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Vacation Bible School Starts Next Week – There’s Still Room for Your Child

  Peru Community Church and St. Augustine’s Catholic Church Invite children ages 3 years to 6th grade to: Passport to Peru: Discovering God’s Good Gifts A summer bible event called Passport to Peru: Discovering God’s Good Gifts will be hosted at Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, 13 Elm Street, Peru from Monday, August 7th to […]

St. Augustine’s Parish Family Enjoys the Beautiful Day

Today’s 9th Annual St. Augustine’s Parish Picnic at Mother Cabrini Shrine. The photos include some of the people who work behind the scenes. It was a great day for the parish family with several family members and friends visiting from all over the country. Click here to view photos

Sunday Mass and Parish Picnic

There will not be a 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Augustine’s Church on Sunday, July 9th. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at Mother Cabrini Shrine on the Patent Rd. followed by the 9th Annual Parish Picnic. All are invited! Please bring a dish to share.

News and Happenings at the Peru Community Church

The Peru Community Church summer worship schedule is in full swing, with one Sunday worship service at 9 am in the sanctuary.    Following the service, all are invited to coffee and conversation in the Fellowship Center at 13 Elm Street (across from the sanctuary).  One morning service continues through Labor Day. This summer, the Rev. […]

Faith Means Service to Others

By John T. Ryan Peru – This week 260 teens from six states have been participating in community service projects at 85 sites within a 30 mile radius of Plattsburgh. They are participating in a Catholic Heart Workcamp. Three groups have been in Peru painting the classrooms at St. Augustine’s Parish Center, gardening at St. […]

Overlooking Peru and the Champlain Valley

Persons of any faith or of no faith can appreciate the gift Peru has in St. Patrick’s Oratory and Mother Cabrini Shrine. Father Alan Shnob, volunteers and staff put their hearts and souls into caring for it. It’s a place of peace, serenity and beauty. Click here for photos taken today June 28, 2017. 

Knights Support the Peru Food Shelf

JCEO Peru Outreach Coordinator Betty Ero and St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Grand Knight Keith Kemp Peru – St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 recently assisted the Peru JCEO Food Shelf by conducting a “40 Cans For Lent” program at St. Augustine’s Church. The knights asked parishioners to contribute food during the […]

What’s Happening at Peru Community Church

The Peru Community Church announces their summer worship schedule of Sunday worship service in the sanctuary beginning at 9am, starting May 28th.    Following each Sunday service, a coffee and conversation hour immediately follows in the church’s Fellowship Center across the street at 13 Elm Street.  This schedule is in effect from Memorial Day through Labor […]

Enjoy a Great Michigan

Warmer temperatures are returning, and in the North Country that means it’s Michigan Season! What better way to welcome back Spring than with a $5 Michigan meal at the Harkness United Methodist Church? Mark your calendar for Sunday May 21st and plan to bring your family and join your friends at Michigans For Mission at […]

Do You Need Work Done Inside and/or Outside Your Home?

Do You have needed work inside or outside your home? Do you have a neighbor with needed projects. These young people have experience, they’re supervised and they’re READY to WORK! Catholic Heart Workcamp http://heartworkcamp.com is coming to Plattsburgh, the last week of June.  There will be 300 teens from across the north country as well as from […]

Order Up Until May 21st

Spring should be arriving soon, and many people will be thinking about their flower gardens! Why not purchase your plants from the Peru Community Church Ladies Guild who will be selling geraniums, petunias and marigolds, by order only, in May. There will be three colors of geraniums (red, white and pink), and the cost will […]

St. Augustine’s Church – 1st Monday Within the Octave of Easter

St. Augustine’s Church on Easter Monday. As the the author Matt Kelly suggests, stop by for 10 minutes each day or as often as you can to just to think, relax and/or give thanks. Click here for 13 photos. 

