The Skaneateles Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Skaneateles United Methodist Church, 26 Jordan St. It is the opportunity to give thanks for things received during the past year and a time to remember those still in need.
Skaneateles United Methodist Church will host “Dreams and Desires: An Evening of Classical Music,” Friday, Sept. 28, beginning at 8 p.m. The participating artists are known in the Central New York area for their work with the Syracuse Opera and Syracuse Symphony. All proceeds will go to the church's Roof Revival Fund.
Frank and Veronica Tokarz will be renewing their marriage vows on Monday, Sept. 17, at the 8:15 a.m. Mass, St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Skaneateles, in preparation for their 75th wedding anniversary the following day. A reception will be held after Mass for anyone wishing to join them.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is holding its annual Country Fair Saturday, Aug. 18.
Choral compositions and arrangements by Crawford R. Thoburn, chancel choir director at the First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles, are now being published by St. James Music Press.
Five public hearings on various property issues took up much of the Skaneateles Town Board’s July 19 meeting, with the board addressing unsafe buildings, establishing a new drainage district and conveying land to Grace Chapel.
Vacation Bible Blast offers one-day, family-oriented program
Churches of the Skaneateles Clergy Association are experimenting with a new form of vacation bible school this summer that will consolidate the event to a one-day affair and invite parents to participate.
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.