Christmas bake sale
Oneida — The Oneida Baptist Church Christmas gift and bake sale will be Friday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 8, from9a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 242 Main St. Christmas decorations, new and like-new gifts, jewelry, toys, and other items will be available.
Utica — The Good News Center will host a Live Nativity on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 4-7 p.m. Also available for viewing will be 40-plus Nativity sets from around the world and Central New York. Activities will be available for children and free refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted to benefit Hope House in the form of toiletries as well as hats, scarves and mittens for children in need. Those who would like their Nativity scenes displayed can call 315-7356210 or email [email protected]goodnewscenter.org.
Master’s Touch Chorale
Bridgepor t — The Bridgeport United Methodist Church and Master’s Touch Chorale will host a spaghetti dinner and Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the church, 377 Route 31. Dinner will be 4- 6 p.m. and cost $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for those under age 5. The concert will take place at 6:30 p.m. and a free will offering will be taken.
Oneida — On Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m., St. Patrick’s Church, 347 Main St, Oneida, the Oneida Catholic Community will host a special Advent evening. The public is invited to come and join the journey of a child that begins with Zechariah, and travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem to Egypt and back to Nazareth. It is a journey that will be alongside shepherds and angels, kings andMagi, told in word and song and light. All are welcome regardless of denomination or faith journey.
Advent Penance service
Oneida — On Dec. 9 at 4 p.m., at St. Joseph Church, 121 St. Joseph Place, Oneida, the Oneida Catholic Community will hold its annual Advent Penance Service.
Advent is a time to prepare for the coming of the Lord Jesus. As worshipers await the coming of Jesus, they remember this is a time of faith in God, hope for the future, and love for one another. All are invited to come and celebrate the reconciling love and healing graces that the Lord offers.
Court Our Lady meeting
Oneida — Court Our Lady Catholic Daughters 1250 will meet on Tuesday evening, Dec. 11, in St. Joseph’s Parish Center, Oneida at 7 pm. In anticipation of Christmas, members will create an Advent wreath and continue its Christmas tradition of putting money on the mitten tree for the needy. Christmas music and refreshments will be provided. An important business meeting will follow to review and decide on court issues. Eleanor Cmaylo and Shirlet Kristan are in charge of arrangements.
DDSO upcoming services
Sherrill — December’s DDSO service will be Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m. All services are held at Christ Church, 417 Park St., Sherrill. The public is welcome to attend.
Christmas Eve service
Utica — The Rev. Erin Djka Holley will lead the Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica’s Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 10 Higby Road. The theme of the evening is “hope.” Come sing carols and be in a company of good cheer. All are welcome.
Mass times changed
Chittenango — Recently, Mass times at St. Patrick’s Church, Chittenango, have changed. Saturday vigil is at 4 p.m. Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m., and there is no longer an 8 a.m. Mass.
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