St. Augustine’s Church Easter Vigil

St. Augustine’s Church Services

Holy Thursday – 7:30 p.m. Good Friday Passion of Our Lord 3 p.m. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil 8 p.m. Easter Sunday Mass 9:30 a.m. All are Welcome!

Enjoy a Great Brunch Next Sunday

Palm Sunday Brunch Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, 13 Elm Street, Peru, NY – Sunday, April 9th from 9am – 1pm All you can eat brunch Adults – $8.00; Children (ages 5 – 12) $5.00; Under 5 FREE Scrambled Eggs, French Toast, Bacon, Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Hash Browns, Fresh Fruit Salad, Milk, Coffee, Tea […]

Peru Community Church – Holy Week and Easter Services

The Peru Community Church announces special Holy Week and Easter season services. We welcome everyone – all are warmly invited to join in worship and Church-sponsored events at any time. The Palm Sunday services in the Sanctuary on April 9th at 8 am and 10:30 am, herald the triumphant entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem. The […]

Peru Community Church Announces Lenten Series

The Peru Community Church invites all to worship, pray and study during this holy season of Lent, which began on Ash Wednesday on March 1 and concludes Easter Sunday on April 16. The Reverend Peggi Eller, Pastor, will be preaching each Sunday in Lent about the churches in the Book of Revelation, and how Jesus’ […]

St. Augustine’s Soup Kitchen Menu for Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Vegetable Soup Chicken Breasts & Stuffing Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Cranberry Sauce Corn Cherry Cobbler The cooks are at work. The welcome mat is out. Serving begins at 4:30. Come and enjoy this free, delicious meal.

Father Gilbert Boisvert Funeral Mass on Hometown Cable

http://www.hometowncablenetwork.com/categories/69-religious/2704-fr-gilbert-boisvert-funeral-mass-2-6-17

A Season Like No Other

By John T. Ryan Recalling Christmas 2016 at St. Augustine’s Church, 3035 Main St., Peru, NY 12972. Click here to view 10 photos. 

Christmas Week Services at the Peru Community Church

Blue Christmas is a time for those who are sad, grieving, lonely or just looking for a reflective time of worship. Peru Community Church will be holding a Blue Christmas Service, open to everyone, on Thursday, December 22nd at 6:30 pm, in the Chapel of the Fellowship Center. Held the longest night of the year […]

Fellowship at the Harkness Methodist Church in the Form of a Free Dinner

If you find yourself hungry or alone (or both) on Christmas Day, come enjoy a FREE Ham Dinner at the Harkness Methodist Church Hall at the four corners in Harkness, 776 Hallock Hill Road, Peru. The dinner is Open to All, on Sunday December 25 from 2 to 5pm. In addition to warm fellowship, the […]

The Advent and Christmas Season at the Peru Community Church

The Peru Community Church announces its Advent and Christmas events and services. All are welcome and invited to worship and celebrate the coming of Christmas. Services are held at 8 am and 10:30 am, with nursery care provided, and coffee hour following. Sunday school for all ages (pre-school through adults) is at 9:15 am. Services […]

  Please Share! Peru – St. Augustine’s Parish Annual Craft Fair, Saturday December 3rd 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Augustine’s Parish Center, 3030 Main St., Peru. Dozens of crafters from all over the North Country , a great bake sale, drawings and even delicious soup and sandwiches for lunch.

51st Anniversary Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir Concert

The Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir will be performing two concerts to celebrate its 51st anniversary. The first concert will be Saturday, December 17, 2016, at St. Augustine’s Church in Peru, at 7:30pm. The second concert will be Sunday, December 18, 2016, at St. John the Baptist Church in Keeseville at 7:30pm. The choir is directed by […]

A Chance to Give Thanks

On Tuesday, November 22 at 6:30pm, the Peru Community Church along with St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church will be hosting a Community Thanksgiving Worship Service at 6:30pm at the Peru Community Church. This will be a service of celebration for the abundant harvest and the many blessings in the Peru community. Rev. Peggi Eller, Pastor […]

