September 28, 2012

Faith Briefs: Sept. 28, 2012


---- — Pets invited to upcoming church event

PLATTSBURGH — The public is invited to celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, with the Trinity Episcopal Church congregation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4.

Weather permitting, people can bring their pets — goats, horses, rabbits, gerbils, cats, dogs — for a special blessing outside the church at 18 Trinity Place.

For questions, call 561-2244.

Mercy Care seeks volunteers

SARANAC LAKE — Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is recruiting new volunteers and has scheduled a Friendship Volunteer Training Program for Wednesdays, Oct. 3 and 10.

Attendance both mornings is required to complete the training.

Volunteers serve as advocates for individual aging people to obtain the services they need, help elders stay connected to their communities, and work to enhance the quality of life of older adults in the Tri-Lakes.

Anyone of any faith in the Tri-Lakes area who is interested in becoming a friendship volunteer is invited to take the free training in Tupper Lake. Pre-registration is required.

To request registration information, contact Sheila Schneck at 523-5583.

Church craft, bake sale planned

MOOERS — The 25th-annual Crafts Plus and Bake Sale is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at St. Joseph’s Center, 73 Maple St.

The event is sponsored by the Ladies of St. Ann.  

In addition to the craft and bake-sale items, lunches will be sold.

Spaces are still available for vendors. Those interested in selling should call Theresa Tassone at 236-7733.