Annual Island Service Sunday
RAQUETTE LAKE — The annual Island Service at the historic Church of the Good Shepherd on St. Hubert’s Isle is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5.
Free refreshments and transportation from the Village Dock will be offered at 2 p.m., courtesy of Burke’s Marina.
An offering will be collected for building repairs.
All are welcome. For questions, call (315) 354-4267.
Peru churches offering VBS next week
PERU — Two Peru churches are working together to bring “Operation Overboard” vacation Bible school to children ages 3 years to sixth grade.
The free school is offered from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, Aug. 6 through 10, at the Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, 13 Elm St.
To register, call Peru Community Church at 643-8641 or St. Augustine’s Church at 643-2435.
Church offering floral design class
PLATTSBURGH — The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is hosting a free floral design class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 10 Adirondack Lane.
Children of all faiths ages 7 to 14 and their families are invited to the free class, which will be presented by Trudy Sworts.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Enrollment is limited, so call Sworts at 420-8106 to pre-register for the class or for any questions about the event.
House of Prayer planning events
ELLENBURG CENTER — Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer, at 7270 Star Road, Route 190, is hosting a number of events in August.
First Saturday Devotion, which includes adoration, rosary and meditation, confession and Mass with the Rev. Bill Edwards, is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. A light lunch will follow.
Consecration to Mary, Mass, rosary and confession is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15. Edwards will be presiding over the service, which is for those newly consecrating or wishing to renew.
Foundation Day Celebration is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. The Most Rev. Terry LaValley, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg, will preside at Mass, and the Rev. Jack Downs will give a conference on Meditation and Contemplation. An RSVP is required by Aug. 15.
The events are free, but donations are appreciated.
For questions, call 594-3253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer rally planned in Ogdensburg
OGDENSBURG — The Northern Conference Knights of Columbus is holding a prayer rally for protection of consecration rights and religious freedoms on Sunday, Aug. 12, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 415 Hamilton St.
The rally will begin outside at 2 p.m. with remarks from the Most Rev. Terry LaValley, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg. At the conclusion of remarks by guest speakers, those gathered will process into the cathedral to pray the rosary.
Afterward, all are invited to the Knights of Columbus Hall on 721 Hasbrouck St., Ogdensburg, for refreshments, which are by donation, with entertainment provided by Jack Kelly and The Little Big Band.
Chick-fil-A supporters recognize
ATLANTA (AP) — Chick-fil-A supporters are eating at the chicken chain’s restaurants as the company continues to be criticized for an executive taking a public position against same-sex marriage.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Baptist minister, declared Wednesday “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.”
A spokeswoman for the Rev. Billy Graham says the 93-year-old evangelist ate a Chick-fil-A lunch, including a chicken sandwich and waffle fries, at his North Carolina home.
Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press last month that the Atlanta-based company was “guilty as charged” for backing “the biblical definition of a family.” Gay rights groups and others answered with calls for boycotts.
Opponents of Cathy’s stance have planned “Kiss Mor Chiks” for Friday, asking people of the same sex to show up at Chick-fil-A locations and kiss each other.