March 15, 2013

Faith Briefs: March 15, 2013


---- — Parish food drivethis weekend

PLATTSBURGH — Monsignor Morris L. Dwyer, Knights of Columbus Council 255 will be conducting a parish food drive this weekend.

Knights will be at St. Peter’s, St. Johns and the Newman Center for the weekend Masses.

With food prices escalating, many families depend on the food shelf for their supplies. According to a press release, last year’s Easter food drive was a huge success. Organizers are hoping this year will be even better.

Parishioners are asked to bring non-perishable foods to their respective Masses. Donation boxes for those wishing to contribute money will be available at entrances to the various churches.

Author to speak about rapture Sunday

PLATTSBURGH — First Assembly of God church, 164 Prospect Ave., is welcoming a special guest speaker and author at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, March 17.

Dr. Cynthia Wallace will share a message entitled, “Rapture: Are You Ready?”

Wallace, who is from Elizabethtown, received her doctorate from Cambridge University. Her international law career spans some 30 years, and she has held academic and senior-level posts at the International Law Institute, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and at a Washington, D.C. think tank. She has traveled and lectured widely on international economic law. Her last position was a diplomatic post at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and Geneva. While there, she co-founded an international church.

She continues weekly three-hour intercessory/prophetic worship meetings for Geneva, Israel and the nations. She is the author of “Don’t Miss the Rapture” and “Foundations of the International Legal Rights of the Jewish People and the State of Israel, and the Implication for the Proposed New Palestinian State.”

All are welcome. Call 563-5799 for more information.

Annual corned-beef dinner Sunday in Elizabethtown

ELIZABETHTOWN — The annual St. Patrick’s Dinner sponsored by St. Elizabeth’s Parish will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Parish Hall.

The menu includes corned beef/ham, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, homemade bread, coffee, beverages and gingerbread with topping. The cost is $11 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

Guest to speak at UU Fellowship Sunday

PLATTSBURGH — A visiting minister will share a message called “Trailing Beauty and Forgotten Joy” at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4 Palmer St.

The Rev. Janet Shorthall, an ordained UU minister, is the guest speaker at the worship service. Shorthall directs a student peer-counseling program at Cornell University.

Event planned benefits Interfaith Food Shelf

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Interfaith Council is sponsoring “Come in From the Cold,” an afternoon of entertainment, food and games, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Elks Lodge 621 on Cumberland Avenue.

There is no admission for the event, but donations of cash or non-perishable food items to support the Plattsburgh Interfaith Food Shelf are requested and greatly appreciated.

Entertainment includes performances by Tim Hartnett, Masouda Dance Ensemble, Guibord’s School of Dance, Sweet Adelines, Zumba, Rachelle Armstrong & Friends, Center Stage Dance and more. Children’s games are also planned.

For more information, contact the Rev. Jessica Lowry at 314-3062 or Dorothy Latta at 572-7879.

Westport church hosting lasagna dinner

WESTPORT — The Westport Federated Church, 7 Baybreeze Lane, is holding a lasagna dinner on Thursday, March 21.

Serving starts at 4:30 p.m., with takeouts available.

The cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.