June 20, 2014

Faith and Spirituality Briefs: June 20, 2014

Essex Community Church to host speaker Sunday

ESSEX — Dr. Cynthia Wallace will be speaking at the Essex Community Church at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 22.

Her subject will be “Don’t Miss the Rapture,” also the title of her recent book. Wallace will focus on what Scripture says about the return of Jesus Christ, according to a press release.

Wallace, an international lawyer, has lectured widely on economic law. Her last position was a diplomatic post at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva. While there, she co-founded a church, where she served as an elder and intercessor, as well as serving in the music ministry.

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Plattsburgh UMC to hold Strawberry Festival Thursday

PLATTSBURGH — The 33rd-annual Plattsburgh United Methodist Church Strawberry Festival will be held Thursday, June 26.

The event will feature a picnic fare meal and book sale. The book sale opens at 11 a.m., with the other festivities running from noon to 7 p.m.

Cost for complete buffet meal including dessert is $8.50; children under 10, $5; and children under 6, free. Dessert only (with beverage) is $5.

All are welcome. Proceeds will benefit the Neighbors in Need program.

For more information, contact the United Methodist Church at 563-2992.

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Plattsburgh Nazarene plans Weird Animals VBS

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh Nazarene Church is inviting all community children ages 3 through fifth grade to Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind from July 7 through 11.

Kids will participate in Bible-learning activities, sing songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into treats, enjoy projects at the imagination station and experience Bible adventures, a press release states. They will also learn to look for evidence of God all around them through God Sightings and will join in to support local outreach for the community.

The program runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day. The tail end will include a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 8:10 p.m.

For more information, call 561-1960 or visit

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