Church News


Catholic church to conduct census

The Catholic Community of St. Philip of Jesus in Willsboro; St. Elizabeth’s in Elizabethtown; St. Philip Neri in Westport and St. Joseph’s in Essex are conducting an informal census in an effort to both update their records and as a way of identifying community needs of the parishioners Saturday, July 25 and July 26.

Church to hold annual lottery

The St. Sacrament Episcopal Church is having their annual lottery again this year.

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Picnic meal to be served at fellowship dinner

The next Free Community Fellowship Dinner at the First United Methodist Church, 1045 Wicker St. (Rte 9N) will be held Sunday, July 5, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Reservations are not needed.

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Strawberry fest postponed

For the first time in 10 years, friends and members of the First Congregational Church of Crown Point felt the need to postpone its Strawberry Festival.

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Wrrnsbg. and Thurman teens look forward to brightening others’ lives

Local teenagers look forward to spending a week this summer helping Boston-area residents with chores they aren't able to accomplish on their own — while the teens strengthen their faith, learn about those less fortunate, and gain new friendships.

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Nothern Points Cluster celebrates 20 years

In 1995, three local churches became a "cluster," presided over by a single Priest. To celebrate their twentieth anniversary, the cluster has three events planned between June and September.

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Thrift shop hosts annual lunch

The volunteers at the First United Methodist Church Thrift Shop in Ticonderoga came together recently for their annual luncheon and recognition ceremony.

Parishes to make home visits

A church home visiting activity is about to begin in the towns of Indian Lake and Minerva.

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Thrift shop at FUMC preps for events

The Thrift Shop at the Ticonderoga First United Methodist Church will be participating in two Chamber of Commerce events, announced Jeannine Wright, co-manager of the shop.

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Renovations bode well for longevity of two local churches

For some area churches, renovations are more a sign of resiliency than one of decay.

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New St. Mary’s set to open Monday

Parents, teachers and community members came to St. Mary’s Church Sept. 9 committed to move forward after having their hearts broken by the Sept. 5 fire at their school.

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St. Mary’s staff starts to pick up pieces

While there is only one major scar on the outside of St. Mary’s School, inside the walls is a scene of destruction and devastation.

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Ti Police lead agency in St. Mary's investigation

Chief Mark Johns has announced the fire has officially been deemed as suspicious and the investigation is in the early stages.

Ti Police: St. Mary's fire classified as 'suspicious'

Ticonderoga Police confirm all potential accidental causes for the St. Mary's fire have been ruled out.

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Community rallies behind St. Mary’s School

“It has been phenomenal,” Father Kevin McEwan said of the support he has received less than 24 hours after the fire was first reported. “So many have reached out and said whatever you need, we will work with you to make it happen.”