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Former Van Buren supervisor dies at 91

Longtime Van Buren stateswoman Elizabeth “Liz” McCarthy-Bowers died Jan. 25 at her home in Baldwinsville, five days shy of her 92nd birthday.

Church merger on the horizon

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to link with St. Stephen’s in Phoenix

Because of dwindling congregations, decreasing Mass attendance and a persistent shortage of priests, Catholic churches in the Diocese of Syracuse continue to consolidate. Baldwinsville’s St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church will link up with St. Stephen’s Church in Phoenix “upon the next pastoral opening at St. Stephen’s,” according to the Most Rev. Robert Cunningham, Bishop of Syracuse.

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Church to host free concert

The First Presbyterian Church of Baldwinsville will host a concert to be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 in the church sanctuary. This concert is part of the church’s 200th anniversary celebration and will commemorate the music and musicians of the church past and present. 

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First Presbyterian Church celebrates 200th anniversary

The oldest and first organized church in Baldwinsville celebrated its 200th year with an anniversary service and luncheon at the Red Mill Inn on Sunday.

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World class guitar duo comes to B’ville

International Guitar duo Loren and Mark will be returning to the Grace Episcopal Church for an afternoon of world class music at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28.

Little Utica UMC to host tribute

The EJ Thomas United Methodist Men will host a tribute to Rev. Wade Jarrett at noon Saturday, April 27, at Little Utica United Methodist Church. A free luncheon will be followed by the movie, “A Man Called Peter.” All proceeds from the love offering will go to Watson Homestead and Camp Casowasco, two of Rev. Jarrett’s favorite charities.

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First Presbyterian continues 200th celebration

The First Presbyterian Church of Baldwinsville continued its 200th Anniversary celebration with the hanging of a banner on the south side of its steeple at the corner of Elizabeth and Oswego streets on Friday, March 29.

Little Utica UMC plans trip to Holy Land

Little Utica United Methodist Church will hold a Holy Land Tour Information Night at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19.

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St. Mark's Youth Group feeds hungry, raises $5,300

The Youth Group at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Baldwinsville recently helped pack meals to be donated to Kids Care, An Outreach, Inc., that were distributed to local food pantries in the Syracuse area. The youth packed 3,400 meals during the event, which will help feed 20,832 people.

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Christian School Choice hosts successful education fair

Dozens of interested families and parents attended Christian School Choice’s first Education Fair Jan. 29 at Faith Baptist Church in Baldwinsville.

Lenten Luncheon Series kicks off Friday

Church Women United of Baldwinsville and the Baldwinsville Ministerial Association will again sponsor the 2012 Lenten Luncheon Series at 12:05 p.m. every Friday during Lent with a meditation in the First United Methodist Church.

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Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at Grace Episcopal

Grace Episcopal Church will hold this year’s community pancake supper from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the church undercroft, located at 110 Oswego Road (Route 48) in Baldwinsville to again benefit the food pantry. The public is invited to attend.

UMC to host Christmas Eve candlelight service

Little Utica United Methodist Church will hold a special candlelight service at 8 p.m. Christmas Eve.

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First United Methodist Church to present live nativity

Community invited to view Christmas story, visit Bethlehem Marketplace

The greater Baldwinsville community is invited to watch as the Baldwinsville First United Methodist Church brings the Christmas story to life.

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Students bring pets to school for blessing

Father Joseph Scardella, right, blesses Casey Burke’s dog Bailey during the Feast of St. Francis held Oct. 4 at St. Mary's Academy in Baldwinsville. Students were able to bring their pets to school for a special blessing by Father Scardella. The children enjoyed showing off their pets, which included dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, and more, to teachers and other students.