Category Archives: Church

Church to show new movie

On one Sunday each month, First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St., continues to show, free of charge, full-length movies.

Many are newly released. At 2 p.m. Sept. 15 the church will show a movie well suited to older adults. Families also are welcome to this PG rated flick. Popcorn and soda are provided free of charge.

Copyright restrictions do not allow First United to publicize the title of the movie or the leading characters.

It is a prequel to the classic movie based on the novel by L. Frank Baum. It begins in the Midwest in black-and-white and then falls to a “Technicholor Neverland” in the eye of a twister.

In this place of garish, unnatural wonders and exotic fauna the bewildered magician is swept off his feet by not one, but three magnificent witches.

For further information, contact the Rev. David Nethercott at 592-2707 or

All Saints festival Sept. 13


All Saints Episcopal Church in Fulton will host a festival with food, handmade crafts, wooden items, jewelry, baked goods, canned goods, face painting and children’s amusements.

The festival will open 4 p.m. Sept. 13 at the church, on South First and Academy streets, and continue with a garage sale at 8 a.m. Sept. 14, booths at 10 a.m. and a rodeo at noon.

Proceeds benefit the church missions, including the free Tuesday night dinner.

Little Utica church offers free luncheon for area seniors

Little Utica United Methodist Church will be holding a free senior luncheon in the church parlor for people in the community age 55 and older from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 11.

This will be an opportunity for community members to have lunch and socialize with their neighbors.

The menu will include baked ziti, macaroni and cheese, Italian bread, tossed salad and gelatin salad. Punch, milk, tea and coffee, along with a variety of desserts, also will be served.

The next lunch is noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 9.

The church is located on Lamson Road, heading west off Route 48, just past the intersection of Lamson Road and East Mud Lake Road.

For more information, call the church at 678-2270 or visit the church’s website at

All Saints hosts Blessing of the Backpacks Sept. 1, 8

The “Blessing of the Backpacks” will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, South First and Academy streets, Fulton, Sept. 1 and Sept. 8 immediately following the 9 a.m. service.

Each backpack will hold the physical tools for learning. However, hidden among those tools are a lot of hopes and dreams of and for that student.

The hope that the year will be full of promise and fresh starts.

The hope that friendships with classmates and colleagues will be strong.

The hope that there will be mutual respect for each student and educator.

The hope that the student will feel safe.

The hope that there will be challenges to call upon his or her best efforts and enough accomplishments to satisfy and delight him or her.

The hope he or she grows in knowledge and becomes a lifelong learner.

All students in the community are invited to bring their backpacks for a blessing as they begin a new school year.

All Saints Sunday school resumes Sept. 8

The Sunday School at All Saints Episcopal Church, South First and Academy streets, Fulton, will resume Sept. 8.

The program will start with children of all ages gathering together in the parish house from 9 to 10:30 a.m. to embrace a program entitled Taste the Bread, which will explore the sacraments.

Children in the Episcopal church have been receiving communion at whatever age deemed appropriate to their parents.

A four-week program, Taste the Bread, is based on understanding Bible verses; understanding words heard in church and developing faith.

This will be accomplished through storytelling, remembering games, crafts (stoles, clay) and breadmaking, along with other multi-sensory lessons. All Saints will present the program in four Sunday morning segments.

On Oct. 6 the church school will meet and divide into elementary, intermediate and high school classes  immediately following church. Nursery is offered each week during worship.

For more information, contact the church office at 592-2102 and leave a message. Someone will return the call.

Three churches sponsor holiday worship at gazebo

The greater Fulton community is invited to participate in Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 1 at Fulton’s downtown gazebo.

The service is sponsored by three congregations: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, State Street United Methodist Church and First United Church of Fulton.  The service will include communion.

Everyone is invited to bring a food offering for the Salvation Army Food Pantry.

Communion will be served.

Coffee, cookies and cold drinks will be shared following the service.  It is recommended that participants bring a lawn chair.

In case of inclement weather, the service will take place at First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St.

Each congregation directly engaged in presenting this worship service is amember of The Greater Fulton Area Council of Christian Churches.

The Council of Churches hosts a number of shared events each year, including the 27th annual Fulton Crop Walk scheduled for Oct. 6.

For further information, and for updated related to weather conditions, contact the Rev. David Nethercott at church at 592-2707, by cellphone at 415-2408 or by email at

Vintage Truth’s podcast kicks off fall season

All area people are invited to watch the band Vintage Truth via live podcast at 8 p.m. each Tuesday at Gods Vision Christian Church, 326 West St., Hannibal.

The Vintage Online Campus hot spot in Hannibal will kick off the new semester with free chicken wings and pizza from 8 to 10 p.m. Sept. 3.

The program is geared toward college age people, young adults and those young at heart. Each week more than 600 people watch the Vintage band play worship music followed by a message from Wes Aarum.

Aarum’s message focuses on life direction, life purpose, help with relationships and answers to tough questions. The message is broadcast live from the Chapel at Crosspoint in Buffalo.

Many colleges and cities have formed Vintage Online Campus hot spots where people join together to watch Vintage Truth via a live podcast.

In Hannibal, Vintage Truth is shown on a 12-foot screen. Many nights food and drinks are available. Vintage is always free.

All area residents and church groups are invited to attend and join in discussions after the podcast.

Those who are interested also can  watch live at and obtain details at or call Erik at 564-6133.

Bowen’s Corners UMC plans fundraiser

Bowen’s Corners United Methodist Church is preparing for its annual Fall Rummage Sale and Bake Sale.

The event will be held Sept. 6 and 7 at the church, 758 state Route 176, just west of Fulton. Hours are 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day.

Featured will be a wide array of clean, wearable clothing, books, toys and household items along with a variety of home baked goods. On Sept. 7, shoppers may fill a bag for $2.