March 28, 2014

Faith and Spirituality Briefs: March 28, 2014

St. Augustine’s to show documentary about Pope Francis

PERU — “Francis: The Pope From the New World” will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, March 28, at St. Augustine’s Church.

The hour-long documentary begins with the Pope’s election March 13, 2013, and revisits his background in Argentina, where he served as archbishop of Buenos Aires and as a Jesuit provincial.

The showing is co-sponsored by St. Augustine’s Knights of Council 7273 and St. Monica’s Court 2598 Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

First United plans Free Community Fellowship Dinner

TICONDEROGA — The next Free Community Fellowship Dinner at the First United Methodist Church in Ticonderoga will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 6.

Everyone is welcome. Homemade soups and a make-your-own sandwich menu are being planned, complete with desserts and beverages.

While there is no charge, a free-will donation is appreciated, a press release states.

High chairs, booster seats and a child friendly menu will also be available. Take-outs are also available.

Church to host Egg Hunt, Fun Day

PLATTSBURGH ­­— Turnpike Wesleyan Church will host its second-annual Celebrate the Son Egg Hunt and carnival style Fun Day beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12.

The day’s events will start with the egg hunt and then continue with various activities that will take place throughout the church and church grounds.

Other activities will include egg coloring, Easter crafts, face painting, carnival games, a bounce house and giveaways. There will also be food, including hot dogs, drinks, cotton candy and popcorn.

“The purpose of this event is to introduce more families in our community to our church, not only to see what we have to offer here, but also to experience the Easter Holiday in a way they may not normally have the opportunity to,” Norman Mesel, senior pastor, said in a press release. “We encourage families to come and enjoy the day together, while also learning a little more about the Easter story.”

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