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Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church to undertake renovations, awarded sacred sites grant

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has awarded a grant of $25,000 to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, under the Sacred Sites grant program, to be used for a portion of the cost of replacing the wood shingle roof over the St. Peter’s sanctuary on Mill Street in the village.

VanArnam to preach at Cazenovia Presbyterian Church

George VanArnam, noted United Methodist Church Minister and marriage and family therapist, will lead the worship service at the First Presbyterian Church in Cazenovia on Sunday, Sept. 20.

Way of the Master course offered at Federated Church of New Woodstock

The Federated Church of New Woodstock will host an evangelism seminar based on the award-winning TV series “The Way of the Master (WOTM).” The seminar will be held eight consecutive on Sundays at 9 a.m. starting Sept. 13.

School board offers first reading of revised religious release time policy

The Cazenovia Board of Education last week received the first “reading” of the proposed revision to the district’s religious release time policy for students who attend religious education during the school day. The changes in the policy do not effect whether or not the program will continue to exist — it must under state law — but rather how it is administered and how it ensures that all students in the district receive “appropriate educational opportunities” throughout the school day.

First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia offers Palm Sunday service of celebration

The First Presbyterian Church in Cazenovia will celebrate a Palm Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 29.

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Cazenovia Presbyterian welcomes new interim pastor

Rev. Ed Townsend has been named the interim pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia on Albany Street, a position in which he will serve for the next six months.

Cazenovia Presbyterian Church to hold Christmas Eve candlelight service

The Cazenovia Presbyterian Church will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, Dec. 24. Elder Kevin Curtis will light the traditional Christ Candle in the middle of the advent wreath.

Yard sale to benefit Haiti planned for July 26, 27

St. James Haiti Committee has finalized plans for its annual yard sale to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27, on Route 20 East past McDonald’s just outside the village of Cazenovia. Furniture, household items, appliances, athletic equipment, camping gear, tools, toys, decorations, games and crafts will be available.

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Zimbabwean gospel singer brings music, joy to Cazenovia

On his first visit to the United States, in the midst of an East Coast tour, international gospel sensation and social activist Tembalami is spending some of his time in Cazenovia and performing three concerts in the village this week. Tembalami Tagwirei— who is typically known simply as “Tembalami” — is a gospel musician from Zimbabwe with a passion for inspiring, motivating and educating the current as well as the next generation.

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New director of music at Cazenovia Presbyterian Church

The First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia has announced that Vince Guarneiri is the new director of music.

Caz Presbyterian Church and Morrisville Community Church to hold Ash Wednesday service

The First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia in conjunction with the Morrisville Community Church will hold a Service of Divine Worship at 7:30 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, March 5, at the Morrisville Community Church, located on 3824 Swamp Road, Morrisville. The service will include readings from the Old and New Testament, the Imposition of Ashes, a Responsive Litany of Penitence and a Lord’s Prayer Litany. The Meditation “The Father Who Sees in Secret” will be given by Rev. Steve Thomas, pastor of the Cazenovia Presbyterian Church.

Open Door Baptist Church ‘Sportsmen’s Banquet’ will be as good as always

Former ‘Wild Game Dinner’ will change menu but nothing else, pastor says

This Saturday, Feb. 1, the Open Door Baptist Church in New Woodstock will hold its 29th annual dinner and presentations for local outdoor enthusiasts. The event, which typically draws about 300 people, will be the same as it has every year with the exception of dinner: the previous homemade dishes made from wild game brought by attendees will not be allowed, and instead a pulled park barbecue will be served.

St. James to hold lasagna dinner fundraiser for Haiti

All are invited to St. James’ʼHaiti lasagna dinner, Saturday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Church Hall. The dinner includes lasagna, salad, Italian bread, dessert and beverages, including wine. Macaroni and cheese is an option. The prices are: $8 for adults (13+), $4 for children, and/or $25 for a family.

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Large community turnout at prayer vigil service for hospitalized Cazenovia boy

Local 10-year-old continues to improve after falling down a well on Oct. 26

Approximately 200 members of the Cazenovia community attended a prayer service and candlelight vigil last week for Charlie Thompson, the 10-year-old boy who remains in stable but critical condition in Golisano Children’s Hospital after falling down a well on Oct. 26. Family, friends and supporters of Charlie of all ages — including many of his classmates and teachers from Cazenovia Middle School — turned out to the service, which was held at the First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia and led by Thompson family friend Rev. Ethan Worthington, Cazenovia regional minister for Eastern Hills Bible Church in Manlius.

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Prayer vigil service tonight for hospitalized Cazenovia boy

Local 10-year-old who fell down a well last week continues to improve

Family, friends and supporters of 10-year-old Charlie Thompson will hold a prayer service and candlelight vigil from 6 to 6:30 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia, located at 27 Albany St.