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A unique experience is coming to Fulton

Tuesday, July 23 at 7 p.m., the Divisi Children’s Choir of Valencia, Spain will be performing at the Fulton Alliance Church.

They will do a variety of sacred and secular music. This choir of “voces blancas” has performed around the world, most recently in the Vienna’s Golden Hall at the United Nations World Peace Concert and in Dorog, Hungary.

Two of the choralists are daughters of a former Fulton resident Renee Rice, and granddaughters of Richard and Joyce Rice of Fulton.

Sofia and Raquel have been members of the choir for six years and have performed in Romania, Macedonia, Hungary, Austria, and are proud to bring their choir to Fulton.

Their U.S. tour will begin in Washington, D.C. singing at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. They will then travel to New York to sing in the Casa Galicia, Astoria, Queens.  hey then will travel to Boston to sing with the PALS Children’s choir.

While in the Fulton area, they will sing a Latin mass by Diericx at St. Mary’s Church in Auburn Sunday, July 21, at 9:45 a.m.

The concert is free and an offering will be taken for the choir.

The Fulton Alliance Church is located at 1044 N.Y.S. Rte. 48 South.

Alliance church to hold summer day camp

Joanna Pribis and Jasmine Spurling take a wild ride to Fulton Alliance Church’s summer day camp on the “Colossal Coaster.” The amusement park-themed day camp will take place July 8-12.
Joanna Pribis and Jasmine Spurling take a wild ride to Fulton Alliance Church’s summer day camp on the “Colossal Coaster.” The amusement park-themed day camp will take place July 8-12.

Fulton Alliance Church will hold its annual summer day camp July 8-12 from 9 a.m. to noon.

“Colossal Coaster World” is a free Vacation Bible School program with an amusement park theme. It is open to all children in the Fulton area in grades K-7.

Doors open for registration and check-in at 8:30 a.m. with the worship rally starting at 9:00 a.m. This large group gathering includes music, singing, contests and a morning message. Parents are encouraged to stay for the worship rally.

After the rally, children move into small groups by grade level for continued hands-on learning, bible stories, games, music class, crafts, and snacks.

Older children entering grades 6 and 7 will join the energetic “VBX” class, taught by youth pastor Tyler Sant of Fulton Alliance and youth worker Cory Angeleri of Oswego Alliance Church.

A ladies bible study will be offered immediately following the morning rally and will include fellowship, crafts, activities, and study. There is child care available for those attending the Bible study.

”Colossal Coaster World” is a fun and safe place where children can make new friends and spend a week this summer. We hope that parents will take advantage of this opportunity for their children,” said Monica Hines-Stoutenger, day camp director.

Registration may be done online at www.fultonalliance.org. Class size is limited.

The church is located at 1044 State Route 48.

Local churches plan special Christmas Eve services

by Andrew Henderson

Area churches have planned special Christmas Eve services.

The Fulton Alliance Church will hold its annual Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6 p.m.

There will be singing of Christmas carols, listening to the children’s choir, lighting the Advent wreath, and listening to a special Christmas message from Senior Pastor J. Spurling.   The service ends with the singing of “Silent Night” and lighting the candles throughout the congregation.

The Fulton Alliance Church is located at 1044 N.Y.S. Rte. 48, just south of the Fulton City line.

State St. United Methodist Church will be holding its annual Christmas eve services at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Also, Wednesday mornings State Street United Methodist Church opens their doors to the homeless.

Coffee, donuts and fellowship are offered from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Christmas Eve worship will be held at 7 p.m. at the First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St., Fulton.

This traditional service of “Lessons, Carols & Candlelight” will include the Christmas story from Scripture, the singing of carols, and candlelight shared in a large circle at the close of the service.

The Chancel Choir, directed by Burton Phillips, will bring the anthem, “Jesu, My Son,” a Chilean lullaby carol translated and arranged by Mary E. Caldwell. Ella Hicks will be the soloist for the carol.

The United Voices Quartet will perform “Jesus, What a Wonderful Child,” a traditional spiritual arranged by Rollo Dilworth. Scripture readers will include Roxanne Seeber, Barbara Hubbard, and Alan De Line.

Children will light the Christ Candle within the Advent Wreath. Burton Phillips will sing “O Holy Night” during the offertory and he will also assist in German for the singing of “Silent Night.” Colleen Ingersoll will serve as the guest organist.

The Christmas Eve service at the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church will be held at 6 p.m. Mount Pleasant is a country church built in 1870 and is known for the brilliant stained glass windows surrounding the entire sanctuary.

