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Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at Grace Episcopal

Grace Episcopal Church will hold this year’s community pancake supper from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the church undercroft, located at 110 Oswego Road (Route 48) in Baldwinsville to again benefit the food pantry. The public is invited to attend.

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Artist Holmes brings love of nature to her work

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.”

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Local storyteller to share her craft at free art event for children

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 Church to present 'Service of Nine Lessons and Carols'

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.

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Fayetteville church gives time, resources to Rescue Mission and refugees

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.

UMC to host Christmas Eve candlelight service

Little Utica United Methodist Church will hold a special candlelight service at 8 p.m. Christmas Eve.

Caz Presbyterian Church to conclude Advent observation, hold Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

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.

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First United Methodist Church to present live nativity

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.

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Jewish Community Center of Syracuse lights menorah

The Jewish Community Center of Syracuse held the first of five public lighting events on Monday.

Columbian Presbyterian in LaFayette invites all to Christmas Cookie Cafe

The Columbian Presbyterian Church has a suggestion for how to thank someone for hosting a holiday party: a tray of delicious cookies.

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Caz Presbyterian Church to present ‘First Christmas’ children’s pageant

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.

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Operation Backpack launched in Camillus

The passionate generosity of two mothers in Pittsburgh is contagious.

Chabad Lubavitch of CNY plans menorah lighting events

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.

Caz Presbyterian Church observes Advent

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.

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St. Peter’s Church transitions in Cazenovia

The Rev. Barb Schmitz is used to being a bridge between endings and beginnings.