First Presbyterian schedules events
First Presbyterian Church of Warrensburg will host Rev. Tim Coombs from Scotia in a one-person presentation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at 6 p.m. Saturday Dec. 11, and all are invited. Refreshments will be available from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and during the intermission of the performance. Donations to cover Rev. Tim's travel expenses will be collected. The church is located at 3 Stewart Farrar Ave.
A Christmas program including carol singing and a holiday youth drama will be presented on Sunday Dec. 12 during the 10 a.m. worship service. The choir will lead the congregation in Christmas carols, while the youth of the assembly will provide the acting.
Presbyterian youth group is busy
A few months ago Rev. Lucy Harris of the First Presbyterian Church of Warrensburg started a youth group which meets the first and third Wednesday of each month. The group consists of 6-8 teenagers at this time, and more from the community are welcome to join.
The group gives the youth a place to hang out and have fun while exploring spiritual, ethical and philosophical issues, Harris said. Each meeting of the ecumenical group starts with a dinner at 5:30 p.m. that appeals to teens, followed by open discussion. The group is having fun as well as serving the community, we hear. The group recently went on a trip to the Great Escape and on Saturday Dec. 18 they will deliver homemade cookies and sing carols to the seniors at the Countryside Adult Home on Schroon River Rd. A future retreat trip, including a theme entitled The Gospel according to Harry Potter, is now in the planning stages. All are welcome to join in the group - contact Rev. Lucy Harris at 623-2723 for details.
WCS youth donate to
Ronald McDonald House
On Thursday Nov. 11 three Warrensburg High School students - Marissa Hayes, Kerrigan Roth and Josana Stone - delivered 80 lbs. or approximately 100,000 pull tabs from beverage, pet food, soup cans etc. to Ronald McDonald House in Albany. The money raised from collecting such tabs goes to help pay for the operation of Ronald McDonald house. The Ronald McDonald house provides comfort and respite for families seeking local medical treatment for seriously ill children. The students are asking folks in the region to save their tabs and drop them off at the office of the Warrensburg High School.
Thank you to Warrensburg's 'guardian angels'
This past week an elderly woman was spotted wandering along Main St. after midnight. Four young adults - E.J Brown, Kade Hamelin, Jill Bailey and Cindy Viele - spotted her and brought her the the rectory of St. Cecilia's on Main St. Sister Linda Hogan talked to the lady and called the Warren County sheriff's office which responded and they determined this lady was Josie's 87-year-old mother. The teens get a hearty "Thanks" from Baker and the entire community for guiding the elderly woman to appropriate authorities. Baker would also like to thank Sheriff's Officer Michael Anuszewski. New locks have been installed on the doors of the woman's residence to deter this from happening again.
Political signs littering landscape
Dull November days lend a depressing cast to the landscape, but the leftover political signs around town creates a litter that deepens the feeling.
While the signs offer a pleasant reminder of our nation's principle of freedom of speech, they do represent visual clutter after the election is over -- it would demonstrate responsibility if candidates removed the signs promptly after the election.
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Youth continue charitable works
A group of teenagers at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church participated in a work mission this summer in North Carolina, but their return to a familiar locale hasn't dimmed their enthusiasm for volunteer work.
Mission organizer Phyllis Welsh reported this week of what they've been up to in the last several months.
In September the teenagers and their adult mentors collected and delivered back-to-school clothes for distribution to the local needy by North Country Ministry. During October, the teens observed Make a Difference Day and over twenty youth and adults performed yard and landscape cleanup for various local residents, including the elderly and homebound.
One crew went to Thurman and assisted a resident picking up shingles from around his home. Ten youth also helped the Lang family clean up their yard.
The "Youth on a Mission" group will be collecting gift certificates for Wait House as their Christmas project. On Saturday Dec. 4 they they will be selling soup and hot beverages at a church holiday bazaar to coincide with the Christmas in Warrensburgh fest. The funds from these sales will go toward their 2011 Mission trip to Pittsburgh.