The musical stylings of Carol Fisher will kick off St. Mary of the Assumption’s annual Parish Bazaar with a performance Friday, July 13 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Fisher, a singer and songwriter, will be performing a variety of songs from her nine albums, including her latest album, “Singing the Psalms!”
In addition to her music ministry, Fisher hosts a daily talk show on a Christian radio that is heard throughout Central New York on 103.9 FM, 98.1 FM, 95.3 FM as well as on line at www.CatholicFamilyRadio.org.
“Music is a big part of our ministry,” said Fisher. “By putting prayers, scriptures and the beautiful truths of our Catholic Faith in joyful songs, along with secular music but with positive messages of faith and family.”
Fulton Alliance Church’s vacation Bible school is cleared for takeoff!
“We will take flight and watch amazing things happen as kids encounter God like never before, all against the backdrop of some of the world’s most amazing natural wonders,” a church spokesperson said. “All children entering kindergarten through youth entering seventh grade are encouraged to attend this year’s free Vacation Bible School.”
The VBS will be held July 9-13 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration and seating will begin daily at 8:30 a.m. with Worship Rally taking off at 9 a.m.
Children will gather together in the Aviation Wonders Hangar for singing, contests and a morning message. Parents may stay for Worship Rally.
“Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you.” — Philippians 1:27-28a
The admonition to conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ is always timely for followers of Jesus.
Adam Clarke, a British Methodist pastor and scholar who lived from 1762–1832, wrote a Bible commentary that has served the church well for nearly two centuries. He understood nuance and the cultural meaning of phrases used by the New Testament writers. He knew how the original readers understood certain words and phrases which we do not. He brings out a meaning in this passage that should lift our spirits on wings of joy. It also serves as an important reminder as we struggle to understand our dual citizenship as Americans and as Citizens of the Heavenly Kingdom.
Pastor Clarke writes, “The apostle considers the Church at Philippi as a free or imperial city, possessing great honors, dignities, and privileges in the Kingdom of Heaven and he exhorts the believers there to act, worthy of those honors and privileges they possess as free inhabitants of Christ’s imperial city, the Church.”
Thus, a lifestyle worthy of the gospel of Christ is one worthy of a child of the King.
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All Saints Episcopal Church, Fulton will be holding a service to rededicate its ministry and commitment to serve the broader community of Fulton June 3.
All Saints Church, originally known as Zion Episcopal Church (1837-1928) is currently celebrating its 175th year of existence.
The rededication service of worship will begin at 9 a.m. June 3 lead by Bishop Gladstone (Skip) Adams III, Celebrant. The Reverend Harold Avery, current interim priest, and Reverend Jeffrey Knox, former rector, will also lead portions of the service.
The congregation is not only celebrating its 175th anniversary of its parish existence, but the 60th anniversary of Rev. Avery’s ordination to the priesthood.
A reception will follow the worship service in the parish hall.
This event is open to the public. The parish will continue to host other events this through the end of this calendar year to celebrate its anniversary.
What in the world is happening in the Muslim world, how is it affecting America and what is the Christian response?
Dr. Daniel Shayesteh, an Iranian immigrant and director of the inter-denominational organization, “Exodus from Darkness,” is a national evangelist for the Christian and Missionary Alliance,
He will be speaking at Fulton Alliance Church May 18-20.
Shayesteh was deeply involved in the Iranian Fundamentalist Revolution in 1979 as a leading Muslim political leader and teacher of Islam. He was converted to Christianity after escaping to Turkey, having fallen out of favor with Khomeini’s political group.
Daniel Shayesteh will be speaking at the Fulton Alliance Church May 18-20.
“Mary an I were born into nominal Muslim families in a small city in Iran,” he said. “We became fully involved in the fundamentalist Islamic movement shortly after the Islamic Revolution. Our common interest in the movement drew us together and we were married. This involvement caused me to advance in the politically-oriented religion Islam, and with the recognition and support of people in our city I announced my candidacy for the Islamic Parliament.
“The bitter rivalry of Islamic politics which often leads to people being killed for their beliefs meant I was a threat to Khomeini’s political group who wanted to govern at any cost,” he said. “I was kidnapped by Khomeini’s Revolutionary Military and placed in a death cell to await a death sentence. God in his love and graciousness had other plans for my life and unexpectedly I was temporarily released, but I was not allowed to work in my city, and neither was I allowed to leave my city to seek work in other areas. Finally, after two attempts, I escaped into Turkey- homeless and without family or friends. My loneliness was overwhelming at the time and I feared for my family’s safety because of my escape.”