Word of Life to install new executive director

POTTERSVILLE — The public is welcome to attend an Installation Service for Donald H. Lough Jr., who will become the next executive director of Word of Life Fellowship, at 7 tonight at the Jack Wyrtzen Center on the Word of Life Bible Institute campus.

Lough will replace current Executive Director Joe Jordan. He brings more than 20 years of experience and service in the ministry, traveling to more than 60 countries as part of his ministerial responsibilities.

Lough graduated from the Word of Life Bible Institute in 1984 and then received a bachelor's degree from Cedarville University in 1987. In 1992, he graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary where he received a master of theology degree. After graduating from seminary, he became the assistant to the director of Word of Life's International Ministries. He then became the vice president of International Ministries where he served until 2006. For the past five years, Lough has served as director of Word of Life Fellowship.

Don and his wife, Darla, reside in Schroon Lake and have four children: Alyssa, Jonathan, Justin and Ashlyn.

Evangelist to share experiences in family Mafia

PLATTSBURGH — Evangelist Frankie Palermo will be speaking at the First Assembly of God at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Palermo will share his personal testimony of growing up in the Palermo Mafia family. Palermo became deeply involved in the inner workings of the Mafia, was given a 65-year prison term of which he served 14 ½ years in the Atlanta Federal Prison in Georgia.

"God gloriously delivered him, set him free and brought him to the pulpit," according to a press release.

He has been an evangelist for 36 years. His message will be "The Valley of Decision."

Judy Palermo will also speak at the 6 p.m. Sunday service.

For more information, call First Assembly of God, 164 Prospect Ave., at 563-5799.

Vermontville church to celebrate 75th

VERMONTVILLE — The Vermontville Community Church of the Nazarene on Route 3 will celebrate its 75th Anniversary starting at 11 a.m. Sunday with a service.

A barbecue, potluck, music, games and words from former Vermontville pastors will also be held from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

All are welcome to join the free festivities. Call Lauren LeFebvre at 891-1046 for details.

Fitness trainers to show 'Marriage Covenant' film

PLATTSBURGH — Gary and Valerie Liggins of SWATT (Souls Will Ascend Teaming Together for Jesus) Fitness will show their film, "Marriage Covenant Renewal," from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Cumberland 12 Cinemas, 18 North Bowl Lane.

The couple, international speakers and former celebrity fitness trainers, will "share their experience of leaving Hollywood and traveling the world on faith and favor, discovering God's plan for a holy marriage and how to negotiate your marriage terrain in ever-changing seasons," according to a news release.

Admission to the film is free.

For more information, visit www.swattforjesus.org.

Family Day/Open House planned at St. Mary's Academy

CHAMPLAIN — St. Mary's Academy is holding a Family Day/Open House from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the school, 1129 Route 9.

The event is for families of pre-school, pre-kindergarten (plus universal pre-K), kindergarten through grade six and any families considering sending their children to the parochial school.

A free Outdoor Family Movie Night, featuring the film "Rango," is also planned. The event is open to everyone. Activities, including games, food (for purchase) and fun, will start at 6:30 p.m. "Rango" will start at sunset. Bring chairs/picnic blankets.

Crown Point church to celebrate Heritage Sunday

CROWN POINT — The First Congregational Church of Crown Point will hold special Heritage Sunday services at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Led by Pastor David Hirtle, the service will recall hymns (played on the historic "pump" organ by Patricia Knapp), scriptures, prayers, anecdotal information and messages for all. Hirtle has also issued a challenge for Sunday: "The friends and members of the parish are to attempt to 'pack a pew' with their own friends and family much as would have been done in the early days of worship here in the greater Crown Point area," according to a news release.

Psychic to speak at Church of Spiritualism

MALONE — Tana Hanley, a psychic medium/meditation master, will be visiting the North Country Church of Spiritualism at the Grange Hall on Raymond Street at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Hanley has studied, practiced and developed her psychic abilities for more than 25 years. She uses meditation to make contact with the other side and is often times detailed in her descriptions, according to a press release.

A free-will offering will be taken to defray expenses.

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