September 14, 2012

Faith Briefs: Sept. 14, 2012


---- — Harvest Festival benefits Malone Catholic Parishes

MALONE — The Malone Catholic Parishes Holy Harvest Festival is from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Holy Family School, Homestead Park.

The event includes a harvest menu served from noon to 3 p.m., a raffle with a $1,000 first prize, a harvest table filled with autumn goodies, games and activities for children and a cake walk for all ages. Entertainment will also be provided.

Dinner tickets will be sold at the event and cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children under 5. Funds raised will go toward the four Malone Catholic parishes.

Psychic to speak

at Church of


MALONE — The North Country Church of Spiritualism presents Brenda Perretta-Gagne at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Grange Hall, 42 Raymond St.

Perretta-Gagne is a gifted psychic medium from Malone. She now resides in East High Gates, Vt., and her love for her Abenaki heritage runs deep. She directs an after-school program called the Circle of Courage, which runs three days a week where children learn native dances and traditions.

Perretta-Gagne will be speaking to the entire audience, giving mini readings to as many as possible.

A free-will offering will be taken to help defer expenses to bring speakers to the area. A potluck dinner will be held after the service.

New women’s

Bible study

offered in Essex

ESSEX — A new ecumenical women’s video Bible study will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Essex Community Church, 2306 Main St.

The study, “Fingerprints of God,” features Jennifer Rothchild. Six additional studies will follow.

All area women are invited and encouraged to attend.

If interested, call 963-7924 or 963-4445.

Registration open for religious

education classes

PLATTSBURGH — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh at 4 Palmer St. is now registering students in grades pre-K through 12 for religious education classes.

Classes generally run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. during Sunday services every week during the school year.

Children in grades pre-K through second-grade will engage in Spirit Play, a program rife with stories about the sources of faith, with units on ways to pray and world religions.

Third- through fifth-graders will be offered two curricula. Bibleodeon focuses on stories from the Bible, making connections between them and Unitarian Universalism. The second curriculum will either come from the Spirit of Adventure or consist of a seven-week “Harry Potter” themed course.

Sixth- and seventh-graders will be offered two curricula. The first is Amazing Grace, which strives to help youth understand right and wrong and act on that understanding. The second will be Riddle and Mystery, which assists youth in their own search for understanding.

Older students will be offered the Our Whole Lives curriculum, which is designed to help participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior.

To learn more, contact Lori at or 566-7957.