Christmas Eve, the interior lights are dimmed and the windows are back-lit from outside, creating an atmosphere that one little boy described as “like being inside a Christmas ornament.”

The service will feature the congregational singing of many of the hymns and carols of the season as well as music by a number of musicians.

This year, instrumental numbers will be presented by Ron and Nancy Caravan, The Corbett Family (Ginny, Joe and Scott), and the singing trio of Burnetta Bennett, Brooke Dolbear and Ashlee Stupp.

Pastor David Grey will bring a brief meditation and the service will close with the singing of “Silent Night” accompanied by the Corbetts.

This year, an offering will be received for the work of the local chapter of the Salvation Army.

Christmas Eve services at Hannibal Methodist Church will be held at 7 p.m. The Methodist Churches of Granby and Martville will be sharing in this service.

Wayne Kellogg, a professional musician and a native of Hannibal, will be guest organist for the service.

God’s Vision Christian Church in Hannibal will host its candlelight Christmas Eve service and children’s pageant will be  5:30pm Monday. All welcome.

The Christmas Eve service at Southwest Oswego Methodist  Church will held at 6:30 p.m. The candlelight service will include Scripture, carols and special music.

The Minetto United Methodist Church will conduct its annual Christmas Eve Nativity Barn Service at 5 p.m. at the Greco Family Farm, 297 W. Fifth Street Rd.

Attendees are asked to dress warmly; a flashlight will also be useful.

The traditional Candlelight Communion Christmas Eve service will follow at 8 p.m. in the church sanctuary at State Route 48 and County Route 8 in the village of Minetto.

Little Utica United Methodist Church is holding a special candlelight service on Christmas Eve at 8 p.m.

Rev. Betty Morey, Little Utica’s pastor, said she is looking forward to celebrating this joyous holiday.

“Christmas Eve is a wonderful time for families to join together in worship as we remember that Jesus is the reason for the season,” Morey said.

“We will be singing the familiar carols of Christmas and lighting our candles in celebration of the One who is the Light of the World. We invite everyone to join us in our time together.”

Morey is also the pastor at the Warners United Methodist Church and will be leading its Christmas Eve service starting at 6 p.m.

Little Utica United Methodist Church is located on Lamson Road, heading west off Route 48, just past the intersection of Lamson Road and East Mud Lake Road.

Rev. J. Jeffrey Spurling has accepted the position to serve as senior pastor at the Fulton Alliance Church. Spurling is pictured with his wife, Karen, and their two children, Jeffrey, 8, and Jasmine, 5.

New pastor named at Fulton Alliance

Rev. J. Jeffrey Spurling has accepted the position to serve as senior pastor at the Fulton Alliance Church. Spurling is pictured with his wife, Karen, and their two children, Jeffrey, 8, and Jasmine, 5.

Rev. J. Jeffrey Spurling has accepted the position to serve as senior pastor at the Fulton Alliance Church.

Spurling and his wife, Karen, and their two children, Jeffrey, 8, and Jasmine, 5, plan are settling into the South Pollard parsonage in time to emcee the church’s summer Day Camp. His preaching schedule begins July 29.

Having graduated from Nyack College and obtaining his master’s degree at Columbia Bible College, he pastored the Neighborhood Church in Gainesville, Fla., served as C&MA International Worker,  and served four years as administrative pastor with the International Church in Asuncion, Paraguay.

The past two years he has been on staff with Nyack and Houghton Colleges.

In addition to delivering Biblical life application preaching, he has a “passion for leadership development, small group ministries, mentoring, and community outreach,” church officials said.

Spurling is the eighth pastor of Fulton Alliance  Church following Rev. Dr. Marc Haynes (1997-2011), Rev. John Soper (1992 – 1996), Rev. Glenn Thomas (1983 -1992),  Rev. John Fogal (1971-1982), Rev. George Hall (1966-1970), Rev. James Walls (1960-1966), and Rev. George Richter (1955-1959).

The Fulton Alliance Church is located at 1044 N.Y.S. Rte. 48, Fulton, just south of the city line.

Fulton Alliance Church’s vacation Bible school is cleared for takeoff! The church will hold its aviation-themed vacation Bible school July 9-13 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Fulton Alliance Church to hold aviation Vaction Bible School

Fulton Alliance Church’s vacation Bible school is cleared for takeoff! The church will hold its aviation-themed vacation Bible school July 9-13 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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.

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National evangelist Daniel Shayesteh to visit Fulton church

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.

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Former Muslim to speak at Fulton Alliance Church

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.”

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