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Bethlehem Chabad’s Hanukkah celebration grows

Group hosts Hanaukkah Wonderland, inguaral parade of decorated cars

Since 2008, Bethlehem Chabad as hosted one of the largest Hanukkah events in the Capital District. The celebration has grown from a gathering to light the giant Menorah at Bethlehem’s Four Corners to hosting Hanaukkah Wonderland held at Town Hall.

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A century of faith, friendships

St. Peter Women’s Guild to commemorate 100th anniversary with dinner

Many things were different 100 years ago, with modern technology seeming more like science fiction. At least one thing remains unchanged — the dedication of a faithful group of women.

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Operation Christmas Child equals happiness in a box

Bethlehem Church participates for 15th year

For the 15th year, Bethlehem Community Church will be collecting shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. The project provides gifts for children in need living throughout the world’s poorest nations.

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Catholic Charities expands furniture storage

Program seeing uptick in local need, struggling to meet demand

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany on Wednesday, Nov. 14, celebrated the grand opening of its new warehouse in the Rotterdam Corporate Park, which houses furniture and housewares donations for low-income individuals and families.

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Speaker to bring Ghana’s issues to light

Alice Kyei-Anti has spent decades working in Africa

For the fourth time, Ghanian Presbyterian leader Alice Kyei-Anti will visit the Capital District to speak about her experiences in Africa as a pastor and public health advocate.

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Concert helps keep building alive

Rest Fest brings three days of music to St. Joseph’s Church

Eighteen bands, a collective of friends and community members, gathered in the decommissioned historic St. Joseph's Church over three days for the third annual Restoration Festival (Rest Fest).

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Green acres for eternity

Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery offers new ‘eco’ burial plots, first of its kind in region

Being green is increasing in popularity and area environmental stewards can now rest easier knowing even after they pass their footprint will be a little smaller.

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Faith rebuilds a community

Two religious organizations team up to provide lunches for flood victims

Two religions came together to provide a hot lunch for Rotterdam Junction residents as they tried to make their houses homes again.

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Two wheels to Tanzania

Delmar man organizing bike collection for overseas aid

Delmar resident Charlie Hughes is leading a bicycle collection on Saturday, Sept. 17.

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Music among the pines

Pine Hollow Arboretum hosts concert to benefit Irene victims

The Pine Hollow Arboretum is hosting a unique musical evening on Sunday, Sept. 25, to benefit the victim of Tropical Storm Irene.

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Build your house on the web

Latham-based web company hopes to change the way churches get online

While in the online news world “pay walls” are the topic of the day, in the non-secular sphere some churches are thinking about “prayer walls.”