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Many songs we sing at Christmas are reminders that Christmastime is supposed to be happy. Songs like “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Jingle Bells,” etc. all communicate that Christmas time … more
What comes to your mind when I mention the word “generosity”? Or maybe I should ask – who comes to mind when I mention the word “generosity”? My gut tells me that most people have a face or … more
This year has been a really long season of transitions and uncertainty. We never imagined this time last year what 2020 would bring us. One thing we know for sure, the only constant is change! We can … more
HOLLAND PATENT — The Food Pantry of Foothills Rural Community Ministry will be open on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 4-6 p.m. and on Saturdays, Dec. 5, 12 and 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The food pantry will … more
The last Sunday of the church year that we celebrate this weekend “The feast of Christ the King” prompts some thoughts about endings and beginnings.  With the coronavirus on the up-tick and all … more
VERONA — Stone Soup, a community dinner, will be served as a take-out meal from the First Presbyterian Church of Verona from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. The meal will include a turkey casserole … more
CLINTON — Clinton United Methodist Church, 105 Utica Road, will host a Chili & Cornbread Drive-Thru Dinner from 3-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20. Each meal will come with chili — 16 or 32 ounces — … more
First Baptist, 301 W. Embargo St. 315-336-2610. Sun. 10 a.m. Grace Baptist (Southern Baptist), 8553 Turin Rd. 315-336-3341. Sun.11 a.m.  Friendship Baptist (independent), 4964 Rome-New London Road, … more
It’s commonly called “Turkey Day.” And when I was in high school the biggest football game of the year was the “Turkey Bowl” played between neighboring rival high schools. But it’s really … more
This month, sites in the Rome area will be among thousands of U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, … more
Sailors used to get tattoos on their knuckles that read “HOLD FAST.” One letter would appear on each of the non-thumb fingers. Hold fast comes from the Dutch “houd vast,” which means “hold … more
ORISKANY FALLS — Augusta Presbyterian Church, 2345 Route 26, will host its annual Election Day Chicken and Biscuit Dinner beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3. All meals will be take-out, and … more
UTICA — The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced eight Sacred Sites Grants totaling $140,000 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York State, including $30,000 to … more
VERONA — St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will hold a curbside spaghetti dinner on Friday, Nov. 6. All meals are takeout only and must be pre-ordered no later than Thursday, Nov. 5. The price is $9 … more
Rome Christian Women’s Club will hold its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at The Franklin Hotel on South James Street. No reservations are required. more
HOLLAND PATENT — The Foothills Rural Community Ministry Food Pantry will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 4-6 p.m. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, Nov. 7, 14 and 21. The pantry … more
ONEIDA – The annual Harvest Supper at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church has been postponed. The committee discussed concerns for the safety of the individuals who spend countless hours in … more
VERONA —This Halloween, trick or treating is going curbside at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 4897 Old Oneida Road. The new way to trick-or-treat is designed to help keep the community safe while … more
A book was suggested to me this summer by one of my instructors. The book was, “The Ragamuffin Gospel,” written by Brennan Manning. The chapter on tilted halos, was one I especially enjoyed … more
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