also the Persian new year, 1392. An estimated 300 residents in Central New York, according to Mehrzad Boroujerdi, professor of political science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School, will celebrate Nowruz, the name for the holiday. Boroujerdi, also director of the Middle Eastern studies program at Syracuse University, is the organizer of this year’s local Persian New Year party.

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Science versus religion debate coming to Cazenovia Forum

Father George V. Coyne S.J., former director of the Vatican Observatory, to offer perspectives

A Jesuit priest and astronomy scholar who served as head of the Vatican Observatory will offer his perspectives on how science and religion can be reconciled when he presents the next Cazenovia Forum lecture, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Cazenovia College's Catherine Cummings Theatre on Lincklaen Street.

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Christian School Choice hosts successful education fair

Dozens of interested families and parents attended Christian School Choice’s first Education Fair Jan. 29 at Faith Baptist Church in Baldwinsville.