Emmanuel Methodist lay speaker Paul Rice (left) and pastor John Chesney draft plans for the lakeside worship service scheduled for 9 a.m. Sunday July 14.
Book-signing event set for Bolton
BOLTON LANDING — Internationally acclaimed author Jeanne Selander Miller, who has written about her personal experiences with losing loved ones, will be conducting a book signing session from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday July 13 at Trees Adirondack Books & Gifts in Bolton Landing.
Miller, of Old Forge, was honored for her memoir “A Breath Away” at the London International Book Festival.
Miller’s memoir recounts struggles and triumphs of the eight years during which her late husband battled a rare form of cancer. The book describes how she coped when her life that she had anticipated was radically altered. Miller has described the book as a love story about learning to embrace the life that you have been given.
Miller’s next book, A Million Miles from Home, was released in April and has already received an award for autobiography at the Paris International Book Festival. This book deals with divorce and moving towards forgiveness.
Trees is located at 4942 Lake Shore Drive, and can be reached at: 644-5756.
Lakeside service scheduled
An outdoor worship service with a scenic backdrop has been planned by a new pastor at Emmanuel United Methodist Church.
The service, to be held at 9 a.m. Sunday July 14 at the pier in Rogers Memorial Park, is envisioned as an outreach to the community as well as seasonal visitors.
Pastor John Chesney will officiate, while Paul Rice, Emmanuel Methodist’s organist, will provide musical accompaniment.Those planning to attend should bring chairs, although some seating will be available.
John Chesney has been pastoring Emmanuel United Methodist since Easter. A retired pastor, Chesney served churches in Vermont and New York.
For five years, Emmanuel Methodist Church has been served by a variety of supply pastors, lay speakers, and guest pastors.
Regular worship services led by Pastor Chesney are held Sundays at 9 a.m. at the church on Stewart Ave. Another lakeside worship service is planned for Aug. 11.
Calif. folksinger to perform here
Noted contemporary singer-songwriter Jonah Smith, who has toured internationally, will perform in Bolton Landing’s Pub on 9 at 8 p.m. Thursday July 18.
Originally from upstate New York, Smith recently moved to California, and he’s now touring the East Coast.
Smith has the range of talent to write the simplest folk song or draft an orchestral arrangement. His influences include American blues as well as soul, country, and folk idioms.
He has won an Independent Music Award for his song “My Morning Scene.” Smith has shared the stage with such noted artists as Madeleine Peyroux, Los Lobos and Little Feat. The New York Times has said, “Smith’s folk songs are equally well suited to downtown lounges and rural front porches, and his languid, easy vocals are pleasantly textured.”
This appearance celebrates the release of Jonah’s new album, In the Kitchen, created with Andy Stack, who will also be performing. The cover charge for this concert is $15.
Pub on 9 offers a full menu, and all ages are welcome. Pub on 9 is located at 4571 Lakeshore Drive in Bolton Landing. Their phone number is 644-7023.