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All Saints Episcopal Church to hold festival

All Saints Episcopal Church will celebrate its anniversary with a community festival in September.

The church, which has been located for its entire existence at the corner of South First and Academy streets, will hold the festival from Friday, Sept. 14 to Sunday, Sept. 16.

Members of the festival committee are reaching out to all of Fulton’s churches, civic groups and the public to join the celebration. Any legitimate group may have space for a booth to offer arts, crafts, food, activities, information, displays and more.

Booths are free and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Church officials only ask that groups taking a booth consider making a donation to the church in return for the space, especially for those booths selling products.

Proceeds from the festival will support the church’s programs and outreach, including it’s successful Tuesday Night dinner program, which offers a free meal to members of the community.

The dinner program has served thousands of meals in its three-year existence. It operates on volunteer labor, donations and grants.

The event will also feature rides from Ontario Amusements. Tours of the historic church are planned. Tours of the church will include history, historic windows, organ and carillon.

The carillon chimed 175 times Jan. 15 to begin the church’s anniversary celebration. The year has also been marked by a rededication of the church. With Bishop Gladstone “Skip” Adams in attendance, a joyous event marked Rev. Harold Avery’s 60th anniversary of his Episcopalian ordination.

Still to come is a dinner and special Sunday service on the weekend of Nov. 3-4.

Zion, the name of the first Episcopal church in Fulton, was changed to All Saints November 7, 1915. According to the Liturgical Calendar, All Saints Sunday is the Sunday following Nov. 1, All Saints Day.

Those seeking additional information may call Sonja Shoen-Delong at 378-3744, Marilou Santoro at 343-0172 or Lynn Bullard at 598-9535.

All Saints church to celebrate 175 years

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.