The First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Bell Choir is hosting its third annual Christmas Tea and Concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the church Great Room.
Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas day, which this year is Sunday Dec. 2.
We’ve all been there: the whole family’s over for a big holiday dinner, and a major appliance gives out. That’s the story behind this year’s Christmas pageant at North Syracuse Baptist Church (NSBC), “The Unsinkable Christmas,” according to pageant director Annette Davie. “It’s about the Bradley family, Grandma and Grandpa, and the kids are coming,” Davie said. “They don’t get to see each other very often, so there’s the anticipation of that and the excitement, all the hustle and bustle, what we all expect at Christmas. Then you’ve got a lot of people all packed into a small place. All the siblings are picking on each other. There’s a lot of humor.”
The aroma's in the air! The signs are everywhere! Ah, one of my favorite seasons of the year has begun yet again. No, I'm not referring to the holiday season, Thanksgiving, Christmas or even football. I'm talking “church supper season,” that autumnal odyssey of comfort food and good company. Today's column features these very successful fundraisers, which are also wonderful gatherings for socializing and sampling homemade specialties at very fair prices.
The annual Marcellus Starlight Tree Lighting is drawing near.
Each year, Monsignor Meaney Council 9042 Knights of Columbus of Elbridge conducts a golf tournament for the benefit of the Jordan-Elbridge and Skaneateles ecumenical food pantries. With the generous support of the Welch Allyn Corporation, this year’s tournament raised more than $2,200 in cash and provisions. Grand Knight Brian Dristle recently presented checks to the pantries’ respective boards.
An afternoon in the arts especially for children is the opening event for the spring 2013 season of Joyful Noise Concert Series for the community. The free concert and following activities, including nutritional snacks, will be held at Liverpool First United Methodist Church Jan. 27 at 4 p.m.
The First Presbyterian Church in Cazenovia will host a Soup and Dessert Café, beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 in the Meeting House of the Church. Entrance to the Meeting House is on Sullivan Street.
The First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia recently announced it has been awarded a matching grant of $1,500 from The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Program to assist in offsetting the costs of the current steeple/rosette window repair on the church.
The Skaneateles Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Skaneateles United Methodist Church, 26 Jordan St. It is the opportunity to give thanks for things received during the past year and a time to remember those still in need.
The fundraising totals are in for the sixth annual Habitat for Humanity Chicken BBQ, a joint effort of Marcellus’ four churches.
St. John’s Episcopal, St. Francis Roman Catholic, Marcellus First Presbyterian and Marcellus United Methodist Church have again formed a partnership to help with the current Interfaith Build of Syracuse Habitat for Humanity.
Father Joseph Scardella, right, blesses Casey Burke’s dog Bailey during the Feast of St. Francis held Oct. 4 at St. Mary's Academy in Baldwinsville. Students were able to bring their pets to school for a special blessing by Father Scardella. The children enjoyed showing off their pets, which included dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, and more, to teachers and other students.
Mary Ellen Bloodgood, CEO of Menorah Park, is thrilled to be a part of the organization’s 100-year celebration, which culminates with a gala on Oct. 27 at Temple Adath Yeshurun in Syracuse. The theme is “Honor Our Mothers and Fathers,” one of the tenets of Judaism.
These programs are a wonderful way to give your child excellent training in character education through Bible stories, Bible verses, songs and plays by qualified adults. Please read about the one for the school where your child attends below and consider sending her/him this year.