St. Peter’s plans smartphone presentation
PLATTSBURGH — St. Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh will hold a “Smartphone Your Way to Heaven” presentation at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in St. Peter’s Emmaus Room.
Msgr. Robert H. Aucoin, diocesan vicar for education and pastor of St. Mary’s in Potsdam, will give the presentation, which is open to the public and free of charge.
The event will focus on the array of Catholic apps that are available for smartphones or tablets.
For more information, contact Jen Campbell at St. Peter’s at 563-3278.
First Presbyterian to present Christmas Candelight Concert
PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir will hold its annual Christmas Candlelight Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in the church sanctuary on Brinkerhoff Street.
The program is open to the public and free of charge, and will feature sacred Christmas both old and new.
The choir is directed by Victoria Washburn and accompanied by David Carpenter.
Champlain church offers Blue Christmas Service
CHAMPLAIN — The Christ & St. John’s Episcopal/Anglican Church, 18 Butternut St., Champlain, will hold a Blue Christmas Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18.
A simple candlelight service will offer words of hope and comfort, a press release states.
For more information, contact the Rev. Patricia A. Beauharnois, deacon vicar, at 298-8543.
Church of the Redeemer welcomes new pastor
PLATTSBURGH — Lutheran Church of the Redeemer has announced that Pastor Gregory R. Huth has accepted a call to lead the congregation.
Huth, a lifelong Lutheran, comes to Plattsburgh after a sabbatical from preaching at a two-point parish, St. Paul’s in Dansville, N.Y., and Zion in Cohocton, N.Y. He has been writing a book about what the early Christians believed about the universe.
The public is invited to services at 10:15 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays (6 p.m. soup supper) at 10 Adirondack Lane, Plattsburgh.
For more information, contact Huth at 561-5255.
House of Prayer to host speaker from Florida
PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh House of Prayer will host Carlos Sarmiento from the Orlando House of Prayer tonight and Sunday.
Sarmiento is the head director of the Orlando House of Prayer in Ocoee, Fla.
The Plattsburgh House of Prayer is located at 63 Broad St.
St. Mary’s Mission Center schedules bag sale dates
CHAMPLAIN — St. Mary’s Mission Center at 88 Oak St., Champlain, is having a bag sale from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 17, 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 19 and 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 21.
The center will supply 13-gallon kitchen garbage bags to fill with gently used adult clothing, kids clothing, teen clothing and shoes.
Cost is $8 a bag.
Concert to raise funds for Interfaith Food Shelf
PLATTSBURGH — The annual Interfaith Food Shelf benefit Christmas concert, “Sweet Sounds of Christmas,” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Plattsburgh United Methodist Church, 127 Beekman St., Plattsburgh.
The event will feature the After Five Brass Ensembles of PUMC and guests Plattsburgh High School Select Vocal Ensemble. There will be a wide variety of seasonal music and dance with an audience carol sing accompanied by brass and organ.
Admission is a food item and/or monetary donation for the Interfaith Food Shelf.
Craft, vendor show to benefit soup kitchen
MALONE — The Winter Wonderland Craft & Vendor Show set for 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Holy Family School, 12 Homestead Park, will benefit the Emmaus Soup Kitchen.
Included will be a food and bake sale and Chinese auction/raffles.
The soup kitchen — which serves a hot, nutritious meal to 75 to 125 people every Tuesday at St. John Bosco Parish Hall — receives no federal, state or local funding, relying on community donations. Money raised will go to buy the food ingredients and paper products for the weekly meals.
Church of Spiritualism plans candlelight service
MALONE — The North Country Church of Spiritualism will hold its candlelight service at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the Malone Grange Hall.
This year’s theme is “Healing.” People are encouraged to bring a photo or tag for the memory tree and a dish to pass for the gathering following the service.
Decorating for the service begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
The collection will be donated to the Grange Hall.
Presbyterian Women celebrate 25th anniversary
PLATTSBURGH — The Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery of Northern New York held their Fall Gathering recently at the First Presbyterian Church of Plattsburgh.
Emily F. Castine, moderator for the past four years and a certified lay pastor, led the religious service and the business meeting. The culmination of the gathering was the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Presbyterian Women U.S.A., an organization that boasts a membership of some 300,000 women. The occasion was marked with a large cake decorated with the PW logo.
The Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery of Northern New York is made up of four zones: Adirondack, Central, Ontario and Western. The Adirondack zone includes Chazy PC, Plattsburgh First and Fort Covington.
Holy Name, St. Margaret’s, St. Matthew’s update schedule
Holy Name Catholic Church, St. Matthew’s Catholic Church and St. Margaret’s Catholic Church have announced their schedules for the rest of December.
▶ Holy Name (14203 Route 9N, AuSable Forks; 647-8225): the Rev. Kris Lauzon, pastor; John J. Ryan, deacon; Masses, 5:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 8 a.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 p.m. Saturday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday; confessions (reconciliation) 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. Saturday.
▶ St. Margaret’s (5789 Route 86, Wilmington; 647-8225): the Rev. Kris Lauzon, pastor; John J. Ryan, deacon; Masses, 8 a.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday; confessions(reconciliation) as requested before Mass.
▶ St. Matthew’s (781 Silver Lake Road, Black Brook) is closed for winter.