More than just art, the stained glass windows reveal history, spirituality, community ties
Skaneateles residents passing down East Genesee Street soon will notice boarded-up window frames have replaced the beautiful stained-glass windows in the top story, front façade of the First Presbyterian Church. Don’t worry — the church is not moving, or going defunct, but rather nearing the completion of a 20-year project to restore all the stained glass windows to a structurally sound state.
What would motivate 42 teenagers to come together on a weekend, stop eating and spend their time learning about world hunger and how they can help? “It feels good to do something for people less fortunate than us,” said Mikaela Terhune.
Susan Grady conducts the First Presbyterian Church Bell Choir during morning service on Sunday, April 29, for a performance of the original piece "Invitation,” composed by Kevin McChesney, one of the nation’s foremost composers of handbell music.
Everyone knows something about world-hunger. But what can we do about it? This weekend, many Skaneateles kids in sixth through twelfth grade will be participating in a worldwide program called 30 Hour Famine that does try to do something about it.
St. James Episcopal begins its second year of bilingual outreach
Once a month for the past year, native Spanish-speaking immigrants, Spanish-speaking Americans and even Spanish language students in high school and college have been attending bilingual communion services at St. James Episcopal Church in Skaneateles.
A new type of children’s worship service is exciting members of St. James’ Episcopal Church this season. Director of Children's Ministries Colleen Smith along with Rector Becky Coerper have helped develop a service known as JOY Church, an interactive service lead by the children of St. James'.
Traditional Christmas Carols and a variety of holiday music new and old will be offered at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the First Presbyterian Church, corner of Main and North Streets in Marcellus. This year, the Dean Brothers (Bob, John and Peter, with Holly Gregg) will be featured.
Members of the Skaneateles community and congregants of seven different local churches came together on the Sunday before Thanksgiving to offer thanks, prayers and song in a joint worship service at St. James Episcopal Church.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 37 West Genesee St. in Skaneateles, will hold its 12th Annual Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4.
Beginning at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, more than one dozen bells throughout the village of Skaneateles will ring in honor of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States.
The First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles has appointed Crawford R. Thoburn its new chancel choir director following the recent retirement of Dr. Thomas Baker after 28 years of service.