Fall Happenings at Peru Community Church

New and exciting things are happening around the church! Pastor Peggi Eller has been with us since July 1, and we are all learning together, sharing ideas, and visioning for the future. We invite you to join in worship Sundays at 8 – 8:40 am (a streamlined, slightly shorter service) or 10:30 -11:30 am (with […]

Youth Group to Host Beartracks at Peru Community Church Fellowship Center

Popular acoustic musical group Beartracks will perform Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7 pm in the Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, 13 Elm Street, Peru, NY. Tickets are $10 in advance. $12 at the door (if available). Doors open at 6 pm. The Senior/Junior High Youth Group is pleased to host the performance. Proceeds will benefit […]

Churches Join to Assist Jamaican Project and Mission of Hope

Annual Pulled Pork Dinner – Saturday October 22nd 5:00 PM-7PM $8.00/$4.00 12 and under $6.00 for Walk of Faith participants $3.00 for Walk of Faith participants 12 and under Menu- pulled pork, corn on the cob, baked beans, rolls, salad and dessert Proceeds to North Country Mission of Hope and The Jamaican Project Sponsored by: Peru Community […]

Stock Up On Good Clothing

Peru – St. Vincent’s Tent Sale, 302 Main St., Peru, NY Gently used fall & winter clothing. Large Bag $6.00 Thursday 9/15 – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday 9/16-Sunday 9/18 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Upcoming Events at Peru Community Church

The Peru Community Church is pleased to announce special celebrations and events over the coming weeks.  All are cordially invited to join with us in worship and special events.   The Fall/Winter/Spring worship service schedule is now in effect.  Worship services are at 8 am and 10:30 am in the sanctuary, Elm and Pleasant Streets, at […]

A New Pastor with a Unique Background

  By John T. Ryan Peru – On July 1, 2016 Reverend Peggi Eller become pastor of the Peru Community Church succeeding Interim Pastor David Svenson (2015-16) and Pastor Robert Svenson (2003-15). Pastor Peggi’s appointment is of historical note in that she is the church’s first female pastor and its first Methodist pastor since 1962. […]

Here’s a Plan for Next Sunday

The Harkness United Methodist Church invites one and all to wrap up Summer with a North Country treasure, and great fellowship!  Bring your family and meet your friends for a great meal at MICHIGANS FOR MISSION on Sunday August 28th from 11AM to 3PM at the Harkness Church Hall, 776 Hallock Hill Road in Peru. […]

Vacation Bible School to be held at Peru Community Church

PERU COMMUNITY CHURCH AND ST. AUGUSTINE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH INVITE CHILDREN AGES 3 YEARS TO 6TH GRADE TO EGYPT: JOSEPH’S JOURNEY FROM PRISON TO PALACE A summer bible event called Egypt: Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace will be hosted at Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, 13 Elm Street, Peru from Monday, August 1st to Friday, […]

This Week’s Sunday Mass is at St. Patrick’s Oratory/Mother Cabrini Shrine

The parishioners of St. Augustine and St. Patrick will gather at St. Patrick’s Oratory/Mother Cabrini Shrine this Sunday, July 10, 2016  to celebrate Mass at 10:30 AM followed by the annual parish picnic. Please bring a chair and a dish to share. Hot dogs and hamburgers plus beverages will be provided.  In case of rain, […]

Upcoming Events at Peru Community Church

The Peru Community Church is pleased to announce special celebrations and events over the coming weeks. All are cordially invited to join with us in worship and special events. The summer worship service schedule is now in effect. Each Sunday, the worship service is at 9 am from now through Labor Day in the sanctuary, […]

Moriah churches celebrate Parker’s 50 years of ministry – Sun Community News & Printing

