October 25, 2013

Faith Briefs: Oct. 25, 2013


---- — Registration due for House of Prayer retreat

ELLENBURG CENTER — The Rev. Jack Downs will present a Meditation and Contemplation Retreat at Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer, 7270 Star Road, Route 190, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.

Reservations are due by Saturday, Oct. 26.

The day will cover what the Prayer of Examen is, how to pray it and more. The group will also review how St. Ignatius and others experienced the Examen. Mass will be celebrated at the end of the day.

Lunch and dinner will be provided. A donation of $25 for the day is suggested. RSVP to or 594-3253.


Annual Christmas Craft Show coming up

ROUSES POINT — The 17th-annual St. Patrick’s Christmas Craft Show is from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 3, at St. Patrick’s Church Hall, 138 Lake St.

Proceeds from the show benefit the annual Children’s Christmas Party. 

Call 297-7361 for more information.


West Chazy church hosting fall festival

WEST CHAZY — West Chazy Community Church’s annual fall festival starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at 17 Fiske Road.

The free event is open to the public and features games, inflatables, candy and a magic show.


Spring Rummage Sale starts today

CHAMPLAIN — The United Methodist Women’s Spring Rummage Sale is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Three Steeples United Methodist Church, 491 Route 11. 

Clothing, toys, household items and more will be for sale. Lunch will also be available.


Wesleyan Church planning Fun Day 

PLATTSBURGH — Turnpike Wesleyan Church at 2224 Military Turnpike will host a Community Fall Festival and Fun Day starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.

Events include a pumpkin hunt through hay, trunk-or-treating, wagon rides, crafts, games, a costume contest, fall snacks and more.

“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 fall festivities in a safe and nurturing environment,” said Alicia Sirk, community events director. “We encourage families to come and enjoy the day together, and invite their friends.”

The event, which is particularly geared toward families with children up to sixth grade, is free and open to the public. Activities will take place regardless of weather and will be moved indoors if necessary. 

For more information, email or call the church office at 566-8764.


St. Mary’s craft fair Nov. 2, 3

TICONDEROGA — St. Mary’s School will hold its annual craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at St. Mary’s School, 64 Amherst Ave.

Lunch will be available with homemade soups, chili, michigans, hot dogs, sandwiches and more. There will also be a country store, where people can buy home-baked goods, and a white-elephant sale. Many vendors will also fill the gym and hallway, selling their handcrafted items. Admission is free. 

For questions, call the school at 585-7433.


Evangelists to visit Ticonderoga church

TICONDEROGA — Mark Swiger, an international evangelist, and his wife, Paulette, will be ministering at Ticonderoga Assembly of God, 32 Water St. at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. 

The couple’s mission is to see the love and healing power of Jesus Christ revealed to the world. 

On Nov. 10, Rick Rockhind, evangelist, will minister at the church. 

All are welcome to attend the services. For questions, call 585-3554.