Category: Religion

First United Methodist Church of Seneca Falls welcomes J.J. Warren August 8th

First United Methodist Church of Seneca Falls welcomes J.J. Warren August 8th

The public is invited to join with the congregation of the First United Methodist Church of Seneca Falls, NY, on Sunday, August 8, 2021 to hear J.J. Warren. J. J. Warren will preach at the worship service that begins at 10 am, ... MORE
First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles welcomes a new pastor

First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles welcomes a new pastor

Rev. Michael Hill has been welcomed by First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles as their new pastor. Hill is from North Bend, Nebraska, where he was a pastor for six years, a member of the Homestead Presbytery, and its vice moderator. He was ... MORE
Zion Episcopal Church in Palmyra will unveil new labyrinth this weekend

Zion Episcopal Church in Palmyra will unveil new labyrinth this weekend

Sunday, July 11, Zion Episcopal Church in Palmyra will open its new outdoor walking labyrinth from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and everyone is welcome. The Labyrinth was created and designed by Zion treasurer Marie Fessler and constructed in a week by ... MORE
Demolition work begins at Auburn church after months of concern about possible collapse

Demolition work begins at Auburn church after months of concern about possible collapse

A church that has been a challenge for city of Auburn officials over the last several months is coming down. Demolition has started on the Wall Street Methodist Episcopal Church this week. The City applied for a court order to demolish the ... MORE
How to keep your church competitive in difficult times

How to keep your church competitive in difficult times

We have to deal with difficult realities head on: This has been a very hard time for churches all over the world. As many as nine are on the chopping block in the area. Some or all of them might have to ... MORE
Life, Religion

Nolan’s on Canandaigua Lake donates nearly $5,400 to St. Mary School

This month, Nolan’s on Canandaigua Lake donated nearly $5,400 to St. Mary’s School in Canandaigua. The money was raised through a portion of proceeds from the sale of Friday night fish fry dinners during Lent, and Nolan’s corned beef and cabbage special, ... MORE
A second COVID-19 Easter Sunday in Washington: prayers for Capitol Police, calls for vaccinating continue

A second COVID-19 Easter Sunday in Washington: prayers for Capitol Police, calls for vaccinations continue

A second Easter amid COVID-19 couldn’t stop parishioners from spreading the message of God in Washington on the Sunday holiday. It was a breezy but sunny bright Sunday along the National Mall. Hundreds of families and friends gathered in groups on the ... MORE
Final Hill Cumorah Pageant cancelled due to COVID-19

Final Hill Cumorah Pageant cancelled due to COVID-19

The famed Hill Cumorah Pageant will not be performed this year.  The Pageant, which was slated to end in its 83rd year in 2020, was postponed for its final season to July  2021. However, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ... MORE
Faith in Modernity: What does it mean to be religious today?

Faith in Modernity: What does it mean to be religious today?

Secularism is on the rise in today’s society. There is no other real way to put it, it is simply true. Nowadays, people don’t see the need to believe in God, or in any other form of religion. They find their secular ... MORE
Life, Religion
Seneca Falls churches will ring bells 400 times to remember 400,000 dead from COVID-19

Seneca Falls churches will ring bells 400 times to remember 400,000 dead from COVID-19

A trio of local churches in this Seneca County community will ring their bells 400 times to remember the 400,000 lives lost in the U.S. to COVID-19. Trinity Episcopal Church, the Seneca Falls United Methodist Church and the First Presbyterian Church will ... MORE
Changing our perceptions through faith and belief

Changing our perceptions through faith and belief

What do you think of when someone says, “Have faith”? For different people, faith can mean many different things. There’s no right or wrong answer because faith is whatever gives you the strength to stay in the game, to pull through rough ... MORE
Life, Religion
$10,000 grant to St. Peter’s Church in Geneva

$10,000 grant goes to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Geneva

The Rochester Area Community Foundation recently awarded a grant of $10,000 to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church for historic preservation. The Rochester Area Community Foundation, in partnership with generous philanthropists and community partners, works to improve the quality of life for people who ... MORE
REMEMBERING: Rev. Michael Francis Conboy, 85, of Skaneat

REMEMBERING: Rev. Michael Francis Conboy, 85, of Skaneateles

Reverend Michael Francis Conboy, 85, of Skaneateles passed away at home Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Father Conboy was a native of Auburn and the eldest of seven children of Philip J. & M. Elizabeth Maloney Conboy ... MORE
Child Victims Act extended in New York through August 2021

Child Victims Act extended in New York through August 2021

On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an extension of the look back window for victims to file claims under the Child Victims Act. Since going into effect last year, the Child Victims Act has provided an avenue for justice for thousands of ... MORE
Federal judge rules in Cuomo’s religious gathering limitations; gives churches same clearance as restaurants

Federal judge rules in Cuomo’s religious gathering limitations; gives churches same clearance as restaurants

A federal judge has ruled that religious institutions can have the same 50% indoor capacity as restaurants and businesses. Governor Andrew Cuomo had previously limited gatherings to 25% in Phase 3, then increased it to 33% for regions that entered Phase 4 ... MORE