PORT HENRY — A pair of local churches came together June 12 to celebrate 50 years of service by Rev. Dr. Kenneth N. Parker, who has served the Moriah community for the last three of those. Source: Moriah churches celebrate Parker’s 50 years of ministry – Sun Community News & Printing

Peru Loses One of Its Most Respected Residents

Peru – Ethel Dashnaw Stewart, 94, of 6 Holden Avenue, Peru, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the UVM Health Network, CVPH, Plattsburgh. She was born in Peru, on September 15, 1921, the daughter of Albert and Emma (Soulia) Dashnaw. Ethel began formal education in a one-room school house, […]

Dedicated to Family, Parish and Community

The 2016 St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Family of the Year – Dwane and Krissie Bast. Award presented by Grand Knight Bill Allan (center)

It’s Flower Time

Spring should be arriving soon, and many people will be thinking about their flower gardens! Why not purchase your plants from the Peru Community Church Ladies Guild who will be selling geraniums, begonias and marigolds, by order only, in May. There will be three colors of geraniums (red, white and pink), and the cost will […]

In Peru, This Saturday April 23 – 6 pm – “After Midnight” – a Patsy Cline Experience

“After Midnight” – a Patsy Cline experience with Courtney Shayne – is Saturday, April 23, at 6 pm at the Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, 13 Elm Street, Peru. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door; children 12 and under are free. Hailing from the Albany area, Courtney Shayne as Patsy Cline wowed […]

“AFTER MIDNIGHT” – A Patsy Cline Experience

If you’re a Patsy Cline music lover or simply enjoy country music and a good time, you’re sure to enjoy “AFTER MIDNIGHT” with Courtney Shayne at the Peru Community Church Fellowship Center on Saturday, April 23rd at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Peru Community Church Capital Campaign. Courtney Shayne’s beautiful voice and humor thrilled a […]

John Michael Talbot Sang to a Packed House at St. Augustine’s Church in 1996 – He is Returning.

Sunrise Service at St. Patrick’s Oratory

Photos and Story by Mike Langlois About sixty people from the St. Augustine and Peru Community churches gathered on a chilly Sunday morning to celebrate Easter Sunrise Service at St. Patrick’s Oratory in West Peru, NY. The service celebrants were Pastor Bob Svenson and Father Alan Shnob from the Peru Community Church and St. Augustine Church […]

St. Augustine’s Holy Week Schedule

Holy Week and Easter Services at Peru Community Church

The Peru Community Church is pleased to announce special Holy Week and Easter services. All services and events are open – all are cordially invited to join with us in worship at any time. The Palm Sunday services on March 20, at 8 am and 10:30 am, herald the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.   […]

Palm Sunday Brunch in Peru

ALL YOU CAN EAT – Palm Sunday Brunch, Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, 13 Elm Street, Peru, NY March 20, 2016 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm Adults – $8.00 Children (ages 5 – 12) $5.00; Under 5 FREE Scrambled Eggs, French Toast, *Bacon, Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Hash Browns, *Fresh Fruit Salad, Milk, Coffee, Tea and Assorted Juices […]

Spaghetti Dinner Proceeds will Assist Local Charities and Programs  

Peru – St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 will host a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the St. Augustine’s Parish Center. “ALL YOU CAN EAT” spaghetti, salad, Italian bread and a delicious dessert will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 PM for only $7.50 per person, $2.50 for children 6 to […]

St. Augustine’s Church is Ready to Join with You to Celebrate the Birth of Christ

Thursday, December 24 Christmas Eve – 4:30 (children’s mass) and 8:00 p.m. masses Friday, December 25 Christmas Day – 9:30 a.m. mass All are welcome!   All are welcome!

