Religion

Cortland First United Methodist Church Cortland First United Methodist Church, at 734 Route 222, Cortland, will worship at 10 a.m. Sunday, led by Pastor Pamela Klotzbach. The worship is also …

Church helps pay medical debt for 149 Cortland County residents

Through a fundraising campaign, 149 people in Cortland County will have $112,350 worth of debt abolished, courtesy of the First Unitarian Church of Ithaca and the national nonprofit RIP Medical Debt. …

First candles of Hanukkah light the night in Homer

A baby celebrated the start of his first Hanukkah on Thursday evening at the Homer Village Green. He’s already a big fan of it, said Hannah Martelli, his mother. He is fascinated by the lights. …

‘It’s more building than what we need’

The Interfaith Center at SUNY Cortland has been rattling around inside too much space for too long, so it has sold its building and will move into space across the street. The building at …

Religion

Christ Community Church, at 292 Tompkins St., Cortlandville, has scheduled summer worship at 10 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Rachel’s message will reflect scriptures Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52. On Aug. …

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse has reached a settlement to pay $100 million to the survivors of sex abuse by priests, lay employees and volunteers of the diocese, it and the Official …

Religion briefs

Christ Community Church Christ Community Church at 292 Tompkins St., Cortland, will have worship at 10 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Rachel’s message will reflect Scriptures Genesis 22:1-14. Cortland, …

Festival of Lights: Hanukkah in the Cortland area

When driving past the Homer Village Green, one may notice a menorah among the Christmas decorations.That’s a display of interfaith celebration in the community.People of Jewish faith will …

Days of awe

Recently in conversation with friends, I curiously asked them if they knew what Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur actually meant besides some foreign sounding words. They had to admit that no, they …

Homer to pick up storm debrisThe Homer village Department of Public Works will pick up tree, shrub and other storm-related damage this week, the village announced Tuesday. Place storm debris at …

Historic churches in Cortland host open house

Stained glass windows channeled light onto 30 people inside Unitarian Universalist Church Saturday in Cortland as they listened to a lecture on the Underground Railroad of which the church was …

Unitarians to take part in multiplatform service The Unitarian Universalist Church of Cortland worships online via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. This month, the church has joined a multiplatform …

Christian recording artist Sherry Anne will perform July 31 at Cuyler United Methodist Church as part of a free outdoor barbecue and indoor concert.

St. Margaret’s Church looks to Luke’s Gospel St. Margaret’s Church in Homer will worship in-person at 4 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. This weekend, the Solemnity of …

St. Anthony’s Festival goes live this weekend

Carl Fadale squeezes in his cooking for the St. Anthony’s Festival when he can. “I made a meat sauce last week,” said the parishioner at the Pomeroy Street church. As in 80 …

McGraw UMC to offer Hymn Sing Sunday McGraw United Methodist Church worships at 10 a.m. Sunday. The readings will be Galatians 5:19-25 and Acts 2:1-21. This weekend will be Hymn Sing …

Grace and Holy Spirit offers worship, prayer Grace and Holy Spirit in Cortland offers services at 8 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Services are in person and on Zoom. The 10:15 a.m. service is also …

‘Our hearts are broken’

Prayer, song, candlelight, and mourning people filled a Cortland chapel Thursday during a vigil for victims of mass shootings in a Buffalo supermarket and a Texas elementary school. “We …

St. Paul Lutheran Church offers Sunday service Pastor Cory Eckstrom will lead the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service with Holy Communion at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cortland. The readings will be …

McGrawville Baptist worships in Word, music McGrawville Baptist Church welcomes all to worship at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. The hymns will be “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee,” “Rejoice …

SUNY Cortland chapel to offer Easter Mass SUNY Cortland’s O’Heron Newman Hall Catholic Chapel will celebrate Easter Sunday Mass at 2:30 p.m. The chapel will welcomes Jeremy …

Spreading Easter joy

Two Cortland churches this Easter weekend. One will give away 100 Easter baskets; the other will help kids hunt eggs. The United Presbyterian Church in Cortland hopes to spread Easter joy by …

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