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The Sign of the Times: ‘Utica Has A Saint’

Sept. 17th Festival Celebrates St. Marianne’s 10th Anniversary In anticipation of the 10th Anniversary of Saint Marianne Cope’s Canonization (October 21), the Catholic Churches of Greater Utica will celebrate by blessing and lighting two new...

Column: ‘When the Serpents Devour Themselves’

By Doug George-Kanentiio | Columnist Six years ago I wrote a column in response to the plans by an oil pipeline company to build across the sacred territory of the Lakota people at Standing Rock....

Outdoor Living Stations of the Cross Sponsored by Mohawk Valley Pax Christi

When: Good Friday, April 15, 2022 at 12 noon. Where: Walk begins at DeSales Center 309 Genesee Street (front of building). Walking to Ukrainian Church on Cottage Place Place to MWPAI Museum, to Oneida Square area...

Prayers for Utica

A peaceful, masked, and socially distant gathering of people of faith.  We met in August in Kemble Park, and we are gathering again in Oneida Square on Sunday September 26 at 3 PM. The Interfaith...

Catholic Church to Dedicate Memorial to Victims and Survivors of Sexual Violence

All are invited to stand in solidarity with those who have experienced sexual assault by Catholic clergy, and with all victims of sexual violence, as St Mary's Church in Hamilton, NY, dedicates a perpetual...

UU Utica April 11th “Diving Lessons for Spiritual Floaters”

Rev. Lori Staubitz As a progressive faith tradition, we draw on many sources for truth, wisdom and guidance. However, this wide range of options sometimes keeps us on the surface of religious inquiry. Join us...

Oneida County Irish Deliver 17 Tons of Food against Hunger on St. Patrick’s Day

Photos and story by Tom Loughlin Tennessee Ernie Ford was made famous for with his 1955 Hit Song  “16 Tons.”  In 2021  Oneida County Hibernians and their co-workers loaded 17 TONS of emergency food on St...

Mohawk Numbers One to Ten and the Creation Story by Doug George-Kanentiio

Featured: Doug George-Kanentiio Creation stories are essential to understanding all human societies since these narratives define place, origin, spirituality, psychology, social-gender relations and in some instances politics. It summarizes what a people value and how they perceive the universe...

Sunday Service Dec 22 & Christmas Eve Dec 24

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December 22, 2019 10:30a.m. - “Solstice Service” Worship Committee Welcome the return of the sun with awe as we mark the Winter Solstice in a Neo-Pagan inspired service led by the Worship Committee. December 24, 2019...

RESCUE MISSION OF UTICA “Christmas Worship Service & Dinner”

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(Utica, NY) – The Rescue Mission of Utica is hosting its annual Christmas Worship Service and Dinner on Wednesday, December 25, 2019. Worship Service begins at 11:00am with Christmas music and a message by...