Ecumenical Choir’s 50th Anniversary Concert was a Smash HIt

December 24, 2015 – Story updated to include video of almost all the songs sung at the concert.  St. Augustine’s Church was filled to capacity Sunday evening, December 20, 2015 as the the Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir performed its 50th Anniversary Christmas Concert. St. John the Baptist Church in Keeseville was also standing room only for […]

“Prayer of the Children” Please Watch and Listen

The song “Prayer of the Children” is in your editor’s opinion the most poignant songs sung by the Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir. Composed by Kurt Bestor, it relates his reaction to the ethnic cleansing and civil war in Yugoslavia in the 1990’s.  Having once lived in that war-torn country he was concerned about the country’s children. […]

The St. Augustine’s Parish Community Invites You

St. Augustine’s Christmas Schedule  Sunday, December 20 – 9:30 a.m Mass Sunday, December 20 – 2 p.m. Penance Service Thursday, December 24 Christmas Eve – 4:30 and 8:00 p.m. Masses Friday, December 25 Christmas Day – 9:30 a.m. Mass January 1, New Year’s Day – 9:30 a.m. Mass All are welcome!

Peru Central Graduate Using Her Skills to Assist African Women

Melissa LaReau with her mother, Shirley LaReau-Kemp, after speaking to parishioners at St. Augustine’s Church, Peru, NY.  Photo and Story by Mike Langlois. Psychology researchers describe happiness as a combination of life satisfaction and having more positive emotions than negative emotions. Melissa LaReau believes happiness is following your inner voice and pursuing life’s passions. LaReau, […]

Announcing Christmas Season Services at Peru Community Church, with Cantata December 20th

The Peru Community Church is pleased to announce their special Christmas season services. On the fourth Sunday of Advent, December 20th, during the 10:30 am service, the 20-member choir directed by Carol Gallagher will present the Christmas cantata “Appalachian Winter”, accompanied by organist/pianist Dennis Frisbie. Composed in the spirit of folk songs, the Cantata recounts […]

Pumpkin Rolls, Apple and Pumpkin Pies being sold by Ladies Guild of the Peru Community Church

Are those smells of pies and pumpkin rolls baking tempting you already for Thanksgiving? If so, the Ladies Guild of the Peru Community Church will again be offering assistance by selling baked apple pies, unbaked apple pies, pumpkin pies and pumpkin cream cheese rolls. The deadline for ordering any of these delicious treats is Sunday, […]

It’s Time For Traditional Harkness Chicken & Biscuits!

Harkness Methodist Church Annual Chicken and Biscuit Dinner Harkness Church Hall—481 Hallock Hill Rd, Peru Sunday, October 18th—serving begins at 4:00 p.m. Adults, $9; Seniors, $8; Children 6-12, $5; Preschoolers, free Takeouts available

Looking to the Future

By John T. Ryan Many of the thousands of people who crowded the St. Augustine’s Parish Center grounds during the September 19-20 Applefest were surprised to find solar panels behind the St. Vincent’s Thrift Store and Roger’s House. If they looked across Main Street behind St. Augustine’s Cemetery they saw a much larger solar panel […]

Pulled Pork Dinner Fundraiser Set for Sunday, October 11th

Peru – A Pulled Pork Dinner will be held on Sunday, October 11th from noon until 2 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Parish Center. Corn on the cob, baked beans, salad, rolls and a beverage will accompany the pulled pork. The cost is $8 ($6 for Walk of Faith participants). Children 12 and under are $4 […]

9th Annual Walk of Faith set for Sunday, October 11th

The Catholic Community of St. Augustine’s and St. Patrick’s Parish, The Peru Community Church, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Monica 2598 and Knights of Columbus Council 7273 in Peru, NY will hold its 9th Annual Walk of Faith on Sunday, October 11th at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine (behind St. Augustine’s Church) in […]

It’s Applefest Time

Peru – The 38th Annual St. Augustine’s Applefest will be held on Saturday, September 19th and Sunday September 20th. Saturday’s 11 a.m. parade is followed by live music, a giant craft fair, food, games, rides and a Sunday afternoon chicken BBQ.  All the activities take place at St. Augustine’s Parish Center, 3030 Main St. in […]

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