June 14, 2013

Faith Briefs: June 14, 2013


---- — Catholic Charities holding Open House

PLATTSBURGH — Catholic Charities of Clinton and Essex Counties is having its Open House from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at 43 Durkee St., Suite 300B.

All are invited to learn about the services the organization provides and meet new staff members. Light refreshments will be provided.

Those interested in attending should RSVP by calling 561-0470 or emailing by Wednesday, June 19.

Local Church of Spiritualism hosting guest speaker Sunday at Grange

MALONE — The North Country Church of Spiritualism is presenting Linda Marie Hill at a meeting at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Grange on Raymond Street.

Hill is a Reiki master, teacher, author and psychic. She will lecture on “Healing With the Angels.”

A freewill offering will be collected to defray expenses, and a potluck dinner will follow.

Annual Spring Women’s Luncheon set for Wednesday

ESSEX — The annual Spring Women’s Luncheon of the Essex Community Church will be held at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, in the Fellowship Hall at 2743 Route 22.

A salad luncheon will be served and a freewill offering will be received. The guest speaker is Rita Alford, the area coordinator of Operation Christmas Child.

All are welcome and invited to attend.

For questions, call Peggy Hunn at 963-4445.

Vacation Bible school starts soonin Willsboro area

WILLSBORO — The Willsboro/Essex vacation Bible school will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, June 24, through Friday, June 28, at the Willsboro United Methodist Church, 3731 Main St.

The theme is “SonWest Roundup.” The program is for children in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade and will include music, Bible stories, crafts, games and special snacks.

Kids can come and wear a cowboy hat and receive a western handkerchief.

To register, call Barbara Dickinson at 963-7772.

Plattsburgh church hosting vacation Bible school

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Church of the Nazarene invites all community children ages 3 years through fifth grade to an upcoming vacation Bible school program.

“Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God” will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19, at the church’s 187 Broad St. location.

At Kingdom Rock, kids will participate in Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into treats and experience Bible adventures. They will also collect “Bible Memory Buddies” to remind them to stand strong and test out “Sciency-Fun Gizmos” that they can take home and play with. Kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called “God Sightings.” Children will also join an international missions effort to share God’s love.

Each day concludes with “Fanfare Finale,” 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

St. Peter’s offering teen Bible study

PLATTSBURGH — St. Peter’s Church is offering a teen Bible study at 7 p.m. Thursdays, June 25 through July 16 at the church, 114 Cornelia St.

“The Lion and the Lamb,” a brief DVD series by Mark Hart, who works for Life Teen, explores Revelation. Teens and young adults interested in learning more about what is possibly the most talked about book of the Bible are encouraged to attend.

The free event is sponsored by St. Peter’s Church. Call 563-1692 to sign up; OK if attendees are not available for every session.

Good Shepherd Church holding cookout Sunday

KEESEVILLE — The Keeseville Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene is hosting a Father’s Day Cookout on Sunday, following the 10:30 a.m. service.

All are invited to the free event at the church’s 124 Hill St. location.

Call 834-9408 for questions.