Sounds of song, inspiration and prayer filled the brand new sanctuary to standing-room-only at the rebuilt Milford Methodist Church during this morning’s service, “two years, two months and twenty-eight days” after the March 12, 2017, arson that destroyed the original building. Above, Pastor Sylvia Barrett on guitar, leads the congregation in “And All The People Said Amen,” with help from Music Director Ron Johnson on organ and choir members Jerriann Garrillo, Mark Andrews, Anthony Welsh, Ralph Eggleston, Patsy Lyons, Sandy Andrews, Emily Mattison-Welsh, Maureen Johnson and Cindy Campbell. At left, state Sen. James Seward, R-Milford, a member of the church and its Building Committee, reads the closing prayer for the morning. Following the service, worshippers enjoyed a celebration fellowship. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 24
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TURKEY TROT – 7:30 a.m. 5k run 2.5k walk. Starting at Riverside Elementary School, 39 House St., Oneonta. Info, cahpc.org/turkeytrot.htm or (607)432-6773
THANKSGIVING CHURCH SERVICE – 11 a.m.-Noon Followed by Thanksgiving Dinner. Christ Episcopal Church, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. Info, (607)547-9555
THANKSGIVING MEAL – Noon-2 p.m. Ecumenical Thanksgiving Dinner. Free. Christ Episcopal Church, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. Info, (607)547-9555
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER – 12:30-2:30 p.m. Annual Oneonta Elks Club Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Free, also delivery to elderly and shut-ins. Traditional turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, coleslaw, vegetables, bread and rolls, beverages and desserts. To donate call Cindy Korb, (607) 267-0539. To arrange for transportation or to have a meal delivered to the homebound, call Deb Bruce, (607) 433-0356. Oneonta Elks Club, 86 Chestnut St., oneonta. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org