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In and Around Hannibal: Hannibal Methodist Church, Part 3

Part III Hannibal Methodist Church

In July of 1984, 200 years of Methodism in America is celebrated.

Both the Methodist and Community Churches joined together for worship in a special service titled “Prayer in the Square.”

We all gathered bringing our own lawn chairs, forming a large congregation for this special occasion. A good number of the attendees came dressed in the period.   Continue reading

In and Around Hannibal: More about Hannibal Methodist Church

This Sunday marks the 175th Anniversary of the Hannibal Methodist Church.

The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. at Firemen’s Field on Rochester Street with an old fashioned revival meeting. Following there will be a picnic. Dress as you might have 175 years ago for church.

The day promises to be one filled with music and fun for everyone. Join them as they celebrate this milestone in the Hannibal Community. I hope to be there! Continue reading

In and Around Hannibal: Quilt of Valor

Kerry Barnes, NYS Guild coordinator, presented the Rev. Moritz Fuchs with a Quilt of Valor this past Sunday following Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary. Mass was celebrated by the Rev. John Smegelsky and Deacon Phillip Kehoe. The quilt was made for Father Fuchs by the Sugar House Quilters of Crocketts. Members who worked on the quilt are Jean Derby, Shirley King, Peggy Griffin, Rita Pavo, Lois Radomski, Martha Sage, Cinda Shupe, Bonnie Thompson, Marylou Brower, Lillian Foster and Linda Leach. Pictured from left are Shirley King, Fuchs, Kerry Barnes, Jean Derby and Deacon Kehoe.
Kerry Barnes, NYS Guild coordinator, presented the Rev. Moritz Fuchs with a Quilt of Valor this past Sunday following Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary. Mass was celebrated by the Rev. John Smegelsky and Deacon Phillip Kehoe. The quilt was made for Father Fuchs by the Sugar House Quilters of Crocketts. Members who worked on the quilt are Jean Derby, Shirley King, Peggy Griffin, Rita Pavo, Lois Radomski, Martha Sage, Cinda Shupe, Bonnie Thompson, Marylou Brower, Lillian Foster and Linda Leach. Pictured from left are Shirley King, Fuchs, Kerry Barnes, Jean Derby and Deacon Kehoe.

Have you ever heard of a Quilt of Valor?

I hadn’t until last week when Jean Derby called me and told me that one was going to be presented to a special somebody in Hannibal…but it was a secret and I was not to tell.

Well the secret’s out, so now I can tell. The recipient of the Quilt of Valor is the Rev. Moritz Fuchs, Fulton native and a dear man, dear to the hearts of many throughout Central New York and especially to those parishioners of Our Lady of the Rosary in Hannibal. Continue reading

In and Around Hannibal: Nuns on the Bus

By Rita Hooper

I’ve mentioned before that I attended Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington in April.

I had the opportunity to meet Sister Simone Campbell and even to share a few minutes with her in the lobby. I had dropped by to get a signed copy of her book but they weren’t available yet, so she signed a piece of paper and I placed an order for her book: Nuns on the Bus.   Continue reading